State Government Press Releases

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02/21/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) to the Warwick Sewer Authority (WSA) for environmental violations arising from the 2018 collapse of sewer pipes in the city's wastewater collection system that resulted in the discharge of...
02/21/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is urging Rhode Islanders to exercise care when disposing of wood, coal stove, and fireplace ashes. Mild weather and lack of snow cover has meant an earlier-than-usual start of brush fire season. State forest rangers...
02/20/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is accepting applications for new and renewed commercial fishing licenses through Friday, February 28. Although 2020 is a leap year, that does not extend the deadline date. A limited number of new commercial fishing...
02/18/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Rhode Island, along with Massachusetts and Maine, is preparing to regulate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), highly potent greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. HFCs often are used in commercial refrigeration,...
02/17/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with The Light Foundation, will offer the first Mentored Youth Wild Turkey Hunt in Rhode Island this spring. The two-day event is open to youths ages 12 to 15. The program kicks off on Friday, April 24,...
02/17/2020
A project of the RI Tree Council and Forest Conservation Advisory Committee, The Value of Rhode Island Forests report spotlights the benefits provided by forestlands and recommends strategies to encourage conservation PROVIDENCE Rhode Island's 386,373 acres of forest protect drinking water,...
02/14/2020
After a competitive bidding process, DEM selects LAZ Parking to operate and modernize parking at state beaches. The company which manages more than a million parking spaces across the country for clients including California State Parks and Beaches and TF Green Airport will use better...
02/12/2020
New ramp and floating dock to ease launch and retrieval of boats at popular destination for boaters, anglers, and paddlers PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) announce that construction of boat ramp improvements at Quonochontaug (Quonnie)
02/10/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a series of events throughout February school vacation week to encourage families to get outdoors and explore Rhode Island. Opportunities include daily guided tours of Fort Adams, an open house at Eisenhower House,
02/05/2020
$3 million in new funding is available to improve municipal resilience PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that around $3 million in matching grants is available for climate resilience projects throughout Rhode Island. A Request for...