State Government Press Releases

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10/20/2015
Innovative Program Attracts Treatment Operators From Across the State PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it will host its popular Wastewater Management Boot Camp again this year. The first-of-its-kind program is a model nationally, adapted...
10/13/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 81 mosquito pools, or samples, from 37 traps set statewide on September 28 are confirmed negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Due to negligible numbers of...
10/08/2015
Some 6,600 hatchery-raised trout stocked in ponds and rivers throughout state. Just in time for Columbus Day weekend, the Department of Environmental Management announced it is stocking ponds and rivers across Rhode Island with some 6,600 brown and brook trout. "Fishing is a popular outdoor...
10/07/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from the remaining 83 mosquito pools, or samples, from 37 traps set statewide on September 21 are confirmed negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Last week DEM reported that a sample...
10/07/2015
NARRAGANSETT, RI - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District are working together to complete a repair project at the popular Camp Cronin Fishing Area and overlook site at Point Judith in Narragansett. Hurricane Sandy...
10/07/2015
New Rules Go Into Effect Tomorrow for Pet Shops and Other Licensed Sheltering Facilities PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced Rhode Island is the first state in New England to adopt detailed housing and care standards for animal care facilities licensed...
10/01/2015
Public Reminded to Protect Themselves against Mosquito Bites PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RI DOH) announce that a sample of mosquitoes collected on September 21 in West Kingston has tested positive for West Nile Virus (...
09/29/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from the remaining 117 mosquito pools, or samples, from 37 traps set statewide on September 14 are confirmed negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Results from 84 mosquito pools...
09/24/2015
Projects Support Rhode Island's Economy and Environment by Revitalizing Communities and Creating Jobs PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) is soliciting proposals for brownfields site redevelopment projects that will support the cleanup of contaminated...
09/23/2015
PROVIDENCE - Over the past two months environmental police officers from the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Law Enforcement conducted a multi-day operation targeting illegal striped bass fishing activity. The effort uncovered numerous violations of state and federal marine...