State Government Press Releases

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PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management, in conjunction with the RI Party and Charter Boat Association and the Narragansett Department of Parks and Recreation, helped turn a recent scientific fish monitoring survey into a recreational fishing experience for a family in need. ...
WARWICK Mayor Scott Avedisian and Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit are congratulating three individuals Warwick Planning Director William DePasquale, Jr., Senior Planner Daniel Geagan and Lisa Primiano, deputy chief of DEM's Division of Planning and Development ...
PROVIDENCE In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Department of Environmental Management is offering guidance to property owners who need to repair or replace onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) that are located in close proximity to eroding shorelines. In certain areas of the south shore,...
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, announces the permanent protection of 245 acres of forestland in Richmond. Located off Richmond Townhouse Road, behind the Washington County Fairgrounds, the property abuts the Conservancy's 180-...
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management reminds all Rhode Islanders that, for safety reasons, they must wear fluorescent orange when in state management areas during the shotgun deer hunting season, which opens on Saturday, December 1. Hunters are required to wear 500 square...
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...