State Government Press Releases

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05/12/2014
PROVIDENCE Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit was presented with the John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Award from the Environment Council of Rhode Island last night at the organization's 15th annual Chafee Conservation Celebration. Honoring the memory of the late...
05/08/2014
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Departments of Environmental Management (DEM) and Health (DOH) invite Rhode Islanders to reconnect with the great outdoors, get active and have fun by joining the 2014 Great Outdoors Pursuit. Teams of children and adults will be challenged to visit different...
05/07/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that four state beaches in South County will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning this Saturday, May 10. Scarborough North, Roger Wheeler, East Matunuck and Misquamicut State beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays,...
05/06/2014
New Partnership Will Enhance Collaboration and Support Sustainable Fisheries in Rhode Island PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management and the University of Rhode Island announce the establishment of the RI Marine Fisheries Institute (RIMFI) a new partnership aimed at...
05/01/2014
Bedding Plants, Flowers Available at Farmers' Markets for Mother's Day, Memorial Day PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that four farmers' markets located in state parks will open on a weekly basis beginning tomorrow. For the first few weeks, the popular markets...
04/28/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 are free fishing days in Rhode Island. During those two days, all Rhode Islanders and visitors can fish in freshwaters without a fishing license or trout conservation stamp. The free fishing...
04/25/2014
Those Who Might Have Had Contact with Rabid Cat Advised to Contact HEALTH for Evaluation As Soon As Possible PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management and the Department of Health (HEALTH) are advising people in the area of Lower Rd. in Lincoln, RI that a neighborhood cat that...
04/23/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) congratulates three outstanding Rhode Islanders who were honored on Tuesday, April 22 in Boston's Faneuil Hall at the Environmental Protection Agency's annual Environmental Merit Awards for 2014. Prominent among the New Englanders...
04/23/2014
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...
04/23/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife announces that the stocking of trout will be suspended at the Carolina Trout Pond, Richmond, until dam repairs can be made. Due to the heavy rains this spring and a drainage system failure, the stability...