State Government Press Releases

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10/02/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will begin stocking trout in freshwaters across Rhode Island next week for the fall fishing season a popular time for recreational fishing. The following waters will be stocked with trout beginning Tuesday, October 6: ...
10/02/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the University of Rhode Island (URI) is conducting a statewide survey of local vineyards and areas with large populations of "Tree of Heaven" plants for the spotted lanternfly (SLF), an exotic pest that...
09/29/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that Olney Pond in Lincoln Woods State Park will receive a treatment to control infestations of invasive noxious weeds including variable water milfoil, Eurasian milfoil, pondweed and fanwort this week.
09/28/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that two exotic species of Asian and Eurasian ticks have been detected for the first time on Block Island. The ticks were discovered by Dr. Danielle M Tufts, then an associate research scientists at Columbia...
09/28/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is soliciting comments on the state's Impaired Waters List and will hold a virtual public workshop next month to review statewide water quality findings. A virtual public workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 6 to present...
09/25/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 184 mosquito samples collected from 88 traps between September 3 and 14 have tested negative for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV). To date, in Rhode Island, there has...
09/25/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is warning Rhode Islanders of extreme fire danger as the drought that has gripped the state, and now the New England region, continues following months of below-average rainfall and above-average temperatures. With nine...
09/23/2020
PROVIDENCE Today, in recognition of "Thank a Superintendent Day," the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is saluting Rhode Island's green-certified golf courses and the RI Golf Course Superintendents Association (RIGCSA) for their commitment to employing "green" environmental practices.
09/22/2020
PROVIDENCE With Hurricane Teddy expected to pass New England offshore tomorrow, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is warning Rhode Islanders of the dangerous conditions it will bring to shorelines: winds out of the north at 15 to 25 knots with gusts up to 40 knots, seas of five to...
09/18/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is notifying bicyclists that the section of the Blackstone River Bikeway underneath the Manville Bridge in Lincoln will be closed for parts of next week starting September 21 to allow the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)