State Government Press Releases

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05/20/2019
Candidates can select a test time through new online registration program PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it is administering conditional Non-Surf and Surf Lifeguard Certification tests beginning this week. Lifeguard...
05/20/2019
In a leading effort to protect its residents from skin cancer, the Ocean State deploys public natural sunscreen dispensers at all state beaches and parks this summer. Providence, RI (May 20, 2019) RI Governor Gina Raimondo and US Senator Jack Reed join Rhode Island Department of Health, Rhode...
05/17/2019
Sprague Operating Resources LLC receives, distributes, and stores liquid asphalt and other oil-based products at its facility on Allens Avenue. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) to a Providence business for alleged environmental...
05/17/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Division of Statewide Planning will hold two informational workshops this month to gather public input on the draft Rhode Island Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). The SCORP...
05/16/2019
Boaters can bring their expired safety flares to West Marine during three collection events being held this season at West Marine. The first collection is on May 19 in Narragansett, and new flares can be purchased at a discount. PROVIDENCE Environmental Police Officers from the Rhode Island...
05/13/2019
Rhode Island conservation community joins forces for "Operation Spadefoot RI" PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is partnering with the University of Rhode Island (URI) and a contingent of conservation organizations this week to create breeding wetlands for the state-...
05/10/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Scarborough North, Roger Wheeler, and Misquamicut state beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting, from tomorrow, May 11 until Memorial Day to accommodate early beachgoers and the sale of...
05/09/2019
Agency launches "Beach More, Wait Less" campaign to encourage convenient, pre-season sales and ease traffic tie-ups at entrances later. PROVIDENCE As part of Governor Gina M. Raimondo's initiative to support and celebrate state parks and beaches, Rhode Islanders for the first time can buy...
05/09/2019
Agency's action is not connected to or sequenced with the Energy Facility Siting Board's pending decision on siting and building the facility proposed by Invenergy PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that it has found that the Clear River...
05/08/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that a project to remove about 20 dead, dying, or otherwise hazardous trees surrounding Mansion Field in Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick will get underway within the next two to three weeks....