State Government Press Releases

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10/10/2017
Funded projects will promote jobs, economic growth, and renewable energy PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in partnership with the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank today announced new funding opportunities to support the cleanup and redevelopment of...
10/06/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced test results for their final set of mosquito samples this season. Seventy-eight mosquito samples from 30 traps set on Monday, September 25 have tested...
10/04/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the City of Central Falls and Progreso Latino, will host a family fishing event at Lincoln Woods State Park on Saturday. The event is part of DEM's ongoing efforts to promote outdoor recreation and...
10/04/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that it has reissued discharge permits for the Narragansett Bay Commission's (NBC) Bucklin Point and Field's Point Wastewater Treatment Facilities. The Bucklin Point facility serves Central Falls, Cumberland,...
09/29/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the award of $178,849 in matching grants to help communities and businesses invest in boat pump-out facilities across Rhode Island. The grants, funded under the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Clean Vessel...
09/28/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds across Rhode Island with some 10,000 trout in advance of Columbus Day weekend a popular time for recreational fishing. The number of waterbodies stocked will be limited given current drought conditions;...
09/28/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that Carolina Trout Pond in Richmond is being treated to help control invasive weeds. The chemical treatment, which will be applied two times this fall, poses no public health risk nor harm to fish or...
09/19/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reports that small concentrations of orangestriped oakworm caterpillars have begun defoliating trees in areas of western Rhode Island. The caterpillars feed on the foliage of all species of oak trees and have been detected...
09/12/2017
Public Reminded to Guard against Mosquito Bites PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced a mosquito sample collected on Tuesday, September 5 in Warren has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).
09/12/2017
Season for pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, quail, and fox opens October 21 PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that small game hunting season opens next month. The season for pheasant, cottontail rabbit, gray squirrel, bobwhite quail, red and gray...