State Government Press Releases

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12/28/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is inviting residents to #WalkOff2020 and celebrate the New Year by getting outdoors with their immediate household members during the holiday weekend. Starting New Year's Day, people are encouraged to visit any of our beautiful state...
12/22/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today is announcing the availability of $35,000 in Produce Safety Improvement Grant funding for projects that help farmers and food producers implement food safety practices and comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (
12/22/2020
Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced yesterday that Rhode Island has joined the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). It's an historic, bipartisan program that will be a game-changer in cutting motor vehicle pollution, which is the region's greatest source of greenhouse gases. TCI will...
12/16/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging children, families, and individuals to get outdoors and enjoy the recreational resources that state parks and management areas offer while adhering to all public health guidelines. Cross-country skiing,...
12/10/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding all Rhode Islanders to refrain from flushing disinfectant wipes including those labeled "flushable" and instead, to dispose of them in the trash. Last week, the Johnston Sewer Department alerted DEM that the main sewer...
12/09/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds across Rhode Island this week with several thousand brook and rainbow trout for the winter trout fishing season. Fishing is a popular winter activity for people of all ages in Rhode Island. To protect public health...
12/08/2020
PROVIDENCE Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announce the award of $3.26 million in matching grants under the Brownfields Remediation and Economic Development Fund. Thirteen projects across seven cities and towns will receive funding, made...
12/01/2020
PROVIDENCE With parts of Rhode Island experiencing more than three inches of rainfall from yesterday's storm, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced earlier today closures of approved shellfish areas for seven days and existing conditional shellfish areas for 10 days. This is...
11/30/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today is identifying Vickie A. Medeiros, 61, of Cumberland, as the victim in a kayaking accident November 27 in Narragansett. Regina Treweek, 56, also of Cumberland, who joined Medeiros on the outing, was treated for hypothermia at...
11/27/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds all Rhode Islanders that, for safety reasons, they must wear solid, daylight fluorescent orange when in State management areas and undeveloped State parks during the shotgun deer hunting season, which opens on...