State Government Press Releases

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06/26/2015
Conditional Area A & Conimicut Triangle Will Reopen at Sunrise on Friday, June 26 PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Conditional Area A and Conimicut Triangle in Upper Narragansett Bay will re-open to shellfishing beginning at sunrise on Friday, June 26 -...
06/25/2015
PROVIDENCE - On Wednesday, July 1 at Champlin Scout Reservation, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Department of Environmental Management will host the second event of the 2015 Great Outdoors Pursuit. DEM and its partners will offer activities for children and families that teach skills, techniques and...
06/25/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that as of 9:00 a.m. Friday, June 26, the East Beach Sand Trail will be open for public access from the beginning of the sand trail up to camping area 1. This will allow for camping at 10 sites in camping area 1 (sites 1 - 10) and...
06/19/2015
PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit and Colonel Christopher Barron of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today joined U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Representative David Cicilline and federal, state, and local officials...
06/17/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is asking Rhode Islanders to assist its Division of Fish and Wildlife's wild turkey project by reporting any sightings of wild turkey hens with (or without) broods of young turkeys (poults). DEM biologists need the information to evaluate...
06/16/2015
PROVIDENCE - Angelo S. Liberti III, chief of surface water protection in the Department of Environmental Management's Office of Water Resources, is the recipient of Save The Bay's Environmental Achievement Award. Liberti was among six individuals recognized for their environmental work by the...
06/16/2015
Local Team's Skills and Training for Wastewater-collections Proficiency Contest Prevails over Other Teams from New England PROVIDENCE - A team of five Rhode Island wastewater treatment operators finished first place overall in a prestigious contest of wits, strength, speed and endurance...
06/11/2015
Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit, along with their kids, will host over 140 participants in the state's first Capital Campout on Saturday, June 13 at Lincoln Woods State Park. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has invited children...
06/11/2015
PROVIDENCE - Have you ever wondered how those littlenecks ended up behind the seafood window of your local grocery store? Did you know that as a Rhode Island resident you can harvest your own clams recreationally without a license? Here is your chance to learn how to dig for clams, what type of...
06/11/2015
Providence, Rhode Island, June 11, 2015 - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in portions of Rhode Island during the afternoon on Thursday. A very hot and humid air mass with west to southwest winds will be present at...