State Government Press Releases

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01/19/2022
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing 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, unified...
01/18/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is soliciting comments on the state's impaired waters list and will hold a virtual public workshop next week to review statewide water quality findings. A virtual public workshop will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, to present...
12/28/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is inviting residents to #WalkInto22 and celebrate the New Year by joining a First Day Hike at Burlingame State Park and Campground on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, 1-3 PM. First Day Hikes are part of a nationwide initiative led by America's...
12/24/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that it has added three more proprietary stormwater treatment devices to its pretreatment approved list: the Jellyfish Filter, the Stormceptor, and the Cascade Separator. The Jellyfish Filter has been granted...
12/17/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) K9 Grizzly has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. K9 Grizzly's vest was sponsored by Judith and David Cataldi of North...
12/16/2021
PROVIDENCE In advance of the holidays, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Fish & Wildlife announces that the following locations will be stocked with Rainbow trout and Sebago Atlantic salmon starting Friday, Dec. 17, 2021: Barber Pond, South...
12/14/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing the next public meeting of the RI Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council (EC4) will be held in Newport on Thursday, Dec. 16, 1-2:30 PM at Innovate Newport, 513 Broadway. The EC4 assesses, integrates,...
12/08/2021
PROVIDENCE With the region's first snowfall fast approaching, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding businesses, households, community groups, and state and local government agencies to begin preparations for snow disposal. DEM has developed guidelines to...
12/01/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds Rhode Islanders that solid, fluorescent orange must be worn in all state management areas and undeveloped state parks during the designated hunting seasons. All hunters, including archers, must wear 500 square...
11/30/2021
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Agriculture is extending its Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) bulk purchase pilot program through November and December, resulting in an estimated 2,500 boxes of fresh Rhode Island food to eligible seniors....