State Government Press Releases

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07/24/2015
PROVIDENCE - Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit will present an update on the July 11 incident at Salty Brine State Beach today at DEM Headquarters. The briefing will take place at 2 p.m. in Room 300 in the Foundry Building located at 235 Promenade Street in Providence.
07/23/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that the East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area Sand Trail was reopened to vehicular traffic beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 23. The reopening of the trail provides access to the campground and back track trail. Sections of the...
07/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 121 mosquito pools, or samples, from 37 traps set statewide during the week of July 7 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Test results are pending at the Rhode Island...
07/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that the State's Pistol Revolver Test and Certification, otherwise known as the "Blue Card", will now be available at the Office of Customer and Technical Assistance, DEM Headquarters, 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI. The...
07/14/2015
PROVIDENCE - On Thursday, July 23 at Bryant University, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in collaboration with Save the Lakes, will host a training session for volunteers for the GREAT (Greeting Recreationalists to Empower and Train) Boater Program. DEM and...
07/14/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management today released the following update on the Saturday, July 11, 2015 incident at the Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The State Fire Marshal's Office continues to lead the investigation. Investigators...
07/13/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 129 mosquito pools, or samples, from 35 traps set statewide during the week of June 29 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Test results are pending at the Rhode Island...
07/13/2015
Providence, Rhode Island, July 12, 2015 - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels in portions of Rhode Island during the afternoon on Sunday. Ample sunshine, heat, and favorable winds will lead to UNHEALTHY air conditions...
07/10/2015
"DEM's Port Manager and Division of Law Enforcement are working closely with the US Coast Guard, State Fire Marshal's Office and the Narragansett Police Department, who are actively investigating the cause of the fire. We are glad no one was injured, and will provide any support needed to come to...
07/09/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Department of Health (HEALTH) are advising people who live in the East Bay Village area of West Main Road, Middletown that a feral cat in the area tested positive for rabies. The cat is described as a medium-sized, black, short...