State Government Press Releases

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09/03/2013
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management, Town of Narragansett, and the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association announce that the Second Annual Galilee Fishing for Hope Tournament and Seafood Festival will be held on September 7-8 in the Port of Galilee. Presented by Flood...
08/29/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health, (HEALTH) announce that two samples of mosquitoes collected on August 19 have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). These findings are not unexpected at this time of the year. Test results...
08/26/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife, in partnership with RI Pheasants Forever and the Federated RI Sportsmen's Clubs, will offer a free training workshop and orientation for junior pheasant hunters aged 12 to 14 on Saturday, September 7 from 9 a.
08/26/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife will offer a workshop entitled "Training Pointing Dogs" on Sunday, September 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the dog training area in Arcadia Management Area in Exeter. The free event is being presented by DEM's...
08/26/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set in the southern part of Tiverton has been confirmed positive for Highlands J Virus. The positive Highlands J result was from a species of mosquitoes that bites...
08/23/2013
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management hosted the fourth and final event of the 2013 Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit at Burlingame State Campground in Charlestown on Saturday, August 17. The grand finale event concluded with a grand prize ceremony where pre-registered...
08/19/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management reports that all of the 156 mosquito samples collected from 33 traps set on August 5 have been confirmed negative for West Nile Virus (WNV) and for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). WNV was previously reported from a July 29 sample from...
08/16/2013
PROVIDENCE – On Saturday, August 17 the Rhode Island Departments of Environmental Management and Health will award thousands of dollars worth of outdoor recreational equipment at the final event of the 2013 Great Outdoors Pursuit at Burlingame State Park Campground in Charlestown. The Great...
08/15/2013
PROVIDENCE –The results of an animal autopsy performed on the brown calf that was housed in the pen adjacent to Gray's Ice Cream in Tiverton, and which was euthanized on July 26, showed no evidence that the calf posed any public health threat. The testing, which was conducted at the University of...
08/13/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management reports that all but one of the 165 mosquito samples collected from 33 traps set on July 29 have been confirmed negative for West Nile Virus (WNV) and for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Last week, the state's first finding of WNV for the...