State Government Press Releases

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04/11/2014
PROVIDENCE Over the course of the last year, many of our state's highly respected natural resource and wildlife specialists worked diligently to determine the Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) in Rhode Island. This list identifies those wildlife species that are in decline or...
04/09/2014
Business Community Can Dispose of Obsolete Pesticides at Collection Events to be held in North Kingstown and Middletown PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture will hold two collection events in April for businesses to properly dispose of obsolete...
04/07/2014
$200,000 in Federal Clean Vessel Act Funds is Now Available PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that it is now accepting applications from public and private marinas, yacht clubs and municipalities to construct, replace, retrofit and maintain marine pump-out boats...
04/04/2014
PROVIDENCE - With the freshwater fishing season opening on Saturday, April 12, the Department of Environmental Management reminds anglers particularly those fishing from a boat that even on a warm day water temperatures can hover in the low to mid 50s. According to a U.S. Coast Guard report, a...
04/04/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that waters within Bristol Harbor and surrounding Hog Island are closed to shellfish harvesting effective immediately, until further notice. Specifically, all waters North and East of a line from the southern tip of Poppasquash...
03/31/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that due to anticipated unacceptable water quality resulting from this weekend's. 5.26" of rainfall, all approved waters of Point Judith Pond and Potters Pond will be closed to...
03/28/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife announces that the 2014 Opening Day of trout season will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 12. There are more than 42,000 freshwater anglers in Rhode Island, the majority of whom are expected to turn out at...
03/21/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management, in partnership with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, has awarded 38 grants totaling $16,850 to organizers of local Earth Day 2014 cleanup projects. This grant program is designed to highlight Earth Day 2014 and the value of...
03/20/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold public workshops in Tiverton and Exeter in early April to discuss the proposed 2014-2015 hunting seasons and bag limits regulations, 2015-2016 freshwater fishing seasons, and park and management area...
03/19/2014
PROVIDENCE The golf course at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick was awarded certification for its commitment to employing "green" environmental practices at a recent event sponsored by the RI Turf Grass Foundation. Managed by the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks...