State Government Press Releases

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04/29/2013
Freshwater Fishing Licenses Not Needed to Fish in RI Freshwaters during this Special Weekend; Anglers Can Catch a Golden Rainbow Trout and Win a Prize PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 are free fishing days in Rhode Island....
04/26/2013
The Rhode Island Departments of Environmental Management (DEM) and Transportation (RIDOT), and the Rhode Island Trails Advisory Committee have awarded 28 projects a total of $1,524,725 in recreational trail grants from federal transportation funds. The grants will support trail development and...
04/25/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management hosted Rhode Island Agriculture Day at the State House today to recognize the importance of the state's $170 million agriculture industry. "Agriculture provides numerous benefits to Rhode Island's economy, quality of life, open space, and...
04/19/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) encourages Rhode Islanders to celebrate Earth Day - Monday, April 22 - by joining a local clean up, taking easy steps to improve the environment or simply getting outdoors and enjoying nature in a state parks and management...
04/10/2013
Large Selection of Local Foods Available for Sampling PROVIDENCE - To recognize the importance of the state's $1.7 billion agriculture and green industries, the Department of Environmental Management will host Rhode Island Agriculture Day at the State House on Thursday, April 25. This year's...
04/05/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife announces that the 2013 trout and general freshwater fishing season will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 13. More than 20,000 anglers are expected to turn out at dawn on Opening Day. Approximately 80,000...
04/02/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is cautioning Rhode Islanders to be cautious when disposing of wood, coal stove, and fireplace ashes. Mid-March through mid-May is the traditional spring fire period in Rhode Island, and state forest rangers note that the improper disposal...
03/28/2013
PROVIDENCE The creation of a new coastal State park at Rocky Point that will benefit Rhode Islanders for centuries has now become a reality. This morning, in a closing held at Warwick City Hall, the Department of Environmental Management completed the purchase of the remaining 82 acres of land...
03/27/2013
Media Availability with State, Local and Federal Officials to be held in City Council Chambers immediately after the Closing 10 a.m., Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ Warwick City Council Chambers in Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road, Warwick PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management...
03/22/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management has reached a settlement with regard to natural resource damages sustained at the Davis Liquid Waste Superfund Site in Smithfield. A Consent Decree was filed on March 20 in U.S. District Court for Rhode Island between DEM, the RI Attorney...