State Government Press Releases

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PROVIDENCE - From South County to Aquidneck Island to the northwest corner of the state, Rhode Islanders now have six winter farmers' markets available where they can purchase a wide variety of locally-grown and produced products. The Department of Environmental Management's Division of...
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is cautioning dog owners about the re-emergence of a dog disease that is now considered rare in Rhode Island. Canine distemper was recently diagnosed in a raccoon on Prudence Island. The raccoon was submitted for testing after Island...
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture will join representatives from Rhody Fresh Milk and Narragansett Creamery in Providence to unveil a new variety of artisan cheese Rhody Fresh's newest product on Tuesday, November 13. Butterkase, a hand-crafted...
PROVIDENCE Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit today praised Rhode Island voters for their commitment to investing in clean water, green space and Narragansett Bay restoration by approving the two environmental bond issues on this year's statewide ballot. "By...
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces the re-opening of the following shellfish harvest areas beginning at sunrise on Tuesday, November 6: all approved waters of Quonochontaug Pond in Charlestown and Westerly; all approved waters of Winnapaug Pond in Westerly, east of a...
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that the following shellfishing areas were reopened to harvesting at sunrise today: all approved waters of Potters Pond in South Kingstown and approved waters within the portion of Ninigret Pond in Charlestown known as Fort Neck Pond.
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that effective immediately, Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly, East Beach State Beach in Charlestown, and the Charlestown Breachway Campground are closed due to public safety concerns. The closures will remain in effect until...
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 7 to discuss recommended strategies for restoring water quality in the Rhode Island portion of the Blackstone River Watershed. The meeting will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the adult programs room...
Special Eco-Depot Collection Event to be Held in Charlestown on Saturday, November 10 PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is advising the public that extreme care should be taken in properly disposing of household hazardous waste items that may have been damaged or impacted...
Pet Owners Advised Not to Let Their Dogs Run Free So That Dogs Do Not Harass the Bear PROVIDENCE - The increased publicity about black bear sightings in Rhode Island has prompted the Department of Environmental Management to issue some tips on how to live with bears and discourage them from...