State Government Press Releases

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10/04/2019
A confirmed canine distemper outbreak in Jamestown and Warwick affecting raccoons and skunks could signal an increased risk for pet dogs. Although the disease is not transmissible to humans, it is often fatal to dogs. PROVIDENCE Acting on alerts from both the Jamestown and Warwick Police...
10/03/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will begin stocking trout in freshwaters across Rhode Island next week in advance of Columbus Day weekend a popular time for recreational fishing. The following waters will be stocked with trout before Columbus Day:
10/03/2019
Grant awards will promote growth of the local farm economy PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announced today the award of $275,557 in farm viability grants to four Rhode Island-based groups working to support local agriculture; the grants are made possible by the U.S....
09/30/2019
PROVIDENCE With no additional aerial spraying planned for 2019, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are urging Rhode Islanders to continue protecting themselves and their loved ones from mosquito bites until the first hard frost of...
09/25/2019
PROVIDENCE The second round of aerial mosquito treatments will likely begin tonight, September 25, depending on weather conditions, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced today. Whether the two spraying zones one surrounding...
09/24/2019
PROVIDENCE The second round of aerial mosquito treatments will likely begin on the night of Wednesday, September 25, depending on weather conditions, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced today. With favorable weather, the...
09/23/2019
PROVIDENCE The second round of aerial mosquito treatments that state officials announced last week will likely begin either Tuesday night or Wednesday night this week, depending on weather conditions. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (...
09/19/2019
With areas of Rhode Island still at critical risk for the EEE virus, parts of 12 communities are expected to be aerially treated with mosquito pesticide next week PROVIDENCE As a part of continued work to protect public health by minimizing Rhode Islanders' exposure to mosquitoes that could...
09/17/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has been awarded a $2,905,000 grant from the USDA Forest Service Forest Legacy Program to protect 716 acres of forest in the Scituate Reservoir watershed from conversion to other uses. "For generations, Rhode Islanders...
09/17/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Parks and Recreation invites Rhode Islanders to a fun-filled, family festival at Burlingame State Park and Campground in Charlestown on Sunday, October 13. The Burlingame Family Festival will be held from 11 AM to 5 PM and...