State Government Press Releases

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06/14/2021
PROVIDENCE - Do you have a burning question about Rhode Island's diverse wildlife? Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a wildlife biologist? Are you interested in learning about wildlife conservation in Rhode Island? You're invited to join the Department of Environmental Management's (DEM)
06/09/2021
PROVIDENCE – In an effort to assist the State with its goal of vaccinating more Rhode Islanders against COVID-19, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has partnered with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) to host a free vaccination clinic at Misquamicut State Beach in...
06/04/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels during the afternoon and into the evening on Saturday June 5th. The alert is being issued statewide. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone...
06/02/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is cautioning the public not to assume that finding a baby animal means it needs to be rescued. For example, a fawn lying on the ground hidden in grass or brush should not be considered abandoned; it should be left alone.
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...
05/19/2021
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...