State Government Press Releases

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05/28/2021
PROVIDENCE – Looking for fun outdoor activities this summer? The Department of Environmental Management's (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife has you covered! From fishing days and archery lessons to hunter education and virtual wildlife conservation programs, there's something for everyone. DEM's...
05/28/2021
PROVIDENCE – With the unofficial start of summer arriving, state public health and environmental officials are urging residents to safely enjoy the outdoors, as long as they take the necessary COVID-19 precautions by adhering to public health guidance and to take additional precautions to avoid...
05/26/2021
PROVIDENCE – In anticipation of a pleasant stretch of weather over Memorial Day Weekend, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging residents to buy their state beach parking pass in advance at www.riparks.com/beachpass. Individuals may purchase resident, non-resident, or...
05/21/2021
PROVIDENCE— In observance of National Public Works Week (NPWW), the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is saluting the decades of investments and construction of wastewater collections and treatment systems in the Ocean State and the hundreds of men and women who run and maintain the...
05/20/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is administering conditional Surf Lifeguard Certification tests today and next week in Narragansett. Lifeguard positions at all beaches in Rhode Island require certification and special training in first aid, CPR, and...
05/19/2021
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will be stocking numerous ponds across Rhode Island with brook, rainbow and brown trout and landlocked (Sebago) Atlantic salmon in advance of Memorial Day weekend – a popular time for recreational fishing. There will be no daily...
05/19/2021
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will distribute mosquito larvicide to communities next week to help control mosquito populations statewide. WHEN: Tuesday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Building #75, East Farm; University of Rhode Island...
05/18/2021
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the award of $40,000 in matching grants to help communities and businesses invest in boat pump-out facilities across Rhode Island. The grants are funded under the US Fish & Wildlife Service Clean Vessel...
05/18/2021
PROVIDENCE – Environmental Police Officers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are teaming up with boating safety advocates across the United States and Canada to promote safe and responsible boating and consistent life jacket wearing during National Safe Boating Week.
05/12/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Scarborough North and Roger Wheeler state beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays only, weather permitting, from Saturday, May 15 until Memorial Day to accommodate early beachgoers. State beaches will...