State Government Press Releases

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05/02/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that four farmers' markets located in state parks will open on a weekly basis beginning this week. For the first few weeks, the popular markets primarily will offer bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, early vegetable crops,...
05/01/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has enacted new recreational regulations for scup, summer flounder, and black sea bass for 2013. All of the changes are consistent with recommendations provided to DEM Director Janet Coit by the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council. DEM...
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...