# RI.gov: Rhode Island Government


State Government Press Releases

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09/06/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI: The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that several shellfish areas in Narragansett Bay are closed due to excessive rain in the Providence metropolitan area Sept. 5-6. Upper Narragansett Bay area A, Upper Narragansett Bay area B, and Lower...
09/02/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the most recent round of mosquito testing by Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) State Health Laboratories has confirmed a second detection of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the state this summer. As was the...
09/02/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding the public that Labor Day Monday, Sept. 5 marks the last day that state beach facilities, restrooms, and concession stands will be open and staffed with lifeguards, rangers, and restroom attendants. The...
09/01/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that it is upgrading about 180 acres of shellfishing grounds in the Nausauket area of Greenwich Bay in Warwick from prohibited to conditionally approved harvesting status starting at sunrise on Friday, Sept.
08/30/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the most recent round of mosquito testing by Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) State Health Laboratories has confirmed no new positive findings of West Nile Virus (WNV) or Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
08/30/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that it has lifted the ban on outdoor fires at all state campgrounds, parks, and management areas that went into effect Aug. 19. DEM stresses that although precipitation amounts from recent storms have reduced both the...
08/25/2022
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), along with the RI Tree Council, RI Nursery and Landscape Association, and the Arbor Day Foundation, is providing 1,000 free trees to Rhode Island residents this fall through the Energy-Saving Trees program. Registration opens Friday,...
08/25/2022
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), along with the RI Tree Council, RI Nursery and Landscape Association, and the Arbor Day Foundation, is providing 1,000 free trees to Rhode Island residents this fall through the Energy-Saving Trees program. Registration opens Friday,...
08/22/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the spotted lanternfly (SLF), an exotic pest that targets various plants and trees, has a detected population for the first time in Rhode Island. Native to Asia, SLF is most frequently associated with Tree of Heaven...
08/19/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces today that in response to the dangerous risk of wildfires in Rhode Island, it is banning outdoor fires at all State campgrounds, parks, and management areas. This ban, effective starting Saturday, August 20,...