State Government Press Releases

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05/19/2021
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will be stocking numerous ponds across Rhode Island with brook, rainbow and brown trout and landlocked (Sebago) Atlantic salmon in advance of Memorial Day weekend a popular time for recreational fishing. There will be no daily...
05/19/2021
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will distribute mosquito larvicide to communities next week to help control mosquito populations statewide. WHEN: Tuesday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Building #75, East Farm; University of Rhode Island...
05/18/2021
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the award of $40,000 in matching grants to help communities and businesses invest in boat pump-out facilities across Rhode Island. The grants are funded under the US Fish & Wildlife Service Clean Vessel...
05/18/2021
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 promote safe and responsible boating and consistent life jacket wearing during National Safe Boating Week.
05/14/2021
Participating restaurants and markets across the state will offer specials featuring Rhode Island's favorite clam, and most valuable fishery resource harvested from Narragansett Bay WARWICK, RI - Governor Dan McKee joined Mayor Frank Picozzi, Department of Environmental Management Director...
05/12/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Scarborough North and Roger Wheeler state beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays only, weather permitting, from Saturday, May 15 until Memorial Day to accommodate early beachgoers. State beaches will...
05/12/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement is investigating a fatal boating incident that occurred late yesterday afternoon in Greenwich Bay off the City of Warwick. A 23' sailboat took on water and sunk, and two victims were recovered and were...
05/07/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative, chaired by Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit, announces that the 5th annual Quahog Week returns this year from May 17 to May 23. The week-long celebration shines a light on Rhode Island's favorite local...
05/05/2021
Providence - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reports that Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a destructive forest insect from Asia, continues to spread throughout Rhode Island. EAB was first detected in the state in 2018, with small numbers of the pests found in Burrillville, Cumberland,...
05/03/2021
PROVIDENCE Spring has sprung, and for many wildlife species in Rhode Island, that means it's time to raise their young. In May and June, sightings of deer fawns, fox kits, songbird chicks, bunnies, and baby squirrels become more common and generate concerned calls from the public to the...