State Government Press Releases

Page 2 of 53
10/25/2016
Funding supports specialty crop production, sales in Rhode Island PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced $225,524 in grant awards to five local groups working to grow the state's agricultural sector. The grants, funded under the U.S....
10/21/2016
PROVIDENCE A shellfish harvesting closure is in effect for lower Narragansett Bay and a portion of Rhode Island Sound. A closure is also in effect for lower Sakonnet River. The closures are due to preliminary toxic shellfish findings associated with the harmful algae bloom being monitored in...
10/20/2016
PROVIDENCE A shellfish harvesting closure is in effect for lower Sakonnet River, Harvester Tagging Area 5C, until further notice. The closure is due to a preliminary toxic shellfish finding associated with the harmful algae bloom being monitored in Rhode Island waters. The closure includes...
10/17/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), will hold an informational meeting tomorrow to review the recent emergency shellfishing closure for Rhode Island waters and plans for continued monitoring.
10/15/2016
Impacted waters reopen effective noon today; conditional areas closed through Monday, October 17 PROVIDENCE Effective at noon today, all waters impacted by the precautionary shellfish harvesting closure in Rhode Island are open to shellfishing with exception of conditional areas which remain...
10/14/2016
Today's recall of shellfish harvested in Wellfleet, Massachusetts unrelated to local closure PROVIDENCE - The precautionary shellfish harvesting closure announced last week for Narragansett Bay, Mt. Hope Bay, Kickemuit River, Sakonnet River and their tributaries remains in effect. The closure...
10/13/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Yesterday, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with Farm Fresh Rhode Island, joined students at Hamilton Elementary School in North Kingstown for their Harvest Lunch: a celebration of the vegetables grown by students in the school's...
10/11/2016
Testing of local waters and shellfish meat will continue PROVIDENCE - The precautionary shellfish harvesting closure announced last week for Narragansett Bay, Mt. Hope Bay, Kickemuit River, Sakonnet River and their tributaries remains in effect until further notice. The Rhode Island Department...
10/11/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced test results for its final set of mosquito samples this season. One mosquito sample collected on September 27, 2016 in Chapman Swamp in Westerly has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)....
10/09/2016
Additional areas closed effective sunrise on Saturday, October 8 PROVIDENCE - In an update to the precautionary shellfish harvesting closure announced yesterday for Narragansett Bay, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced shellfishing is also...