State Government Press Releases

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04/15/2014
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management's Office of Compliance and Inspection has issued an Expedited Citation Notice (Notice) to 29 property owners who are in violation of requirements under the Rhode Island Cesspool Act of 2007. The Act applies to cesspools located within 200...
04/14/2014
Lifeguards Particularly Needed for 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 certified lifeguard positions in Rhode Island for...
04/11/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has announced that the emergency closure of the waters of Bristol Harbor and waters in the vicinity of Hog Island that were closed to shellfishing due to high flows and high fecal coliform levels in effluent discharged from the Bristol...
04/11/2014
PROVIDENCE Over the course of the last year, many of our state's highly respected natural resource and wildlife specialists worked diligently to determine the Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) in Rhode Island. This list identifies those wildlife species that are in decline or...
04/09/2014
Business Community Can Dispose of Obsolete Pesticides at Collection Events to be held in North Kingstown and Middletown PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture will hold two collection events in April for businesses to properly dispose of obsolete...
04/07/2014
$200,000 in Federal Clean Vessel Act Funds is Now Available PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that it is now accepting applications from public and private marinas, yacht clubs and municipalities to construct, replace, retrofit and maintain marine pump-out boats...
04/04/2014
PROVIDENCE - With the freshwater fishing season opening on Saturday, April 12, 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...
04/04/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that waters within Bristol Harbor and surrounding Hog Island are closed to shellfish harvesting effective immediately, until further notice. Specifically, all waters North and East of a line from the southern tip of Poppasquash...
03/31/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that due to anticipated unacceptable water quality resulting from this weekend's. 5.26" of rainfall, all approved waters of Point Judith Pond and Potters Pond will be closed to...
03/28/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife announces that the 2014 Opening Day of trout season will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 12. There are more than 42,000 freshwater anglers in Rhode Island, the majority of whom are expected to turn out at...