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State Government Press Releases

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09/07/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the most recent round of testing by RIDOH State Health Laboratories has confirmed no new positive isolations (findings) of West Nile Virus (WNV). DEM collected 184 pools (samples) of mosquitoes from 64 traps set...
08/27/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that it hopes to reopen Burlingame State Campground in Charlestown on Tuesday, August 31. The reopening date depends on continued progress cleaning up the site where, as DEM previously announced, around 150...
08/26/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing today that it has lifted a precautionary notice asking Rhode Islanders to take down bird feeders and bird baths. Due to a mysterious illness affecting songbirds throughout the eastern United States, DEM...
08/26/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that a precautionary closure of shellfish harvest for all waters of Winnapaug Pond in Westerly ended at sunrise today, Thursday, August 26. On August 23, DEM announced a closure of the waterbody due to...
08/23/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is assessing the damage left by Tropical Storm Henri which directly hit state beaches, management areas, and several other facilities in the state and began cleaning up today. With temperatures expected to soar to the...
08/20/2021
PROVIDENCE With the National Weather Service increasingly confident that Tropical Storm Henri will make landfall on the southern New England coast Sunday into Monday, by which time it might strengthen into a hurricane, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today is announcing several...
08/19/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that three mosquito samples from traps set on August 5 two samples collected in East Providence and one in Warren have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) by RIDOH State Health Laboratories. This brings the...
08/19/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that in-person sales of season beach parking passes will end at close of business tomorrow, Friday, August 20. Although by far most beachgoers purchase season parking passes online anytime, some patrons still...
08/12/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that a mosquito sample collected July 29 in Cranston has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) by RIDOH State Health Laboratories. This is the first WNV finding of the summer in Rhode Island and was the only...
08/12/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will once again reach UNHEALTHY levels during the afternoon and into the evening on Friday August 13th. The alert is being issued statewide due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. Fine...