State Government Press Releases

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07/19/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and late into the evening on Thursday, July 20. The highest readings are expected along the southern coastal portion of the state. The...
07/19/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a series of free recreational clamming workshops this summer. The workshops, led by a local shellfisherman, review the history and value of shellfishing in Rhode Island and provide an...
07/12/2017
Nearly $90,000 Awarded for Renewable Energy Investments PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and the Rhode Island Resource Conservation & Development Area Council, today announced $89,755...
06/30/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today $270,000 in matching grants is available to help communities and businesses improve and maintain boat pump-out facilities in Rhode Island. A Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open with a deadline of July...
06/29/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the July schedule of events for the state's popular Great Outdoors Pursuit. The public events include guided hikes, an evening walking lecture, and lessons in firearms safety and archery. Events in July:
06/29/2017
Part of national campaign to curb impaired boating PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will join partners across the country this weekend for the annual Operation Dry Water campaign a national crackdown on impaired boating. DEM's Division of Law...
06/26/2017
Offers property owners convenient access to critical permitting documents PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has launched improved online access to onsite wastewater treatment system [OWTS] (or "septic system") records, making it easier for property...
06/21/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the first batch of mosquitoes trapped and tested this season for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) are negative. Beginning in June each year and as part of disease monitoring...
06/20/2017
PROVIDENCE At this time of year, people may observe wildlife such as fawns that appear abandoned, as their mothers are out foraging for food. Homeowners may also notice snapping turtles laying eggs on their property. People should avoid approaching or disturbing these animals. Unless a...
06/15/2017
Grant submissions now accepted through July 28 PROVIDENCE To allow applicants additional time to develop robust proposals, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has extended the deadline for 2017 Bay and Watershed Restoration Grant applications to Friday, July 28, 2017.