State Government Press Releases

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11/25/2019
$5 million available to address flooding, storm surge, wind, and other natural hazards that are expected to increase due to climate change PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB) announced today that $5 million...
11/22/2019
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...
11/21/2019
Work off those Thanksgiving calories by getting outside and taking a hike at a Rhode Island state park or wildlife management area on November 29. Post a picture for a chance to win prizes from REI. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) along with specialty...
11/15/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), in cooperation with the City of Warwick and Save The Bay, will complete a coastal adaptation project at Longmeadow Fishing Access Site later this month. Located in Warwick on the shore of Narragansett Bay, this site is...
11/14/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will offer a free training workshop on small game hunting on Sunday, November 17, from 9 AM to 1 PM at Camp E-Hun-Tee in Exeter. The workshop will provide an overview of small game species and their habitats, rules and...
11/13/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is offering workshops for anglers interested in developing and honing their fly-tying skills. Hosted by the Division of Fish and Wildlife's Aquatic Resource Education Program, the sessions will be held from 7:15 PM to 9:...
11/10/2019
PROVIDENCE An Environmental Police Officer (EPO) discharged his service weapon after being struck and injured by a man on a dirt bike at the Big River Management Area in West Greenwich at about 12:30 PM Saturday, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced. Following the use-of-...
11/05/2019
Just published, an authoritative book about the 18 species of amphibians that are native to Rhode Island makes a great gift for nature enthusiasts. Its author is Chris Raithel, a longtime biologist with DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (
11/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that all waters of Point Judith Pond that were affected by Monday's emergency closure were reopened to shellfishing at noon today, November 1. The line separating Point Judith Pond and Potters Pond is from the southern end of...
11/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that it will begin taking reservations for picnic areas, covered shelters, and recreational fields at Rhode Island state parks for the 2020 season beginning on Thursday, January 2. Reservations will be...