State Government Press Releases

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06/29/2016
Providence The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels during the afternoon and late into the evening hours on Wednesday, June 29th. The Alert is being issued for Washington and Newport County. The region will...
06/27/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced 119 mosquito samples from 27 traps set on Monday, June 13, 2016 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Personal protection is the first line of defense...
06/27/2016
By law, current rates apply through June 30 PROVIDENCE - Per the Rhode Island FY2017 Budget signed today, beach pass rates for parking at Rhode Island state beaches will be reduced, effective July 1, 2016. By law, current pass rates will apply through June 30, 2016. New beach parking rates,...
06/24/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will join Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian and the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association (RISAA) to kick off a new fishing camp next week at Rocky Point State Park. Fifty Rhode Island children will participate in the free,
06/24/2016
PROVIDENCE - With high temperatures and dry weather conditions forecast for the state over the next week, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising residents to use extra caution in or near forested areas impacted by the recent caterpillar infestation; these...
06/21/2016
Part of national campaign to curb impaired boating PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will join partners across the country this weekend for the annual Operation Dry Water campaign - a national crackdown on impaired boating. DEM's Division of Law...
06/20/2016
PROVIDENCE-The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced today a team of Rhode Island-based wastewater treatment operators has won the regional "Operator Challenge" contest. The challenge - which tests operators' knowledge and instinct in wastewater collection and treatment -...
06/20/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the first batch of mosquitoes trapped and tested this season for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) are negative. In order to monitor disease in Rhode Island, DEM traps mosquitoes...
06/15/2016
Join Warwick shellfisherman to experience work life on the Bay PROVIDENCE - As part of her continued effort to support the growth of Rhode Island's local food economy and celebrate the state's fishing heritage, Governor Gina Raimondo and her family will join Mayor Scott Avedisian and DEM...
06/14/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting tours of its Lafayette Fish Hatchery this weekend. The event, part of the state's Great Outdoors Pursuit, will include fishing demonstrations and kids' crafts. WHEN: Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...