State Government Press Releases

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09/05/2013
The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture, in cooperation with the RI Fruit Growers Association, will host Rhode Island's annual apple harvest kick-off on Friday, September 6. The third annual Apple Harvest Day will focus attention on the state's apple industry and the...
09/04/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from two mosquito pools, or samples, from a trap set in the Great Swamp in West Kingston have been confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)...
09/03/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that applications for enrollment of private forestland in the Forest Legacy program are now being accepted. The goal of the Forest Legacy program is to prevent the conversion of forestland to non-forest uses and thereby stem the...
09/03/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management, Town of Narragansett, and the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association announce that the Second Annual Galilee Fishing for Hope Tournament and Seafood Festival will be held on September 7-8 in the Port of Galilee. Presented by Flood...
08/29/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health, (HEALTH) announce that two samples of mosquitoes collected on August 19 have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). These findings are not unexpected at this time of the year. Test results...
08/26/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife, in partnership with RI Pheasants Forever and the Federated RI Sportsmen's Clubs, will offer a free training workshop and orientation for junior pheasant hunters aged 12 to 14 on Saturday, September 7 from 9 a.
08/26/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife will offer a workshop entitled "Training Pointing Dogs" on Sunday, September 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the dog training area in Arcadia Management Area in Exeter. The free event is being presented by DEM's...
08/26/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set in the southern part of Tiverton has been confirmed positive for Highlands J Virus. The positive Highlands J result was from a species of mosquitoes that bites...
08/23/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management hosted the fourth and final event of the 2013 Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit at Burlingame State Campground in Charlestown on Saturday, August 17. The grand finale event concluded with a grand prize ceremony where pre-registered...
08/19/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management reports that all of the 156 mosquito samples collected from 33 traps set on August 5 have been confirmed negative for West Nile Virus (WNV) and for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). WNV was previously reported from a July 29 sample from...