State Government Press Releases

Page 4 of 47
05/10/2016
PROVIDENCE - As part of her continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy, Governor Raimondo joined First Gentleman Andy Moffit, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and other partners today to mark the fifteenth anniversary of Agriculture "Ag" Day in Rhode Island;
05/06/2016
As part of her continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy, Governor Raimondo will join the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and partners next week to mark the 15th anniversary of Agriculture Day in Rhode Island; as part of the event, over $200,000 in grants to...
05/06/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that is an often fatal to bats, has been confirmed for the first time in Rhode Island. A tri-colored bat hibernating in Newport County has tested positive for the presence of...
05/05/2016
Local ponds stocked with more than 6,000 rainbow trout PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it is stocking ponds around the state for this weekend's free-fishing event. On Saturday and Sunday, the public is invited to fish for any species in the state's...
05/05/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced $300,000 in available grants to communities and private businesses that own and/or operate boating facilities available to the public; the grants, funded by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Clean Vessel...
05/02/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it has enacted new regulations to help prevent the illegal harvest and sale of Atlantic striped bass. The new rules, outlined in Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Regulations, Part XII Striped Bass, require...
04/29/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) - in partnership with Senator Jack Reed, Rhode Island Tree Council, National Grid, and the Newport Tree Society - held a special celebration today to mark the 129th anniversary of Arbor Day. A tulip tree was planted on the...
04/27/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the Town of Westerly will begin aerial application of mosquito larvicide across 500 acres of Chapman Swamp and nearby swamplands tomorrow. Spraying will take place between 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; rain date is...
04/27/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) - in partnership with Senator Jack Reed, RI Tree Council, National Grid, and the Newport Tree Society - will hold a special celebration this Friday to mark the 129th anniversary of Arbor Day. In addition to a tree planting,...
04/22/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging Rhode Islanders to get outdoors and get active tomorrow for Earth Day. Community cleanups are scheduled around the state, and plentiful recreational opportunities will be offered. "Rhode Island has a wide...