State Government Press Releases

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05/15/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Town of Westerly, as it has done on a routine basis each year since 1997, will apply granules of mosquito larvicide by helicopter to 500 acres of swamp to control mosquito breeding. The targeted areas are portions of Chapman Swamp and the swamp area adjacent to Hespar Drive. The...
05/13/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation will administer conditional Non-Surf and Surf Lifeguard Certification tests on Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23, and again next month. Lifeguard positions all require certification and special...
05/10/2013
Teams climb, jump, run, walk, row and swim their way into better shape Teams may register for free and low-cost activities that promote healthier lives and environmental conservation PROVIDENCE On Sunday, May 19 at Lincoln Woods State Park, the Departments of Environmental Management and...
05/10/2013
DEM Will Monitor Performance to Ensure Closure is Completed Satisfactorily and in Accordance with all Applicable Requirements PROVIDENCE Late yesterday, the Department of Environmental Management executed agreements with Bond Safeguard Insurance Company and the property owner of One Dexter...
05/07/2013
The Department of Environmental Management announces that four state beaches in South County will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning this Saturday, May 11 . Scarborough North, Roger Wheeler, East Matunuck and Misquamicut State beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays, weather...
05/06/2013
Session Sponsored by Rocky Point Foundation will Seek Input from the Public on Development of Rocky Point Park PROVIDENCE - Governor Lincoln Chafee and Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit will take part in a public forum hosted by the Rocky Point Foundation on Tuesday,...
05/02/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that four farmers' markets located in state parks will open on a weekly basis beginning this week. For the first few weeks, the popular markets primarily will offer bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, early vegetable crops,...
05/01/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has enacted new recreational regulations for scup, summer flounder, and black sea bass for 2013. All of the changes are consistent with recommendations provided to DEM Director Janet Coit by the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council. DEM...
04/29/2013
Freshwater Fishing Licenses Not Needed to Fish in RI Freshwaters during this Special Weekend; Anglers Can Catch a Golden Rainbow Trout and Win a Prize PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 are free fishing days in Rhode Island....
04/26/2013
The Rhode Island Departments of Environmental Management (DEM) and Transportation (RIDOT), and the Rhode Island Trails Advisory Committee have awarded 28 projects a total of $1,524,725 in recreational trail grants from federal transportation funds. The grants will support trail development and...