State Government Press Releases

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05/10/2018
Funds will be used to replace retiring RIPTA diesel buses with electric buses to reduce emissions, enhance air quality, and improve state's electric vehicle infrastructure. With new buses, low and zero-emission vehicles will constitute 36% of the state's fleet. PROVIDENCE Governor Gina...
05/09/2018
Reduced parking fees remain in effect at state beaches PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that three state beaches in South County will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting on Saturday, May 12. Scarborough North, Roger Wheeler, and...
05/08/2018
$2.6 million is available to clean up contaminated land, spur economic growth, and create jobs. DEM is encouraging proposals aiming to revitalize brownfield sites for new projects generating energy from green, renewable sources. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental...
05/03/2018
Acquisition will enhance recreational opportunities in Northern Rhode Island. The sellers the Britton Family 'are pleased to return the land to its natural state for all to appreciate' PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces the permanent...
05/01/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today is advising the public to refrain from contact recreation in the Pawtuxet River. In an abundance of caution, officials recommend washing your hands before eating or drinking if there was contact with the Pawtuxet...
05/01/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, are Free Fishing Days in Rhode Island. Rhode Islanders and visitors alike can fish in the state's freshwaters on both days for all species of freshwater fish, without a...
04/27/2018
Today's Application of Larvicide Rescheduled for April 30 PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the Town of Westerly has rescheduled today's planned aerial application of mosquito larvicide across 500 acres of Chapman Swamp and nearby...
04/26/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in partnership with the RI Tree Council, the Towns of Bristol and Warren, and National Grid will hold two special celebrations on Friday, April 27, to mark the 131st anniversary of Arbor Day. "In addition to...
04/25/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the Town of Westerly will begin aerial application of mosquito larvicide across 500 acres of Chapman Swamp and nearby swamplands on Friday, April 27. Spraying will take place between 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.;...
04/24/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public to refrain from contact recreation in the Seekonk River. Officials recommend washing your hands before drinking or eating if there was contact with the Seekonk River. This advisory is in effect until...