State Government Press Releases

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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....
05/19/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a special ceremony next week to mark completion of a new beach pavilion at Lincoln Woods State Park. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the beach will be open daily with all new concessions, restroom and shower...
05/19/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) joins partners across the U.S. and Canada to kick off National Safe Boating Week on Saturday, May 20 as part of the North American Wear It! Campaign. As part of the week's festivities, DEM Environmental Police...
05/17/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), along with its partners, today awarded over $200,000 to 21 local food businesses as part of its annual Agriculture "Ag" Day celebration at the State House. The awards, funded under the Local Agriculture & Seafood Act (...