State Government Press Releases

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09/08/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the RI Tree Council, RI Nursery and Landscape Association, and the Arbor Day Foundation, is providing 1,000 free trees to Rhode Island residents this autumn. Now in its 13th season, the program helps Rhode Islanders...
09/07/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising paddlers and anglers to use caution and wear a life jacket to help ensure they enjoy a safe boating experience. Over Labor Day weekend, DEM's Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) responded to several rescues of...
09/07/2021
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 184 pools (samples) of mosquitoes from 64 traps set...
09/04/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing that a North Providence couple was exposed to rabies by feeding a raccoon that later was tested and found to be carrying the rabies virus. DEM reminds the...
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...