State Government Press Releases

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04/05/2019
Registration for DEM's popular Energy-Saving Trees Program, which helps Rhode Islanders save energy and money, opens April 8th PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation to give away 1,000 trees as part of the State's...
04/03/2019
New this year: golden rainbow trout will be stocked at 16 of RI's most popular locations and thanks to the partnership of the South Kingstown Land Trust, Kingston's Scott Evans Memorial Pond has been added as a children's pond PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental...
04/01/2019
PROVIDENCE Every year sportsmen and women head afield looking to harvest wild game to provide healthy nutrition for themselves and their loved ones. Hunters can harvest an array of wild game in Rhode Island, including waterfowl, wild turkeys, and white-tailed deer. According to the Rhode Island...
03/27/2019
PROVIDENCE With the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) having received its first report of a bear sighting yesterday, DEM is reminding Rhode Islanders to remove potential food sources from their properties as black bears emerge from hibernation. Increasing bear populations...
03/26/2019
Information gathered from online recreation survey will help create better outdoor opportunities for Rhode Islanders and visitors PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Division of Statewide Planning are reminding residents that...
03/26/2019
The proposed increases which would be the first since 2002 would put fees in line with other campgrounds in RI and neighboring states and shift a portion of the funding burden from RI taxpayers to campers and other park users PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental...
03/15/2019
Participating restaurants and markets across the state will offer specials featuring Rhode Island's favorite clam PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative, chaired by the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), announces that the 4th annual Quahog Week returns March...
03/14/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a series of free workshops this spring to educate Rhode Island farmers about the new Produce Safety Rule (PSR). The PSR establishes, for the first time, national science-based minimum standards for the safe...
03/12/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) this month as part of the Spring Aboard Take a Boating Education Course campaign to encourage boaters to enroll in a boating...
03/11/2019
Information gathered from online recreation survey will help create better outdoor opportunities for Rhode Islanders and visitors PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Division of Statewide Planning are conducting an online...