State Government Press Releases

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08/22/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public hearing later this month on the proposed rules and regulations for the State's new Farmland Access Program. The voluntary, pilot program - approved by voters as part of a 2014 environmental bond...
08/17/2017
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 August 7 in Warren has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is...
08/17/2017
Registration for popular program that helps Rhode Islanders save energy, money opens August 21st PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up once again with the Arbor Day Foundation, Rhode Island Tree Council, and the Rhode Island Nursery and...
08/11/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 115 mosquito samples from 30 traps set on Monday, July 31 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Personal protection is the first line of...
08/11/2017
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a free informational seminar on deer hunting this month. The program is designed to educate hunters of all ages and experience on ways to increase their success hunting whitetail deer. WHEN:
08/09/2017
Vintage, Double-Header Baseball Game to Begin at 10:30 a.m. PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced its annual Great Outdoors Pursuit will hold its grand finale this Saturday at Rocky Point State Park. As part of the Pursuit, now in its ninth...
08/02/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the August schedule of events for the state's popular Great Outdoors Pursuit. The public events include a birding workshop, lighthouse tours, outdoor movies, guided hikes, a Rocky-Point themed scavenger hunt,
08/01/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 110 mosquito samples from 30 traps set on Monday, July 17 and 77 mosquito samples from 30 traps set on Monday, July 24 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (
07/28/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that beginning next week, it will administer surf and non-surf lifeguard certification testing for the 2018 season. Certification is required for lifeguard positions at all Rhode Island beaches. The...
07/27/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 110 mosquito samples from 28 traps set on Tuesday, July 5, and 106 mosquito samples from 28 traps set on Monday, July 10 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine...