State Government Press Releases

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02/04/2019
Offers property owners convenient access to critical permitting documents PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the state-funded RI Information Technology Investment Fund (ITIF) for a project to further expand online...
02/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Bill Patenaude, a principal engineer in DEM's Office of Water Resources and leader of the Wastewater Leadership Boot Camp, is the recipient of the Clair N. Sawyer Award from the New England Water Environment...
01/31/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is glad to recognize the Potter League for Animals, Rhode Island's animal shelter network, and State Veterinarian Scott Marshall, DVM, for their responsiveness keeping more than 100 pets safe during the recent gas outage on...
01/25/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) salutes Aquatic Resource Education Coordinator Kimberly Sullivan of DEM's Division of Fish & Wildlife, this year's recipient of the Rhode Island Environmental Education Association's (RIEEA) Environmental Education Award.
01/22/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will offer a wild game cooking class with Chef Andy Lussier of Culinary Connections and Addieville East Farm next month. Wild game dishes featured at a recent class include Addieville Fields pheasant (at left) and...
01/16/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is re-opening the area of the Upper Narragansett Bay which was closed to shellfish harvesting in August 2018 following a sewage overflow in Warwick. Beginning at sunrise tomorrow Thursday, January 17, the waters of Upper...
01/16/2019
Several thousand hatchery-raised rainbow and brook trout are going into ponds in Burrillville, North Kingstown, Portsmouth, and Richmond PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds across Rhode Island this week with several thousand brook and...
01/15/2019
Nationally, RI ranks 1st in visitors per acre but 47th in state spending per visit. "We have a real opportunity to celebrate, invest in, and preserve our parks so they continue to increase value to Rhode Island, encourage healthy living across communities, and provide a backdrop for sharing...
01/08/2019
PROVIDENCE Environmental police officers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) will offer safe boating tips to the public at the Rhode Island Boat Show this weekend. The boat show kicks off tomorrow, Friday, January 4, at the Rhode...
01/08/2019
DEM ACCEPTING COMMENTS ON NEW DRAFT STORMWATER GENERAL PERMIT Public hearing on the draft general permit set for January 10 PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is in the process of reissuing its Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for stormwater...