State Government Press Releases

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08/02/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced Rhode Island has published an update to its Wildlife Action Plan (WAP), qualifying the state for significant federal matching funds for wildlife and habitat conservation. Rhode Island's first WAP was...
08/01/2016
Sessions Suited to Novice, Experienced Fly-Tiers PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a series of free fishing fly-tying workshops for novice and experienced fly-tiers beginning today. WHAT: Free Fly-Tying...
08/01/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced 176 mosquito samples from 37 traps set on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Personal protection is the first line of...
08/01/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it is administering Surf and Non-Surf Lifeguard Certification tests beginning this week to certify lifeguards for the year 2017; lifeguard positions at all beaches in Rhode Island require certification and...
07/28/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Janet Coit, Director of the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), applauded the order by Superior Court Justice Michael A. Silverstein appointing a Special Master to oversee the cleanup of the Rhode Island Recycled Metals (RIRM) scrap metal operation...
07/28/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced EMMA Acres in Exeter has been named Rhode Island's 2016 Outstanding Dairy Farm by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee of which DEM is a member. "EMMA Acres is one of Rhode Island's finest dairy...
07/26/2016
Part of Governor Raimondo's Lead by Example in Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Initiative PROVIDENCE As part of efforts to transition Rhode Island to a cleaner, low-carbon energy economy, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Rhode Island...
07/25/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced 129 mosquito samples from 35 traps set on Monday, July 11, 2016 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Test results from the remaining 30 traps set on...
07/21/2016
Providence The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels statewide during the afternoon and late into the evening hours on Friday, July 22nd. The region will experience very warm weather and favorable conditions for...
07/21/2016
First Arrests Since New Law Went Into Effect Earlier This Year PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement today announced the arrest of Chad W. Braga, age 31, of Swansea, Massachusetts and Brandon DeFaria, age 34, of Rehoboth,...