State Government Press Releases

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11/01/2019
Foams manufactured before 2003 pose a threat to water supplies and public health and require proper removal and disposal. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reaching out to fire departments across Rhode Island to assist with the removal and disposal of legacy fire-...
10/28/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that effective at noon today, Monday, October 28, and until further notice, all waters of Point Judith Pond are closed to shellfishing. The line separating Point Judith Pond and Potters Pond is from the southern end of...
10/25/2019
$2 million in funding capitalized by the 2018 Green Economy Bond, which was approved by nearly 80% of voters is the essential early money that will help transform often-blighted industrial sites "into productive, cleaner spaces today and into the future." PROVIDENCE As part of continued...
10/23/2019
This week, The Nature Conservancy and the RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are constructing an artificial reef near Sabin Point Park in East Providence to improve bottom habitat for fish. The reef will consist of 64 cement Reef Balls, arrayed in four clusters on the Bay floor,...
10/11/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are reminding Rhode Islanders that the risk of mosquito-borne disease remains. The agencies announced today that in the latest round of mosquito surveillance, one pool, or sample, of...
10/11/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public hearing next week to discuss two proposed sets of regulations on climate resiliency funding. The draft regulations create two funds related to climate resilience to receive, hold, and administer the $10 million...
10/11/2019
During the first round of cleanouts, over 100 chemicals including 300 lbs. of oily waste, 61 lbs. of hazardous waste, and 100 gallons of flammable liquids were removed. Funding is available to help rid chemicals from more schools. PROVIDENCE So far this year, the Department of Environmental...
10/10/2019
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that small game hunting season opens this month. The season for pheasant, cottontail rabbit, gray squirrel, bobwhite quail, red and gray fox opens Saturday, October 19 Saturday, February 29, 2020. The season...
10/10/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has revised the locations along the Beaver River in Richmond where trout will be stocked in advance of Columbus Day weekend, a popular time for recreational fishing. The Rt. 138 access will not be stocked due to low...
10/08/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Parks and Recreation invites Rhode Islanders to a fun-filled, family festival at Burlingame State Park and Campground in Charlestown on Sunday, October 13. The Burlingame Family Festival will be held from 11 AM to 5 PM and...