State Government Press Releases

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07/31/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Forest Environment is kicking off a new educational project this summer. By leveraging grant funding from the US Forest Service with local matching funds from the RI State Firefighter's League, along with assistance from the...
07/30/2015
Those with Current Conditional Certification Must Also Take Test PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation will administer surf and non-surf lifeguard certification tests, beginning on Monday, August 3, to certify lifeguards for the year 2016. ...
07/29/2015
PROVIDENCE - Scientists from the Department of Environmental Management are monitoring a large fish kill of adult menhaden in the Seekonk and Providence Rivers. Based on field observations and water quality measurements, the ongoing incident is being caused by low oxygen levels in the bottom waters.
07/28/2015
Providence, Rhode Island, July 29, 2015 - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels in portions of Rhode Island during the afternoon and evening hours on Wednesday. A very hot and humid air mass with southwest winds will be...
07/27/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 124 mosquito pools, or samples, from 29 traps set statewide during the week of July 13 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Test results are pending at the Rhode Island...
07/24/2015
PROVIDENCE - Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit will present an update on the July 11 incident at Salty Brine State Beach today at DEM Headquarters. The briefing will take place at 2 p.m. in Room 300 in the Foundry Building located at 235 Promenade Street in Providence.
07/23/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that the East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area Sand Trail was reopened to vehicular traffic beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 23. The reopening of the trail provides access to the campground and back track trail. Sections of the...
07/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 121 mosquito pools, or samples, from 37 traps set statewide during the week of July 7 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Test results are pending at the Rhode Island...
07/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that the State's Pistol Revolver Test and Certification, otherwise known as the "Blue Card", will now be available at the Office of Customer and Technical Assistance, DEM Headquarters, 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI. The...
07/14/2015
PROVIDENCE - On Thursday, July 23 at Bryant University, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in collaboration with Save the Lakes, will host a training session for volunteers for the GREAT (Greeting Recreationalists to Empower and Train) Boater Program. DEM and...