State Government Press Releases

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08/14/2018
Event to feature an outdoor movie at dusk PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that due to forecasted inclement weather, tonight's 'Bioluminescence Night' at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 21. The event...
08/10/2018
Event to be held at Blackstone Valley State Park Visitor Center in Lincoln PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that due to forecasted inclement weather, the venue for tomorrow's Great Outdoors Pursuit Grand Finale has been changed. The event...
08/10/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that test results from two mosquito pools, or samples, from traps set in Tiverton and Pawtucket on July 30 have been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). These are the first findings of WNV in Rhode...
08/09/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a 'Bioluminescence Night' at Beavertail State Park, in Jamestown, next week. The event will include an outdoor viewing of the Disney movie, Moana, stargazing, and illumination jelly fish and local sea creatures.
08/09/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that Breene Hollow Farm in West Greenwich has been named Rhode Island's 2018 Outstanding Dairy Farm by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee of which DEM is a member. "Rhode Island has a rich...
08/08/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that permits for the deer hunting season, which includes the "All Outdoors" package, will go on sale starting Wednesday, August 15. Deer permits are sold as antlered deer (buck) permits or antlerless deer...
08/06/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and into the evening on Tuesday, August 7th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. Fine...
08/06/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and into the evening on Monday, August 6th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. In addition,
08/06/2018
These lifeguards responded quickly, acted heroically, and helped prevent a tragedy," Governor Raimondo said. "I urge Rhode Islanders to take precautions and be careful while enjoying our beautiful state beaches and parks." Providence Three lifeguards rescued two men who swam outside the...
08/03/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that all 144 mosquito samples from 41 traps set July 23 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Also, all 163 samples from 38 traps set July 16 and...