State Government Press Releases

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07/23/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the closures of Lower Providence River Conditional Area E and Upper Bay Conditional Area A, previously scheduled to reopen to shellfish harvesting at sunrise on Sunday, July 25, are extended until further...
07/21/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that it has filed revisions to the freshwater wetlands rules with the Office of the Secretary of State. The revision process began in 2015 when state law was revised to reflect the recommendations of a legislative task...
07/16/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that Conditional Area A, previously scheduled to reopen at sunrise tomorrow morning, is extended until further notice. Conditional Area closures were enacted after the rainfall that occurred Friday, July 9....
07/16/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that all 178 mosquito samples from 57 traps set statewide between June 23 and July 6 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) by the Rhode Island Department...
07/13/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that it has denied the permit application of Medrecycler-RI Inc. to build a medical waste-to-energy plant at 1600 Division Road in West Warwick. DEM cited the following factors in denying the application: ...
07/13/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Departments of Environmental Management (DEM) and Transportation (RIDOT) have awarded 22 projects a total of approximately $1.4M in recreational trail grants to support trail development and improvement projects throughout the state. The Recreational Trails Program...
07/12/2021
To assist the State with its goal of vaccinating more Rhode Islanders against COVID-19, The Town Dock has partnered with Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) to host free, walk-up vaccination clinics for crews of...
07/09/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking the public to report sightings of wild turkey hens both with a brood of baby turkeys and without and tom turkeys to help with research efforts. Information gathered from the public is helpful in determining...
07/08/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public to exercise caution along shoreline areas Thursday afternoon into Saturday due to anticipated rip currents and high surf. Tropical Storm Elsa is forecast to pass over southeast New England on Friday,
07/07/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that all 92 mosquito samples from 28 traps set statewide on June 17 and June 21 have tested negative by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine...