State Government Press Releases

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03/28/2022
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) confirms it will conduct a one-day prescribed burn on part of Dutch Island, a state property located in Narragansett Bay between Jamestown and North Kingstown. The burn, to be held tomorrow, Tuesday, March 29, weather...
03/25/2022
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is lifting the advisory it placed March 23 on the stretch of the Blackstone River from the Woonsocket Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 11 Cumberland Hill Road, Woonsocket, to the Slater Mill Dam in Pawtucket.
03/24/2022
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has installed new rooftop solar arrays at two state beaches and the Port of Galilee. Funded by grant money secured by the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office in a 2018 settlement with Volkswagen for violating Rhode...
03/21/2022
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the RI Tree Council, RI Nursery and Landscape Association, and the Arbor Day Foundation, is providing 1,000 free trees to Rhode Island residents this spring through the Energy-Saving Trees program. Registration...
03/18/2022
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife has partnered with Responsive Management, a professional survey research firm, to conduct a study of licensed Rhode Island hunters this spring. Designed to better understand hunting...
03/17/2022
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a Zoom training session on Thursday, March 24, for individuals interested in becoming trained inspectors for the state's No-Discharge Compliance Inspection Program. This 90-minute live digital webinar program is intended to...
03/16/2022
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Office of Water Resources is reminding the public that the deadline for submission of water pollution abatement and other eligible projects to be included on the state fiscal year 2023 project priority list (PPL) is Friday,...
03/15/2022
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is scheduled to conduct a one-day prescribed burn on part of Dutch Island, a state property located in Narragansett Bay between Jamestown and North Kingstown, at some point in the next 30 to 45 days. The exact timing of the...
03/15/2022
PROVIDENCE Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today the awarding of more than $2.73 million in grants to help communities and local organizations protect valuable green space throughout Rhode Island. Ten projects will receive matching...
03/08/2022
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Agriculture has upgraded its Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) bulk purchase pilot program to provide an estimated 12,800 boxes of fresh Rhode Island food to eligible seniors. The purpose of this program is to...