State Government Press Releases

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11/20/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, and the Rhode Island State Police are advising motorists to be alert for deer crossing roadways, particularly at dawn and dusk. The deer mating season is currently underway and will continue...
11/12/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management is advising the public that the headquarters for its Division of Parks and Recreation and the warehouse and service center for the Bureau of Natural Resources have been relocated to 1100 Tower Hill Road in North Kingstown. DEM acquired the 4....
11/08/2013
Make Sure Adopted Pets are Healthy PROVIDENCE -- Following the recent importation of a rabid puppy into Vermont and in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season when many Rhode Islanders may be taking steps to add new animal members to their families, the RI Department of Environmental...
11/08/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is advising hunters that all state wildlife management areas, in addition to private lands, will remain open to muzzleloader and shotgun deer hunting during the December 26 to January 2 hunting season. During this designated hunting period,...
10/31/2013
Several Narragansett Families Will Take Part in This Recreational Fishing Opportunity/Scientific Survey on Veterans Day PROVIDENCE For the second year in a row, the Department of Environmental Management, in conjunction with the RI Party and Charter Boat Association and the Narragansett...
10/29/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has announced the award of farm viability grants totaling $205,311 for projects that will enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Specialty Crop Block...
10/22/2013
Agricultural Community Can Dispose of Obsolete Pesticides at Three Collection Events to be held in November PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture has initiated a new program that allows businesses to properly dispose of obsolete pesticides. Among the...
10/22/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management is reminding government agencies, municipalities and private businesses to take some time this fall before the ground is frozen and the first snowflakes appear to select and prepare potential snow disposal sites. Finding a place to...
10/18/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from 52 mosquito pools, or samples, from 11 traps set statewide on October 7 are confirmed negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). One mosquito pool trapped on October 7 in...
10/16/2013
Proposed Changes Would Relieve RI Businesses of Significant Financial and Operational Requirements PROVIDENCE -The Department of Environmental Management will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 30 on proposed amendments to Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 11, "Petroleum Liquids...