State Government Press Releases

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01/27/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that Conditional Area B in Upper Narragansett Bay will reopen to shellfish harvesting at sunrise tomorrow, Saturday, January 28; the opening comes four days earlier than anticipated. The shellfish...
01/17/2017
Release a draft of the State's First Comprehensive Food Strategy PROVIDENCE - As part of continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's local food economy and support Rhode Island families, First Gentleman Andy Moffit -together with Congressman Jim Langevin, the Rhode Island Department of...
01/13/2017
PROVIDENCE As part of continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's local food economy and support Rhode Island families, First Gentleman Andy Moffit together with Congressman Jim Langevin, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, the University of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island...
01/12/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will offer a wild game cooking class with Chef Andy Lussier of Culinary Connections and Addieville East Farm this month. WHEN: Sunday, January 29| 12:00 p.m. WHERE: DEM Division of Fish &...
01/10/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today $380,000 is available to help grow Rhode Island farm and food businesses and increase the competitiveness of local products in the marketplace. The funding is part of the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (...
01/09/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that deer hunting season at Black Rock/Rodman Hollow on Block Island will open on Tuesday, January 17 through Friday, February 10. "Whether for food, sport, or leisure, hunting has a long tradition in Rhode...
12/23/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today the Conimicut Triangle in Upper Narragansett Bay will reopen to shellfish harvesting at sunrise tomorrow, Friday December 23. The opening comes more than two days earlier than expected. The shellfish...
12/22/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it will complete its winter season trout stocking next week. Some 1,200 rainbow and brook trout will be released into Olney Pond, Lincoln Woods State Park in Lincoln; Upper Mellville Pond, Portsmouth;...
12/19/2016
Historic Broadwall Farm Now Permanently Protected for Agriculture PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, announce the purchase of historic Broadwall Farm in Coventry. The 224-acre property - one of the last large,...
12/16/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) today announced the award of $1.3 million in matching grants under the Brownfields Remediation and Economic Development Fund. Nine projects, spread across six communities, are receiving funding to clean up contaminated property and...