State Government Press Releases

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05/30/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), along with its partners, today awarded over $210,000 to 21 local food businesses as part of its annual Agriculture "Ag" Day celebration at the State House. The awards, funded under the Local Agriculture & Seafood Act (...
05/25/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and into the evening on Saturday, May 26th for the second straight day. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone...
05/25/2018
PROVIDENCE As part of her continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy, Governor Raimondo will join the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and partners next week to mark the 17th anniversary of Agriculture Day in Rhode Island; as part of the event, over $210,000...
05/25/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that about 46 acres of Bluff Hill Cove on the eastern side of Point Judith Pond between Great Island and the Narragansett shoreline are closed to shellfishing based on recent water quality monitoring results.
05/24/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and late into the evening on Friday, May 25th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. Ozone is...
05/21/2018
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 positions at all beaches and pools in Rhode Island require certification and special training in...
05/18/2018
State signs 'Clean Seas Pledge' at today's Volvo Ocean Race 'Ocean Summit' PROVIDENCE At today's Volvo Ocean Race Ocean Summit at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit said Rhode Island has joined the fight to address...
05/17/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced its annual Great Outdoors Pursuit will kick off this Saturday, May 19, on National Kids to Parks Day with a guided hike around Peck Pond, arts & crafts, and face painting. As part of the Pursuit, now in...
05/17/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a series of free fishing fly-tying workshops for novice and experienced fly-tiers and a fly-fishing clinic this spring. WHAT: Free Fly-Tying Workshops WHEN: ...
05/17/2018
Wear It! Campaign reminds boaters to wear a life jacket each and every time they are on the water PROVIDENCE 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...