State Government Press Releases

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05/16/2018
The spread of a fungus that's deadly to the Gypsy moth has shrunk the population, but there will still be some hard-hit areas in the months ahead PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising homeowners that it does not anticipate widespread defoliation...
05/11/2018
THREE WEEKLY FARMERS' MARKETS NOW OPEN AT STATE PARKS Bedding plants and flowers available at farmers' markets for Mother's Day, Memorial Day PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that three farmers' markets located in state parks are now open on...
05/10/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public workshop and a public hearing this month to discuss proposed changes to regulations governing freshwater fishing, hunting, and falconry. WHAT: Public workshop on draft regulations for...
05/10/2018
Participants in the "Cops & Bobbers" program will learn to fish as they connect with local law enforcement officers PROVIDENCE Environmental police officers from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement will participate in a special youth...
05/10/2018
Funds will be used to replace retiring RIPTA diesel buses with electric buses to reduce emissions, enhance air quality, and improve state's electric vehicle infrastructure. With new buses, low and zero-emission vehicles will constitute 36% of the state's fleet. PROVIDENCE Governor Gina...
05/09/2018
Reduced parking fees remain in effect at state beaches PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that three state beaches in South County will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting on Saturday, May 12. Scarborough North, Roger Wheeler, and...
05/08/2018
$2.6 million is available to clean up contaminated land, spur economic growth, and create jobs. DEM is encouraging proposals aiming to revitalize brownfield sites for new projects generating energy from green, renewable sources. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental...
05/03/2018
Acquisition will enhance recreational opportunities in Northern Rhode Island. The sellers the Britton Family 'are pleased to return the land to its natural state for all to appreciate' PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces the permanent...
05/01/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today is advising the public to refrain from contact recreation in the Pawtuxet River. In an abundance of caution, officials recommend washing your hands before eating or drinking if there was contact with the Pawtuxet...
05/01/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, 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...