State Government Press Releases

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07/05/2016
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, July 6th. The Alert is being issued statewide as the region will experience very warm weather...
07/05/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced 119 mosquito samples from 33 traps set on Monday, June 20, 2016 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Personal protection is the first line of...
07/01/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that starting next week, Shippee Sawmill Pond in Foster and Breakheart Pond, located within the Arcadia Management Area in Exeter will be treated to help control invasive weeds that are a nuisance to...
07/01/2016
PROVIDENCE Rhode Island's First Family and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the July schedule of events for the state's popular Great Outdoors Pursuit. The free public events include guided hikes and boating, stargazing and lighthouse tours as well...
06/30/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that starting next week, Shippee Sawmill Pond in Foster will be treated to help control invasive weeds that are a nuisance to fishermen and boaters. The chemical treatment, which will be applied three times...
06/29/2016
Sessions Suited to Novice, Experienced Fly-Tiers PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a series of free fishing fly-tying workshops for novice and experienced fly-tiers this summer. WHAT: Free Fly-Tying Workshops.
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,