# RI.gov: Rhode Island Government


State Government Press Releases

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07/14/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is informing users of the East Bay Bike Path that a stretch of the path in Riverside will be closed for about three hours on the morning of Monday, July 17, for a paving repair project weather permitting. The bike...
07/13/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) is announcing the much-anticipated publication of The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Rhode Island, a rich account of the data captured in collaboration with the University of Rhode Island (URI)...
07/12/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Marine Fisheries and the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association are warning of receiving increased reports of anglers catching Smooth Puffer Fish in Rhode Island waters. Puffers belong to the family Tetradontidae,...
07/11/2023
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels during the afternoon and well into the evening on Wednesday, July 12. The alert is being issued statewide due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. Fine...
07/07/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), along with the City of East Providence and the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), are recruiting volunteers to help remove invasive water chestnut plants from the Turner Reservoir in East Providence.
07/07/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the third set of mosquito samples of the 2023 season tested by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) State Health Laboratories has confirmed no positive isolations (findings) of West Nile...
06/30/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is notifying the public that smoke impacts from Canadian wildfires will continue, with an Air Quality Alert being issued through Saturday July 1, 2023. The alert is being issued for UNHEALTHY fine particles on the Air...
06/30/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the second set of mosquito samples of the 2023 season tested by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) State Health Laboratories has confirmed no positive isolations (findings) of West Nile...
06/30/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI With the approach of the Fourth of July weekend bringing warmer, sunnier weather, boats will soon be dotting Narragansett Bay and other Rhode Island waterways. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the National Association of State Boating Law...
06/28/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is notifying the public that smoke from Canadian wildfires will be impacting the area, with an Air Quality Alert being issued for Thursday June 29, 2023. An alert is being issued for UNHEALTHY fine particles on the Air...