State Government Press Releases

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12/11/2013
Public Advised to Vaccinate Their Horses and Pets and Stay Away from Wildlife PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has received positive confirmation of rabies in a dead gray fox that was found in East Greenwich and submitted for testing on December 10. The dead animal was...
12/02/2013
Proposed Changes Would Allow for More Flexibility for Small Businesses in Managing Their Hazardous Waste and Unused Paint PROVIDENCE -The Department of Environmental Management will hold an informational workshop and a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Rules and Regulations for...
12/02/2013
Nominations Will Be Accepted Through Friday, December 20 PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management is seeking nominations for membership on the newly-created Local Agriculture and Seafood Act Advisory Committee. The Committee was established to advise and assist the Department...
11/25/2013
Grant Applications Will be Accepted Until 4 p.m. on Friday, December 6 PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that due to the Thanksgiving holiday, it has extended the deadline for the submission of recreation acquisition and development grants to 4 p.m. on Friday,...
11/22/2013
Visit the Farmers' Markets to Shop for Rhode Island-Grown and Produced Produce, Poultry, Meats and Seafood to Serve as Part of Your Thanksgiving Meal PROVIDENCE Rhode Islanders now have seven winter farmers' markets available throughout the state where they can purchase a wide variety of...
11/21/2013
Beautiful Illustrations and Descriptions of Fish Species and their Habitats Make This Book a Perfect Holiday Gift for Anglers and Nature Enthusiasts PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces the publication of Inland Fishes of Rhode Island, a beautiful book depicting the...
11/20/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, and the Rhode Island State Police are advising motorists to be alert for deer crossing roadways, particularly at dawn and dusk. The deer mating season is currently underway and will continue...
11/12/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management is advising the public that the headquarters for its Division of Parks and Recreation and the warehouse and service center for the Bureau of Natural Resources have been relocated to 1100 Tower Hill Road in North Kingstown. DEM acquired the 4....
11/08/2013
Make Sure Adopted Pets are Healthy PROVIDENCE -- Following the recent importation of a rabid puppy into Vermont and in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season when many Rhode Islanders may be taking steps to add new animal members to their families, the RI Department of Environmental...
11/08/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is advising hunters that all state wildlife management areas, in addition to private lands, will remain open to muzzleloader and shotgun deer hunting during the December 26 to January 2 hunting season. During this designated hunting period,...