State Government Press Releases

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05/31/2019
PROVIDENCE To accelerate growth of Rhode Island's green economy, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the RI Food Policy Council, has awarded $95,949 in grants to 12 local agriculture and food businesses. The awards, funded under the Local...
05/29/2019
PROVIDENCE As Rhode Island's itinerant bear or bears continue to roam throughout the state, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today is reminding Rhode Islanders that the best way to prevent an interaction and to discourage black bears from becoming nuisance animals is to...
05/29/2019
PROVIDENCE With a gorgeous stretch of weather over Memorial Day Weekend, thousands of Rhode Islanders and visitors enjoyed the sandy shorelines at Scarborough State Beach, fished the trout-stocked waters of Olney Pond in Lincoln Woods, and observed a somber display of Boots on the Ground for...
05/24/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it will be administering an additional conditional Surf Lifeguard Certification test next week. This test is being held because several candidates have expressed difficulty in getting to earlier tests due...
05/24/2019
DEM is encouraging residents to buy their state beach pass online or in advance so they can "beach more, wait less." PROVIDENCE From a more expansive menu at six state beaches (East Matunuck, Misquamicut, Roger Wheeler, Scarborough North and South, and Salty Brine) to the chance to rent "...
05/23/2019
Boaters directed to use nearby Sakonnet River Bridge boat ramp in Tiverton PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that the concrete boat ramp at Gull Cove in Portsmouth has reached the end of its useful life and will be removed this summer. Located on the...
05/23/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that seasonal shellfish area closures will take effect at sunrise on Saturday, May 25, and will remain in place until Tuesday, October 15. Consistent with federal requirements, DEM closes some local waters to the...
05/23/2019
Building on its 75,000-fish pre-Opening Day stocking effort, DEM began supplemental spring trout stocking today. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has begun stocking five ponds across Rhode Island this week with golden rainbow trout before Memorial Day...
05/22/2019
DEM emphasizes continuation of carry-in/carry-out policy at state parks and beaches. The agency also is launching a pilot litter reduction program at Misquamicut. PROVIDENCE In tandem with Governor Gina M. Raimondo's initiative to invest in and celebrate the state park system, the Department...
05/21/2019
"Beach More, Wait Less" campaign encourages convenient, pre-season sales to ease traffic tie-ups at entrances later. PROVIDENCE In anticipation of a beautiful stretch of weather over Memorial Day Weekend, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging residents to buy their...