State Government Press Releases

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06/15/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that improvements to freshwater boat ramps at Watchaug Pond in Charlestown and Indian Lake in South Kingstown are complete. Construction on the projects began on April 16 with work wrapping up in time for Father's...
06/13/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Beekeepers Association (RIBA) will be distributing queen honeybees to registered RI beekeepers tomorrow at Rhode Island College. Funding for the project comes from a grant that is providing queens of...
06/13/2018
PROVIDENCE Giving their parents fits every step of the way, the three piping plover chicks that hatched in the parking lot of Roger Wheeler State Beach yesterday took an overnight, stop-and-start route that finally saw them climb a sand-covered, plywood ramp and skitter onto the beach at about...
06/11/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking the public to report sightings of wild turkey hens both with brood and without to help with research efforts. The Department is currently evaluating the state's wild turkey population which is believed to be...
06/11/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that Silver Spring Lake in North Kingstown will receive the first of two treatments to control infestations of invasive weeds including variable water milfoil and fanwort this week. The weed control...
06/08/2018
With guidance from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, DEM is mobilizing volunteers to protect the threatened, migratory birds' nest until the eggs hatch. DEM is advising people to expect 'plover-flow' traffic at Roger Wheeler State Beach in the weeks ahead. PROVIDENCE A pair of piping plovers...
06/08/2018
PROVIDENCE With the forecast predicting sunnier, warmer, "beachier" weather than has recently been the case, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging beach-goers to buy seasonal passes today to help ease weekend traffic tie-ups tomorrow and Sunday. Per-vehicle transaction...
06/08/2018
Participants will learn how to harvest and prepare quahogs at the popular "Come Clam With Me" sessions. Perfect for families, all ages welcome! PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a series of free recreational clamming workshops this summer....
05/31/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the June schedule of events for the state's popular Great Outdoors Pursuit. The public events include guided hikes, a fish hatchery tour, and free admission to the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium. ...
05/30/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), along with its partners, today awarded over $210,000 to 21 local food businesses as part of its annual Agriculture "Ag" Day celebration at the State House. The awards, funded under the Local Agriculture & Seafood Act (...