State Government Press Releases

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01/31/2020
PROVIDENCE Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit is congratulating two individuals State Land Conservation Program Manager Michelle Sheehan of DEM's Division of Planning and Development and Nancy Hess, Supervising Planner in the Department of Administration's...
01/31/2020
With funding provided through the US Fish & Wildlife Service and state Open Space Bonds, the $265,000 acquisition will enhance recreational opportunities in southwest Rhode Island PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) announce the...
01/30/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that based on ongoing water quality monitoring results, two areas of Point Judith Pond are being reclassified from approved to conditionally approved for shellfish harvesting. The changes will take effect at...
01/28/2020
Residual damage from Superstorm Sandy along with erosion and storm surge intensified by climate change-driven sea level rise necessitate the closure at the iconic Jamestown property PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the perimeter loop road...
01/27/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today is launching its recruitment to staff state parks, beaches, and campgrounds for the 2020 recreational season. The Department is actively seeking qualified lifeguards for freshwater and saltwater beaches and other key...
01/23/2020
March 31 deadline set for Specialty Crop Grant applications PROVIDENCE The RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that $150,000 in farm viability grant funding is available for projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds...
01/17/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the University of Rhode Island (URI) is holding three public workshops this winter to provide information about the spotted lanternfly, an exotic pest that targets various plants and trees. Native to China,
01/09/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a children's program on New England cottontail rabbits, a presentation on the history of bears in RI, and two family-friendly birding workshops this winter as part of its Wildlife Outreach...
01/08/2020
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking selected ponds in Rhode Island this month with landlocked salmon and rainbow trout for the winter trout fishing season. The one to two-pound, hatchery-raised landlocked salmon and rainbow trout will be...
12/31/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that effective at noon today and until noon on January 7, two areas of Point Judith Pond will be closed to shellfishing due to the strong storm that brought 1.4 inches of rainfall to the area. These areas are shown on the...