State Government Press Releases

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07/14/2015
PROVIDENCE - On Thursday, July 23 at Bryant University, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in collaboration with Save the Lakes, will host a training session for volunteers for the GREAT (Greeting Recreationalists to Empower and Train) Boater Program. DEM and...
07/14/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management today released the following update on the Saturday, July 11, 2015 incident at the Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The State Fire Marshal's Office continues to lead the investigation. Investigators...
07/13/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 129 mosquito pools, or samples, from 35 traps set statewide during the week of June 29 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Test results are pending at the Rhode Island...
07/13/2015
Providence, Rhode Island, July 12, 2015 - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels in portions of Rhode Island during the afternoon on Sunday. Ample sunshine, heat, and favorable winds will lead to UNHEALTHY air conditions...
07/10/2015
"DEM's Port Manager and Division of Law Enforcement are working closely with the US Coast Guard, State Fire Marshal's Office and the Narragansett Police Department, who are actively investigating the cause of the fire. We are glad no one was injured, and will provide any support needed to come to...
07/09/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Department of Health (HEALTH) are advising people who live in the East Bay Village area of West Main Road, Middletown that a feral cat in the area tested positive for rabies. The cat is described as a medium-sized, black, short...
07/09/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife will offer the fourth annual "Women's Day at the Range" on Saturday, August 1 at the Great Swamp Shooting Range in West Kingston. The free event is designed to introduce women to the world of shooting sports.
07/07/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 134 mosquito pools, or samples, from 23 traps set statewide during the week of June 23 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Test results are pending at the Rhode Island...
07/01/2015
The Department of Environmental Management Director is pleased to announce the opening of the newly reconstructed boat ramp in Sakonnet Harbor in Little Compton. With cooperation from the Town of Little Compton, construction began in May to replace the original structure that was in poor condition.
06/29/2015
Campers and Vacationers Advised to use only Local Firewood PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is responsible for the early detection and surveillance of exotic invasive insect pests and preventing the establishment of these pests into the state. The Asian Longhorned Beetle (...