State Government Press Releases

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12/01/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds Rhode Islanders that solid, fluorescent orange must be worn in all state management areas and undeveloped state parks during the designated hunting seasons. All hunters, including archers, must wear 500 square...
11/30/2021
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Agriculture is extending its Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) bulk purchase pilot program through November and December, resulting in an estimated 2,500 boxes of fresh Rhode Island food to eligible seniors....
11/29/2021
PROVIDENCE -- Whether you're ready to bundle up and get outside or stay inside on the couch and tune in virtually, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) has another season of great programs scheduled to connect Rhode Islanders with our state's...
11/22/2021
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that 2022 season beach parking passes gift certificates are available now just in time for the holiday season. They are available for purchase online and are for resident, non-resident, or senior state beach season parking....
11/18/2021
PROVIDENCE Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos and Providence City Councilman Nicholas Narducci helped a crew from the Department of Environmental Management's Freshwater Fisheries team stock Canada Pond in Providence's North End today. Species included largemouth bass, bluegills, pumpkinseed...
11/16/2021
PROVIDENCE Governor Dan McKee, members of the Rhode Island Congressional delegation, and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today are announcing the launch of a new, year-long seafood marketing and promotion campaign aimed at increasing the consumption and value of Rhode Island...
11/15/2021
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the public is invited to participate in an information session on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 6PM regarding coastal resiliency at Quonochontaug Breachway. GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. was recently contracted to design and present...
11/09/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has awarded $42,500 grants to the Newport Tree Conservancy and Providence Neighborhood Planting Program by the U.S. Forest Service to augment urban tree planting projects using the Tree Equity Score Analyzer (TESA) tool as...
11/05/2021
PROVIDENCE Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), and the Center for Mediation and Collaboration Rhode Island (CMCRI) announced today a $477,996 award from the United States Department of Agriculture's Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance...
11/04/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds Rhode Island deer hunters that all deer taken during the first two days of the muzzleloader deer season Saturday, Nov. 6, and Sunday, Nov. 7 and the first two days of shotgun deer season Saturday, Dec. 4, and...