State Government Press Releases

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06/07/2016
Host Camping Trip at Pulaski State Park as part of state's Great Outdoors Pursuit PROVIDENCE - As part of her continued efforts to promote healthy habits and outdoor recreation in Rhode Island, Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today...
06/03/2016
Conditions Expected to Improve Next Month PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising homeowners that high concentrations of caterpillars observed statewide may cause short-term defoliation of trees over the next few weeks. Typical damage, most...
06/02/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting guided hiking tours this weekend as part of National Trails Day. The tours are eligible activities for the Department's annual Great Outdoors Pursuit. Now in its eighth season, the annual Great Outdoors Pursuit...
06/02/2016
NEWPORT, R.I. - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER), and its partners invite the public to test drive electric vehicles (EV) this weekend during World Match Racing Tour festivities at Fort Adams State Park. The event,...
05/31/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today mosquito larvicide will be available to communities tomorrow to help control mosquito populations statewide. WHEN: Wednesday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Building #75, East Farm; University...
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...