State Government Press Releases

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05/31/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public to avoid approaching fawns that may appear abandoned. Unless a dead doe is found nearby, fawns are not considered abandoned. During the first week following birth, fawns are incapable of following...
05/27/2016
Providence - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels today, Friday May 27, during the afternoon and late into the evening hours. The region continues to see warm weather and favorable conditions for ozone formation,...
05/27/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the reclassification of several areas of the state's shellfish harvesting waters. Areas in Sakonnet Harbor, Kickemuit River, and the East Passage have been reclassified based on water quality monitoring...
05/25/2016
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 Thursday, May 26. Continued warm weather and favorable meteorological conditions will result in...
05/25/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking 20 ponds and rivers across Rhode Island with some 6,000 trout in advance of Memorial Day weekend - a popular time for recreational fishing. As part of a larger network of recreational opportunities in the...
05/25/2016
Providence, Rhode Island, May 24, 2016 - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels in southern portions of Rhode Island, including Kent, Washington, and Newport Counties during the afternoon and late into the evening hours on...
05/24/2016
New Rules Broaden Composting Categories, Streamline Permitting Process DEM today announced it recently amended regulations on composting facilities and recycling of food waste. The amendments, under Solid Waste Regulations Number 1 (General Requirements) and Number 8 (Composting Facilities),...
05/23/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it is administering conditional Non-Surf and Surf Lifeguard Certification tests beginning this week; lifeguard positions at all beaches and pools in Rhode Island require certification and special training in...
05/20/2016
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced its annual Great Outdoors Pursuit will kick off tomorrow on National Kids to Parks Day. As part of the Pursuit, families earn rewards for participating in scheduled outdoor events throughout the summer season.
05/19/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) joins partners across the U.S. and Canada to kick off National Safe Boating Week on Saturday - as part of the North American Wear It! Campaign. As part of the week's festivities, DEM is setting up a life-jacket loaner...