State Government Press Releases

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09/18/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is notifying bicyclists that the section of the Blackstone River Bikeway underneath the Manville Bridge in Lincoln will be closed for parts of next week starting September 21 to allow the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)
09/16/2020
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the RI Tree Council, RI Nursery and Landscape Association, and the Arbor Day Foundation, is providing 1,200 free trees to Rhode Island homeowners this fall. Now in its eleventh season, the program helps Rhode...
09/15/2020
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced EMMA Acres in Exeter has been named Rhode Island's 2020 Outstanding Dairy Farm by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee of which DEM is a member. "This awards program shines an important light on...
09/11/2020
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC) are seeking commercial shellfishermen to participate in a quahog transplant next week. The clams harvested during the transplant will be used to enhance shellfish stocks in Rhode Island and provide...
09/11/2020
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will begin accepting applications for federal CARES Act fisheries assistance funding on Monday, September 14. The application period will be limited to 15 days, with a firm deadline of Monday, September 28. A total of $3,167,923...
09/11/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 133 mosquito samples from 43 traps set on Monday, August 24 and August 26, and 76 pools collected from 30 traps set on August 31 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine...
09/09/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management is announcing that it will be flying purple flags at state beaches warning swimmers of the presence of the Portuguese Man o' War, a dangerous sea creature with long tentacles and a painful sting. DEM beach managers closed Scarborough State...
09/04/2020
DEM is concerned there may be a spike in coronavirus cases in two weeks if visitors to beaches, parks, and other public places "let up on efforts to fight the pandemic." PROVIDENCE With sunny skies and warm temperatures forecast this Labor Day weekend, state officials are urging Rhode...
09/02/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that an employee of the vendor that runs Burlingame State Campground in Charlestown has tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee is part of a three-person team that cleans restrooms at the...
08/31/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today is confirming that a 14-year-old boy who was fishing with his father and brother drowned yesterday after slipping on the rocks and falling into the water at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown. The victim is Daniel Carrascoza of...