State Government Press Releases

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10/09/2016
Additional areas closed effective sunrise on Saturday, October 8 PROVIDENCE - In an update to the precautionary shellfish harvesting closure announced yesterday for Narragansett Bay, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced shellfishing is also...
10/07/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Angelo Liberti, chief of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Office of Water Resources, and Ernest Julian, Chief of the Office of Food Protection at the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), will be available to answer questions today about the...
10/07/2016
Closure Effective as of Sunrise on Friday, October 7 PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced several areas of Narragansett Bay will be closed to shellfish harvesting until further notice, effective at sunrise on Friday, October 7. The closure...
10/05/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public workshop next week to review a study that will guide improvements to Aquidneck Island's drinking water supplies. The Newport Water System which provides water to Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth ...
10/05/2016
Public Advised to Vaccinate Pets, Keep Distance from Wildlife PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today confirmed a raccoon captured on Biltmore Avenue in the Mount Pleasant section of Providence has tested positive for rabies. A domestic cat found in the...
10/03/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced 50 mosquito samples from 24 traps set on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 and Wednesday, September 21, 2016 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). ...
09/30/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds across Rhode Island with some 6,000 trout in advance of Columbus Day weekend a popular time for recreational fishing. Because of the extreme drought conditions present in many of the state's freshwaters,
09/28/2016
PROVIDENCE As part of her continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy, Governor Gina Raimondo joined First Gentleman Andy Moffit, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and other partners today at a rally in support of the Green Economy Bond. The $35 million...
09/26/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced 68 mosquito samples from 24 traps set on Monday, September 12, 2016 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Personal protection is the first line of...
09/20/2016
DEM to Announce $4 Million in Local Recreation Grants, Followed by Extreme Cycling Demonstration PROVIDENCE Governor Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit along with Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), the Yes On 6 Coalition and...