State Government Press Releases

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05/27/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Long days, warm weather, and outdoor fun are on the horizon. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife will be hosting lots of fun, nature-based educational programs this summer. From clamming days and fly tying to bird walks and...
05/27/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that under the new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Rhode Island school districts and other eligible school bus operators and contractors can apply to begin replacing their fleets of school buses with clean, American-made,
05/26/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Memorial Day Weekend is the official kick-off of the summer beach season, and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging residents to buy their state beach parking pass well in advance of their visit. Beaches passes can be purchased by visiting the DEM website.
05/26/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that its seasonal 24-hour Bay Line telephone information line is now open. The Bay Line number, 222-8888, is toll-free within the state. New to the program this year is the option for members of the public to...
05/25/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is cautioning the public not to assume that finding a baby animal means it needs to be rescued during the late spring and summer, as this is fawning season. A fawn (baby deer) lying on the ground hidden in grass or...
05/20/2022
PROVIDENCE Continuing a practice it began several years ago, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that it has opened two state surf beaches Scarborough North and Roger Wheeler, both located in Narragansett before the traditional start of the summer...
05/20/2022
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels during the afternoon and into the evening on Saturday, May 21st. The alert is being issued statewide due to elevated ground-level ozone concentrations. Fine particles...
05/20/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will be stocking more than 20 freshwaters across Rhode Island with hatchery-raised trout before Memorial Day weekend, a popular time for recreational fishing. On May 19, DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW)...
05/19/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing today that the Edward S. Payne overlook and Mohegan Bluffs staircase on Block Island will be closed to the public due to repairs on the staircase beginning May 23. DEM is partnering with the Town of New...
05/19/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that seasonal shellfish area closures will take effect at sunrise on Saturday, May 28, and will remain in place until Tuesday, Oct. 11. Consistent with federal requirements, DEM announces changes in shellfish...