State Government Press Releases

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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...
08/06/2013
Tomatoes, Corn, Summer Squash, Peaches, Blueberries and Early McIntosh Apples among Locally-Grown Items Currently Featured at Farmers' Markets PROVIDENCE - An abundance of locally-grown produce, meats and seafood is now available for purchase at farmers' markets and roadside stands throughout...
08/05/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 163 mosquito pools, or samples, from 33 traps set statewide during the week of July 22 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Throughout the mosquito season, residents...
07/31/2013
Volunteers Needed to Help with Tree Surveys at Browning Mill Pond, Otis Farm Preserve, and Goddard Memorial State Park PROVIDENCE - Through a cooperative effort with the USDA and Animal Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS), the Department of Environmental Management will conduct tree...
07/30/2013
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife announces the launch of its 2015 Wildlife Action Plan (WAP) revision process. Over the next two years, DEM and its partners will work with wildlife experts and other key stakeholders throughout the state and...
07/29/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 214 mosquito pools, or samples, from 33 traps set statewide during the week of July 15 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Throughout the mosquito season, residents...
07/26/2013
Those with Current Conditional Certification Must Also Take Test Those with Current Conditional Certification Must Also Take Test PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation will administer surf and non-surf lifeguard certification tests,...