State Government Press Releases

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04/05/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) is seeking information about two recent incidents on Aquidneck Island of coyotes with illegal leg-hold traps. Anyone with information on who set these traps is asked to contact DLE at 401-222-...
04/05/2017
Lifeguards Needed for All State Swimming Areas PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is recruiting for a variety of seasonal employment positions at recreational facilities across the state. Rhode Island residents, ages 16 and older, are encouraged to apply.
04/04/2017
Registration now open for popular program that helps Rhode Islanders save energy, money PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Arbor Day Foundation are teaming up once again to give away 1,000 trees as part of the State's Energy-Saving Trees Program....
04/03/2017
Spring Turkey Season Opens April 27 PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a free informational seminar on wild turkey hunting this month. The program is designed to educate hunters of all ages and experience on safe, successful...
03/30/2017
Release Marks 7th Anniversary of the State's Great Flood of 2010 PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today released findings of a new study that examines the impacts of climate change on the state's wastewater infrastructure. As part of broader State...
03/29/2017
Some 80,000 trout stocked in ponds, rivers across state PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it is stocking 80,000 trout into Rhode Island ponds and streams in preparation for the freshwater fishing season. Opening day of the season,...
03/24/2017
Nearly $2 million available to help local businesses reduce emissions, improve air quality PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today $1.9 million in grants is available under the state's new Clean Diesel Fund to help local businesses reduce...
03/23/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that effective at sunrise on Friday, March 24, it will lift the emergency shellfishing closure for areas of Rhode Island Sound, lower Narragansett Bay south of the Newport Pell and Jamestown Verrazzano...
03/20/2017
PROVIDENCE As part of 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 20 25, 2017 Quahog Week in Rhode Island. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit joined state and food-industry...
03/16/2017
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today a series of free fly-tying workshops, beginning next week, at public libraries in Middletown, Little Compton and Portsmouth. The classes, designed for beginning and intermediate fly-tiers ages 10 and older,...