State Government Press Releases

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08/07/2015
Training Sessions Set for August 11 and August 19 in Providence and Johnston PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management, in a cooperative effort with the USDA and Animal Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS), will be working to increase public awareness of the Asian Longhorned...
08/05/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is requesting all poultry owners to assist in preparations for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Although the disease has not been found in Rhode Island, DEM is taking steps now to control HPAI should it spread to the Ocean State. ...
08/03/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from 145 mosquito pools, or samples, from 29 traps set statewide during the week of July 20 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Results from 172 pools collected from 37 traps set...
07/31/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Forest Environment is kicking off a new educational project this summer. By leveraging grant funding from the US Forest Service with local matching funds from the RI State Firefighter's League, along with assistance from the...
07/30/2015
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, beginning on Monday, August 3, to certify lifeguards for the year 2016. ...
07/29/2015
PROVIDENCE - Scientists from the Department of Environmental Management are monitoring a large fish kill of adult menhaden in the Seekonk and Providence Rivers. Based on field observations and water quality measurements, the ongoing incident is being caused by low oxygen levels in the bottom waters.
07/28/2015
Providence, Rhode Island, July 29, 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 and evening hours on Wednesday. A very hot and humid air mass with southwest winds will be...
07/27/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 124 mosquito pools, or samples, from 29 traps set statewide during the week of July 13 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Test results are pending at the Rhode Island...
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...