State Government Press Releases

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04/25/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the Town of Westerly will begin aerial application of mosquito larvicide across 500 acres of Chapman Swamp and nearby swamplands on Friday, April 27. Spraying will take place between 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.;...
04/24/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public to refrain from contact recreation in the Seekonk River. Officials recommend washing your hands before drinking or eating if there was contact with the Seekonk River. This advisory is in effect until...
04/24/2018
PROVIDENCE As part of a continued focus on supporting healthy communities and promoting outdoor recreation, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today awarded $3 million in matching grants to 15 local municipalities to develop or renovate recreational facilities in their communities....
04/23/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising residents that this is the time of year when coyotes may often be seen in populated areas and suburban neighborhoods in search of food. DEM advises the public not to feed or have food sources available that can...
04/20/2018
Sunday Marks the 48th Anniversary of Earth Day PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging Rhode Islanders to get outdoors and get active this weekend for Earth Day. Community cleanups are scheduled around the state, and plentiful recreational...
04/20/2018
Applications Must be Submitted by June 1st PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced $100,000 in available grants to communities and private businesses that own and/or operate boating facilities available to the public. The grants, funded by the U.
04/18/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's (DEM) Aquatic Resource Education program will offer a local fish cooking class with Chef Andy Lussier of Culinary Connections and Addieville East Farm this month. WHEN: Sunday, April 29| 12:00 p.m.
04/16/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has issued a quarantine order for animals at Simmons Farm in Middletown. DEM and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are investigating the connection between a petting zoo at the farm and cases of cryptosporidiosis-
04/12/2018
Improper disposal of wood ashes is a frequent cause of wildfires PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is urging Rhode Islanders to exercise care when disposing of wood, coal stove, and fireplace ashes. Mid-March through mid-May is the traditional spring...
04/12/2018
Since DEM's Online Licensing System Launched Last Month, nearly 8,000 People Have Bought 15,000 Licenses and Permits. With Opening Day on April 14, DEM Reminds Anglers to Carry a Printed Copy of Their License and Permit Documents with Them. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of...