State Government Press Releases

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07/08/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 140 mosquito pools, or samples, from 22 traps set statewide during the week of June 24 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. In addition, the remaining 32 mosquito pools...
07/03/2013
PROVIDENCE From June to October, the Department of Environmental Management traps mosquitoes on a weekly basis for testing at the RI Department of Health Laboratory to determine the presence of West Nile Virus or Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Trapping began this year on June 10. ...
07/02/2013
Residents Advised to Take Down Bird Feeders, Secure Trash Cans, and Remove Any Readily-Available Food Sources that Bears May Be Attracted To PROVIDENCE - The increased publicity about black bear sightings in Rhode Island has prompted the Department of Environmental Management to issue some tips...
07/01/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 125 mosquito pools, or samples, from 21 traps set statewide during the week of June 17 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. In addition, the remaining 32 mosquito pools...
07/01/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that in order to provide protection for endangered piping plovers, public access to the East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area Sand Trail will be restricted to pedestrian traffic only beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, July 1 to August 1....
06/27/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has received a $47,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation to expand its Lean Government initiative. Last November, under the leadership of Director Janet Coit, DEM initiated a Lean staff training program to enhance customer service by...
06/26/2013
PROVIDENCE - As campers and other vacationers prepare for their upcoming getaways, the Department of Environmental Management is urging them to refrain from transporting firewood to and from other areas, and to use, instead, only local firewood at their campsites and summer cottages. There are...
06/26/2013
PROVIDENCE Governor Lincoln Chafee, Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit, and DEM agriculture chief Ken Ayars joined USDA Rural Development Acting Under Secretary Doug O'Brien and others today at Farm Fresh Rhode Island to highlight a recent public-private partnership to...
06/24/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces test results from the first mosquitoes trapped this season. Of the 99 mosquito pools collected by DEM staff from 20 traps set statewide on June 10, 67 pools have been confirmed negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine...
06/21/2013
Publication Available at Numerous Venues Throughout RI Including Bait and Tackle Shops, Marine Supply Stores, Town Halls, Chambers of Commerce PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces the publication of the first annual Rhode Island Recreational Saltwater Fishing Guide,...