State Government Press Releases

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11/20/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces the permanent protection of 149.5 acres of forested land in Tiverton for public recreational use, including hunting. The parcel abuts a121-acre parcel of protected land that was acquired in 2012 from the Tiverton Rod and Gun...
11/20/2020
PROVIDENCE With winter approaching, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding businesses, community groups, and state and local government agencies to begin preparations for snow disposal. DEM has developed guidelines to assist organizations with selecting and...
11/19/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces today that it has set up a $1 million fund capitalized by Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money to help owners of indoor sports facilities affected by Executive Order 20-90 recover losses incurred...
11/18/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a virtual public workshop next week to review updated draft Rhode Island freshwater wetland rules. DEM has been working in collaboration with the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) to develop revisions to...
11/17/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative, chaired by Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit, announces the availability of a new feature on the SeafoodRI.com website that provides weekly updates of all seafood landings in Rhode Island. This is the...
11/16/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) along with the RI Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration (FHA) announce the availability of $1.6 million in federal transportation funds for recreational trail projects in Rhode Island. Applications for the...
11/06/2020
PROVIDENCE In honor of all veterans, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will be stocking ponds and rivers across Rhode Island with trout in advance of Veterans Day a popular time for recreational fishing. Some areas that were not stocked with trout in October are able to be...
11/06/2020
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Wood-Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Rivers Stewardship Council (WPWSRSC) are working in partnership to increase public awareness of the seven newly designated Wood Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Rivers. Signage is being installed at 14...
11/02/2020
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today the award of $130,008 in farm viability grants to four Rhode Island-based groups working to support local agriculture; the grants are made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant...
10/22/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces the permanent protection of 12.6 acres of forestland in Hopkinton for public recreational use including hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, and hunting. The property lies within DEM's Rockville Management Area and...