State Government Press Releases

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02/10/2014
PROVIDENCE - As part of ongoing efforts to encourage children, families and individuals to enjoy the recreational resources and outdoor activities our state parks have to offer and encourage more physical activity, the Department of Environmental Management will hold free activities during...
01/28/2014
Division of Law Enforcement to Offer Boating Safety Challenge Exam at Boat Show PROVIDENCE - Department of Environmental Management staff will be on hand at the Providence Boat Show at the RI Convention Center to renew current boat registrations, answer questions about registering new boats,...
01/28/2014
Current License Holders Reminded of Renewal Period and New Logbook Endorsement PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that it is accepting applications for new and renewed commercial fishing licenses for 2014. The marine fishing license year runs from January 1...
01/24/2014
PROVIDENCE -- Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit today announced the appointment of Brian M. Moore, P.E. as chief of groundwater and wetland protection. "Throughout his career, Brian Moore has demonstrated a strong commitment to the protection of Narragansett Bay and our...
01/23/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife announces a new community liaison for Rhode Island's Wildlife Action Plan and the development of a list of vulnerable fish and wildlife species in Rhode Island. This effort to identify the Species in Greatest...
01/17/2014
PROVIDENCE For the second year in a row, the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold a deer hunting program at the Black Rock-Rodman's Hollow Property on Block Island. The Black Rock parcel is the only state- owned property on Block Island that is open...
01/15/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, announces the start of reconstruction of the Galilee Boat Ramp in Narragansett. The improvements will provide boaters and anglers with improved access to one of Rhode Island's most popular boat...
01/06/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management has stocked additional areas in Rhode Island for the winter fishing season. Beginning in January 2014, Olney Pond, Lincoln Woods State Park, Lincoln, Upper Mellville Pond, Portsmouth, and the Roundtop Ponds in Burrillville will be stocked...
12/30/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Agricultural Land Preservation Commission (ALPC), in partnership with the US Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA/NRCS), the Block Island Land Trust, and The Nature Conservancy,...
12/27/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management has stocked trout in ponds throughout Rhode Island for the winter fishing season. During the first two weeks of December, DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife stocked approximately 2000 Rainbow trout in several ponds statewide; Carbuncle Pond (...