State Government Press Releases

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02/26/2020
PROVIDENCE Trying to reduce the spread of invasive species in Rhode Island waters, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has amended the state's Freshwater Fisheries Regulations to prohibit the transport of any plant or plant part into or out of any Rhode Island waterbody on any type...
02/25/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) to Hopkins Hill Sand & Stone, LLC (HHSS) and Hopkins Hill Road Realty, LLC (HHRR) for environmental violations arising from the mining of sand and stone at a facility located at 190 New London...
02/21/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and RI Food Policy Council (RIFPC) will host an informational workshop on wholesale and institutional marketing for farmers and local food producers next week. Participants will learn how to evaluate and select wholesale...
02/21/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) to the Warwick Sewer Authority (WSA) for environmental violations arising from the 2018 collapse of sewer pipes in the city's wastewater collection system that resulted in the discharge of...
02/21/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is urging Rhode Islanders to exercise care when disposing of wood, coal stove, and fireplace ashes. Mild weather and lack of snow cover has meant an earlier-than-usual start of brush fire season. State forest rangers...
02/20/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is accepting applications for new and renewed commercial fishing licenses through Friday, February 28. Although 2020 is a leap year, that does not extend the deadline date. A limited number of new commercial fishing...
02/18/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Rhode Island, along with Massachusetts and Maine, is preparing to regulate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), highly potent greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. HFCs often are used in commercial refrigeration,...
02/17/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with The Light Foundation, will offer the first Mentored Youth Wild Turkey Hunt in Rhode Island this spring. The two-day event is open to youths ages 12 to 15. The program kicks off on Friday, April 24,...
02/17/2020
A project of the RI Tree Council and Forest Conservation Advisory Committee, The Value of Rhode Island Forests report spotlights the benefits provided by forestlands and recommends strategies to encourage conservation PROVIDENCE Rhode Island's 386,373 acres of forest protect drinking water,...
02/14/2020
After a competitive bidding process, DEM selects LAZ Parking to operate and modernize parking at state beaches. The company which manages more than a million parking spaces across the country for clients including California State Parks and Beaches and TF Green Airport will use better...