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RI Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-2771 TDD/(401) 222-4462

For Release: August 14, 2014
Contact: Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402


PROVIDENCE- The Department of Environmental Management hosted the grand finale event of the 2014 Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit at Burlingame State Campground in Charlestown on Saturday, August 9.

The grand finale event concluded with a grand prize ceremony where pre-registered Pursuit participants won prizes of outdoor equipment donated by local retailers and sponsors. The teams who won prizes included:
  • Shatzi of Providence won the grand prize family kayaking package valued at $1,260
  • Joe-Joe's Circus of Cumberland won the grand prize camping package valued at $860 including a free week of camping!
  • Touring Torreys of Foster won the grand prize family fitness package valued at $360
  • S'More Fun of Cranston won first place hiking package valued at $360
  • Greene of Woonsocket won second place beach package valued at $310
  • Lavallee-Larkin of Cranston won third place ocean exploration package valued at $265
(Photos of the winning teams are included below and are available for publication in high resolution jpeg format).

DEM, with support from the Department of Health launched the Great Rhode Island Outdoors Pursuit in 2008 to reunite families with the outdoors, encourage more physical activity, build the next generation of environmental stewards, and showcase state parks and forests. This year 407 teams registered for the Pursuit, including over 1,690 participants, who visited different facilities and took part in outdoor adventures and learned about environmental and health issues.

For more information please visit If you need further assistance please contact Terri Bisson at (401) 222-2776, ext. 4402 or email at or Robert Paquette at (401) 667-6200 or email at


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