State Government Press Releases

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01/17/2018
$120,000 Awarded for Renewable Energy Investments PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and the Rhode Island Resource Conservation & Development Area Council, today announced $120,000 in...
01/17/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds across Rhode Island this month with some 4,200 brook and rainbow trout for the winter trout fishing season. "Fishing is a popular winter activity for people of all ages, providing an opportunity to...
01/12/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today $380,000 is available to help grow Rhode Island farm and food businesses and increase the competitiveness of local products in the marketplace. The funding is part of the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (...
01/09/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging children, families and individuals to get outdoors and enjoy the recreational resources that Rhode Island state parks and management areas offer. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and ice...
12/29/2017
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management advises anglers and other winter recreationists to be aware of ice fishing and hypothermia safety. This is especially important now during school vacation and holidays when families will be enjoying the outdoors. Despite the early cold...
12/22/2017
Guided nature tour kicks off at noon in Beavertail State Park in Jamestown as part of National First Day Hikes Event PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a guided walking tour of Beavertail State Park, in Jamestown, on New Year's Day. The one-...
12/21/2017
Acquisition will protect water quality in nearby Blue Pond PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces the permanent protection of 30 acres of forestland in Hopkinton. The property abuts DEM's Rockville Management Area and sits within 1,558 contiguous...
12/14/2017
A total of $233,250 will be invested to support specialty crop production and sales in Rhode Island PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announced today the award of farm viability grants to four Rhode Island-based groups working to support local agriculture; the grants,...
12/13/2017
Informational meeting to be held next Wednesday in Providence PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the United States Forest Service and the Rhode Island Tree Council, today announced $30,000 is available in matching grants to support...
12/06/2017
Virus found in Watchaug Pond in Charlestown PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising anglers of steps they can take to minimize the spread of Largemouth Bass Virus (LMBV). The advisory comes in the wake of confirmation that largemouth bass sampled...