State Government Press Releases

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10/24/2018
A Governor's proclamation designating October as Farm to School Month spotlights a program that encourages school children to eat healthier while supporting local farmers PROVIDENCE Apples were the order of the day at Lincoln Middle School lunch today. Lots and lots of apples some crisp,...
10/19/2018
First in series of planned roundtable sessions set for Tuesday at URI PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a series of roundtable discussions starting Tuesday, October 23, to gather public input on Rhode Island's outdoor recreation network....
10/16/2018
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a free field training workshop for hunters this month. The program is designed to augment classroom and internet training and is open to anyone who has completed a hunter or bowhunter education...
10/12/2018
Season for pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, woodcock, quail, and fox opens October 20 PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that small game hunting season opens this month. The season for pheasant, cottontail rabbit, gray squirrel, bobwhite quail,...
10/05/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced test results for the final set of mosquito samples this season. Thirty mosquito samples from 27 traps set on Monday, September 24 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine...
10/03/2018
Indian Lake and Watchaug Pond improvements completed in June 2018 PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that construction of improvements to the boat ramp at Echo Lake, also known as Pascoag Reservoir, in Glocester will begin on October 22. The...
10/02/2018
Using DEM's new system, hunters can now report their deer harvest online PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking hunters to take special precautions when hunting deer, elk, and moose (cervids) to keep Rhode Island deer herds free of Chronic Wasting...
09/28/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will stock rainbow and brook trout in Stafford Pond in Tiverton next week in advance of Columbus Day weekend a popular time for recreational fishing. Stafford Pond is among the many Rhode Island ponds and rivers being...
09/28/2018
PROVIDENCE The 75 mosquito samples from 33 traps set on September 17 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today. To date, in Rhode Island, 10 mosquito samples from...
09/27/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will begin stocking trout in ponds across Rhode Island next week in advance of Columbus Day weekend a popular time for recreational fishing. The following waters will be stocked with rainbow and brook trout before...