State Government Press Releases

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PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that $150,000 in farm viability grant funds is available through DEM for grants to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the US Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block...
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 engage in more physical activity, the Department of Environmental Management will hold a series of free activities...
PROVIDENCE - Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit will be the guest speaker at an informational meeting of Save the Lakes next Tuesday, February 5. The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge located at 326 Farnum Pike in Smithfield. Save the Lakes is the...
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management says it's not too early to think about seasonal employment at state parks, beaches and campgrounds. Applications for the 2013 seasonal employment program with the Department of Environmental Management are now available. Various positions...
PROVIDENCE Ken Ayars, chief of the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture, received the Award of Merit from the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association (RINLA) at the group's annual trade show and seminar held on January 17th at the University of Rhode Island's...
PROVIDENCE Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit was presented with the John H. Chafee Boater of the Year Award by the RI Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) today at the Providence Boat Show. The John H. Chafee Boater of the Year award recognizes and honors an individual who...
Animal Still At Large after Biting One Person and Two Dogs Last Night PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has learned that a person is being treated for rabies exposure after having contact with a raccoon in an unprovoked attack in North Kingstown last night. The incident...
PROVIDENCE -- Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit today announced the appointment of Terrence "Terry" Gray, P.E. as associate director for environmental protection. Gray has served as assistant director for air, waste and compliance at DEM since 1999. "Terry Gray is a key...
PROVIDENCE As part of a broader state effort to improve the regulatory climate, the Department of Environmental Management has initiated a Lean staff training program to improve customer service, streamline business processes, and make its permitting programs more efficient. The training is...
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management is reporting excellent snow conditions for cross-country skiing at Pulaski Memorial Recreation Area in Glocester. DEM's Division of Parks and Recreation maintains four one-way loop ski trails at Pulaski, ranging from less than one mile to...