State Government Press Releases

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10/01/2015
Public Reminded to Protect Themselves against Mosquito Bites PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RI DOH) announce that a sample of mosquitoes collected on September 21 in West Kingston has tested positive for West Nile Virus (...
09/29/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from the remaining 117 mosquito pools, or samples, from 37 traps set statewide on September 14 are confirmed negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Results from 84 mosquito pools...
09/24/2015
Projects Support Rhode Island's Economy and Environment by Revitalizing Communities and Creating Jobs PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) is soliciting proposals for brownfields site redevelopment projects that will support the cleanup of contaminated...
09/23/2015
PROVIDENCE - Over the past two months environmental police officers from the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Law Enforcement conducted a multi-day operation targeting illegal striped bass fishing activity. The effort uncovered numerous violations of state and federal marine...
09/23/2015
Test Results Not Unexpected, but Serve as Reminder for Public to Protect Themselves Against Mosquito Bites PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RI DOH) announce that a sample of mosquitoes collected on September 14 in the...
09/22/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from the remaining 131 mosquito pools, or samples, from 37 traps set statewide on September 8 are confirmed negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Results from 117 mosquito pools...
09/21/2015
Park to be dedicated in honor of the late George Redman, an advocate for bike path development across Rhode Island PROVIDENCE - Governor Raimondo and the Department of Environmental Management are holding a special ceremony today to mark the dedication of the new linear park on the Washington...
09/18/2015
PROVIDENCE - Scientists from the Department of Environmental Management are investigating reports of stressed schools of adult and juvenile menhaden in the Seekonk River and Pawtuxet Cove near the Pawtuxet Falls. Based on seine data and menhaden school spotter flights, this has been a good year...
09/16/2015
Park to be dedicated in honor of the late George Redman, an advocate for bike path development across Rhode Island PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management today announced it will host a dedication ceremony for the new linear park on the Washington Bridge in Providence on Monday,...
09/16/2015
Popular program filled to capacity during four sessions offered this summer PROVIDENCE - About 30 adults and children will spend a late summer afternoon today at Spink's Neck Beach in North Kingstown, where they will learn to dig for quahogs and see chefs prepare the freshly-harvested shellfish...