State Government Press Releases

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03/28/2018
Positions start at $12.25 per hour and are available at all State swimming areas PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is seeking qualified lifeguards for the summer season at Rhode Island State beaches, parks and campgrounds. Full-time lifeguard positions...
03/27/2018
One way to become "bear aware" is removing backyard food sources as hungry black bears emerge from winter hibernation PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds residents to remove potential food sources from their properties as black bears emerge from...
03/26/2018
Michael R. Perry, 46, of Warwick had been missing since Jan 12. His unoccupied kayak was found Jan. 14. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today is identifying the decedent whose body was found in Narragansett Bay off Barrington March 23 as Michael R....
03/26/2018
PROVIDENCE As part of continued efforts to support growth of the local food economy and in honor of Rhode Island's fishing heritage, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today declared March 26 to April 1, 2018 Quahog Week in Rhode Island. Governor Raimondo joined federal, state and food-industry leaders...
03/23/2018
PROVIDENCE Governor Raimondo along with Senator Jack Reed, Congressman Jim Langevin, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and other partners will kick off the 3rd Annual Rhode Island Quahog Week with a special launch event at Save The Bay in Providence on Monday....
03/20/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and its partners will kick off the Third Annual Rhode Island Quahog Week with a special launch event this month. Quahog Week, which runs March 26 to April 1, highlights the importance of Rhode Island's wild harvest...
03/16/2018
Youth/Paraplegic Turkey Season Opens April 21, followed by Spring Turkey Regular Season Opening on April 26 PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a free informational seminar on wild turkey hunting next month. The program is...
03/15/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) next week as part of the Spring Aboard campaign to encourage boaters to enroll in a boating education course. An informed and...
03/09/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is advising neighborhoods in Warwick and other communities along the Providence River and East and West Passages of the Upper Narragansett Bay that reports have come in today of pieces of hard plastic shaped like pinwheels...
03/09/2018
PROVIDENCE As a follow-up to Governor Gina M. Raimondo's February 28th letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) opposing the Trump Administration's proposal to lift the ban on offshore oil drilling, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) Director Janet Coit...