State Government Press Releases

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04/23/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that the annual Rhode Island Arbor Day celebration will be held on Friday, April 24 at Rhode Island College's Outdoor Bee Education Center. The Center is located on the RIC campus at 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue in Providence. ...
04/22/2015
PROVIDENCE - On this 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the Department of Environmental Management is encouraging Rhode Islanders to mark the occasion by joining a local clean up, taking easy steps to improve the environment, or simply getting outdoors and enjoying nature in state parks and management...
04/22/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. –Governor Gina Raimondo, Providence Mayor Jorge Elozra and Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit joined together today to celebrate Earth Day by awarding $3.3 million in grants that will improve water quality throughout Rhode Island. Rhode Island's Governor...
04/16/2015
PROVIDENCE - Governor Gina Raimondo today joined Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit, members of the RI Agricultural Land Preservation Commission (ALPC) and others at an event in Warren to celebrate the preservation of Lial Acres. The 40.5 acre farm, which is located...
04/15/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announces the release of Village Guidance: Tools and Techniques for Rhode Island Communities and the Rhode Island Transfer of Development Rights Manual. To date, one-fifth of Rhode Island's land area has been protected for...
04/15/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management reports that winter moth eggs will start hatching once temperatures begin to warm this month. The hungry caterpillars will make their way and burrow into the softening buds of their preferred plants (oak, maple, ash, basswood, elm, beech,...
04/15/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces the availability of grant funding to aid projects that control aquatic invasive plants in freshwater lakes and ponds. This is the second year of a DEM initiative to provide financial assistance using proceeds of a state...
04/10/2015
PROVIDENCE - With the 2015 trout fishing season opening on Saturday, April 11, 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...
04/08/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation announces that the golf course at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick opened today for the 2015 golfing season. The opening of the course was delayed this year due to impacts from the harsh winter. ...
04/07/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife announces that the 2015 Opening Day of Trout Season will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 11. There are more than 42,000 freshwater anglers in RI, the majority of whom are expected to turn out at dawn on...