State Government Press Releases

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04/30/2020
PROVIDENCE To help foster the continued viability of the Rhode Island commercial seafood industry during the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has enacted a new, no-cost Direct Sale Dealer License. It authorizes commercial fishermen in Rhode Island...
04/30/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a virtual public hearing next week on proposed changes to hunting, freshwater fishing, and falconry regulations. Due to the Covid-19 emergency, which prevents the Division from holding public meetings in-person, the public...
04/27/2020
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the Town of Westerly will begin aerial application of mosquito larvicide across 500 acres of Chapman Swamp and nearby swamplands on Tuesday, April 28, weather permitting. Spraying will take place between 8:...
04/27/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB) today awarded $4.7 million in matching grants to 15 municipalities for wastewater treatment facility resilience projects. The grants will fund 18 projects and $10.5M of total...
04/24/2020
PROVIDENCE Today marks the 133rd anniversary of Arbor Day in Rhode Island, and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging residents to connect with nature and appreciate Rhode Island's bounty of trees. Trees play an important role in cooling streets and homes, filtering air,...
04/24/2020
PROVIDENCE As part of a continued focus on supporting healthy communities and promoting outdoor recreation when the state economy begins to reopen, Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today awarded $5.79 million in matching grants to 21 local...
04/22/2020
Governor and DEM Director urge Rhode Islanders to 'be proud of the aggressive steps we've taken to protect our environment for future generations' PROVIDENCE This week, as Rhode Island joins the world in marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the...
04/20/2020
PROVIDENCE As the weather is getting warmer, state public health and environmental officials are urging residents to continue practicing social distancing when outdoors and to take additional precautions to avoid direct contact with ticks that can transmit Lyme disease. Rhode Island has the...
03/16/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is urging all Rhode Islanders to refrain from flushing disinfectant wipes including those labeled "flushable" and instead, to dispose of them in the trash. This morning, the Burrillville Sewer Commission alerted DEM that equipment...
03/13/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the award of $569,500 in matching grants for three projects to mitigate water pollution from stormwater and nonpoint sources and reduce flooding. The grants are made possible through federal funding from the...