State Government Press Releases

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09/19/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reports that small concentrations of orangestriped oakworm caterpillars have begun defoliating trees in areas of western Rhode Island. The caterpillars feed on the foliage of all species of oak trees and have been detected...
09/12/2017
Public Reminded to Guard against Mosquito Bites PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced a mosquito sample collected on Tuesday, September 5 in Warren has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).
09/12/2017
Season for pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, quail, and fox opens October 21 PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that small game hunting season opens next month. The season for pheasant, cottontail rabbit, gray squirrel, bobwhite quail, red and gray...
09/11/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced Escobar Farm in Portsmouth has been named Rhode Island's 2017 Outstanding Dairy Farm by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee of which DEM is a member. "As one of Rhode Island's finest dairy farms,...
09/11/2017
WESTERLY, R.I. - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER), the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (DOT), the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), Ocean State Clean Cities at the University of Rhode Island, and its...
09/06/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 85 mosquito samples from 30 traps set on Monday, August 28 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Mosquito-borne diseases are more prevalent in...
09/01/2017
$3 million available to help R.I. communities improve recreational areas PROVIDENCE As part of continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy and promote healthier communities, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the availability of $3...
09/01/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 85 mosquito samples from 30 traps set on Monday, August 21 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Mosquito-borne diseases are more prevalent in...
08/31/2017
PROVIDENCE As part of continued efforts to support a strong shellfish industry in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and partners will hold an informational meeting in September to review Rhode Island's new monitoring and contingency response plan for...
08/25/2017
Public Reminded to Guard against Mosquito Bites PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced a mosquito sample collected on Tuesday, August 15 in Barrington has tested positive for West Nile Virus (...