State Government Press Releases

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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,...
06/18/2013
PROVIDENCE Safe boating patrols will be stepped up on June 28 to June 30 in a joint operation conducted by the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Law Enforcement and US Coast Guard Units from Castle Hill and Point Judith. The effort is part of Operation Dry Water, a coordinated...
06/17/2013
Training Sessions to Be Held in June and July; Tree Surveys to be held in August in Arcadia Management Area, Goddard Memorial State Park, and on Conservation Land in Cumberland PROVIDENCE - Through a cooperative effort with the USDA and Animal Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS), the...
06/14/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture reports that strawberry season is underway in Rhode Island. Now through late June, locally-grown strawberries will be available at numerous pick-your-own berry farms throughout the state. DEM Director Janet Coit...