State Government Press Releases

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10/10/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Conditional Area A and the Conimicut Triangle in the Upper Bay will reopen to shellfish harvesting at sunrise on Saturday, October 11. The shellfish closure that was already in place was extended on October 8 as a result of a...
10/08/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has extended the existing shellfish closure for Conditional Area A and the Conimicut Triangle in the Upper Bay as a result of a reported sewage overflow from the Narragansett Bay Commission's and the City of Pawtucket's sewer system. The...
10/08/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold several fishing programs this fall. With stripers and bluefish plentiful in Narragansett Bay, autumn is one of the best times of the year to fish. Hosted by the Division's Aquatic Resource Education...
10/07/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 31 mosquito pools, or samples, from 24 traps set statewide on September 22 are confirmed negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Due to negligible numbers of...
10/02/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has announced the award of farm viability grants totaling $255,543 for projects that will enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Specialty Crop Block...
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 Bay Campus in Narragansett. The workshop will take place from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Corless Auditorium located...
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...