State Government Press Releases

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08/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 119 mosquito samples from 28 traps set on Monday, July 22, have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). To date, in Rhode Island, there have been no...
08/01/2019
Unsafe bacterial counts forced the closure of Winnapaug Pond on July 26 and Point Judith Pond on July 27. These waters are now safe for the harvesting of shellfish and will reopen at sunrise tomorrow, August 1. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island...
07/31/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has organized four community harvesting events in August to remove invasive, sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) plants from Meshanticut Pond in Cranston. Paddlers in kayaks and canoes, along with non-boating volunteers, will...
07/30/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that permits for the deer hunting season, including the "All Outdoors" package, will go on sale starting Thursday, August 1, online here or at local sales agents. Deer permits are sold as antlered deer (buck)...
07/29/2019
The agencies also advise that any shellfish harvested from the pond since Tuesday, July 23, be thrown away. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing that effective immediately, all waters of Winnapaug Pond in...
07/29/2019
The agencies also advise that any shellfish harvested from the closed area of the pond either commercially or recreationally since Tuesday, July 23, be thrown away. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing...
07/26/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that $4 million in open space matching grants is available to help communities and local organizations protect valuable green space throughout the state. The Open Space Grant Program's 2019 grant round is now open, with...
07/26/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 168 mosquito samples from 26 traps set on Monday, July 15, have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). To date, in Rhode Island, there have been no...
07/25/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that a project to remove a downed tree and limb debris near the East Bay Bike Path at Franklin Street in Warren will take place on Monday, July 29, from 8 AM to 12 PM. Two crews from National Grid...
07/25/2019
New culverts will mitigate beaver activity and flooding at Carbuncle Pond in Coventry. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the reconstruction of culverts on the western portion of the Trestle Trail in Coventry is underway. Originally constructed as a...