State Government Press Releases

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01/08/2020
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking selected ponds in Rhode Island this month with landlocked salmon and rainbow trout for the winter trout fishing season. The one to two-pound, hatchery-raised landlocked salmon and rainbow trout will be...
12/31/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that effective at noon today and until noon on January 7, two areas of Point Judith Pond will be closed to shellfishing due to the strong storm that brought 1.4 inches of rainfall to the area. These areas are shown on the...
12/31/2019
PROVIDENCE Tomorrow, on New Year's Day, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting free guided walking tours at Colt State Park, in Bristol. The one-and-a-half-mile hike offers panoramic views of Narragansett Bay and is part of the ninth annual First Day Hike event...
12/13/2019
Annual event is part of National First Day Hikes program. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting free guided walking tours at Colt State Park, in Bristol, on New Year's Day. The one-and-a-half-mile hike offers panoramic views of Narragansett Bay...
12/12/2019
PROVIDENCE Environmental police officers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement will offer boating safety tips to the public at the Rhode Island Boat Show next month. The boat show kicks off on Friday, January 3, at the Rhode Island...
12/06/2019
For all hunters and management area users, the orange clothing should include a hat and vest worn above the waist and visible in all directions PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds all Rhode Islanders that, for safety reasons, they must wear solid,...
11/21/2019
Work off those Thanksgiving calories by getting outside and taking a hike at a Rhode Island state park or wildlife management area on November 29. Post a picture for a chance to win prizes from REI. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) along with specialty...
11/05/2019
Just published, an authoritative book about the 18 species of amphibians that are native to Rhode Island makes a great gift for nature enthusiasts. Its author is Chris Raithel, a longtime biologist with DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (
11/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that all waters of Point Judith Pond that were affected by Monday's emergency closure were reopened to shellfishing at noon today, November 1. The line separating Point Judith Pond and Potters Pond is from the southern end of...
11/01/2019
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 2020 season beginning on Thursday, January 2. Reservations will be...