State Government Press Releases

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08/02/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that beginning this week, it will administer surf and non-surf lifeguard certification testing for the 2019 season. Certification is required for lifeguard positions at all Rhode Island beaches. The...
08/02/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the August schedule of events for the state's popular Great Outdoors Pursuit. The public events include guided hikes, a clamming workshop, art programs, and free admission to Seagrave Memorial Observatory...
07/27/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that beginning next week, it will administer surf and non-surf lifeguard certification testing for the 2019 season. Certification is required for lifeguard positions at all Rhode Island beaches. The...
07/25/2018
State will join federal quarantine covering much of the eastern US enacted to prevent the spread of this destructive, invasive pest which attacks only ash trees to uninfested states Providence The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that Emerald Ash...
07/23/2018
DEM, Rhode Island Department of Health advise that the small jellyfish with a painful sting is known to inhabit back bays and coastal ponds but not ocean beaches or other sandy areas. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of...
07/19/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set in Warwick has been confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The positive EEE result was from a species that bites both birds...
07/12/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 125 mosquito samples from 35 traps set on Monday, June 25, have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). To date, in Rhode Island, three mosquito...
07/09/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and into the evening on Tuesday, July 10th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. The highest...
07/05/2018
The Fawth of July is going to be a "scawchuh" and beaches and parks will be packed. DEM asks Rhode Islanders to help prevent trash from becoming harmful marine debris by following the "carry-in/carry-out" no-litter rule. DEM also offers tips to minimize waiting times at entrance booths to state...
06/29/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the July schedule of events for the state's popular Great Outdoors Pursuit. The public events include guided hikes, youth and family hunter education workshops, and free admission to Seagrave Memorial...