State Government Press Releases

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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...
04/30/2021
PROVIDENCE Governor Dan McKee and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Rhode Island Tree Council, National Grid, and the City of East Providence held a special Arbor Day celebration today at Hull Street Park in East Providence. Fifteen evergreen and shade...
04/30/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2, are Free Fishing Days in Rhode Island. Rhode Islanders and visitors alike can fish in the state's freshwaters on both days for all species of freshwater fish, without a fishing license...
04/29/2021
PROVIDENCE Tomorrow, in observance of Arbor Day, Governor Dan McKee will be joined by Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit, the RI Tree Council, the City of East Providence, National Grid and other partners at a special celebration in East Providence to mark the 134th...
04/28/2021
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 by helicopter on Tuesday, May 4, weather permitting. Spraying will take place...
04/23/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold two virtual public hearings next month on proposed regulations related to the Division of Fish & Wildlife. Due to the Covid-19 emergency, which prevents the Department from holding public meetings in-person, this public...
04/22/2021
PROVIDENCE This week, as Rhode Island joins the world in marking the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reflecting on the progress Rhode Island has made in protecting our state's natural resources from Narragansett Bay to local waters and green...
04/19/2021
PROVIDENCE During Earth Week, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging Rhode Islanders to be intentional in taking small but purposeful steps to live more sustainably. Taken together, the simple behavioral changes that we can all make each day at home, on the road, at work...
04/15/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that season beach passes and gift certificates will be available for purchase at www.riparks.com/beachpass beginning Tuesday, April 20. Individuals may purchase resident, non-resident, or senior season beach passes at this...
04/15/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold virtual public hearings this month on proposed fee changes for daily parking at Misquamicut State Beach and Lot G in the Port of Galilee. Due to the Covid-19 emergency, which prevents the Department from holding...