State Government Press Releases

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09/13/2019
State officials confirm an Eastern Equine Encephalitis detection in a Block Island mosquito sample; urge all Rhode Islanders to take personal precautions against insect-borne diseases before heading outdoors especially hunters gearing up for deer season. PROVIDENCE The Department of...
09/13/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, will offer a youth waterfowl orientation and training workshop from 4 PM to 7 PM on Thursday, September 26, at the Great Swamp Field Headquarters in West Kingston. The workshop will provide an...
09/10/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that $5 million in outdoor recreation matching grants is available to help local municipalities and Native American tribes acquire, develop, or renovate outdoor recreational facilities in their communities. The DEM...
09/09/2019
The dispersal of aerial mosquito treatments in four areas that state officials have determined to be at critical risk for the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus will continue Monday night after a successful first phase of the spraying plan Sunday night. On Sunday night and early Monday...
09/09/2019
Favorable weather may allow for the completion of pesticide treatment in two of the four areas that state officials have assessed to be at critical risk for the EEE virus and possibly one more zone. Originating at Quonset State Airport, the first flight took off shortly after 7 PM. The operation...
09/05/2019
Granular larvicide, which kills immature mosquitoes, will be applied in five communities on Thursday, Sept. 5 PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that the state will conduct an aerial "larviciding"...
09/04/2019
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that Wright's Dairy Farm in North Smithfield has been named Rhode Island's 2019 Outstanding Dairy Farm by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee of which DEM is a member. "Wright's Dairy Farm is one...
09/03/2019
Registration opens today for popular Energy-Saving Trees Program, which helps Rhode Islanders save energy and money PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation, the RI Tree Council, and the RI Nursery and Landscape...
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...