State Government Press Releases

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05/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation is administering conditional Non-Surf and Surf Lifeguard Certification tests on May 20 and May 21, and again next month. Lifeguard positions all require certification and special training in first aid, CPR,
05/15/2015
DEM Environmental Police Officers to Conduct Boating Safety Inspections and Give Tokens for a Free Del's Lemonade to Children Wearing Life Jackets PROVIDENCE - Environmental police officers from the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Law enforcement and boating safety...
05/15/2015
Public Hearing to Be Held in Warwick on May 26 following Public Workshop PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold public workshops in Tiverton and Warwick in late May to discuss the proposed 2016-2017 freshwater fishing seasons and the...
05/11/2015
Bedding Plants, Flowers Available at Farmers' Markets for Mother's Day, Memorial Day PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that three farmers' markets located in state parks are now open on a weekly basis. For the first few weeks, the popular markets primarily will...
05/07/2015
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management announces that state beaches in South County will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning on Saturday, May 9. Scarborough North, Roger Wheeler and Misquamicut state beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting,...
05/06/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Town of Westerly, as it has done on a routine basis each year since 1997, will apply granules of mosquito larvicide by helicopter to 500 acres of swamp to control mosquito breeding. The targeted areas are portions of Chapman Swamp and the swamp area adjacent to Hespar Drive. The...
05/04/2015
Nominations Will Be Accepted Through Friday, May 15 PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit are seeking nominations for the newly-created Rhode Island Executive Climate Change Science and Technical Advisory Board.
04/27/2015
Freshwater Fishing Licenses Not Needed to Fish in RI Freshwaters During this Special Weekend; Anglers Can Catch a Golden Rainbow Trout and Win a Golden Trout Pin PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 are free fishing days in...
04/27/2015
Shellfishing Area Will Reopen at Sunrise on Saturday April 25, 2015 PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Conditional Area A in upper Narragansett Bay will re-open to shellfishing beginning at sunrise Saturday April 25, two and one half days earlier than the...
04/24/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) invites Rhode Islanders to reconnect with the great outdoors, get active and have fun by joining the 2015 Great Outdoors Pursuit. "As a mom with two young children, I feel fortunate to live in a state that offers so many ways for...