Two State Beaches Open

The DEM has announced the early opening of two state beaches starting Saturday, May 15th: Scarborough North and Roger Wheeler. They will only be open Saturdays and Sundays until Memorial Day weekend.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Scarborough North and Roger Wheeler state beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays only, weather permitting, from Saturday, May 15 until Memorial Day to accommodate early beachgoers. State beaches will officially be open daily from Saturday, May 29 – the traditional start of the summer outdoor recreation season – until Labor Day.

And speaking of lifeguards, the DEM is hiring.

Lifeguards, seasonal staff needed for state recreation facilities: Full-time lifeguard positions are available at state swimming areas, including saltwater beaches . . . non-surf beaches. . . and freshwater beaches . . . Flexible, 20-hour workweeks are available for lifeguard positions at our busiest swimming areas. Hourly rates for lifeguards range from $13.25 to $16.25 an hour, based on location and position level.

For details go to Parks & Rec employment opportunities.


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