State Government Press Releases

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10/29/2018
PROVIDENCE A woman and a man, fishing from the rocky shore and believed to be a couple, died after being recovered from the high surf at Fort Wetherill State Park in Jamestown shortly after 9:30 AM today. It is believed that a wave splashed over the rocks where the couple was standing and...
10/26/2018
East Greenwich angler also charged with obstructing an officer and resisting arrest PROVIDENCE The Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) cited an East Greenwich man Tuesday for taking 21 tautog more than twice the daily possession limit for a recreational angler the RI Department of...
10/26/2018
Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that Silver Spring Lake in North Kingstown will receive a follow-up treatment to control noxious weed infestation on Tuesday, October 30. The initial treatment in June significantly reduced the infestations of milfoil and fanwort,...
10/24/2018
A Governor's proclamation designating October as Farm to School Month spotlights a program that encourages school children to eat healthier while supporting local farmers PROVIDENCE Apples were the order of the day at Lincoln Middle School lunch today. Lots and lots of apples some crisp,...
10/19/2018
First in series of planned roundtable sessions set for Tuesday at URI PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a series of roundtable discussions starting Tuesday, October 23, to gather public input on Rhode Island's outdoor recreation network....
10/16/2018
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a free field training workshop for hunters this month. The program is designed to augment classroom and internet training and is open to anyone who has completed a hunter or bowhunter education...
10/12/2018
Season for pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, woodcock, quail, and fox opens October 20 PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that small game hunting season opens this month. The season for pheasant, cottontail rabbit, gray squirrel, bobwhite quail,...
10/05/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced test results for the final set of mosquito samples this season. Thirty mosquito samples from 27 traps set on Monday, September 24 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine...
10/03/2018
Indian Lake and Watchaug Pond improvements completed in June 2018 PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that construction of improvements to the boat ramp at Echo Lake, also known as Pascoag Reservoir, in Glocester will begin on October 22. The...
10/02/2018
Using DEM's new system, hunters can now report their deer harvest online PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking hunters to take special precautions when hunting deer, elk, and moose (cervids) to keep Rhode Island deer herds free of Chronic Wasting...