State Government Press Releases

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11/17/2016
Free waterfowl identification workshop this month PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced hunting season for Canada goose opens this weekend, running Saturday, November 19 - Sunday, November 27. Goose hunting is also allowed Saturday, December...
11/16/2016
Helps three local farms "green" operations and save energy, money PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Rhode Island Resource Conservation & Development Area Council and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, today...
10/31/2016
Informational meeting to be held next Wednesday PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the United States Forest Service and the Rhode Island Tree Council, today announced $30,000 is available in matching grants to support local tree...
10/31/2016
Most conditional harvest areas remain closed due to rainfall PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that effective at sunrise on Saturday, October 29, the emergency shellfishing closure for Rhode Island waters will be lifted. The closure was...
10/26/2016
Supports efforts to act on climate change, enhance wildlife habitat PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), along with Save The Bay and other partners, announced today that work is now underway on an improvement project at the Sapowet Marsh Wildlife...
10/26/2016
Areas remain closed to all other shellfish harvesting PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that harvesting of carnivorous snails, including whelk and moon snails, is now permitted in lower Narragansett Bay, lower Sakonnet River, and a...
10/25/2016
Funding supports specialty crop production, sales in Rhode Island PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced $225,524 in grant awards to five local groups working to grow the state's agricultural sector. The grants, funded under the U.S....
10/21/2016
PROVIDENCE A shellfish harvesting closure is in effect for lower Narragansett Bay and a portion of Rhode Island Sound. A closure is also in effect for lower Sakonnet River. The closures are due to preliminary toxic shellfish findings associated with the harmful algae bloom being monitored in...
10/20/2016
PROVIDENCE A shellfish harvesting closure is in effect for lower Sakonnet River, Harvester Tagging Area 5C, until further notice. The closure is due to a preliminary toxic shellfish finding associated with the harmful algae bloom being monitored in Rhode Island waters. The closure includes...
10/17/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), will hold an informational meeting tomorrow to review the recent emergency shellfishing closure for Rhode Island waters and plans for continued monitoring.