State Government Press Releases

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10/28/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that $75,000 grants are available to communities and private businesses that own and/or operate boating facilities that are accessible to the public. The grants, funded by the US Fish & Wildlife Service...
10/27/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing today a program of online resources including a training module in four languages aimed at limiting the harmful effects of chemicals in everyday cleaning products on human health and the environment. The Green Cleaning...
10/22/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising motorists to be on high alert for deer crossing roadways, particularly at dawn and dusk. The deer breeding season (known as the "rut") is currently underway and will continue through November and much of December. Deer tend...
10/14/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the most recent round of testing by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) State Health Laboratories has confirmed one new positive finding of West Nile Virus (WNV). The finding was detected in a mosquito...
10/14/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announces the start of the 2021-2022 pheasant stocking program. DEM stocks pheasants to provide public hunting opportunities on select management areas throughout Rhode Island with stocking occurring twice weekly at...
10/07/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has approved the Filterraฎ — a proprietary stormwater treatment device that uses regionally acceptable trees or shrubs typically housed in a concrete box to filter and treat stormwater runoff — for use as a water quality...
10/06/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the most recent round of testing by RIDOH State Health Laboratories has confirmed no new positive findings of West Nile virus (WNV). DEM collected 322 samples of mosquitoes from 84 traps set statewide Sept. 9-20....
10/01/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the property's current leaseholder, PRI X LP, today announced that they are offering a request for proposals (RFP) to redevelop the five-acre parcels of land in Galilee now occupied by the Lighthouse Inn. Particular...
09/30/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has partnered with the Roger Williams Park Zoo, the University of Rhode Island (URI), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and other conservation organizations to study and restore populations of the state endangered...
09/28/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will begin stocking trout in freshwaters across Rhode Island from Friday, Oct. 1, to Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, for the fall fishing season – a popular time for recreational fishing. "With crisp clear weather and lighter...