State Government Press Releases

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09/30/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that an $87,000 grant has been awarded to the City of East Providence for the removal of two derelict barges that have been sunken in the Providence River for many years. Funding for the grant is being provided through Derelict and...
09/29/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 69 mosquito pools, or samples, from 32 traps set statewide during the week of September 15 are negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Results from 31 pools collected...
09/26/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management will hold its final scientific review workshop on the Rhode Island Wildlife Action Plan (RIWAP) on Wednesday, October 8 at the URI Coastal Institute in Narragansett. The workshop will take place from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Corliss Auditorium at...
09/22/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 74 mosquito pools, or samples, from 32 traps set statewide during the week of September 8 are negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Results from 69 pools collected...
09/15/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from the remaining 97 mosquito pools, or samples, from 34 traps set statewide during the week of September 2 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The testing results were confirmed...
09/12/2014
Participants in Program from facilities in Bristol, Burrillville, Cranston, East Greenwich, Jamestown, Newport, West Warwick, Woonsocket, and the Narragansett Bay Commission's Bucklin Point and Fields Point Treatment Plants PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management will award a...
09/09/2014
West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes Trapped in Great Swamp in West Kingston PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) are advising Rhode Islanders to take steps to protect themselves from being bitten by mosquitoes. ...
09/08/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from 81 mosquito pools, or samples, from 34 traps set statewide during the week of August 25 are negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Results from 99 pools collected from...
09/05/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture will be hosting three obsolete pesticide collection events in September. The program, called the Obsolete Pesticide Collection Program (OPCP) provides farmers and other commercial entities with a no cost alternative...
09/05/2014
PROVIDENCE - Scientists and engineers from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with staff from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (MADMF), RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Coastal Resource Management Council (...