State Government Press Releases

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06/11/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that Silver Spring Lake in North Kingstown will receive the first of two treatments to control infestations of invasive weeds including variable water milfoil and fanwort this week. The weed control...
06/08/2018
With guidance from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, DEM is mobilizing volunteers to protect the threatened, migratory birds' nest until the eggs hatch. DEM is advising people to expect 'plover-flow' traffic at Roger Wheeler State Beach in the weeks ahead. PROVIDENCE A pair of piping plovers...
06/08/2018
Participants will learn how to harvest and prepare quahogs at the popular "Come Clam With Me" sessions. Perfect for families, all ages welcome! PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a series of free recreational clamming workshops this summer....
06/08/2018
PROVIDENCE With the forecast predicting sunnier, warmer, "beachier" weather than has recently been the case, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging beach-goers to buy seasonal passes today to help ease weekend traffic tie-ups tomorrow and Sunday. Per-vehicle transaction...
05/31/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the June schedule of events for the state's popular Great Outdoors Pursuit. The public events include guided hikes, a fish hatchery tour, and free admission to the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium. ...
05/30/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), along with its partners, today awarded over $210,000 to 21 local food businesses as part of its annual Agriculture "Ag" Day celebration at the State House. The awards, funded under the Local Agriculture & Seafood Act (...
05/25/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and into the evening on Saturday, May 26th for the second straight day. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone...
05/25/2018
PROVIDENCE As part of her continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy, Governor Raimondo will join the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and partners next week to mark the 17th anniversary of Agriculture Day in Rhode Island; as part of the event, over $210,000...
05/25/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that about 46 acres of Bluff Hill Cove on the eastern side of Point Judith Pond between Great Island and the Narragansett shoreline are closed to shellfishing based on recent water quality monitoring results.
05/24/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and late into the evening on Friday, May 25th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. Ozone is...