State Government Press Releases

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01/06/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management has stocked additional areas in Rhode Island for the winter fishing season. Beginning in January 2014, Olney Pond, Lincoln Woods State Park, Lincoln, Upper Mellville Pond, Portsmouth, and the Roundtop Ponds in Burrillville will be stocked...
12/30/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Agricultural Land Preservation Commission (ALPC), in partnership with the US Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA/NRCS), the Block Island Land Trust, and The Nature Conservancy,...
12/27/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management has stocked trout in ponds throughout Rhode Island for the winter fishing season. During the first two weeks of December, DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife stocked approximately 2000 Rainbow trout in several ponds statewide; Carbuncle Pond (...
12/27/2013
Property Provides Connectivity from Blue Pond to the Ell and Long Pond Preserve for Public Recreational Use PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces the permanent protection of 31 acres of forestland in Hopkinton. The property abuts DEM's 1,069-acre Rockville Management...
12/23/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, January 8th to discuss the draft water quality restoration plan for the Ten Mile River. The meeting will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Weaver Library located at 41 Grove Avenue in East...
12/17/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management reports that winter moth adult males are now in flight searching for flightless females with which to mate. These non-native invasive pests were first discovered in Rhode Island in 2004. DEM has received reports of them being found throughout...
12/17/2013
PROVIDENCE Rhode Island State Veterinarian Scott Marshall, DVM has been named Veterinarian of the Year by the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association (RIVMA). Dr. Marshall, who works in the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture, was presented with the award at RIVMA'
12/11/2013
Public Advised to Vaccinate Their Horses and Pets and Stay Away from Wildlife PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has received positive confirmation of rabies in a dead gray fox that was found in East Greenwich and submitted for testing on December 10. The dead animal was...
12/02/2013
Proposed Changes Would Allow for More Flexibility for Small Businesses in Managing Their Hazardous Waste and Unused Paint PROVIDENCE -The Department of Environmental Management will hold an informational workshop and a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Rules and Regulations for...
12/02/2013
Nominations Will Be Accepted Through Friday, December 20 PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management is seeking nominations for membership on the newly-created Local Agriculture and Seafood Act Advisory Committee. The Committee was established to advise and assist the Department...