State Government Press Releases

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04/09/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will conduct a controlled burn of 20 acres of Nicholas Farm Wildlife Management Area in Coventry this spring. The burn, conducted for up to three days, will help control underbrush as well as enhance wildlife habitat and...
04/06/2018
PROVIDENCE - With the trout fishing season opening on Saturday, April 14, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding anglers particularly those fishing from a boat to exercise personal safety precautions while in pursuit of their first trout of the season....
04/05/2018
Improvements at Echo Lake boat ramp slated for next fall PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that construction of freshwater boat ramp improvements will begin on April 16 at Watchaug Pond in Charlestown and Indian Lake in South Kingstown. The...
04/04/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) are joining six other Northeast states and automakers in a new initiative to increase electric car use throughout the Northeast. The 'Drive Change. Drive Electric.'...
04/04/2018
Some 80,000 hatchery-raised trout stocked in ponds, rivers across state PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it is stocking some 80,000 brook, brown, and rainbow trout into Rhode Island ponds and streams in preparation for the freshwater...
03/30/2018
Registration for popular program that helps Rhode Islanders save energy, money opens April 2nd PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up once again with the Arbor Day Foundation, Rhode Island Tree Council, and the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape...
03/28/2018
Positions start at $12.25 per hour and are available at all State swimming areas PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is seeking qualified lifeguards for the summer season at Rhode Island State beaches, parks and campgrounds. Full-time lifeguard positions...
03/27/2018
One way to become "bear aware" is removing backyard food sources as hungry black bears emerge from winter hibernation PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds residents to remove potential food sources from their properties as black bears emerge from...
03/26/2018
Michael R. Perry, 46, of Warwick had been missing since Jan 12. His unoccupied kayak was found Jan. 14. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today is identifying the decedent whose body was found in Narragansett Bay off Barrington March 23 as Michael R....
03/26/2018
PROVIDENCE As part of continued efforts to support growth of the local food economy and in honor of Rhode Island's fishing heritage, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today declared March 26 to April 1, 2018 Quahog Week in Rhode Island. Governor Raimondo joined federal, state and food-industry leaders...