State Government Press Releases

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06/10/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and late into the evening on Sunday, June 11. The very warm weather along with favorable conditions for ozone formation will result in...
06/09/2017
Six-member team coached by graduates, trainers of DEM's Wastewater Management Bootcamp PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today a local team of wastewater treatment plant operators won the 2017 Operations Challenge, hosted by the New England...
06/07/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today released findings of a recent traffic study conducted in the vicinity of the planned Arcadia Natural Resources & Visitors Center on Arcadia Road in the Arcadia Management Area. The study, performed by the...
06/02/2017
PROVIDENCE - As campers and other vacationers prepare for their upcoming getaways, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is urging residents to inspect their vehicles and equipment to be sure they are not inadvertently transporting gypsy moth caterpillars to and from other...
06/02/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking the public to report sightings of wild turkey hens both with brood and without to help with research efforts. The Department is currently evaluating the state's wild turkey population which is estimated at 3,...
06/01/2017
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a series of free fishing fly-tying workshops for novice and experienced fly-tiers and a fly-fishing clinic this month. WHAT: Free Fly-Tying Workshops WHEN: Monday,...
05/30/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up with partners to offer guided hiking tours this weekend as part of National Trails Day. The tours are eligible activities for the Department's annual Great Outdoors Pursuit. Now in its ninth season, the...
05/26/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management held a special ceremony today to mark completion of a new beach pavilion at Lincoln Woods State Park. Beginning tomorrow, the beach will be open daily with all new concessions, restroom and shower facilities, an expanded nature...
05/25/2017
Restrictions for portions of Upper Narragansett Bay lifted for first time in 70 years PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced access to prime shellfishing areas has been expanded under the Department's annual shellfish harvesting...
05/25/2017
Reduced parking fees remain in effect at state beaches PROVIDENCE All state beaches will be open daily, beginning this Saturday, May 27. Reduced parking fees remain in effect, with daily parking rates of $6.00 for residents on weekdays and $7.00 on weekends and holidays. A season pass is $30....