State Government Press Releases

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06/16/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has news for park goers, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts: the free Rhode Island State Parks and Recreation Pocket Ranger® App for iPhone and Android devices has just gotten a complete overhaul, and Amazon Kindle Fire has been added to...
06/13/2014
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 this year's...
06/12/2014
Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Establish Joint Permits to be Held on June 23 PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has developed a new, streamlined application and permit for single family residential lots that need both a wastewater and a freshwater wetlands permit,...
06/05/2014
Local Team's Skills and Training for Wastewater-collections Proficiency Contest Beats Out Other Teams from New England PROVIDENCE — Five Rhode Island wastewater treatment professionals won first place yesterday in a prestigious contest of wits, strength, speed, and endurance designed to test...
06/02/2014
PaintCare's program makes paint recycling more convenient PROVIDENCE, RI. – (June 2, 2014) – Paint recycling just got easier in the Ocean State. PaintCare, a Washington, DC-based product stewardship organization for the paint industry, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management...
05/23/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that its seasonal 24-hour Bay Line telephone information line is now open. The Bay Line number, 222-8888, is toll-free within the state. Bay Line provides Rhode Islanders with a central telephone number to leave a recorded...
05/23/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces just one change in classification of the state's shellfish waters. Effective at sunset on Friday, May 23, Nag's Pond located on the east side of Prudence Island will change from approved to prohibited status as a result of elevated...
05/21/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold an introduction to freshwater fly-fishing program this month. Hosted by the Division's Aquatic Resource Education (ARE) program, the workshop will be held in Mapleville on Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m....
05/21/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management reports that winter moth caterpillars are prevalent throughout Rhode Island and are causing defoliation on oak, maple, ash, basswood, elm, beech and fruit trees. According to Bruce Payton, state forester and deputy chief of DEM's...
05/20/2014
Outreach Campaign Being Held in Conjunction with National Safe Boating Week and Upcoming Memorial Day Weekend Kickoff of Summer Boating Season PROVIDENCE – Environmental police officers from the Department of Environmental Management are teaming up with boating safety advocates across the...