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DEM Director Coit and Attorney General Kilmartin File Superior Court Complaint Against Rhode Island Recycled Metals, LLC and AARE, LLC for Ongoing Environmental Violations

DEM Director Janet Coit and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed a complaint in Superior Court yesterday against two companies for environmental violations arising from a scrap metal recycling operation along the Providence waterfront on Allens Avenue. (More info)

DEM Announces Emergency Closure of Mount Hope Bay and Kickemuit River to Shellfishing Beginning Thursday, February 26 Due to Failure of Disinfection System at Fall River Plant

DEM announces that conditionally-approved areas of Mount Hope Bay and the Kickemuit River will be closed to shellfishing beginning at sunrise on Thursday, February 26. (More info)

DEM Reminds Anglers That Fishing in Trout-Stocked Waters is Prohibited from Sunday, March 1 Until Opening Day on April 11

DEM's Division of Fish & Wildlife is reminding anglers that Saturday is the last day of the 2014-2015 freshwater fishing season, and that fishing in trout-stocked waters is prohibited from March 1 until Opening Day on Saturday, April 11. (More info)

DEM Reminds Government Agencies and Private Businesses to Select and Prepare Potential Snow Disposal Sites

DEM is reminding government agencies, municipalities and private businesses to take some time to select and prepare potential snow disposal sites. (More info)

DEM Offering Small Grants for 2015 Earth Day Cleanup Projects

In celebration of Earth Day - April 22, 2015 - DEM is partnering with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and the JR Vinagro Corporation to offer grants to organizers of local Earth Day cleanup projects. The goal of this grant program is to highlight Earth Day 2015 and the value of the environment, and recognize the importance of people improving the quality of life in their communities. (More info)

DEM Encourages Rhode Islanders to Get Outdoors and Enjoy Cross-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Sledding and Snowshoeing at State Parks and Management Areas

DEM is encouraging children, families and individuals to get outdoors and enjoy the recreational resources that Rhode Island state parks and management areas have to offer. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, snowmobiling and ice fishing are among the many outdoor activities that residents and visitors can experience at state parks and recreation areas across Rhode Island. (More info)

DEM Announces Availability of Farm Viability Grant Funds to Enhance and Promote Rhode Island Speciality Crops

DEM announces that $150,000 in farm viability grant funding is available for projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the US Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Specialty crops are defined by this federally-supported program as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, and nursery crops including floriculture, honey, hops and turf grass production. (More info)

DEM Accepting Online Applications for 2015 Seasonal Positions

DEM says it's not too early to think about seasonal employment at state parks, beaches and campgrounds. (More info)

Inland Fishes of Rhode Island, a Book Published by DEM's Division of Fish & Wildlife, Available for Purchase at DEM Offices in Providence and West Kingston

DEM announces that Inland Fishes of Rhode Island, a beautiful book depicting the more than 70 species of fish found in Rhode Island's ponds, streams and rivers, is currently available for purchase at DEM offices in Providence and West Kingston. (More info)

Eight Indoor Winter Farmers' Markets Throughout the State Offer Rhode Islanders a Wide Variety of Local Products

Rhode Islanders now have eight winter farmers' markets available throughout the state where they can purchase a wide variety of locally-grown and produced products. DEM's Division of Agriculture and partners are helping to sponsor the indoor farmers' markets through the "Get Fresh. Buy Local." statewide campaign aimed at promoting awareness of and interest in buying RI-grown specialty crops. (More info)

Rhode Island State Conservation Committee Releases the 2014 Update to The Rhode Island Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook

The Rhode Island State Conservation Committee, under the direction of DEM, has approved the adoption of updates to the Rhode Island Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook. (More info)

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