State Government Press Releases

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01/15/2019
Nationally, RI ranks 1st in visitors per acre but 47th in state spending per visit. "We have a real opportunity to celebrate, invest in, and preserve our parks so they continue to increase value to Rhode Island, encourage healthy living across communities, and provide a backdrop for sharing...
01/08/2019
PROVIDENCE Environmental police officers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) will offer safe boating tips to the public at the Rhode Island Boat Show this weekend. The boat show kicks off tomorrow, Friday, January 4, at the Rhode...
01/08/2019
DEM ACCEPTING COMMENTS ON NEW DRAFT STORMWATER GENERAL PERMIT Public hearing on the draft general permit set for January 10 PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is in the process of reissuing its Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for stormwater...
01/07/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is in the process of reissuing its Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for storm water discharges associated with industrial activities and will hold a public hearing on the draft permit this week. The public may comment at...
01/03/2019
PROVIDENCE Environmental police officers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) will offer safe boating tips to the public at the Rhode Island Boat Show this weekend. The boat show kicks off tomorrow, Friday, January 4, at the Rhode...
12/21/2018
Definitive, illustrated book cataloguing RI's 70+ freshwater fish species would appeal to anglers, nature lovers, scientists, and students PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Inland Fishes of Rhode Island, a comprehensive illustrated book...
12/20/2018
Acquisition of 58 acres including 1,300 feet of frontage on Blue Pond preserves critical habitat and provides additional opportunities for hiking, fishing, and bird-watching within the Rockville Management Area PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM)...
12/14/2018
Guided nature tour kicks off at 1pm around Olney Pond at Lincoln Woods as part of National First Day Hikes Event PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a guided walking tour at Lincoln Woods State Park, in Lincoln, on New Year's Day. The two-and-a-...
12/11/2018
Farms in Barrington, East Greenwich, Jamestown, and Little Compton will use over $67K in funding for renewable energy investments to "green" their operations and save money PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Rhode Island Office of...
12/03/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), announces that it has rescheduled an informational workshop on the brownfields grant application process that was originally planned for this week. The...