State Government Press Releases

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05/23/2013
Water Quality Improvements Lead to Increased Opportunities for Shellfish Harvesting in Upper Narragansett Bay, Mount Hope Bay and Kickemuit River PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that as a result of improved water quality conditions and advances in water...
05/17/2013
PROVIDENCE –The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management congratulates the Rhode Island wastewater professionals that received state and regional awards at the annual Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association (NWPCA) Awards Banquet, held on Thursday, May 16th. "DEM enjoys a...
05/15/2013
Forum to be Held at Fidelity Investments in Smithfield PROVIDENCE –Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit will take part in a May 16 forum sponsored by the RI Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) on DEM's efforts to improve customer service through regulatory reform. The three-...
05/15/2013
Shellfishermen Interested in Taking Part in this Voluntary Transplant Should Report to DEM Vessel to Sign In on Morning of Event PROVIDENCE –The Department of Environmental Management's Marine Fisheries section announces that East Bay shellfishermen will conduct a voluntary "dig and dump"...
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,...