State Government Press Releases

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05/23/2019
Building on its 75,000-fish pre-Opening Day stocking effort, DEM began supplemental spring trout stocking today. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has begun stocking five ponds across Rhode Island this week with golden rainbow trout before Memorial Day...
05/22/2019
DEM emphasizes continuation of carry-in/carry-out policy at state parks and beaches. The agency also is launching a pilot litter reduction program at Misquamicut. PROVIDENCE In tandem with Governor Gina M. Raimondo's initiative to invest in and celebrate the state park system, the Department...
05/21/2019
"Beach More, Wait Less" campaign encourages convenient, pre-season sales to ease traffic tie-ups at entrances later. PROVIDENCE In anticipation of a beautiful stretch of weather over Memorial Day Weekend, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging residents to buy their...
05/20/2019
Candidates can select a test time through new online registration program PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it is administering conditional Non-Surf and Surf Lifeguard Certification tests beginning this week. Lifeguard...
05/20/2019
In a leading effort to protect its residents from skin cancer, the Ocean State deploys public natural sunscreen dispensers at all state beaches and parks this summer. Providence, RI (May 20, 2019) RI Governor Gina Raimondo and US Senator Jack Reed join Rhode Island Department of Health, Rhode...
05/17/2019
Sprague Operating Resources LLC receives, distributes, and stores liquid asphalt and other oil-based products at its facility on Allens Avenue. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) to a Providence business for alleged environmental...
05/17/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Division of Statewide Planning will hold two informational workshops this month to gather public input on the draft Rhode Island Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). The SCORP...
05/16/2019
Boaters can bring their expired safety flares to West Marine during three collection events being held this season at West Marine. The first collection is on May 19 in Narragansett, and new flares can be purchased at a discount. PROVIDENCE Environmental Police Officers from the Rhode Island...
05/13/2019
Rhode Island conservation community joins forces for "Operation Spadefoot RI" PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is partnering with the University of Rhode Island (URI) and a contingent of conservation organizations this week to create breeding wetlands for the state-...
05/10/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Scarborough North, Roger Wheeler, and Misquamicut state beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting, from tomorrow, May 11 until Memorial Day to accommodate early beachgoers and the sale of...