State Government Press Releases

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03/04/2022
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising commercial poultry producers and household keepers of backyard chicken coops that a virulent flu that has been detected in Massachusetts and Connecticut is likely headed to Rhode Island and may cause widespread...
03/02/2022
PROVIDENCE– The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will offer an overview of repairs planned for the Silver Spring Lake Dam at the North Kingstown Town Council meeting set for Monday, March 14. The meeting will be held at 7 PM at the Beechwood Senior Center, 44 Beach Street,...
03/01/2022
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has partnered with Everblue, an innovative training company, to streamline the licensing process for commercial pesticide applicators throughout the state. Using Everblue's proprietary registration system, licensure...
02/28/2022
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today is launching a new website that will serve as a one-stop-shop where Rhode Islanders who fish, hunt, and boat may obtain all the licenses, permits, and tags they need to participate in these activities. The single,...
02/24/2022
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announces the permanent protection of 26.9 acres of forested land in Little Compton for public recreational use, including hunting. The parcel abuts DEM's Eight Rod Management Area, which straddles the boundary of Little Compton...
02/21/2022
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds fishers of the Feb. 28, 2022, renewal deadline date for renewing existing multipurpose licenses (MPURP), commercial fishing licenses (CFL), principal effort licenses (PEL), and over 65 shellfish licenses (SFO65).
02/18/2022
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's (DEM) will hold a hybrid (Zoom) public workshop on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, to discuss the proposed 2023-2024 freshwater fishing season, the 2022-2023 falconry regulations, and the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 hunting and trapping...
02/18/2022
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's (DEM) will hold a hybrid (Zoom) public workshop on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, to discuss the proposed 2023-2024 freshwater fishing season, the 2022-2023 falconry regulations, and the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 hunting and trapping...
02/17/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is pleased to announce a competitive solicitation process to award around $375,000 in Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funds for projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. Specialty...
02/14/2022
PROVIDENCE -- The Light Foundation is teaming up with The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) for the Second Annual Mentored Youth Wild Turkey Hunt this spring. The two-day event, set for April 22-23, is free and open to youths 12 to 15, whether they are first-time or proficient hunters.