State Government Press Releases

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08/09/2017
Vintage, Double-Header Baseball Game to Begin at 10:30 a.m. PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced its annual Great Outdoors Pursuit will hold its grand finale this Saturday at Rocky Point State Park. As part of the Pursuit, now in its ninth...
08/02/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the August schedule of events for the state's popular Great Outdoors Pursuit. The public events include a birding workshop, lighthouse tours, outdoor movies, guided hikes, a Rocky-Point themed scavenger hunt,
08/01/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 110 mosquito samples from 30 traps set on Monday, July 17 and 77 mosquito samples from 30 traps set on Monday, July 24 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (
07/28/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that beginning next week, it will administer surf and non-surf lifeguard certification testing for the 2018 season. Certification is required for lifeguard positions at all Rhode Island beaches. The...
07/27/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 110 mosquito samples from 28 traps set on Tuesday, July 5, and 106 mosquito samples from 28 traps set on Monday, July 10 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine...
07/27/2017
PROVIDENCE Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit and other partners, will visit Goddard Memorial State Park tomorrow as part of Governor's Bay Day festivities. During the visit, Raimondo will tour the popular, new boat...
07/25/2017
Matching grants made possible by the voter-approved 2016 Green Economy Bond PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that $4 million in matching grants is available to help communities and local organizations protect valuable green space...
07/19/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and late into the evening on Thursday, July 20. The highest readings are expected along the southern coastal portion of the state. The...
07/19/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a series of free recreational clamming workshops this summer. The workshops, led by a local shellfisherman, review the history and value of shellfishing in Rhode Island and provide an...
07/14/2017
Public Reminded to Guard against Mosquito Bites PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that mosquito samples collected in Tiverton, Pawtucket and Westerly on June 26 have tested positive for...