State Government Press Releases

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12/23/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today the Conimicut Triangle in Upper Narragansett Bay will reopen to shellfish harvesting at sunrise tomorrow, Friday December 23. The opening comes more than two days earlier than expected. The shellfish...
12/22/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it will complete its winter season trout stocking next week. Some 1,200 rainbow and brook trout will be released into Olney Pond, Lincoln Woods State Park in Lincoln; Upper Mellville Pond, Portsmouth;...
12/19/2016
Historic Broadwall Farm Now Permanently Protected for Agriculture PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, announce the purchase of historic Broadwall Farm in Coventry. The 224-acre property - one of the last large,...
12/16/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) today announced the award of $1.3 million in matching grants under the Brownfields Remediation and Economic Development Fund. Nine projects, spread across six communities, are receiving funding to clean up contaminated property and...
12/15/2016
Two Mile Tour Part of National "First Day Hikes" Event PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a guided hike of Rocky Point State Park in Warwick on New Year's Day. The two-mile tour is part of the sixth annual First Day Hikes event organized by the...
12/08/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has begun stocking local waters with trout for the winter fishing season. Some 2,000 brook trout have been added to four ponds: Barber Pond, South Kingstown; Silver Spring Pond, North Kingstown; and Meadowbrook and Wyoming...
12/05/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is soliciting public comment on draft discharge permits for the Narragansett Bay Commission's (NBC) Bucklin Point and Field's Point Wastewater Treatment Facilities. The comment period runs through January 31, 2017. DEM will...
11/28/2016
Third Public Workshop to be Held Next Month PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a third public workshop on the State's new Farmland Access Program next month. The voluntary, pilot program - approved by voters as part of a 2014 environmental...
11/28/2016
PROVIDENCE - With winter approaching, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding businesses, community groups, and state and local government agencies to begin preparations for snow disposal. DEM has developed guidelines to assist organizations with selecting and...
11/17/2016
PROVIDENCE - Just in time for the holidays, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that as part of its "Get Fresh. Buy Local" campaign, winter farmers' markets will be open across the state this weekend. The markets will feature an array of local products -...