State Government Press Releases

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11/30/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today is identifying Vickie A. Medeiros, 61, of Cumberland, as the victim in a kayaking accident November 27 in Narragansett. Regina Treweek, 56, also of Cumberland, who joined Medeiros on the outing, was treated for hypothermia at...
11/27/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds all Rhode Islanders that, for safety reasons, they must wear solid, daylight fluorescent orange when in State management areas and undeveloped State parks during the shotgun deer hunting season, which opens on...
11/27/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement is investigating a fatal kayaking incident that occurred this morning in Narragansett. Sea conditions played a large role in the cause of this fatal incident. Two kayaks left the Sprague Bridge area and...
11/27/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a virtual public workshop next month to review the draft Rhode Island "Prohibition of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in Specific End-Uses" regulation. HFCs are potent man-made greenhouse gases that can be hundreds to thousands of...
11/24/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is now accepting online renewal applications from holders of commercial marine licenses, recreational lobster pot and diver licenses, and licensed marine dealers for the 2021 license year. Last week, DEM mailed...
11/20/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces the permanent protection of 149.5 acres of forested land in Tiverton for public recreational use, including hunting. The parcel abuts a121-acre parcel of protected land that was acquired in 2012 from the Tiverton Rod and Gun...
11/20/2020
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...
11/19/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces today that it has set up a $1 million fund capitalized by Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money to help owners of indoor sports facilities affected by Executive Order 20-90 recover losses incurred...
11/18/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a virtual public workshop next week to review updated draft Rhode Island freshwater wetland rules. DEM has been working in collaboration with the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) to develop revisions to...
11/17/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative, chaired by Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit, announces the availability of a new feature on the SeafoodRI.com website that provides weekly updates of all seafood landings in Rhode Island. This is the...