State Government Press Releases

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02/01/2021
Main Camp at Burlingame Restricted to Tents-only PROVIDENCE To protect public health and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has made several operational changes at Burlingame State Campground in Charlestown for the 2021 season. DEM's...
01/28/2021
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), announces that construction of improvements to the freshwater boat ramp at Olney Pond in Lincoln Woods State Park will begin next month. The existing boat ramp will be...
01/27/2021
PROVIDENCE Over the past year, Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Wildlife Outreach staff have been developing a series of educational resources for K-8 educators, organized thematically into learning kits. The materials Rhody Critter Kits contain lesson plans, activities, videos,...
01/22/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Fish & Wildlife will host a series of four Seasonal Wildlife Solution Sessions beginning next month. Rhode Islanders are invited to join DEM's Wildlife Outreach Team to discover effective strategies for...
01/21/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that the Mobility Innovation Working Group has issued its final report. The report includes recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and maximize clean mobility options for all Rhode Islanders. Approximately 40%
01/20/2021
PROVIDENCE New rules opening competitive sports opportunities for lower and moderate risk sports such as gymnastics, basketball, ice hockey, indoor track, and swimming will go into effect today, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces. Although interscholastic teams for these...
01/15/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is notifying the public that the section of the Blackstone River Bikeway underneath the Manville Bridge in Lincoln running in the South-North direction will be closed from January 18 through January 22 to allow the Rhode Island...
01/14/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is seeking proposals from qualified farmers to purchase a 10-acre agricultural parcel in South Kingstown. A Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued this week through the Farmland Access Program, a voluntary program approved by voters...
01/08/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that it has purchased the former Echo Lake Campground in Burrillville. The 235-acre property is located on the west side of Echo Lake, also known as Pascoag Reservoir, and contains 2,200 feet of linear frontage on the lake.
12/30/2020
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 2021 season beginning on Monday, January 4. ...