State Government Press Releases

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10/04/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that it has reissued discharge permits for the Narragansett Bay Commission's (NBC) Bucklin Point and Field's Point Wastewater Treatment Facilities. The Bucklin Point facility serves Central Falls, Cumberland,...
09/29/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the award of $178,849 in matching grants to help communities and businesses invest in boat pump-out facilities across Rhode Island. The grants, funded under the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Clean Vessel...
09/28/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds across Rhode Island with some 10,000 trout in advance of Columbus Day weekend a popular time for recreational fishing. The number of waterbodies stocked will be limited given current drought conditions;...
09/28/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that Carolina Trout Pond in Richmond is being treated to help control invasive weeds. The chemical treatment, which will be applied two times this fall, poses no public health risk nor harm to fish or...
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...