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THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has released a 2019 budget proposal that includes raising fees at state beaches and camping sites. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM proposes to raise fees to fund budget increase

PROVIDENCE – The proposed price hikes for state beaches and camping fees was released Wednesday by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, coinciding with...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has announced an initiative to preserve Rhode Island's state parks and beaches through an increase in investment and an effort to modernize the state properties to accommodate and cater to visitor's expectations and needs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo seeks to modernize, increase investment in state parks, beaches

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced an initiative to modernize and increase investment into the state’s parks and beaches Monday.The governor cited a...

Commission, DEM agree on construction schedule for sewer-overflow tunnel

PROVIDENCE – The Narragansett Bay Commission has reached an agreement with the R.I. Department of Environmental Management to start construction of a tunnel under...

Study recommends long-term investment to improve R.I. park system

PROVIDENCE – A “strategic, sustained, long-term investment to increase the self-sufficiency and economic potential” of the state’s park system is needed, the R.I. Department...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has purchased 58 acres of land in Hopkinton, including the last unprotected tract of land abutting Blue Pond. Above, the area purchased is outlined in red at the north end of the pond. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM buys 58 acres in Hopkinton for preservation, establishing 2,000 contiguous...

HOPKINTON – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management acquired 58 acres of forestland in Hopkinton for $250,000 for permanent protection in a location abutting...
THE EPA Region 1 has launched the Smart Sectors program for the maritime, food and beverage, and outdoor recreation sectors. The program will facilitate collaboration and dialogue between the EPA and the regulated sectors./ COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA N.E. launches collaboration program with maritime, food and beverage, outdoor...

PROVIDENCE - The Environmental Protection Agency New England launched a sector-based program Wednesday to work with the maritime, food and beverage, and outdoor recreation...
THE R.I. DEM announced $67,237 in grants to support four Rhode Island farms in their installation of solar arrays to offset costs and to "green" their operations.

DEM announces $67.2K in grants to 4 farms for solar arrays

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island farms received a combined $67,237 to install solar arrays, the R.I. Department of Environmental management announced Tuesday.The grants, made...

Cleanup efforts to continue at 4 R.I. ‘Superfund’ sites after EPA...

PROVIDENCE – The Environmental Protection Agency has completed comprehensive five-year reviews of four sites in Rhode Island that have been designated federal “Superfund” contamination...
RECLAIMING ABUNDANCE: Choose Your Evolution founder Bryna Haynes will hold a networking workshop for women and how they can reclaim abundance in their lives, both professionally and personally, on Dec. 4 at The Hotel Providence.
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Editor’s Choice: A shift for empowered women

EDITOR’S CHOICE A shift for empowered women BRYNA HAYNES, founder of Choose Your Evolution, will hold a workshop on how women can reclaim abundance in...
WATER PATROL: R.I. Department of Environmental Management environmental police officer Harold Guise, above, recently arrested a recreational fisherman for exceeding the legal daily catch limit for tautog in the state.
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State struggles to curb fish poaching

Fish poaching is something the R.I. Department of Environmental Management doesn’t take lightly, as one East Greenwich man recently learned when he found himself...
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