State Government Press Releases

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04/13/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public workshop next week on the proposed freshwater fishing and hunting regulations for the 2016-2017 season; the new rules incorporate waterfowl into hunting guidelines, eliminating the need for a separate...
04/06/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds residents to remove any backyard food sources that may attract black bears as they emerge from hibernation in search of food. Residents - particularly those in rural areas of Providence, Kent and Washington...
04/05/2016
Some 80,000 trout stocked in ponds, rivers across state, including three new locations PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it is expanding its trout stocking program this year to include three new locations; as part of Opening Day...
03/25/2016
PROVIDENCE - As a special thank you to our supporters, organizers of Rhode Island's first Quahog Week are hosting a "wrap" party on Sunday evening in Providence. Over the course of the week, several events were held and 16 restaurants offered special menu selections to bring attention to the year-...
03/24/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Arbor Day Foundation are teaming up to give away 1,000 trees this spring; the Energy-Saving Trees Program helps homeowners conserve energy, reduce utility costs, and beautify their neighborhood. "We're happy to...
03/22/2016
DEM ANNOUNCES IMPROVEMENTS TO GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL CAMPGROUND IN GLOCESTER Construction begins on new visitor facilities and amenities PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it has begun construction of new visitor facilities at George...
03/21/2016
PROVIDENCE As part of her continued efforts to support growth of the local food economy and in honor of Rhode Island's fishing heritage, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today declared March 21 27, 2016 Quahog Week in Rhode Island. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit joined state and food-...
03/18/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that Conditional Area B in Upper Narragansett Bay will reopen to shellfish harvesting at sunrise tomorrow; the opening comes three and one-half days earlier than anticipated. The shellfish closure began at noon on...
03/18/2016
The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with Bonnie Plants and Dunn's Corners Elementary School, today announced Westerly third grader, Boone Bessette, is the Rhode Island winner of the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program's "Best-In-State" Challenge. Bessette, who grew...
03/14/2016
PROVIDENCE - As part of a continued effort to support growth of the local food economy, Governor Gina Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit, along with state and food-industry leaders, will kick off Rhode Island's first Quahog "Restaurant" Week on Monday, March 21, 2016 during a special launch...