State Government Press Releases

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02/28/2019
March 8 deadline set for LASA and Specialty Crop Grant applications PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds local farm and food businesses that $270,000 in grant funding is available to support small businesses and increase the competitiveness of...
02/26/2019
Next session will take place Thursday, Feb. 28, at Narragansett Community Center PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will host the last two in a series of community listening sessions to solicit ideas on how to improve the State Parks System. The sessions offer an...
02/22/2019
DEM, URI, National Grid and federal partners collaborate on action plan to prepare for, respond to, prevent and recover from the spread of this destructive, invasive pest which attacks only ash trees Providence The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership...
02/20/2019
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is accepting applications for new and renewed commercial fishing licenses through Thursday, February 28. A limited number of new commercial fishing licenses for the harvest of shellfish are available this year for Rhode...
02/20/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will host a series of community listening sessions across Rhode Island beginning tomorrow to solicit ideas on how to improve the State Parks System. The sessions offer an opportunity for Rhode Islanders to learn more about Governor Gina...
02/19/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is brush cutting, mowing, and removing invasive plants at management areas and state lands across Rhode Island now through March. Biologists from DEM's Division of Fish & Wildlife are directing the work as part of the DEM's ongoing...
02/11/2019
PROVIDENCE As part of its continued efforts to grow the state's green economy, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in partnership with the Rhode Island Food Policy Council (RIFPC) invite local farm and food businesses to join a webinar this week on the Local Agriculture...
02/04/2019
Offers property owners convenient access to critical permitting documents PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the state-funded RI Information Technology Investment Fund (ITIF) for a project to further expand online...
02/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Bill Patenaude, a principal engineer in DEM's Office of Water Resources and leader of the Wastewater Leadership Boot Camp, is the recipient of the Clair N. Sawyer Award from the New England Water Environment...
01/31/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is glad to recognize the Potter League for Animals, Rhode Island's animal shelter network, and State Veterinarian Scott Marshall, DVM, for their responsiveness keeping more than 100 pets safe during the recent gas outage on...