State Government Press Releases

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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...
08/16/2013
PROVIDENCE – On Saturday, August 17 the Rhode Island Departments of Environmental Management and Health will award thousands of dollars worth of outdoor recreational equipment at the final event of the 2013 Great Outdoors Pursuit at Burlingame State Park Campground in Charlestown. The Great...
08/15/2013
PROVIDENCE –The results of an animal autopsy performed on the brown calf that was housed in the pen adjacent to Gray's Ice Cream in Tiverton, and which was euthanized on July 26, showed no evidence that the calf posed any public health threat. The testing, which was conducted at the University of...
08/13/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management reports that all but one of the 165 mosquito samples collected from 33 traps set on July 29 have been confirmed negative for West Nile Virus (WNV) and for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Last week, the state's first finding of WNV for the...
08/08/2013
Work Performed in Conjunction with Centredale Manor Restoration Superfund Project PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that work to limit access to the flood plain of the Woonasquatucket River in North Providence will begin next week. This work will be performed in...
08/07/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) have announced that a sample of mosquitoes collected on July 29 in the Smith Hill area of Providence has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Samples are tested weekly at the RI...
08/07/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, announces the start of a reconstruction and expansion project for the fishing pier at Colt State Park in Bristol. The site will give disabled anglers and others improved access to one of the state'...
08/06/2013
Medical Waste Generators Required to Register and to Report the Amount of Waste Produced and Discarded During the Calendar Year PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management is reminding generators of medical waste that they must register online for a new MWG number for the 2014...