State Government Press Releases

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06/11/2015
PROVIDENCE -- The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will launch the 2015 Great Outdoors Pursuit at Lincoln Woods State Park this Saturday, June 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will feature a BoldrDash obstacle course, rock climbing wall, kayaking and kids' fishing. A...
06/08/2015
PROVIDENCE - Scott Millar, the Department of Environmental Management's Administrator for Sustainable Watersheds, is the recipient of Grow Smart Rhode Island's Smart Growth Award for Outstanding Smart Growth Policies/Plans. Millar received the award during Grow Smart Rhode Island's fourth annual...
06/05/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Department of Health (HEALTH) are advising people who live in the Rathbun Street area of Woonsocket that a feral cat in the area tested positive for rabies. The cat was a thin, male, brown tabby, and lived in a feral colony. The...
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...