State Government Press Releases

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12/11/2018
Farms in Barrington, East Greenwich, Jamestown, and Little Compton will use over $67K in funding for renewable energy investments to "green" their operations and save money PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Rhode Island Office of...
12/03/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), announces that it has rescheduled an informational workshop on the brownfields grant application process that was originally planned for this week. The...
12/03/2018
Animal health experts say longhorned tick poses a serious risk to region's livestock PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the longhorned tick, an exotic pest from Asia, has been found for the first time in New England. Working in...
11/30/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), will host an informational workshop on the brownfields grant application process next week. Participants will learn how to apply for federal funding...
11/30/2018
PROVIDENCE With winter approaching, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding businesses, community groups, and state and local government agencies to begin preparations for snow disposal. DEM has developed guidelines to assist organizations with selecting and...
11/28/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds all Rhode Islanders that, for safety reasons, they must wear fluorescent orange when in State management areas and undeveloped State parks during the shotgun deer hunting season, which opens on Saturday, December 1.
11/27/2018
Informational meetings to be held in Providence on Nov. 29 and Exeter on Dec. 5 PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the United States Forest Service and the Rhode Island Tree Council, today announced $15,000 is available in matching...
11/20/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NBNERR) is part of a team that has been recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for exceptional work advancing access...
11/19/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Departments of Environmental Management (DEM), Health (RIDOH), and Elementary and Secondary Education (RIDE) are enlisting the support of Rhode Island school districts to protect school children and their bus drivers from breathing excessive amounts of diesel exhaust...
11/16/2018
Guided hike kicks off at 1 p.m. in George Washington Campground in Glocester as part of annual Black Friday event PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a guided hike at George Washington Campground, in Glocester, on Friday, November 23. The one...