State Government Press Releases

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07/31/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that permits for the deer hunting season, including the "All Outdoors" package, will go on sale starting Saturday, August 1, online here or at local sales agents. Deer permits are sold as antlered deer (...
07/30/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Over the past several days the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has received reports from more than 100 Rhode Island residents who have received unsolicited packets of seeds from China. DEM is working in conjunction with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Plant...
07/30/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today the award of an additional $1.4 million in grants to help communities and local organizations protect valuable green space throughout the state. To complement the $3.33 million previously awarded in...
07/30/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels during the afternoon and into the evening for today, Thursday July 30th. The alert is being issued for Washington and Newport County. The poor air quality will be...
07/29/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that a grant is available to assist a local hospital to protect human health by reducing harmful emissions and noise pollution from idling ambulances and emergency vehicles. Funding for the grant is provided from...
07/29/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today awarded $4,360,600 in matching grants to 13 municipalities and community organizations for climate resilience projects across Rhode Island. The grants will fund 14 projects to restore and improve the climate resilience of...
07/25/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that it has closed the snack bar at Scarborough South State Beach in Narragansett after learning that an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. The vendor that runs food concessions at state beaches...
07/24/2020
PROVIDENCE With the forecast calling for temperatures in the mid-90s both days this weekend and a 75% parking restriction still in effect at Misquamicut and Scarborough state beaches, state and local law enforcement agencies are gearing up again to limit crowds, manage traffic, and crack down on...
07/22/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that all 127 mosquito pools collected from 30 traps set statewide on July 7 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Results from traps set on July 13 and...
07/21/2020
PROVIDENCE United States Senator Jack Reed and the RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announce that a $623,729 grant has been awarded to the Town of Bristol for the expansion of transient boating facilities at the Bristol Maritime Center. The grant is funded under the US Fish and...