State Government Press Releases

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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...
04/01/2015
April 9 Workshop to Discuss Updates to List The Department of Environmental Management announces that it will hold a public workshop on Thursday, April 9 to present updates to the List of Impaired Waters. The workshop will be held from 3-5 p.m. in Room 300 at DEM Headquarters, 235 Promenade...
03/27/2015
Lifeguards Needed for All State Swimming Facilities Including Lincoln Woods, Fort Adams, Goddard, Misquamicut, Scarborough and East Matunuck PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is continuing its efforts to fill a variety of seasonal employment positions at state parks,...
03/26/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation announces that the opening of the golf course at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick will be delayed this year due to impacts from the harsh winter. The golf course supervisor has determined that...
03/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management will hold an informational public meeting on Tuesday, March 31 to discuss a Source Water Protection Initiative for the Newport Water System's drinking water reservoirs. The meeting will take place at 4 p.m. in the lower level program room at...