State Government Press Releases

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11/13/2018
National Grid, which donated the land to the state in 2001, will be cutting brush and removing dead trees to be able to access power lines safely PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that the John H. Chafee Nature Preserve will be closed to the public on...
10/31/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is offering workshops for anglers interested in developing and honing their fly-tying skills. Hosted by the Division of Fish and Wildlife's Aquatic Resource Education Program, the sessions will be held from 7 p.m. to 9...
10/30/2018
Twelve projects across six cities and towns will split $2.6 million in funding, made available by the 2016 Green Economy Bond. Supporting Governor Raimondo's commitment to clean energy, DEM selected one project that will become a solar farm and two projects with rooftop solar arrays. Another...
10/30/2018
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is identifying the couple who were pulled from rough surf off Fort Wetherill State Park in Jamestown yesterday. They are Kongjuan Wei, 51, and Xianzan Tan, 52, of 5 Calumet Street, Quincy, MA. After responding to the 911 call, which...
10/29/2018
A total of $276,614 will be invested to support specialty crop production and sales in Rhode Island PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announced today the award of $276,614 in farm viability grants to seven Rhode Island-based groups working to support local agriculture;...
10/29/2018
PROVIDENCE A woman and a man, fishing from the rocky shore and believed to be a couple, died after being recovered from the high surf at Fort Wetherill State Park in Jamestown shortly after 9:30 AM today. It is believed that a wave splashed over the rocks where the couple was standing and...
10/26/2018
East Greenwich angler also charged with obstructing an officer and resisting arrest PROVIDENCE The Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) cited an East Greenwich man Tuesday for taking 21 tautog more than twice the daily possession limit for a recreational angler the RI Department of...
10/26/2018
Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that Silver Spring Lake in North Kingstown will receive a follow-up treatment to control noxious weed infestation on Tuesday, October 30. The initial treatment in June significantly reduced the infestations of milfoil and fanwort,...
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....