State Government Press Releases

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12/06/2017
Virus found in Watchaug Pond in Charlestown PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising anglers of steps they can take to minimize the spread of Largemouth Bass Virus (LMBV). The advisory comes in the wake of confirmation that largemouth bass sampled...
11/29/2017
PROVIDENCE With winter approaching, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding businesses, community groups, and state and local government agencies to begin preparations for snow disposal. DEM has developed guidelines to assist organizations with selecting and...
11/21/2017
Proposed changes would create standards for renewable energy-generation systems for enrolled farmland PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to "Rules and Regulations for Implementation of the Farm, Forest...
11/21/2017
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife will be stocking trout in Stafford Pond, Tiverton on Tuesday, November 28. A cyanobacteria or blue-green algae infestation prevented the department from stocking trout earlier this fall. Now however, the...
11/09/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) today announced the award of $6.8 million in matching grants for 33 projects, spread across the state, to mitigate water pollution from stormwater and nonpoint sources, reduce flooding, and strengthen Rhode Island's...
11/07/2017
PROVIDENCE In honor of all veterans, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds across Rhode Island with some 4,000 trout in advance of Veterans Day a popular time for recreational fishing. The following waters will be stocked this week: Barber Pond,...
11/03/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers will hold a special ceremony next week to mark completion of a restoration project at the Camp Cronin Fishing Area in Narragansett. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused...
11/02/2017
Hunters can check deer at Tiverton Rod and Gun Club during opening days of season PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the muzzleloader deer hunting season on state and private lands in Zones 1 & 2 opens on Saturday, November 4. All...
10/26/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that it has been awarded a $500,000 a federal research grant to lead a nation-wide study examining strategies to enhance salt marsh resilience against the effects of climate change. This two-year study...
10/10/2017
Funded projects will promote jobs, economic growth, and renewable energy PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in partnership with the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank today announced new funding opportunities to support the cleanup and redevelopment of...