# RI.gov: Rhode Island Government


State Government Press Releases

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06/28/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, many Rhode Islanders and out-of-state visitors will plan on visiting one of the Ocean State's world-class state beaches. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is urging beachgoers to buy their parking passes online today to...
06/27/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI Aiming to provide all members of the public with access to public spaces to do things they enjoy, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is inviting persons with hearing and sensory sensitivities to a "quiet fireworks" display Tuesday, July 4, at Beavertail...
06/27/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is again asking the public to report sightings of wild turkeys, as part of its annual Wild Turkey Brood Survey. Biologists from DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) are asking Rhode Islanders to submit observations...
06/23/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that Breakheart Pond in Exeter, Carolina Trout Pond in Richmond, and Shippee Sawmill Pond in Foster will be receiving treatments to control infestations of invasive aquatic weeds including...
06/23/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the first 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...
06/22/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that given the current statewide extent of Beech Leaf Disease (BLD), reports to the DEM Forest Health and Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) programs are no longer requested. DEM's...
06/15/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that as has been the case for several years, Scarborough South State Beach in Narragansett will be open daily starting Saturday, June 17, through Aug. 20 with lifeguards, beach staff, concessions, and restrooms...
06/13/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Tiogue Lake in Coventry due to blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals....
06/09/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is lifting the Air Quality Alert that had been issued for Friday June 9, 2023. The remnants of wildfire smoke plume that had been impacting the state have moved offshore south of the New England coastline as of 10:...
06/08/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is notifying the public that the significant smoke in our area will continue, with an Air Quality Alert being issued for Friday June 9, 2023. An alert is being issued for the third consecutive day for UNHEALTHY fine...