State Government Press Releases

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12/22/2017
Guided nature tour kicks off at noon in Beavertail State Park in Jamestown as part of National First Day Hikes Event PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a guided walking tour of Beavertail State Park, in Jamestown, on New Year's Day. The one-...
12/21/2017
Acquisition will protect water quality in nearby Blue Pond PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces the permanent protection of 30 acres of forestland in Hopkinton. The property abuts DEM's Rockville Management Area and sits within 1,558 contiguous...
12/14/2017
A total of $233,250 will be invested to support specialty crop production and sales in Rhode Island PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announced today the award of farm viability grants to four Rhode Island-based groups working to support local agriculture; the grants,...
12/13/2017
Informational meeting to be held next Wednesday in Providence PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the United States Forest Service and the Rhode Island Tree Council, today announced $30,000 is available in matching grants to support...
12/06/2017
Virus found in Watchaug Pond in Charlestown PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising anglers of steps they can take to minimize the spread of Largemouth Bass Virus (LMBV). The advisory comes in the wake of confirmation that largemouth bass sampled...
11/29/2017
PROVIDENCE With winter approaching, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding businesses, community groups, and state and local government agencies to begin preparations for snow disposal. DEM has developed guidelines to assist organizations with selecting and...
11/21/2017
Proposed changes would create standards for renewable energy-generation systems for enrolled farmland PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to "Rules and Regulations for Implementation of the Farm, Forest...
11/21/2017
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife will be stocking trout in Stafford Pond, Tiverton on Tuesday, November 28. A cyanobacteria or blue-green algae infestation prevented the department from stocking trout earlier this fall. Now however, the...
11/09/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) today announced the award of $6.8 million in matching grants for 33 projects, spread across the state, to mitigate water pollution from stormwater and nonpoint sources, reduce flooding, and strengthen Rhode Island's...
11/07/2017
PROVIDENCE In honor of all veterans, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds across Rhode Island with some 4,000 trout in advance of Veterans Day a popular time for recreational fishing. The following waters will be stocked this week: Barber Pond,...