# RI.gov: Rhode Island Government


State Government Press Releases

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03/24/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announces the award of $104,769 in matching grants to eight communities and marinas to help expand and maintain boat pumpout facilities and keep coastal waters across Rhode Island clean. The grants, funded by the US Fish...
03/23/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI Wearing a life jacket while paddling in Rhode Island will no longer be optional; it will be required, according to new boating safety regulations announced today by the Department of Environmental Management (DEM). The "mandatory personal flotation device (PDF) wear for all paddle...
03/21/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking the public to review and critique its draft environmental justice (EJ) policy to ensure it does what DEM intends it to do that is, to build a framework for documenting, understanding, and directing solutions at the...
03/21/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking hunters who have left their tree stands in state management areas to retrieve them. Since the end of deer hunting season, Environmental Police Officers have retrieved dozens of stands from homemade, two-by-...
03/20/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that work to explore moving existing overhead power lines underground that began today will limit access on a stretch of the East Bay Bike Path in Warren this week. The work is taking place just south of...
03/16/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that depending on weather and wind conditions, it plans on conducting low-severity prescribed burns on state lands in Exeter and Coventry and on Prudence Island starting sometime in the last two weeks of March or the...
03/15/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is lifting the no-contact advisory it placed March 1 on the stretch of the Blackstone River from the Woonsocket wastewater treatment plant to the Slater Mill Dam in Pawtucket. The City of Woonsocket owns the plant but...
03/10/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The no-contact advisory on the Blackstone River that the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced March 1 because of partly treated wastewater being discharged by the Woonsocket Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility will continue as the plant's operators try to...
03/01/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is investigating another discharge of partly treated wastewater from the Woonsocket Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, located at 11 Cumberland Hill Road in Woonsocket. DEM first learned of the incident from a post on Twitter...
03/01/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today are announcing the availability of $270,000 in grants for farms and food-related organizations aimed at ensuring an abundant, affordable supply of nutritious fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, nuts,...