State Government Press Releases

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09/03/2021
PROVIDENCE Promoting and increasing outdoor recreation is one of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's core values and missions. A major way DEM accomplishes this is by offering classes, programs, and experiences to connect Rhode Islanders to the great outdoors. The agency is...
09/02/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a "Bioluminescence Night" at Beavertail State Park, in Jamestown, this weekend. The event will include educational displays of illuminated jellyfish and other local sea creatures. Marine bioluminescence is...
09/02/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that the excessive rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida have necessitated closures of shellfish harvesting for many of the state's shellfish harvest areas in Narragansett Bay and the coastal salt ponds. ...
09/01/2021
Twenty grantees obtain funding through the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act, aimed at helping small businesses in RI's green economy prosper and increasing the diversity of both food producers and foods in the state PROVIDENCE Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of...
08/30/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the most recent round of testing by RIDOH State Health Laboratories has confirmed no new positive isolations (findings) of West Nile Virus (WNV). DEM collected 293 pools (samples) of mosquitoes from 64 traps set...
08/27/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that it hopes to reopen Burlingame State Campground in Charlestown on Tuesday, August 31. The reopening date depends on continued progress cleaning up the site where, as DEM previously announced, around 150...
08/26/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing today that it has lifted a precautionary notice asking Rhode Islanders to take down bird feeders and bird baths. Due to a mysterious illness affecting songbirds throughout the eastern United States, DEM...
08/26/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that a precautionary closure of shellfish harvest for all waters of Winnapaug Pond in Westerly ended at sunrise today, Thursday, August 26. On August 23, DEM announced a closure of the waterbody due to...
08/25/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will once again reach UNHEALTHY levels during the afternoon and into the evening on Thursday, August 26. This alert is being issued statewide due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. Fine...
08/23/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that a precautionary closure of shellfish harvest for all waters of Winnapaug Pond in Westerly went into effect at sunrise today, and will be in effect until further notice. This shellfish closure was put...