State Government Press Releases

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05/19/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that seasonal shellfish area closures will take effect at sunrise on Saturday, May 28, and will remain in place until Tuesday, Oct. 11. Consistent with federal requirements, DEM announces changes in shellfish...
05/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the awarding of $4.1 million in matching grants to 13 municipalities to develop or renovate local outdoor recreational facilities. Perennially, the "rec grant"
05/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the awarding of $4.1 million in matching grants to 13 municipalities to develop or renovate local outdoor recreational facilities. Perennially, the "rec grant"...
05/17/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI 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 wear during National Safe Boating...
05/16/2022
PROVIDENCE With the warmer weather arriving, state public health and environmental officials are urging residents to safely enjoy the outdoors. With a very mild winter in which more ticks than usual have likely survived until spring and with warmer weather and longer days giving people more...
05/13/2022
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding Rhode Islanders to remove potential food sources from their properties as black bears emerge with warmer weather. Bird feeders, unsecured trash cans, livestock feed, and other easily available household and backyard food...
05/13/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI After a successful pre-kickoff event with Governor Dan McKee, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, and local commercial quahoggers May 10 at the State House, DEM is proud to officially launch its sixth annual Quahog Week. Running from May 15 to May 21, the event promotes the cultural...
05/11/2022
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the Town of Westerly has postponed the aerial application of mosquito larvicide across 500 acres of Chapman Swamp and nearby swamplands by helicopter from today to tomorrow, Thursday, May 12, due to high...
05/09/2022
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the Town of Westerly will begin aerial application of mosquito larvicide across 500 acres of Chapman Swamp and nearby swamplands by helicopter on Wednesday, May 11, weather permitting. Spraying will take...
05/06/2022
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8, are Free Fishing Days in Rhode Island. Rhode Islanders and visitors alike can fish in the state's freshwaters on both days for all species of freshwater fish, without a fishing license...