State Government Press Releases

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09/01/2015
The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture, in cooperation with the RI Fruit Growers Association, will host Rhode Island's apple harvest kick-off on Wednesday, September 2. The fourth Apple Harvest Day will focus attention on the state's apple industry and the fresh...
09/01/2015
The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from the remaining 239 mosquito pools, or samples, from 45 traps set statewide on August 12 and August 17 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Results from 178 pools collected from 39 traps set...
08/31/2015
The Department of Environmental Management is alerting dog owners in the state of an unusually high number of cases of canine parvovirus being reported to the RI State Veterinarian's office. Canine parvovirus is required to be reported to the state veterinarian if the diagnosis is made in a dog...
08/31/2015
The Department of Environmental Management announces that the Conimicut Triangle conditional area in Upper Narragansett Bay will re-open to shellfishing beginning at sunrise on Saturday, August 29 - four and one-half days earlier than the scheduled opening at noon on September 2. The shellfish...
08/24/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from the remaining 101 mosquito pools, or samples, from 32 traps set statewide during the week of August 12 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Results from 239 pools collected...
08/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is coordinating a public outreach program for the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB). ALB is an invasive insect that came to the United States in wooden shipping crates from China and Korea more than 16 years ago. It affects hardwood shade trees...
08/19/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Department of Health (DOH) today reported that an August 12 sample of mosquitoes collected in the central area of North Kingstown has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The mosquito is a species that can...
08/19/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Department of Health (RI DOH) are advising people who live near Roy Carpenter's Beach, South Kingstown, that a skunk in the area tested positive for rabies. The skunk attacked a person on Saturday, August 15. The skunk was...
08/19/2015
1,000 Free Trees to Be Provided to Rhode Island Homeowners This Fall PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management, through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the RI Tree Council and the RI Nursery and Landscape Association, will be providing 1,000 free...
08/18/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from 105 mosquito pools, or samples, from 37 traps set statewide during the week of August 3 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Results from 102 pools collected from 32 traps set...