State Government Press Releases

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03/15/2019
Participating restaurants and markets across the state will offer specials featuring Rhode Island's favorite clam PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative, chaired by the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), announces that the 4th annual Quahog Week returns March...
03/14/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a series of free workshops this spring to educate Rhode Island farmers about the new Produce Safety Rule (PSR). The PSR establishes, for the first time, national science-based minimum standards for the safe...
03/12/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) this month as part of the Spring Aboard Take a Boating Education Course campaign to encourage boaters to enroll in a boating...
03/11/2019
Information gathered from online recreation survey will help create better outdoor opportunities for Rhode Islanders and visitors PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Division of Statewide Planning are conducting an online...
03/05/2019
OFFERING HIGHER PAY AND PART-TIME HOURS FOR SOME JOBS, DEM LAUNCHES 2019 RECRUITMENT FOR LIFEGUARDS, PARK RANGERS & OTHER KEY SUMMERTIME POSITIONS TO STAFF STATE BEACHES, PARKS With the 16- to 19-year-old labor pool continuing to shrink, DEM hopes to recruit active senior citizens &...
02/28/2019
RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit issued the following statement concerning Governor Raimondo's strategic plan to invest in Rhode Island's system of parks and beaches: "The Governor's proposal to reinvest in Rhode Island's natural and public assets is a...
02/28/2019
March 8 deadline set for LASA and Specialty Crop Grant applications PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds local farm and food businesses that $270,000 in grant funding is available to support small businesses and increase the competitiveness of...
02/26/2019
Next session will take place Thursday, Feb. 28, at Narragansett Community Center PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will host the last two in a series of community listening sessions to solicit ideas on how to improve the State Parks System. The sessions offer an...
02/22/2019
DEM, URI, National Grid and federal partners collaborate on action plan to prepare for, respond to, prevent and recover from the spread of this destructive, invasive pest which attacks only ash trees Providence The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership...
02/20/2019
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is accepting applications for new and renewed commercial fishing licenses through Thursday, February 28. A limited number of new commercial fishing licenses for the harvest of shellfish are available this year for Rhode...