State Government Press Releases

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01/26/2015
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management is reminding government agencies, municipalities and private businesses to take some time to select and prepare potential snow disposal sites. Finding a place to dispose of collected snow poses a challenge to government agencies and...
01/23/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that $150,000 in farm viability grant funding is available for projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the US Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant...
01/21/2015
PROVIDENCE - Environmental police officers from the Department of Environmental Management will administer a boating safety challenge exam and provide boating safety information to patrons at the Providence Boat Show later this week. Sponsored by the RI Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), the...
01/13/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife is preparing for the annual deer hunting season at the Black Rock/Rodman Hollow parcel on Block Island. The Black Rock hunt will open on January 20 and run through February 13. Hunting on the parcel will take...
12/31/2014
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are alerting the public that a pony collected from Lincoln in the vicinity of Sherman Avenue has tested positive for rabies. The pony was euthanized on Friday, December 26.
12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management is stocking trout in ponds throughout Rhode Island for the winter fishing season beginning January 6, 2015. Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock approximately 3,000 trout in eight (8) ponds statewide. Carbuncle Pond, Coventry,...
12/19/2014
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management is accepting applications for the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA) grants program. The grants will assist small or beginning farmers market and promote the sale of Rhode Island grown agricultural products and local seafood. Non-...
12/19/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management says it's not too early to think about seasonal employment at state parks, beaches and campgrounds. Online applications for the 2015 seasonal employment program with the Department of Environmental Management are now being accepted....
12/18/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Office of Water Resources announces that the draft Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (CALM) for conducting the 2014 surface water quality assessments is available for public review. The CALM describes the decision-making...
12/17/2014
Beautiful Illustrations and Descriptions of Fish Species and their Habitats Make This Book a Perfect Holiday Gift for Anglers and Nature Enthusiasts PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management announces that Inland Fishes of Rhode Island, a beautiful book depicting the more than...