State Government Press Releases

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05/21/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold an introduction to freshwater fly-fishing program this month. Hosted by the Division's Aquatic Resource Education (ARE) program, the workshop will be held in Mapleville on Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m....
05/21/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management reports that winter moth caterpillars are prevalent throughout Rhode Island and are causing defoliation on oak, maple, ash, basswood, elm, beech and fruit trees. According to Bruce Payton, state forester and deputy chief of DEM's...
05/20/2014
Outreach Campaign Being Held in Conjunction with National Safe Boating Week and Upcoming Memorial Day Weekend Kickoff of Summer Boating Season PROVIDENCE Environmental police officers from the Department of Environmental Management are teaming up with boating safety advocates across the...
05/12/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management will hold two public meetings this month to discuss recommended strategies for restoring water quality in six river segments. These six river segments will be added as an update to the 2011 Rhode Island Statewide Bacteria Total Maximum Daily...
05/12/2014
PROVIDENCE Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit was presented with the John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Award from the Environment Council of Rhode Island last night at the organization's 15th annual Chafee Conservation Celebration. Honoring the memory of the late...
05/09/2014
Deadline for Lake Associations, Watershed Councils, Municipalities and Non-Profits to Apply for Financial Assistance is May 30 PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is accepting applications from lake associations, watershed councils, municipalities and non-profit...
05/08/2014
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Departments of Environmental Management (DEM) and Health (DOH) invite Rhode Islanders to reconnect with the great outdoors, get active and have fun by joining the 2014 Great Outdoors Pursuit. Teams of children and adults will be challenged to visit different...
05/07/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that four state beaches in South County will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning this Saturday, May 10. Scarborough North, Roger Wheeler, East Matunuck and Misquamicut State beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays,...
05/06/2014
New Partnership Will Enhance Collaboration and Support Sustainable Fisheries in Rhode Island PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management and the University of Rhode Island announce the establishment of the RI Marine Fisheries Institute (RIMFI) a new partnership aimed at...
05/01/2014
Bedding Plants, Flowers Available at Farmers' Markets for Mother's Day, Memorial Day PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that four farmers' markets located in state parks will open on a weekly basis beginning tomorrow. For the first few weeks, the popular markets...