State Government Press Releases

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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....
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...
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 (...
05/25/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and into the evening on Saturday, May 26th for the second straight day. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone...
05/25/2018
PROVIDENCE As part of her continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy, Governor Raimondo will join the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and partners next week to mark the 17th anniversary of Agriculture Day in Rhode Island; as part of the event, over $210,000...
05/25/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that about 46 acres of Bluff Hill Cove on the eastern side of Point Judith Pond between Great Island and the Narragansett shoreline are closed to shellfishing based on recent water quality monitoring results.
05/24/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and late into the evening on Friday, May 25th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. Ozone is...
05/21/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it is administering conditional Non-Surf and Surf Lifeguard Certification tests beginning this week. Lifeguard positions at all beaches and pools in Rhode Island require certification and special training in...
05/18/2018
State signs 'Clean Seas Pledge' at today's Volvo Ocean Race 'Ocean Summit' PROVIDENCE At today's Volvo Ocean Race Ocean Summit at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit said Rhode Island has joined the fight to address...