State Government Press Releases

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10/18/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from 52 mosquito pools, or samples, from 11 traps set statewide on October 7 are confirmed negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). One mosquito pool trapped on October 7 in...
10/16/2013
Proposed Changes Would Relieve RI Businesses of Significant Financial and Operational Requirements PROVIDENCE -The Department of Environmental Management will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 30 on proposed amendments to Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 11, "Petroleum Liquids...
10/09/2013
$5 Million Available for Large, Small and Passive/Historic Park Development Projects PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that it is now accepting applications from municipalities for open space recreation acquisition and development grants. A total of $5 million is...
10/07/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from 83 mosquito pools, or samples, from 35 traps set statewide during the week of September 23 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The testing results were confirmed by the RI...
10/07/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife began stocking approximately 6,000 brown and brook trout in several locations throughout the state last week for the fall freshwater fishing season. Due to elevated water temperatures, fall trout stocking was...
09/30/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from 89 mosquito pools, or samples, from 35 traps set statewide during the week of September 16 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The testing results were confirmed by the RI...
09/30/2013
PROVIDENCE -- The public is invited to the 20thth annual Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Championship on Saturday, October 12 at Frerichs Farm in Warren. Unloading of the biggest pumpkins grown in the area will begin at 9:30 a.m. The weigh-off will begin at 12 p.m., and the winning pumpkin will...
09/30/2013
Water Level in Pond Will be Substantially Lowered during Repairs PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has approved a plan submitted by the Town of Smithfield to make repairs to Georgiaville Pond Dam. The work includes repair of the dam's two spillways and the low level outlets.
09/26/2013
First Reported Case of EEE in a Horse from Rhode Island PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from the remaining 123 mosquito pools, or samples, from 35 traps set statewide during the week of September 9 are negative for both West Nile Virus and...
09/20/2013
DEM's Environmental Police Unit is the Fourth Agency in the Country to Receive This Prestigious Distinction PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Law Enforcement has been accredited by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). The...