State Government Press Releases

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09/28/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will stock rainbow and brook trout in Stafford Pond in Tiverton next week in advance of Columbus Day weekend a popular time for recreational fishing. Stafford Pond is among the many Rhode Island ponds and rivers being...
09/28/2018
PROVIDENCE The 75 mosquito samples from 33 traps set on September 17 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today. To date, in Rhode Island, 10 mosquito samples from...
09/27/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will begin stocking trout in ponds across Rhode Island next week in advance of Columbus Day weekend a popular time for recreational fishing. The following waters will be stocked with rainbow and brook trout before...
09/24/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that a timber harvesting project will get underway soon in the Hillsdale Preserve Management Area in Richmond. The project aims to salvage oak species impacted by repeated defoliations from forest...
09/21/2018
PROVIDENCE The 107 mosquito samples from 27 traps set on Sept. 11 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today. Results from traps set Sept. 17 will be reported next week.
09/20/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that Silver Spring Lake in North Kingstown will receive an inspection and possible follow-up treatment to control noxious weed infestation on Tuesday, September 25. The initial treatment in June...
09/18/2018
PROVIDENCE Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) Officers cited a Warren man yesterday in Narragansett for having caught 13 striped bass 12 over the limit for a recreational angler the RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced. After a period of surveillance, DLE Officers Jeff...
09/14/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set in Pawtucket has been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The finding is not unexpected. New England states currently are in the...
09/13/2018
Public asked to stay off the rocks and use caution along the coastline PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advises the public to use caution along shoreline areas this weekend due to anticipated rip currents and high surf generated by Hurricane Florence. Rhode Island...
09/13/2018
Registration for popular Energy-Saving Trees Program, which helps Rhode Islanders save energy and money, opens September 17th PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation to give away 1,200 trees as part of the State's...