State Government Press Releases

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12/31/2014
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are alerting the public that a pony collected from Lincoln in the vicinity of Sherman Avenue has tested positive for rabies. The pony was euthanized on Friday, December 26....
12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management is stocking trout in ponds throughout Rhode Island for the winter fishing season beginning January 6, 2015. Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock approximately 3,000 trout in eight (8) ponds statewide. Carbuncle Pond, Coventry, Olney...
12/19/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management is accepting applications for the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA) grants program. The grants will assist small or beginning farmers market and promote the sale of Rhode Island grown agricultural products and local seafood. Non-...
12/19/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management says it's not too early to think about seasonal employment at state parks, beaches and campgrounds. Online applications for the 2015 seasonal employment program with the Department of Environmental Management are now being accepted....
12/18/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Office of Water Resources announces that the draft Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (CALM) for conducting the 2014 surface water quality assessments is available for public review. The CALM describes the decision-making...
12/17/2014
Beautiful Illustrations and Descriptions of Fish Species and their Habitats Make This Book a Perfect Holiday Gift for Anglers and Nature Enthusiasts PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that Inland Fishes of Rhode Island, a beautiful book depicting the more than 70...
12/09/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management's Office of Waste Management is seeking feedback from the public on proposed revisions to state regulations regarding composting facilities. The draft revisions to Solid Waste Regulation Number 8 (Composting Facilities) were made in response...
12/09/2014
PROVIDENCE Governor Lincoln Chafee and Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit today awarded $3.85 million in local open space matching grants to 15 communities, land trusts and conservation organizations that will protect 1,193 acres of open space and farmland throughout the...
12/02/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife announces the availability of the full draft 2015 Rhode Island Wildlife Action Plan (RI WAP) on its website for public review and comment. This includes a companion guide to the full RI WAP, Conserving Rhode...
11/19/2014
Rhode Island-Grown and Produced Produce, Poultry, Meats and Seafood Are Available at the Winter Markets to Serve as Part of Your Thanksgiving Meal PROVIDENCE Rhode Islanders now have eight winter farmers' markets available throughout the state where they can purchase a wide variety of locally-...