State Government Press Releases

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10/12/2018
Season for pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, woodcock, quail, and fox opens October 20 PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that small game hunting season opens this month. The season for pheasant, cottontail rabbit, gray squirrel, bobwhite quail,...
10/05/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced test results for the final set of mosquito samples this season. Thirty mosquito samples from 27 traps set on Monday, September 24 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine...
10/03/2018
Indian Lake and Watchaug Pond improvements completed in June 2018 PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that construction of improvements to the boat ramp at Echo Lake, also known as Pascoag Reservoir, in Glocester will begin on October 22. The...
10/02/2018
Using DEM's new system, hunters can now report their deer harvest online PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking hunters to take special precautions when hunting deer, elk, and moose (cervids) to keep Rhode Island deer herds free of Chronic Wasting...
09/28/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will stock rainbow and brook trout in Stafford Pond in Tiverton next week in advance of Columbus Day weekend a popular time for recreational fishing. Stafford Pond is among the many Rhode Island ponds and rivers being...
09/28/2018
PROVIDENCE The 75 mosquito samples from 33 traps set on September 17 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today. To date, in Rhode Island, 10 mosquito samples from...
09/27/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will begin stocking trout in ponds across Rhode Island next week in advance of Columbus Day weekend a popular time for recreational fishing. The following waters will be stocked with rainbow and brook trout before...
09/24/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that a timber harvesting project will get underway soon in the Hillsdale Preserve Management Area in Richmond. The project aims to salvage oak species impacted by repeated defoliations from forest...
09/21/2018
PROVIDENCE The 107 mosquito samples from 27 traps set on Sept. 11 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today. Results from traps set Sept. 17 will be reported next week.
09/20/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that Silver Spring Lake in North Kingstown will receive an inspection and possible follow-up treatment to control noxious weed infestation on Tuesday, September 25. The initial treatment in June...