State Government Press Releases

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04/19/2019
April 22nd marks the 49th anniversary of Earth Day PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging Rhode Islanders to get outdoors and get active this month to mark Earth Day. Community cleanups are scheduled around the state and recreational opportunities abound.
04/18/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising Blackstone River Bikeway users that with the temporary closure of the School Street parking lot, several alternate parking areas are available near the bikeway. This week, the Rhode Island Department of...
04/11/2019
Program aimed at raising awareness of illness that afflicts deer and other cervids to be held in West Warwick on April 24th PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will host an informational program on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) this month in West Warwick. According to...
04/09/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that four state campgrounds will open for the season on Friday, April 12. This year's opening of Burlingame, Charlestown Breachway, Fishermen's Memorial, and George Washington Memorial State Campgrounds coincides...
04/08/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the Town of Westerly will begin aerial application of mosquito larvicide across 500 acres of Chapman Swamp and nearby swamplands on Wednesday, April 10. Spraying will take place between 7 AM and 2 PM. Rain...
04/08/2019
With more than 40,000 anglers pursuing 75,000 hatchery-raised trout in over 100 RI waterways, Opening Day is a celebratory, exciting tradition. DEM encourages all anglers, however, to put safety first by always wearing a life jacket. PROVIDENCE With the trout fishing season opening on Saturday,
04/05/2019
Registration for DEM's popular Energy-Saving Trees Program, which helps Rhode Islanders save energy and money, opens April 8th PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation to give away 1,000 trees as part of the State's...
04/03/2019
New this year: golden rainbow trout will be stocked at 16 of RI's most popular locations and thanks to the partnership of the South Kingstown Land Trust, Kingston's Scott Evans Memorial Pond has been added as a children's pond PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental...
04/01/2019
PROVIDENCE Every year sportsmen and women head afield looking to harvest wild game to provide healthy nutrition for themselves and their loved ones. Hunters can harvest an array of wild game in Rhode Island, including waterfowl, wild turkeys, and white-tailed deer. According to the Rhode Island...
03/27/2019
PROVIDENCE With the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) having received its first report of a bear sighting yesterday, DEM is reminding Rhode Islanders to remove potential food sources from their properties as black bears emerge from hibernation. Increasing bear populations...