State Government Press Releases

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06/02/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that in order to provide protection for endangered piping plovers, public access to the East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area Sand Trail will be restricted to pedestrian traffic only beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 2 until a...
05/29/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Food Policy Council (RIFPC) announce the 2015 recipients of the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA) Grants Program. A total of $210,000 is being awarded this year to 15 recipients, including $20,000 to be used...
05/26/2015
Large Selection of Local Foods Available for Sampling PROVIDENCE - To recognize the importance of the state's $2.5 billion agriculture and green industries, the Department of Environmental Management will host Rhode Island Agriculture Day at the State House on Thursday, May 28. DEM will...
05/22/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife announces that registration is open for two workshops on freshwater fly-fishing. Hosted by the Division's Aquatic Resource Education (ARE) program, an introductory workshop on freshwater fly-fishing will be...
05/21/2015
Water Quality Improvements Lead to Reclassification of Two Areas in Newport and Westerly from Prohibited to Approved for Shellfish Harvesting PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that as a result of improved water quality conditions, two areas that have been closed...
05/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation is administering conditional Non-Surf and Surf Lifeguard Certification tests on May 20 and May 21, and again next month. Lifeguard positions all require certification and special training in first aid, CPR,
05/15/2015
DEM Environmental Police Officers to Conduct Boating Safety Inspections and Give Tokens for a Free Del's Lemonade to Children Wearing Life Jackets PROVIDENCE - Environmental police officers from the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Law enforcement and boating safety...
05/15/2015
Public Hearing to Be Held in Warwick on May 26 following Public Workshop PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold public workshops in Tiverton and Warwick in late May to discuss the proposed 2016-2017 freshwater fishing seasons and the...
05/11/2015
Bedding Plants, Flowers Available at Farmers' Markets for Mother's Day, Memorial Day PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that three farmers' markets located in state parks are now open on a weekly basis. For the first few weeks, the popular markets primarily will...
05/07/2015
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management announces that state beaches in South County will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning on Saturday, May 9. Scarborough North, Roger Wheeler and Misquamicut state beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting,...