State Government Press Releases

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02/21/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will launch a new, fully online fishing and hunting license system that expands upon current web-based services on Thursday, March 1. Implementation of the new system is part of statewide efforts to improve customer...
02/16/2018
Limited number of new commercial fishing license opportunities available PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is accepting applications for new and renewed commercial fishing licenses through Wednesday, February 28. A limited number of new commercial...
02/13/2018
Adams property is the second-largest protected farm in Rhode Island PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), The Champlin Foundation, and the RI Agricultural Lands Preservation Commission (ALPC), announces the...
02/12/2018
Lifeguards Needed for All State Swimming Areas PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is recruiting for a variety of seasonal employment positions at recreational facilities across the state. Rhode Island residents, ages 16 and older, are encouraged to apply.
02/09/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today the award of more than $3.75 million in grants to help communities and local organizations protect valuable green space throughout the state. Seventeen projects will receive matching grants to protect 889...
02/06/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that a free workshop for hunters will be offered this month in Exeter. A trapping workshop will be offered on Sunday, February 11 from 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. at DEM's Fish & Wildlife Education Center...
01/30/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is offering a free Boating Safety Challenge Exam at the Providence Boat Show which kicks off Friday at the Rhode Island Convention Center and runs through Sunday. The Exam, administered by the DEM Division of Law...
01/30/2018
Closure Extension Due to Reported Sanitary Sewer Overflow from Sewage Transmission Line PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that conditionally-approved waters of Mount Hope Bay and the Kickemuit River will remain closed to shellfish harvesting...
01/24/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public hearing later this month on National Grid LNG, LLC's application for a Rhode Island Water Quality Certification for the proposed redevelopment of property along the Providence River in Providence....
01/18/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces a new, mandatory education and certification program for everyone who commercially harvests and lands shellfish in Rhode Island. The goal of the program is to ensure that shellfish harvesters deliver a safe...