State Government Press Releases

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03/12/2014
Shellfish Closures to Revert to Pre-Phase I Criteria While the CSO Tunnel is Removed from Service PROVIDENCE - As a part of construction related to Phase II of the Narragansett Bay Commission's (NBC) extremely successful federally-mandated Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Abatement Program, the...
03/12/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management is now accepting applications from municipalities, land trusts, and non-profit land conservation organizations for Rhode Island Local Open Space Matching Grants. A total of up to $5 million is available during this round of the grant program.
02/28/2014
Grant Applications Must be Submitted to DEM by March 14 PROVIDENCE - In celebration of Earth Day - April 22, 2014 - the Department of Environmental Management is partnering with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation to offer grants to organizers of local Earth Day 2014 cleanup projects.
02/18/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, February 27 to discuss the draft water quality restoration plan for Scott Pond in Lincoln. The meeting will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Lincoln Town Hall. Scott Pond does not meet...
02/12/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that $150,000 in farm viability grant funds is available through DEM for grants to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the US Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block...
02/10/2014
PROVIDENCE - As part of ongoing efforts to encourage children, families and individuals to enjoy the recreational resources and outdoor activities our state parks have to offer and encourage more physical activity, the Department of Environmental Management will hold free activities during...
01/28/2014
Division of Law Enforcement to Offer Boating Safety Challenge Exam at Boat Show PROVIDENCE - Department of Environmental Management staff will be on hand at the Providence Boat Show at the RI Convention Center to renew current boat registrations, answer questions about registering new boats,...
01/28/2014
Current License Holders Reminded of Renewal Period and New Logbook Endorsement PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that it is accepting applications for new and renewed commercial fishing licenses for 2014. The marine fishing license year runs from January 1...
01/24/2014
PROVIDENCE -- Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit today announced the appointment of Brian M. Moore, P.E. as chief of groundwater and wetland protection. "Throughout his career, Brian Moore has demonstrated a strong commitment to the protection of Narragansett Bay and our...
01/23/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife announces a new community liaison for Rhode Island's Wildlife Action Plan and the development of a list of vulnerable fish and wildlife species in Rhode Island. This effort to identify the Species in Greatest...