State Government Press Releases

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05/06/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is conducting a habitat restoration project this month at the Beach Pond boating access site in Exeter. The project is part of DEM's continuing efforts to restore and protect water quality and native habitat at Beach Pond. Work begins...
05/01/2019
NE Agricultural Exchange offers a robust information-sharing tool for farmers PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Young Farmers Network, Farm Fresh RI and the RI Farm Bureau invites beginning and seasoned farmers to a launch event...
05/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public workshop and public hearing next week to discuss proposed changes to regulations governing freshwater fishing, hunting, and falconry. WHAT: Public workshop on draft regulations for...
04/29/2019
Made possible through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, farms in Foster, Johnston, North Scituate, and Tiverton will receive almost $80K in funding for renewable energy investments to "green" their operations and save money. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental...
04/29/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a series of free fly-tying workshops for novice and experienced fly-tiers and a fly-fishing clinic. WHAT: Free Fly-Tying Workshops WHEN: Wednesday, May 1, 15 |...
04/26/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Rhode Island Tree Council and National Grid has awarded $15,000 in grants for urban forestry projects across Rhode Island. The grants were announced this morning as part of an Arbor Day celebration...
04/26/2019
Supplemental spring trout stocking set to begin on Monday, April 29 PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, are Free Fishing Days in Rhode Island. Rhode Islanders and visitors alike can fish in the state's...
04/25/2019
Small actions lead to big results. Especially during Earth Week, DEM encourages Rhode Islanders not to let the severity of climate change stop us from making behavioral changes that can contribute to a healthier planet. PROVIDENCE During Earth Week, the Department of Environmental Management (...
04/22/2019
Pier will provide saltwater fishing access 10 miles from Providence PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon announce that construction of a new timber fishing pier will begin soon at the iconic Rocky Point State Park in...
04/19/2019
April 22nd marks the 49th anniversary of Earth Day PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging Rhode Islanders to get outdoors and get active this month to mark Earth Day. Community cleanups are scheduled around the state and recreational opportunities abound.