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Across the Department, DEM remains fully operational and committed to serving customer needs. Please check this page for updates on DEM programs, process changes, and response initiatives. Learn more
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) serves as the chief steward of the state’s natural resources – from beautiful Narragansett Bay to our local waters and green spaces to the air we breathe. Our mission put simply is to protect, restore, and promote our environment to ensure Rhode Island remains a wonderful place to live, visit, and raise a family.