State Government Press Releases

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12/13/2019
Annual event is part of National First Day Hikes program. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting free guided walking tours at Colt State Park, in Bristol, on New Year's Day. The one-and-a-half-mile hike offers panoramic views of Narragansett Bay...
12/12/2019
PROVIDENCE Environmental police officers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement will offer boating safety tips to the public at the Rhode Island Boat Show next month. The boat show kicks off on Friday, January 3, at the Rhode Island...
12/06/2019
For all hunters and management area users, the orange clothing should include a hat and vest worn above the waist and visible in all directions PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds all Rhode Islanders that, for safety reasons, they must wear solid,...
11/21/2019
Work off those Thanksgiving calories by getting outside and taking a hike at a Rhode Island state park or wildlife management area on November 29. Post a picture for a chance to win prizes from REI. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) along with specialty...
11/05/2019
Just published, an authoritative book about the 18 species of amphibians that are native to Rhode Island makes a great gift for nature enthusiasts. Its author is Chris Raithel, a longtime biologist with DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (
11/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that all waters of Point Judith Pond that were affected by Monday's emergency closure were reopened to shellfishing at noon today, November 1. The line separating Point Judith Pond and Potters Pond is from the southern end of...
11/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that it will begin taking reservations for picnic areas, covered shelters, and recreational fields at Rhode Island state parks for the 2020 season beginning on Thursday, January 2. Reservations will be...
11/01/2019
Foams manufactured before 2003 pose a threat to water supplies and public health and require proper removal and disposal. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reaching out to fire departments across Rhode Island to assist with the removal and disposal of legacy fire-...
10/28/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that effective at noon today, Monday, October 28, and until further notice, all waters of Point Judith Pond are closed to shellfishing. The line separating Point Judith Pond and Potters Pond is from the southern end of...
10/25/2019
$2 million in funding capitalized by the 2018 Green Economy Bond, which was approved by nearly 80% of voters is the essential early money that will help transform often-blighted industrial sites "into productive, cleaner spaces today and into the future." PROVIDENCE As part of continued...