State Government Press Releases

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02/27/2015
2015 Freshwater Fishing Licenses Are Required Beginning March 1 and are Available for Purchase Online and at Numerous Locations Throughout Rhode Island PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding anglers that Saturday is the last day of...
02/26/2015
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that conditionally-approved areas of Mount Hope Bay and the Kickemuit River will be closed to shellfishing beginning at sunrise on Thursday, February 26. DEM enacted the emergency closure because an estimated 600,000 gallons of non-...
02/26/2015
Limited Number of New Commercial Fishing License Opportunities Available for 2015 PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that it is accepting applications for new and renewed commercial fishing licenses for 2015 through next Monday, March 2. The application period has...
02/12/2015
Online Grant Applications Must be Submitted to DEM by March 11 PROVIDENCE - In celebration of Earth Day - April 22, 2015 - the Department of Environmental Management is partnering with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and the JR Vinagro Corporation to offer grants to organizers of...
01/30/2015
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management is encouraging children, families and individuals to get outdoors and enjoy the recreational resources that Rhode Island state parks and management areas have to offer. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, snowmobiling and ice...
01/26/2015
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management is reminding government agencies, municipalities and private businesses to take some time to select and prepare potential snow disposal sites. Finding a place to dispose of collected snow poses a challenge to government agencies and...
01/23/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that $150,000 in farm viability grant funding is available for projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the US Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant...
01/21/2015
PROVIDENCE - Environmental police officers from the Department of Environmental Management will administer a boating safety challenge exam and provide boating safety information to patrons at the Providence Boat Show later this week. Sponsored by the RI Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), the...
01/13/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife is preparing for the annual deer hunting season at the Black Rock/Rodman Hollow parcel on Block Island. The Black Rock hunt will open on January 20 and run through February 13. Hunting on the parcel will take...
12/31/2014
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are alerting the public that a pony collected from Lincoln in the vicinity of Sherman Avenue has tested positive for rabies. The pony was euthanized on Friday, December 26....