State Government Press Releases

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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
In response to the elevated risk of mosquito-borne disease, the state has begun trapping in five new communities since last week bringing to 23 the number of municipalities where trapping now is being conducted and is scheduled to begin aerial larvicide applications at Chapman Swamp in...
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...
08/29/2019
DEM and RIDOH continue to advise all Rhode Island communities to take extra precautions to prevent mosquito bites. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today confirmed that a horse in Westerly tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) August 24.
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...
08/26/2019
Massachusetts today announced its third human case of EEE and two additional horse cases of EEE in Worcester County. MA has scheduled aerial spraying to start on August 25. DEM and RIDOH are advising all Rhode Island communities to take precautions. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of...
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...
08/22/2019
Arrests are a Result of Information Obtained during Operation Level Playing Field, a Multi-day Effort Targeting Illegal Striped Bass Fishing Activity PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) today announced the arrest of...
08/21/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in partnership with Indie Cycle is hosting an e-waste collection event at Goddard Park. What: E-Waste Recycling Drop-off Where: Goddard Park, Farmers' Market, 145 Ives Road, Warwick When: Friday, August 23, 9 AM ...