State Government Press Releases

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03/19/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the state's plan to guide forest management priorities over the next decade. The Rhode Island 2020 State Forest Action Plan (SFAP) describes forest resources,...
03/18/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is actively recruiting lifeguards, park rangers, facilities attendants and other key staff to fill seasonal employment positions at state beaches, parks, and campgrounds during the 2021 recreation season. Rhode Island...
03/15/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Agriculture and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are notifying the public about a New England cottontail rabbit from Patience Island that tested positive for tularemia (Franisella tularensis)...
03/15/2021
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is urging Rhode Islanders to refrain from any open-air burning today as there is an elevated fire danger. DEM's Division of Forest Environment's Forest Fire Program is advising residents that critical fire weather conditions exist in Rhode...
03/12/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a virtual public comment hearing next week on the draft medical waste license for the proposed Medrecycler-RI Inc Medical Waste Treatment Facility on 1600 Division Road in West Warwick. Due to the Covid-19 emergency, which...
03/10/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Rhode Island Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (RICOSH) and Northeast Waste Management Officials Association (NEWMOA), has embarked on a project to encourage a green cleaning and disinfecting approach...
03/09/2021
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a virtual informational workshop next week on draft regulations to limit the sale of freshwater invasive plants. Aquatic invasive plants are a widespread problem in Rhode Island's freshwater lakes. More than 100 lakes, and...
03/09/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has alerted the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) that the Zebra mussel, a highly invasive aquatic invertebrate, may have been distributed to pet shops in Rhode Island. Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha), regarded as one of...
03/01/2021
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife announces the publication of Dragonflies and Damselflies of Rhode Island, a compilation of three decades of inventorying and monitoring of dragonflies and damselflies inhabiting the state. This is the first...
02/26/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing today that the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has approved Rhode Island's recommendations to remove impairments from parts of three waterbodies from USEPA's List of Impaired Waters under Section 303(d) of the...