State Government Press Releases

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07/17/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Wright's Dairy Farm, Inc. of North Smithfield has been named Rhode Island's 2014 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee. Winning dairy farmers from each New England state will be honored...
07/15/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 149 mosquito pools, or samples, from 29 traps set statewide during the week of June 30 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Test results are pending at the RI Department...
07/10/2014
PROVIDENCE - Beginning next week, visitors to several popular parks and recreation areas in Rhode Island will find bright orange and yellow tags with images of invasive forest insects hanging from maple and ash trees. Staff from the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture...
07/07/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 123 mosquito pools, or samples, from 21 traps set statewide during the week of June 23 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Test results are pending at the RI Department...
07/03/2014
Work is First Step in the Development of a New Coastal State Park at Rocky Point PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that demolition and site restoration work begins at Rocky Point this week. This work is the first step in the creation of a new coastal state park...
07/01/2014
PROVIDENCE - Based on the results of shellfish samples collected on Monday in the Kickemuit River, the Department of Environmental Management announces that the prohibition on shellfish harvesting in the Kickemuit River enacted on June 26 remains in effect. A sewage overflow from the Town of...
06/30/2014
DEM Seeks to Recover the Stolen Bows for its Hunter Education Program PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Law Enforcement is advising anyone that may have purchased a bow on Craigslist this month that they may have unknowingly purchased stolen property. ...
06/30/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 104 mosquito pools, or samples, from 21 traps set statewide during the week of June 16 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Test results are pending at the RI Department...
06/30/2014
PROVIDENCE- The Department of Environmental Management has enacted a shellfish closure in the Kickemuit River as a result of a sewage overflow from the Town of Bristol's Kickemuit River pump station located on Kickemuit Avenue. The discharge was caused by a crack in the force main valve at the...
06/27/2014
PROVIDENCE Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy today joined Governor Lincoln Chafee, members of Rhode Island's Congressional Delegation, federal officials and others at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reconstructed Galilee Boat...