News and Press


All News


More Tweets

Permits/Licenses
Air Pollution Control Preconstruction Permits
Air Pollution Control Operating Permits
Freshwater Wetlands
Septic (ISDS/OWTS) Records
Septic (ISDS/OWTS) Licensing
Stormwater Permitting Info
All Other Water Permits
Aboveground Storage Tank Registration
Underground Storage Tanks
Permitted Waste Transporters
Online Hunting/Fishing
Boating/Fishing/Hunting
Boat Registration Renewal
Rec Freshwater Fishing Licenses
Rec Saltwater Fishing Licenses
Marine Fisheries License Renewals
Shellfish Harvester Certification
Online Renewals
Agriculture Product Permit Renewals
Hazardous Waste Transporter Permit Renewals
Medical Waste Generator Registration
UST Registration Renewal
Marine Fisheries License Renewals
Online Permit Searches
Multi-Sector General Permits
Non-Contact Cooling Water Permits
Septic (OWTS) Records After 1990
Septic (OWTS) Records Before 1990
Wetlands Permits
Remediation General Permits
Other Resources
Application Forms
Permit Application Center
Request a File Review
Rules and Regulations

Get Involved

Rhode Island's Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)

We Want to Hear From You! Let us know which recreational resources are working for you, where improvements are needed, and where there are opportunities to add resources. Feedback from Rhode Islanders and visitors alike will be used to provide insight into outdoor recreation in Rhode Island and help inform the latest Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).

 

Interactive Survey Map

This survey will be open and available through early spring 2019.

Enter your feedback and email address through the survey map for a chance to win a 2019 Rhode Island State Beach Season Pass!

Get Started  

Public Survey

We are developing a public survey to gauge current and future demand for recreational resources around the state. Stay tuned for your chance to provide input.

 

Public Meetings

Please join us at an upcoming roundtable discussion to tell us your experiences on ‘What is Working’, ‘What Could be Improved’, and ‘What is Missing’ in Rhode Island’s outdoor recreation network.

 
Thursday, November 8
Health Equity Zone HUB, 1229 Main Street, West Warwick
6:00-8:00 PM
Topic: Health
 
Tuesday, November 13
Cold Spring Community Center, 36 Beach Street, North Kingstown
6:00-8:00 PM
Topic: General Recreation
 
Monday, November 19
AARP, 10 Orms Street Suite 200, Providence
6:00-8:00 PM
Please pull a parking ticket when arriving and bring inside for validation
Topic: Hunting/Fishing
 
Tuesday, November 27
Quinta Gamelin Community Center, 101 Asylum Road, Bristol
6:00-8:00 PM
Topic: Biking
 
Wednesday, November 28
Exeter Public Library, 773 Ten Rod Road, Exeter
7:00-8:30 PM
Topic: Hunting/Fishing
 
Thursday, December 6
Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton Street, Woonsocket
6:00-8:00 PM
Topic: General Recreation
 
Thursday, December 13
Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library, 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville
6:15-7:45 PM
Topic: Camping, Winter Recreation
Frequently Asked Questions
What does outdoor recreation include?

We define outdoor recreation very broadly. It includes all the ways Rhode Islanders recreate outside: everything from playing organized sports, going to the beach, walking, paddling, sailing, fishing, and hunting – and all the infrastructure and resources that people use for these activities – local playgrounds and rec centers, state parks and beaches, boat ramps, fishing piers, walking trails, and more!

How can I get involved?

We are looking for as much public involvement as possible to ensure all voices are heard. We want to know your thoughts about outdoor recreation in RI! Use this website to find out about in-person meetings for public comment. We also have a comment tool on this site and an interactive map where you can let us know where things are working and where they need improvement. And keep a look-out for a public survey, currently in development, which will be linked to on this website.

How does Rhode Island's SCORP impact me?

The SCORP will outline funding priorities for outdoor recreation investment over the next 5 years. Your favorite beach, park, walking trail, or boat ramp is part of this plan! Your feedback about your recreational needs are invaluable to us as we plan for improvements and additions to our recreational infrastructure.

Rev. 11/8/18

Share Your Ideas!

We want your input to learn what outdoor recreation challenges need to be addressed statewide.

Fill out my online form.