State Government Press Releases

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09/24/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that a timber harvesting project will get underway soon in the Hillsdale Preserve Management Area in Richmond. The project aims to salvage oak species impacted by repeated defoliations from forest...
09/21/2018
PROVIDENCE The 107 mosquito samples from 27 traps set on Sept. 11 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today. Results from traps set Sept. 17 will be reported next week.
09/20/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that Silver Spring Lake in North Kingstown will receive an inspection and possible follow-up treatment to control noxious weed infestation on Tuesday, September 25. The initial treatment in June...
09/18/2018
PROVIDENCE Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) Officers cited a Warren man yesterday in Narragansett for having caught 13 striped bass 12 over the limit for a recreational angler the RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced. After a period of surveillance, DLE Officers Jeff...
09/14/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set in Pawtucket has been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The finding is not unexpected. New England states currently are in the...
09/13/2018
Public asked to stay off the rocks and use caution along the coastline PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advises the public to use caution along shoreline areas this weekend due to anticipated rip currents and high surf generated by Hurricane Florence. Rhode Island...
09/13/2018
Registration for popular Energy-Saving Trees Program, which helps Rhode Islanders save energy and money, opens September 17th PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation to give away 1,200 trees as part of the State's...
09/13/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) salutes the three individuals and two organizations from Rhode Island who were recognized yesterday at the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) New England 2018 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. They were among 28...
09/07/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set in South Kingstown has been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The findings are not unexpected. We are currently in the highest risk...
09/07/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reports that peach season is underway in Rhode Island. Now through late September, locally-grown peaches will be available at numerous orchards and farmers' markets throughout the state. DEM Director Janet Coit knows...