State Government Press Releases

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05/13/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is inviting Rhode Island farmers and food producers to participate in a webinar on Thursday, May 14 to learn how to apply for direct payments through the federal Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The webinar will be hosted...
05/13/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public not to assume that finding a baby animal means it needs to be rescued. For example, a fawn lying on the ground hidden in grass or brush should not be considered abandoned; it should be left alone. ...
05/12/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and the Rhode Island Resource Conservation & Development Area Council, today announced $100,000 in grants to help farmers "green" their operations and...
05/11/2020
Farm Fresh Rhode Island & RI Community Food Bank approved for USDA's new Farmers to Families Food Box program PROVIDENCE, RI Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more Rhode Islanders than ever are in need of emergency and supplemental food. At the same time, Rhode Island...
05/08/2020
PROVIDENCE Getting outdoors and enjoying the beauty of nature are great ways to relieve stress and important to public health. The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation recognizes the value of spending time in nature. We are committed to ensuring park visitors...
05/04/2020
PROVIDENCE As the early boating season gears up, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking boaters to follow COVID-19 social distancing rules and other safety guidelines as they work on their boats at marinas and boatyards and while they're on the water. Paying strict adherence...
05/01/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced a plan for reopening state parks in a graduated manner during the first phase of reopening Rhode Island's economy. While DEM will be staggering park openings, reducing the size of parking areas and restricting hours of...
04/30/2020
PROVIDENCE To help foster the continued viability of the Rhode Island commercial seafood industry during the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has enacted a new, no-cost Direct Sale Dealer License. It authorizes commercial fishermen in Rhode Island...
04/30/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a virtual public hearing next week on proposed changes to hunting, freshwater fishing, and falconry regulations. Due to the Covid-19 emergency, which prevents the Division from holding public meetings in-person, the public...
04/27/2020
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 Tuesday, April 28, weather permitting. Spraying will take place between 8:...