State Government Press Releases

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03/11/2019
Information gathered from online recreation survey will help create better outdoor opportunities for Rhode Islanders and visitors PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Division of Statewide Planning are conducting an online...
03/05/2019
OFFERING HIGHER PAY AND PART-TIME HOURS FOR SOME JOBS, DEM LAUNCHES 2019 RECRUITMENT FOR LIFEGUARDS, PARK RANGERS & OTHER KEY SUMMERTIME POSITIONS TO STAFF STATE BEACHES, PARKS With the 16- to 19-year-old labor pool continuing to shrink, DEM hopes to recruit active senior citizens &...
02/28/2019
RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit issued the following statement concerning Governor Raimondo's strategic plan to invest in Rhode Island's system of parks and beaches: "The Governor's proposal to reinvest in Rhode Island's natural and public assets is a...
02/28/2019
March 8 deadline set for LASA and Specialty Crop Grant applications PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds local farm and food businesses that $270,000 in grant funding is available to support small businesses and increase the competitiveness of...
02/26/2019
Next session will take place Thursday, Feb. 28, at Narragansett Community Center PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will host the last two in a series of community listening sessions to solicit ideas on how to improve the State Parks System. The sessions offer an...
02/22/2019
DEM, URI, National Grid and federal partners collaborate on action plan to prepare for, respond to, prevent and recover from the spread of this destructive, invasive pest which attacks only ash trees Providence The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership...
02/20/2019
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is accepting applications for new and renewed commercial fishing licenses through Thursday, February 28. A limited number of new commercial fishing licenses for the harvest of shellfish are available this year for Rhode...
02/20/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will host a series of community listening sessions across Rhode Island beginning tomorrow to solicit ideas on how to improve the State Parks System. The sessions offer an opportunity for Rhode Islanders to learn more about Governor Gina...
02/19/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is brush cutting, mowing, and removing invasive plants at management areas and state lands across Rhode Island now through March. Biologists from DEM's Division of Fish & Wildlife are directing the work as part of the DEM's ongoing...
02/11/2019
PROVIDENCE As part of its continued efforts to grow the state's green economy, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in partnership with the Rhode Island Food Policy Council (RIFPC) invite local farm and food businesses to join a webinar this week on the Local Agriculture...