State Government Press Releases

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03/08/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's Divisions of Law Enforcement and Fish & Wildlife will be at this weekend's New England Saltwater Fishing Show (Booth 114 and 115), offering saltwater fishing licenses and information on boating safety and education courses.
03/07/2017
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and its partners will kick off the Second Annual Rhode Island Quahog Week with a special launch event later this month. Quahog Week, which runs March 20 – 25, highlights the importance of Rhode Island's wild harvest shellfish to...
03/02/2017
Public invited to discuss plans, ask questions, share concerns with DEM at March 9th forum PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that it will hold a community meeting on the planned Natural Resources & Visitors Center at Arcadia...
03/01/2017
PROVIDENCE –The Rhode Island Departments of Environmental Management (DEM) and Health (RIDOH) today announced that areas of Rhode Island Sound, lower Narragansett Bay south of the Newport Pell and Jamestown Verrazzano Bridges, and lower Sakonnet River will be closed to shellfish harvesting...
02/20/2017
PROVIDENCE - Quahog Week, which made its debut last year, returns March 20 - March 25, 2017. The week-long celebration highlights the importance of Rhode Island's wild harvest shellfish to the state's history, traditions, and economy. As part of the week, participating restaurants and markets will...
02/17/2017
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a series of events throughout February school vacation week to encourage families to get outdoors and explore Rhode Island. Opportunities include guided hikes, seal and birdwatching, and a visit to a trout...
02/06/2017
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a series of events throughout February school vacation week to encourage families to get outdoors and explore Rhode Island. Opportunities include guided hikes, seal and birdwatching, and a visit to a trout hatchery.
02/03/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is offering a free Boating Safety Challenge Exam at the Providence Boat Show – which kicks off today at the Rhode Island Convention Center and runs through Sunday. The Exam, administered by the DEM Division of Law...
01/27/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that Conditional Area B in Upper Narragansett Bay will reopen to shellfish harvesting at sunrise tomorrow, Saturday, January 28; the opening comes four days earlier than anticipated. The shellfish...
01/17/2017
Release a draft of the State's First Comprehensive Food Strategy PROVIDENCE - As part of continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's local food economy and support Rhode Island families, First Gentleman Andy Moffit -together with Congressman Jim Langevin, the Rhode Island Department of...