State Government Press Releases

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04/23/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Town of Westerly, as it has done on a routine basis each year since 1997, will apply granules of mosquito larvicide by helicopter to 500 acres of swamp to control mosquito breeding. The targeted areas are portions of Chapman Swamp and the swamp area adjacent to Hespar Drive. The...
04/23/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife announces that the stocking of trout will be suspended at the Carolina Trout Pond, Richmond, until dam repairs can be made. Due to the heavy rains this spring and a drainage system failure, the stability...
04/23/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) encourages residents to acknowledge Earth Day by checking for signs of invasive forest pests such as tree-killing insects like the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) and Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). These insects pose a serious threat to forest...
04/21/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) encourages Rhode Islanders to celebrate Earth Day - Tuesday, April 22 - by joining a local clean up, taking easy steps to improve the environment or simply getting outdoors and enjoying nature in a state park or management...
04/21/2014
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management has issued a Permit to Alter Freshwater Wetlands to the RI Airport Corporation (RIAC) for a runway safety improvement project at T.F. Green State Airport in Warwick. The permit, which also serves as a Water Quality Certification by the state...
04/21/2014
Community Works RI Receives 1 of 38 Earth Day Grants Awarded by DEM & RIRRC in 2014 PROVIDENCE - In celebration of Earth Day - April 22, 2014 - the Department of Environmental Management partnered with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation to offer grants to organizers of local...
04/15/2014
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management's Office of Compliance and Inspection has issued an Expedited Citation Notice (Notice) to 29 property owners who are in violation of requirements under the Rhode Island Cesspool Act of 2007. The Act applies to cesspools located within 200...
04/14/2014
Lifeguards Particularly Needed for State Swimming Facilities Including Lincoln Woods, Fort Adams, Goddard, Misquamicut, Scarborough and East Matunuck PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is continuing its efforts to fill certified lifeguard positions in Rhode Island for...
04/11/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has announced that the emergency closure of the waters of Bristol Harbor and waters in the vicinity of Hog Island that were closed to shellfishing due to high flows and high fecal coliform levels in effluent discharged from the Bristol...
04/11/2014
PROVIDENCE Over the course of the last year, many of our state's highly respected natural resource and wildlife specialists worked diligently to determine the Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) in Rhode Island. This list identifies those wildlife species that are in decline or...