State Government Press Releases

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11/16/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) along with the RI Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration (FHA) announce the availability of $1.6 million in federal transportation funds for recreational trail projects in Rhode Island. Applications for the...
11/06/2020
PROVIDENCE In honor of all veterans, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will be stocking ponds and rivers across Rhode Island with trout in advance of Veterans Day a popular time for recreational fishing. Some areas that were not stocked with trout in October are able to be...
11/06/2020
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Wood-Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Rivers Stewardship Council (WPWSRSC) are working in partnership to increase public awareness of the seven newly designated Wood Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Rivers. Signage is being installed at 14...
11/02/2020
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today the award of $130,008 in farm viability grants to four Rhode Island-based groups working to support local agriculture; the grants are made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant...
10/22/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces the permanent protection of 12.6 acres of forestland in Hopkinton for public recreational use including hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, and hunting. The property lies within DEM's Rockville Management Area and...
10/20/2020
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announces the award of $37,500 in matching grants to help communities and businesses invest in boat pump-out facilities across Rhode Island. The grants are funded under the US Fish & Wildlife Service Clean Vessel...
10/17/2020
PROVIDENCE Yesterday the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation and General Treasurer Seth Magaziner joined Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit in launching a $5.2 million project to make much-needed improvements at the Port of Galilee. The work will center on the...
10/15/2020
PROVIDENCE All four members of the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation and General Treasurer Seth Magaziner will join Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit in launching a $5.2 million project to make much-needed improvements at the Port of Galilee. The work will...
10/14/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 62 mosquito samples collected from 72 traps between September 21 and September 30 have tested negative for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV). Test results from samples...
10/14/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife is partnering with local public libraries to host a series of virtual outreach programs this fall. The programs are designed to spread awareness of wildlife management and conservation efforts across the...