State Government Press Releases

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07/29/2019
The agencies also advise that any shellfish harvested from the pond since Tuesday, July 23, be thrown away. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing that effective immediately, all waters of Winnapaug Pond in...
07/29/2019
The agencies also advise that any shellfish harvested from the closed area of the pond either commercially or recreationally since Tuesday, July 23, be thrown away. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing...
07/26/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that $4 million in open space matching grants is available to help communities and local organizations protect valuable green space throughout the state. The Open Space Grant Program's 2019 grant round is now open, with...
07/26/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 168 mosquito samples from 26 traps set on Monday, July 15, have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). To date, in Rhode Island, there have been no...
07/25/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that a project to remove a downed tree and limb debris near the East Bay Bike Path at Franklin Street in Warren will take place on Monday, July 29, from 8 AM to 12 PM. Two crews from National Grid...
07/25/2019
New culverts will mitigate beaver activity and flooding at Carbuncle Pond in Coventry. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the reconstruction of culverts on the western portion of the Trestle Trail in Coventry is underway. Originally constructed as a...
07/22/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that due to forecasted inclement weather, tonight's 'Bioluminescence Night' at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 24. The event will include an outdoor viewing of the movie...
07/19/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and into the evening on Saturday, July 20th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations, with highest...
07/19/2019
PROVIDENCE With summer in full swing, the harvest of July yields an abundance of fresh, colorful, and locally-grown produce that is now available for purchase at farmers' markets and roadside stands throughout the state. From now through late October, farmers' markets in state parks managed...
07/18/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that beginning next month, it will administer surf and non-surf lifeguard certification testing for the 2020 season. Certification is required for lifeguard positions at all Rhode Island beaches. The...