# RI.gov: Rhode Island Government


State Government Press Releases

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07/01/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Aiming to provide all members of the public with access to public spaces to do things they enjoy, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is inviting persons with hearing and sensory sensitivities to a "quiet fireworks" display Monday, July 4, at Beavertail State Park in...
07/01/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Although the forecast is predicting unsettled weather with thunderstorms likely this Fourth of July weekend, it's going to be hot. And if Rhode Islanders are planning a day at state beaches, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is urging them to buy their passes online...
06/30/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Director Terry Gray issued the following statement in reaction to the West Virginia v. EPA decision issued today by the U.S. Supreme Court: "The U.S. government has the duty and moral obligation to cut climate pollution, but...
06/30/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI Aiming to deliver higher levels of clarity, consistency, and efficiency to an important regulatory program while also strengthening resource protection, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding the public that its new freshwater wetlands rules...
06/30/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI With the approach of the Fourth of July 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...
06/28/2022
Providence, RI (June 2022) The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and Raw Elements Mineral Sunscreen are expanding their skin cancer prevention efforts this summer by deploying more than 70 touch-free sunscreen dispensers throughout The Ocean State for summer 2022. Through The...
06/24/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the first round of testing of 2022 by RIDOH State Health Laboratories has confirmed no positive isolations (findings) of West Nile Virus (WNV) or Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). DEM collected 67 pools (samples)
06/24/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are advising the public of recent waterbirds (gulls, cormorants, shearwaters, terns, seabirds, shorebirds) found dead along the Rhode Island...
06/23/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that survey work of the state-owned Curran Lower Reservoir dam in Cranston is expected to begin this month. The dam, built in 1950, is deemed to be deemed a high-hazard structure that is in an unsafe...
06/17/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is lifting the no-contact advisory it placed June 5 on the stretch of the Blackstone River and any waters that receive flow from the Blackstone River, including but not limited to the Blackstone Canal and Scott Pond,...