State Government Press Releases

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04/16/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has issued a quarantine order for animals at Simmons Farm in Middletown. DEM and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are investigating the connection between a petting zoo at the farm and cases of cryptosporidiosis-
04/12/2018
Improper disposal of wood ashes is a frequent cause of wildfires PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is urging Rhode Islanders to exercise care when disposing of wood, coal stove, and fireplace ashes. Mid-March through mid-May is the traditional spring...
04/12/2018
Since DEM's Online Licensing System Launched Last Month, nearly 8,000 People Have Bought 15,000 Licenses and Permits. With Opening Day on April 14, DEM Reminds Anglers to Carry a Printed Copy of Their License and Permit Documents with Them. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of...
04/10/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that four state campgrounds will open for the season on Friday, April 13. This year's opening of Burlingame, Charlestown Breachway, Fishermen's Memorial, and George Washington Memorial State Campgrounds coincides...
04/09/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will conduct a controlled burn of 20 acres of Nicholas Farm Wildlife Management Area in Coventry this spring. The burn, conducted for up to three days, will help control underbrush as well as enhance wildlife habitat and...
04/06/2018
PROVIDENCE - With the trout fishing season opening on Saturday, April 14, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding anglers particularly those fishing from a boat to exercise personal safety precautions while in pursuit of their first trout of the season....
04/05/2018
Improvements at Echo Lake boat ramp slated for next fall PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that construction of freshwater boat ramp improvements will begin on April 16 at Watchaug Pond in Charlestown and Indian Lake in South Kingstown. The...
04/04/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) are joining six other Northeast states and automakers in a new initiative to increase electric car use throughout the Northeast. The 'Drive Change. Drive Electric.'...
04/04/2018
Some 80,000 hatchery-raised trout stocked in ponds, rivers across state PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it is stocking some 80,000 brook, brown, and rainbow trout into Rhode Island ponds and streams in preparation for the freshwater...
03/30/2018
Registration for popular program that helps Rhode Islanders save energy, money opens April 2nd PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up once again with the Arbor Day Foundation, Rhode Island Tree Council, and the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape...