State Government Press Releases

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08/10/2022
PROVIDENCE, R.I.– The McKee Administration's Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that it has issued an immediate compliance order at Johnson's Pond against the owner of the dam, Soscia Holdings LLC. The immediate compliance order was delivered by certified mail to...
08/10/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI– The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is seeking reports of wild turkeys, deer, reptiles, and amphibians from around the state. Three online wildlife surveys are currently accepting observations from the public through the Survey123 Field App: the herp...
08/09/2022
PROVIDENCE, R.I.– The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up with Rhode Island's chapters of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and Ducks Unlimited, GottaQ SmokeHouse BBQ, and other partners to announce the eighth annual Youth Waterfowl Training and Mentored Hunt...
08/09/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the most recent round of testing of 2022 by Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) State Health Laboratories has confirmed no positive isolations (findings) of West Nile Virus (WNV) or Eastern Equine...
08/09/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is announcing that it has established a program to award grants ranging in size from $2,500 to $10,000 to support Rhode Island farmers and food businesses that produce and distribute specialty crops such as fruits, vegetables,
08/04/2022
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is inviting the public to join DEM at the farmers' market at Goddard Memorial State Park Friday, Aug. 5, 9-11 AM. It's a chance to meet agency staff and learn about DEM's priorities and initiatives. Divisions across the ...
08/03/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) state beach lifeguards are competing against their counterparts who protect municipal beaches in the annual, weeklong Guard Games competition that began Monday. The tournament encourages competition, camaraderie, and...
08/02/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that it has implemented changes to the lifeguard certification process to make it easier for candidates to apply. DEM hopes the changes will increase the number of lifeguard applicants and its ability to...
08/01/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI– The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that deer permits for legal regulated hunting, including the "all outdoors" package, will go on sale Monday, Aug. 1, online and at local sales agents. In addition, the agency's summer deer survey opens Aug. 1.
08/01/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is reporting a confirmed case of Jamestown Canyon Virus (JCV) in a Rhode Island resident. Laboratory testing confirming the diagnosis was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The person who tested positive...