State Government Press Releases

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05/20/2016
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced its annual Great Outdoors Pursuit will kick off tomorrow on National Kids to Parks Day. As part of the Pursuit, families earn rewards for participating in scheduled outdoor events throughout the summer season.
05/19/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) joins partners across the U.S. and Canada to kick off National Safe Boating Week on Saturday - as part of the North American Wear It! Campaign. As part of the week's festivities, DEM is setting up a life-jacket loaner...
05/19/2016
Popular beaches throughout state now open during weekends PROVIDENCE -- The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced several popular beaches are now open during weekends. Scarborough North and Roger Wheeler State Beaches in Narragansett, and Misquamicut State...
05/16/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) - in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), and other partners - will tour the newly reconstructed fishways along Saugatucket River in South...
05/10/2016
PROVIDENCE - As part of her continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy, Governor Raimondo joined First Gentleman Andy Moffit, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and other partners today to mark the fifteenth anniversary of Agriculture "Ag" Day in Rhode Island;
05/06/2016
As part of her continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy, Governor Raimondo will join the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and partners next week to mark the 15th anniversary of Agriculture Day in Rhode Island; as part of the event, over $200,000 in grants to...
05/06/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that is an often fatal to bats, has been confirmed for the first time in Rhode Island. A tri-colored bat hibernating in Newport County has tested positive for the presence of...
05/05/2016
Local ponds stocked with more than 6,000 rainbow trout PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it is stocking ponds around the state for this weekend's free-fishing event. On Saturday and Sunday, the public is invited to fish for any species in the state's...
05/05/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced $300,000 in available grants to communities and private businesses that own and/or operate boating facilities available to the public; the grants, funded by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Clean Vessel...
05/02/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it has enacted new regulations to help prevent the illegal harvest and sale of Atlantic striped bass. The new rules, outlined in Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Regulations, Part XII Striped Bass, require...