State Government Press Releases

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07/10/2015
"DEM's Port Manager and Division of Law Enforcement are working closely with the US Coast Guard, State Fire Marshal's Office and the Narragansett Police Department, who are actively investigating the cause of the fire. We are glad no one was injured, and will provide any support needed to come to...
07/09/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Department of Health (HEALTH) are advising people who live in the East Bay Village area of West Main Road, Middletown that a feral cat in the area tested positive for rabies. The cat is described as a medium-sized, black, short...
07/09/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife will offer the fourth annual "Women's Day at the Range" on Saturday, August 1 at the Great Swamp Shooting Range in West Kingston. The free event is designed to introduce women to the world of shooting sports.
07/07/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 134 mosquito pools, or samples, from 23 traps set statewide during the week of June 23 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Test results are pending at the Rhode Island...
07/01/2015
The Department of Environmental Management Director is pleased to announce the opening of the newly reconstructed boat ramp in Sakonnet Harbor in Little Compton. With cooperation from the Town of Little Compton, construction began in May to replace the original structure that was in poor condition.
06/29/2015
Campers and Vacationers Advised to use only Local Firewood PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is responsible for the early detection and surveillance of exotic invasive insect pests and preventing the establishment of these pests into the state. The Asian Longhorned Beetle (...
06/26/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Cottrell Homestead in West Kingston has been named Rhode Island's 2015 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee. Winning dairy farmers from each New England state will be honored at an...
06/26/2015
PROVIDENCE Safe boating patrols will be stepped up on June 26 to June 28 in a joint operation conducted by the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Law Enforcement. The effort is part of Operation Dry Water, a coordinated national crackdown on Boating Under the Influence (BUI)....
06/26/2015
Conditional Area A & Conimicut Triangle Will Reopen at Sunrise on Friday, June 26 PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Conditional Area A and Conimicut Triangle in Upper Narragansett Bay will re-open to shellfishing beginning at sunrise on Friday, June 26 -...
06/25/2015
PROVIDENCE - On Wednesday, July 1 at Champlin Scout Reservation, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Department of Environmental Management will host the second event of the 2015 Great Outdoors Pursuit. DEM and its partners will offer activities for children and families that teach skills, techniques and...