State Government Press Releases

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06/19/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing four upcoming events to be held at state parks for charitable causes. These events include a 5K run/walk, a free photography event for public safety officials and their families, a jeep and motorcycle "run"...
06/18/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold an extended public hearing this week to gather public comment on the draft air quality permit for the proposed Clear River Energy Center in Burrillville. Although the overall decision on siting and building the...
06/17/2019
DEM's request for proposals allocates $750,000 of the $2.75 million in available funding to help close out projects on brownfield sites that already have been investigated and are on their way to being remediated but haven't been found compliant yet. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental...
06/11/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces the permanent protection of 43 acres of forested land in Charlestown for public recreational access. The property consists of a mix of pine and deciduous upland forest with some small wetland areas including two small streams....
06/07/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold an extended public hearing later this month to gather public comment on the draft air quality permit for the proposed Clear River Energy Center in Burrillville. Although the overall decision on siting and building...
06/07/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a series of recreational clamming workshops this summer. The workshops, led by DEM's Aquatic Resource Education (ARE) program, are opportunities for participants to learn how to dig for clams and the management strategies...
06/05/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a fly-fishing clinic, an evening fly-fishing event for intermediate/advanced anglers on the Wood River, and a series of free fly-tying workshops for novice and experienced fly-tiers this summer.
06/05/2019
PROVIDENCE Keenly intelligent, extraordinarily adaptable, and willing to eat almost any available food whether natural, including small animals, birds, insects, and fruits; scavenged roadkill; or easily obtainable human-provided sources such as garbage, pet food, birdseed, and compost Rhode...
06/04/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking the public to report sightings of wild turkey hens both with a brood of baby turkeys and without to help with research efforts. Currently, DEM is evaluating the state's wild turkey population, which is...
06/04/2019
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will distribute mosquito larvicide to communities today to help control mosquito populations statewide. WHEN: Tuesday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Building #75, East Farm; University of Rhode Island Route 108,...