State Government Press Releases

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02/20/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will host a series of community listening sessions across Rhode Island beginning tomorrow to solicit ideas on how to improve the State Parks System. The sessions offer an opportunity for Rhode Islanders to learn more about Governor Gina...
02/19/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is brush cutting, mowing, and removing invasive plants at management areas and state lands across Rhode Island now through March. Biologists from DEM's Division of Fish & Wildlife are directing the work as part of the DEM's ongoing...
02/11/2019
PROVIDENCE As part of its continued efforts to grow the state's green economy, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in partnership with the Rhode Island Food Policy Council (RIFPC) invite local farm and food businesses to join a webinar this week on the Local Agriculture...
02/04/2019
Offers property owners convenient access to critical permitting documents PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the state-funded RI Information Technology Investment Fund (ITIF) for a project to further expand online...
02/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Bill Patenaude, a principal engineer in DEM's Office of Water Resources and leader of the Wastewater Leadership Boot Camp, is the recipient of the Clair N. Sawyer Award from the New England Water Environment...
01/31/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is glad to recognize the Potter League for Animals, Rhode Island's animal shelter network, and State Veterinarian Scott Marshall, DVM, for their responsiveness keeping more than 100 pets safe during the recent gas outage on...
01/25/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) salutes Aquatic Resource Education Coordinator Kimberly Sullivan of DEM's Division of Fish & Wildlife, this year's recipient of the Rhode Island Environmental Education Association's (RIEEA) Environmental Education Award.
01/22/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will offer a wild game cooking class with Chef Andy Lussier of Culinary Connections and Addieville East Farm next month. Wild game dishes featured at a recent class include Addieville Fields pheasant (at left) and...
01/16/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is re-opening the area of the Upper Narragansett Bay which was closed to shellfish harvesting in August 2018 following a sewage overflow in Warwick. Beginning at sunrise tomorrow Thursday, January 17, the waters of Upper...
01/16/2019
Several thousand hatchery-raised rainbow and brook trout are going into ponds in Burrillville, North Kingstown, Portsmouth, and Richmond PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds across Rhode Island this week with several thousand brook and...