State Government Press Releases

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03/20/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and its partners will kick off the Third Annual Rhode Island Quahog Week with a special launch event this month. Quahog Week, which runs March 26 to April 1, highlights the importance of Rhode Island's wild harvest...
03/16/2018
Youth/Paraplegic Turkey Season Opens April 21, followed by Spring Turkey Regular Season Opening on April 26 PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a free informational seminar on wild turkey hunting next month. The program is...
03/15/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) next week as part of the Spring Aboard campaign to encourage boaters to enroll in a boating education course. An informed and...
03/09/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is advising neighborhoods in Warwick and other communities along the Providence River and East and West Passages of the Upper Narragansett Bay that reports have come in today of pieces of hard plastic shaped like pinwheels...
03/09/2018
PROVIDENCE As a follow-up to Governor Gina M. Raimondo's February 28th letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) opposing the Trump Administration's proposal to lift the ban on offshore oil drilling, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) Director Janet Coit...
03/09/2018
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces a series of free fly-tying workshops, beginning next week, at public libraries in Charlestown, Middletown, Portsmouth and Little Compton. Participants will learn how to make their own freshwater flies over several...
03/06/2018
PROVIDENCE A new licensing system that provides more options for buying hunting and fishing licenses was launched this month by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM). Implementation of the new system is part of efforts to encourage people to head outdoors and enjoy...
02/27/2018
PROVIDENCE Governor Gina M. Raimondo will join the Environment Council of Rhode Island and environmental leaders tomorrow at an event to voice her opposition to the Trump Administration's offshore drilling proposal. When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 3:15 p.m. Where: Governor's...
02/27/2018
PROVIDENCE With almost two months left in the winter home heating season, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding Rhode Island residents that proper care and maintenance of their fuel oil tank, lines and furnace can reduce the chance of spilling oil and being...
02/21/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will launch a new, fully online fishing and hunting license system that expands upon current web-based services on Thursday, March 1. Implementation of the new system is part of statewide efforts to improve customer...