State Government Press Releases

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10/14/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the most recent round of testing by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) State Health Laboratories has confirmed one new positive finding of West Nile Virus (WNV). The finding was detected in a mosquito...
10/14/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announces the start of the 2021-2022 pheasant stocking program. DEM stocks pheasants to provide public hunting opportunities on select management areas throughout Rhode Island with stocking occurring twice weekly at...
10/07/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has approved the Filterraฎ — a proprietary stormwater treatment device that uses regionally acceptable trees or shrubs typically housed in a concrete box to filter and treat stormwater runoff — for use as a water quality...
10/06/2021
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 findings of West Nile virus (WNV). DEM collected 322 samples of mosquitoes from 84 traps set statewide Sept. 9-20....
09/30/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has partnered with the Roger Williams Park Zoo, the University of Rhode Island (URI), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and other conservation organizations to study and restore populations of the state endangered...
09/28/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will begin stocking trout in freshwaters across Rhode Island from Friday, Oct. 1, to Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, for the fall fishing season – a popular time for recreational fishing. "With crisp clear weather and lighter...
09/28/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that it has partnered with RI.gov to bring point-of sale payments to the 2022 placards for State Parking Lot G, the long-term parking lot at the Port of Galilee. Placards for Rhode Island residents are $150,
09/24/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that Meshanticut Pond in Meshanticut State Park, Cranston, will receive a treatment to control infestations of invasive weeds including variable water milfoil, algae, fanwort, and sacred lotus next...
09/17/2021
PROVIDENCE – Governor Dan McKee and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announce today that $4 million in outdoor recreation matching grants is available to help local municipalities and Native American tribes acquire, develop, or renovate outdoor recreational facilities in their...
09/16/2021
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Congressional Delegation and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announce that commercial fishing and charter/for hire businesses, qualified aquaculture operators, seafood processors, and dealers are eligible to apply for an additional $255 million...