State Government Press Releases

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04/10/2015
PROVIDENCE - With the 2015 trout fishing season opening on Saturday, April 11, the Department of Environmental Management reminds anglers - particularly those fishing from a boat - that even on a warm day water temperatures can hover in the low to mid 50s. According to a U.S. Coast Guard report, a...
04/08/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation announces that the golf course at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick opened today for the 2015 golfing season. The opening of the course was delayed this year due to impacts from the harsh winter. ...
04/07/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife announces that the 2015 Opening Day of Trout Season will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 11. There are more than 42,000 freshwater anglers in RI, the majority of whom are expected to turn out at dawn on...
04/01/2015
April 9 Workshop to Discuss Updates to List The Department of Environmental Management announces that it will hold a public workshop on Thursday, April 9 to present updates to the List of Impaired Waters. The workshop will be held from 3-5 p.m. in Room 300 at DEM Headquarters, 235 Promenade...
03/27/2015
Lifeguards Needed for All State Swimming Facilities Including Lincoln Woods, Fort Adams, Goddard, Misquamicut, Scarborough and East Matunuck PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is continuing its efforts to fill a variety of seasonal employment positions at state parks,...
03/26/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation announces that the opening of the golf course at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick will be delayed this year due to impacts from the harsh winter. The golf course supervisor has determined that...
03/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management will hold an informational public meeting on Tuesday, March 31 to discuss a Source Water Protection Initiative for the Newport Water System's drinking water reservoirs. The meeting will take place at 4 p.m. in the lower level program room at...
03/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife has been receiving reports of bird mortality events throughout the state, primarily involving Canada geese. Wildlife biologists from the Division have inspected the dead geese at several locations and...
03/19/2015
Project was Funded by a DEM Farm Viability Grant PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that "Harvesting Rhode Island," a five-part pilot television series promoting Rhode Island-grown specialty crops, will air on RI PBS beginning this Sunday, March 22. Funding for...
03/18/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has announced that the waters of Bristol Harbor and waters in the vicinity of Hog Island that were closed to shellfishing due to a failure in the disinfection system at the Bristol Wastewater Treatment Plant are scheduled to re-open at...