State Government Press Releases

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09/10/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the most recent round of testing by RIDOH State Health Laboratories has confirmed one new positive isolation (finding) of West Nile Virus (WNV) collected Aug. 30 from a trap in Johnston. DEM collected 82 pools (...
09/10/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the most recent round of testing by RIDOH State Health Laboratories has confirmed one new positive isolation (finding) of West Nile Virus (WNV) collected Aug. 30 from a trap in Johnston. DEM collected 82 pools (...
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...
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...
08/26/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing today that it has lifted a precautionary notice asking Rhode Islanders to take down bird feeders and bird baths. Due to a mysterious illness affecting songbirds throughout the eastern United States, DEM...
08/26/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that a precautionary closure of shellfish harvest for all waters of Winnapaug Pond in Westerly ended at sunrise today, Thursday, August 26. On August 23, DEM announced a closure of the waterbody due to...
08/23/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is assessing the damage left by Tropical Storm Henri which directly hit state beaches, management areas, and several other facilities in the state and began cleaning up today. With temperatures expected to soar to the...
08/20/2021
PROVIDENCE With the National Weather Service increasingly confident that Tropical Storm Henri will make landfall on the southern New England coast Sunday into Monday, by which time it might strengthen into a hurricane, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today is announcing several...