State Government Press Releases

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10/04/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that it has reissued discharge permits for the Narragansett Bay Commission's (NBC) Bucklin Point and Field's Point Wastewater Treatment Facilities. The Bucklin Point facility serves Central Falls, Cumberland,...
09/29/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the award of $178,849 in matching grants to help communities and businesses invest in boat pump-out facilities across Rhode Island. The grants, funded under the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Clean Vessel...
09/28/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds across Rhode Island with some 10,000 trout in advance of Columbus Day weekend a popular time for recreational fishing. The number of waterbodies stocked will be limited given current drought conditions;...
09/28/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that Carolina Trout Pond in Richmond is being treated to help control invasive weeds. The chemical treatment, which will be applied two times this fall, poses no public health risk nor harm to fish or...
09/19/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reports that small concentrations of orangestriped oakworm caterpillars have begun defoliating trees in areas of western Rhode Island. The caterpillars feed on the foliage of all species of oak trees and have been detected...
09/01/2017
$3 million available to help R.I. communities improve recreational areas PROVIDENCE As part of continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy and promote healthier communities, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the availability of $3...
08/31/2017
PROVIDENCE As part of continued efforts to support a strong shellfish industry in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and partners will hold an informational meeting in September to review Rhode Island's new monitoring and contingency response plan for...
08/25/2017
Public Reminded to Guard against Mosquito Bites PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced a mosquito sample collected on Tuesday, August 15 in Barrington has tested positive for West Nile Virus (...
08/22/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public hearing later this month on the proposed rules and regulations for the State's new Farmland Access Program. The voluntary, pilot program - approved by voters as part of a 2014 environmental bond...
08/02/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the August schedule of events for the state's popular Great Outdoors Pursuit. The public events include a birding workshop, lighthouse tours, outdoor movies, guided hikes, a Rocky-Point themed scavenger hunt,