State Government Press Releases

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08/31/2018
Rhode Island Department of Health Recommends Continued Closure of Conimicut Point Beach PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reducing the area of the emergency closure of Upper Narragansett Bay to shellfishing, which it imposed Monday after a weekend...
08/31/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that test results from three mosquito pools, or samples, from traps set in Central Falls, Cranston, and Tiverton have been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Since July 31, eight mosquito samples...
08/28/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will again reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and into the evening on Wednesday, August 29th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. ...
08/27/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced that all waters of Upper Narragansett Bay bounded by the DEM range marker on Conimicut Point to the center of the tower at Nayatt Point to the northern tip of Prudence Island to the southern tip of Warwick Point...
08/27/2018
PROVIDENCE A forest ranger with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recently returned from a wildfire assignment outside Grand Junction, Colorado, where he headed up a 20-person Connecticut Interstate Fire Crew that was deployed to fight two fires in the Gunnison Gorge...
08/27/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and well into the evening on Tuesday, August 28th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. In...
08/22/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that test results from three mosquito pools, or samples, from traps set in Warren, Tiverton and Providence have been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The findings are not unexpected. We are currently...
08/22/2018
Campground season continues into October PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that most State beaches will be open daily through Labor Day Monday, September 3. Scarborough South in Narragansett is closed on weekdays and will be open weekends-...
08/17/2018
Naturalist program offers up-close look at native marine life PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the aquarium at Beavertail State Park will open for the season starting next week. To mark the opening, DEM is hosting 'Bioluminescence Night'...
08/15/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels for Washington and Newport Counties during the afternoon and into the evening on Thursday, August 16th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone...