State Government Press Releases

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08/28/2019
Public urged to stay off the rocks near breakers and use caution along the coastline. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advises the public to use caution along shoreline areas today and over the next few days because of high surf generated by a tropical storm in the...
08/23/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that registrations are full for its Wildlife Outreach Program for the upcoming school year. More than 100 school programs will be presented throughout Rhode Island during the 2019-2020 school year. Sponsored by the Division...
08/22/2019
Arrests are a Result of Information Obtained during Operation Level Playing Field, a Multi-day Effort Targeting Illegal Striped Bass Fishing Activity PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) today announced the arrest of...
08/21/2019
Information gathered from online survey will help inform the RI 2020 State Forest Action Plan PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is conducting an online survey this month to gather public input on issues related to state forests. Feedback will be used to inform...
08/09/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is surveying lakes, ponds, and rivers across the state this summer as part of an annual monitoring program to identify aquatic invasive species. During a routine survey on June 12 in Barney Pond in Lincoln, DEM staff...
08/09/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 121 mosquito samples from 26 traps set on Monday, July 29, have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). To date, in Rhode Island, there have been no...
08/06/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's (DEM) Aquatic Resource Education (ARE) Program, in partnership with the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and others, announces a free saltwater youth fishing event and a kayak fishing workshop for children and adults. ...
08/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 119 mosquito samples from 28 traps set on Monday, July 22, have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). To date, in Rhode Island, there have been no...
08/01/2019
Unsafe bacterial counts forced the closure of Winnapaug Pond on July 26 and Point Judith Pond on July 27. These waters are now safe for the harvesting of shellfish and will reopen at sunrise tomorrow, August 1. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island...
07/31/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has organized four community harvesting events in August to remove invasive, sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) plants from Meshanticut Pond in Cranston. Paddlers in kayaks and canoes, along with non-boating volunteers, will...