State Government Press Releases

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PROVIDENCE Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit was presented with the John H. Chafee Boater of the Year Award by the RI Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) today at the Providence Boat Show. The John H. Chafee Boater of the Year award recognizes and honors an individual who...
Animal Still At Large after Biting One Person and Two Dogs Last Night PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has learned that a person is being treated for rabies exposure after having contact with a raccoon in an unprovoked attack in North Kingstown last night. The incident...
PROVIDENCE -- Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit today announced the appointment of Terrence "Terry" Gray, P.E. as associate director for environmental protection. Gray has served as assistant director for air, waste and compliance at DEM since 1999. "Terry Gray is a key...
PROVIDENCE As part of a broader state effort to improve the regulatory climate, the Department of Environmental Management has initiated a Lean staff training program to improve customer service, streamline business processes, and make its permitting programs more efficient. The training is...
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management is reporting excellent snow conditions for cross-country skiing at Pulaski Memorial Recreation Area in Glocester. DEM's Division of Parks and Recreation maintains four one-way loop ski trails at Pulaski, ranging from less than one mile to...
Four-Acre Parcel will Enable Creation of Fishing, Boating Access Site on River PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management has acquired four acres of land in Westerly that will enable the creation of an excellent fishing and boating access site on the Pawcatuck River. "The...
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is seeking Request for Proposals (RFP) to engage the services of qualified entities to farm certain parcels of state land. The Department manages numerous parcels of land that were acquired for the benefit of open space preservation,...
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management, in conjunction with the RI Party and Charter Boat Association and the Narragansett Department of Parks and Recreation, helped turn a recent scientific fish monitoring survey into a recreational fishing experience for a family in need. ...
WARWICK Mayor Scott Avedisian and Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit are congratulating three individuals Warwick Planning Director William DePasquale, Jr., Senior Planner Daniel Geagan and Lisa Primiano, deputy chief of DEM's Division of Planning and Development ...
PROVIDENCE In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Department of Environmental Management is offering guidance to property owners who need to repair or replace onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) that are located in close proximity to eroding shorelines. In certain areas of the south shore,...