State Government Press Releases

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05/06/2022
PROVIDENCE – In light of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement of the first human case of avian influenza A(H5) in the United States last week, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reconfirming that its ongoing surveillance efforts have...
05/05/2022
PROVIDENCE – Governor Dan McKee and The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it has awarded $75,000 in grants to seven communities and private businesses that own and/or operate pump-out facilities that help boaters with properly disposing of sewage. The grants,
05/04/2022
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that it is actively recruiting to hire the remainder of its summertime workforce. Every year, DEM recruits lifeguards, park rangers, facilities attendants, and other key staff to fill seasonal employment...
05/02/2022
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold a public hearing May 10 to discuss the proposed 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits. What: Public hearing on 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 hunting and...
04/28/2022
PROVIDENCE – Governor Dan McKee and Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos announced today that Quahog Week – the annual event spotlighting Rhode Island's favorite bivalve as well as the most economically important resource harvested from Narragansett Bay – will run May 15-21. Now in its sixth year,...
04/27/2022
PROVIDENCE –The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging residents get outside and appreciate Rhode Island's bounty of trees on Arbor Day. DEM is cosponsoring a tree planting Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 29, at 10:30 AM at Wilson Park in North Kingstown, along with the...
04/22/2022
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Clean Water Association (RICWA) will be sponsoring open houses and tours at seven of the state's wastewater treatment facilities during Clean Water Week April 24-30 as part of a statewide effort calling...
04/20/2022
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the second round of spring stocking will occur beginning Tuesday, April 19 through May 2. Over 40 plus, freshwater areas will be restocked, after DEM stocked over 60,000 fish in over 100 water ways for this year's Opening...
04/18/2022
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is inviting Rhode Islanders to get healthy and outside by joining DEM on a walk at Lincoln Woods State Park on Wednesday, April 20, from 5:30-7:30 PM. The walk, originally scheduled for April 6, was postponed due to inclement weather....
04/14/2022
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are alerting the public that a racoon found at Bold Point Park in East Providence last week has tested positive for rabies. Because rabies is a fatal disease, anyone who...