State Government Press Releases

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08/12/2020
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 170 mosquito samples from 38 traps set on Monday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 29 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). To date, in Rhode Island,...
08/07/2020
PROVIDENCE – With hot weather and sunny skies expected this holiday weekend, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding beach visitors that they must wear face coverings while on the pavilions and practice social distancing at Rhode Island state beaches. Rhode Islanders are...
08/07/2020
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife has developed a new online survey on Rhode Island's deer population and is asking the public to report all live deer sightings on the survey in August and September. The Summer Deer Survey is a citizen...
08/06/2020
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife is partnering with the Woonsocket Harris Public Library to host a virtual, family-friendly program about coyotes on Friday, August 21 at 1:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about the Eastern coyote's natural...
08/06/2020
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising Rhode Islanders that a fatal disease affecting rabbits has been detected in North America and is asking residents to report unusual cases of rabbit mortality to DEM. Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2) is a highly...
08/06/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. –Governor Gina M. Raimondo, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Environmental Management, the Office of Energy Resources and the Division of Statewide Planning will today facilitate the first virtual convening of the Mobility Innovation Working Group. ...
07/30/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Over the past several days the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has received reports from more than 100 Rhode Island residents who have received unsolicited packets of seeds from China. DEM is working in conjunction with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Plant...
07/30/2020
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today the award of an additional $1.4 million in grants to help communities and local organizations protect valuable green space throughout the state. To complement the $3.33 million previously awarded in...
07/30/2020
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels during the afternoon and into the evening for today, Thursday July 30th. The alert is being issued for Washington and Newport County. The poor air quality will be...
07/29/2020
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that a grant is available to assist a local hospital to protect human health by reducing harmful emissions and noise pollution from idling ambulances and emergency vehicles. Funding for the grant is provided from...