State Government Press Releases

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09/30/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds across Rhode Island with some 6,000 trout in advance of Columbus Day weekend a popular time for recreational fishing. Because of the extreme drought conditions present in many of the state's freshwaters,
09/28/2016
PROVIDENCE As part of her continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy, Governor Gina Raimondo joined First Gentleman Andy Moffit, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and other partners today at a rally in support of the Green Economy Bond. The $35 million...
09/26/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced 68 mosquito samples from 24 traps set on Monday, September 12, 2016 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Personal protection is the first line of...
09/20/2016
DEM to Announce $4 Million in Local Recreation Grants, Followed by Extreme Cycling Demonstration PROVIDENCE Governor Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit along with Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), the Yes On 6 Coalition and...
09/15/2016
PROVIDENCE The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), together with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), is hosting a special gathering next week to present Senator V. Susan Sosnowski with the 2016 EPA Lifetime Achievement Award. Senator Sosnowski, a stalwart...
09/14/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced 110 mosquito samples from 26 traps set on Monday, August 29, 2016 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Personal protection is the first line of...
09/14/2016
Caused by Naturally Occurring Phytoplankton, Expected to Decline with Cooler Temperatures PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has observed and received reports of rust-colored patches of water (known as "rust tide") in Narragansett Bay, Mt. Hope Bay and...
09/12/2016
Registration opens tomorrow for popular program that helps Rhode Islanders save energy, money PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Arbor Day Foundation are teaming up once again to give away 1,000 trees as part of the State's Energy-Saving Trees...
09/07/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced 80 mosquito samples from 33 traps set on Monday, August 22, 2016 and Wednesday, August 24, 2016 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Personal...
09/07/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that Conditional Area A and the Conimicut Triangle in Upper Narragansett Bay will reopen to shellfish harvesting at sunrise tomorrow; the opening comes two days earlier than anticipated. The shellfish...