State Government Press Releases

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06/30/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the City of Warwick, will host an opening event at the newly constructed fishing pier at Rocky Point State Park this week. WHAT: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony WHERE: Rocky Point State...
06/30/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that four Rhode Island state campgrounds are now open to visitors with new restrictions and procedures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. DEM's Division of Parks and Recreation recognizes the value of spending time in...
06/29/2020
PROVIDENCE With the approach of the Fourth of July bringing warmer, sunnier weather, boats will soon be dotting Narragansett Bay and other Rhode Island waterways. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and US Coast Guard urge boaters to be responsible and not operate their boats under...
06/25/2020
PROVIDENCE Following Governor Gina M. Raimondo's announcement yesterday at the COVID-19 press conference, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will ease parking restrictions by increasing parking by 25% at Rhode Island state beaches starting Saturday, June 27, to try to keep lines of...
06/19/2020
PROVIDENCE With this weekend's high temperatures expected to soar into the 80s, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking Rhode Islanders to expect and be patient with parking delays at state beaches. "With the start of the peak summer season tomorrow, we anticipate that...
06/18/2020
Anyone who buys their season or daily pass online or before heading to the beach will be able to use the new express lanes for quick entry. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that daily flex passes, which allow for one-day parking at Rhode Island State...
06/18/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking the public to report sightings of wild turkey hens both with a brood of baby turkeys and without and tom turkeys to help with research efforts. Information gathered from the public is helpful in determining...
06/17/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces real-time, online access to Water Quality Certifications (WQC) and Stormwater Construction (STW) Permits. These permits are issued by DEM's Office of Water Resources, in accordance the Rhode Island Water Quality...
06/17/2020
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the award of $48,430 in matching grants to help communities and businesses invest in boat pump-out facilities across Rhode Island. The grants are funded under the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Clean...
06/15/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that National Grid will perform tree trimming along the East Bay Bike Path in Barrington next week. The work will take two days to complete and will take place from Monday, June 22 through Friday,...