State Government Press Releases

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04/26/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in partnership with the Rhode Island Tree Council, the City of Providence, and National Grid will hold a special celebration on Friday to mark the 130th anniversary of Arbor Day. As part of the event, several Rhode...
04/26/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced Free Fishing Weekend will take place Saturday, May 6 Sunday, May 7. As part of the event, the public is invited to fish without a fishing license or trout conservation stamp in the state's freshwaters....
04/17/2017
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting several events in celebration of Earth Day to encourage families to get outdoors and explore Rhode Island. Opportunities include birdwatching, a visit to a trout hatchery, and cleanups at state beaches in South...
04/14/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will conduct a controlled burn of 20 acres of Nicholas Farm Wildlife Management Area in Coventry this spring. The burn, conducted over three days, will help control underbrush as well as enhance wildlife habitat and support...
04/11/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds residents to remove potential food sources from their properties as black bears emerge from hibernation. Increasing bear populations in the region have led to more frequent sightings especially in rural areas of...
04/06/2017
High Water Levels and Quick Currents Expected Due to Recent Rainfalls PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising anglers to avoid rivers and use caution as the trout fishing season kicks off at sunrise on Saturday. Due to recent heavy rainfalls,...
04/05/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) is seeking information about two recent incidents on Aquidneck Island of coyotes with illegal leg-hold traps. Anyone with information on who set these traps is asked to contact DLE at 401-222-...
04/05/2017
Lifeguards Needed for All State Swimming Areas PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is recruiting for a variety of seasonal employment positions at recreational facilities across the state. Rhode Island residents, ages 16 and older, are encouraged to apply.
04/04/2017
Registration now open for popular program that helps Rhode Islanders save energy, money PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Arbor Day Foundation are teaming up once again to give away 1,000 trees as part of the State's Energy-Saving Trees Program....
04/03/2017
Spring Turkey Season Opens April 27 PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a free informational seminar on wild turkey hunting this month. The program is designed to educate hunters of all ages and experience on safe, successful...