State Government Press Releases

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05/21/2018
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 positions at all beaches and pools in Rhode Island require certification and special training in...
05/18/2018
State signs 'Clean Seas Pledge' at today's Volvo Ocean Race 'Ocean Summit' PROVIDENCE At today's Volvo Ocean Race Ocean Summit at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit said Rhode Island has joined the fight to address...
05/17/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced its annual Great Outdoors Pursuit will kick off this Saturday, May 19, on National Kids to Parks Day with a guided hike around Peck Pond, arts & crafts, and face painting. As part of the Pursuit, now in...
05/17/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a series of free fishing fly-tying workshops for novice and experienced fly-tiers and a fly-fishing clinic this spring. WHAT: Free Fly-Tying Workshops WHEN: ...
05/17/2018
Wear It! Campaign reminds boaters to wear a life jacket each and every time they are on the water PROVIDENCE Environmental Police Officers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are teaming up with boating safety advocates across the United States and Canada to...
05/17/2018
Farms in Foster, Little Compton, and Smithfield will use $54,000 in funding for renewable energy investments to "green" their operations and save money PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources...
05/16/2018
The spread of a fungus that's deadly to the Gypsy moth has shrunk the population, but there will still be some hard-hit areas in the months ahead PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising homeowners that it does not anticipate widespread defoliation...
05/11/2018
THREE WEEKLY FARMERS' MARKETS NOW OPEN AT STATE PARKS Bedding plants and flowers available at farmers' markets for Mother's Day, Memorial Day PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that three farmers' markets located in state parks are now open on...
05/10/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public workshop and a public hearing this month to discuss proposed changes to regulations governing freshwater fishing, hunting, and falconry. WHAT: Public workshop on draft regulations for...
05/10/2018
Participants in the "Cops & Bobbers" program will learn to fish as they connect with local law enforcement officers PROVIDENCE Environmental police officers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement will participate in a special youth...