State Government Press Releases

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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,...
07/25/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that in conjunction with Governor Chafee's Bay Day, all Rhode Islanders and visitors can fish in Rhode Island saltwaters without a saltwater fishing license on Sunday, July 28. Free saltwater fishing for anglers is just one of...
07/25/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management and the RI Agricultural Council announce that Bailey Brook Farm in East Greenwich has been named Rhode Island's 2013 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee. Winning dairy farmers from each New England...
07/25/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that the East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area Sand Trail will be reopened to vehicle traffic beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, July 26. The reopening of the trail will provide access to the campground and back track trail. The sand...
07/22/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 180 mosquito pools, or samples, from 33 traps set statewide during the week of July 8 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Throughout the mosquito season, residents are...
07/19/2013
Free Parking at All State Beaches on July 28 in Celebration of Bay Day PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management will host the third event of the 2013 Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit on Sunday, July 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in conjunction with Governor Lincoln Chafee's Bay...
07/17/2013
PROVIDENCE In light of the recent finding of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in mosquitoes trapped on July 10 in nearby Voluntown, Connecticut, the RI Department of Environmental Management and the RI Department of Health are urging residents to take precautions to protect themselves against...
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. ...