State Government Press Releases

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07/05/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that a timber harvesting project will get underway later this summer in the Arcadia Management Area in Exeter. The project aims to salvage oak species affected by repeated defoliations from forest...
07/05/2019
PROVIDENCE In anticipation of a stretch of actual beach weather on the Fourth of July and the upcoming weekend, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging residents to buy their state beach passes online or in advance so they can "beach more, wait less." Independence Day...
07/02/2019
PROVIDENCE With the approach of the Fourth of July bringing warmer, sunnier weather, boats will soon be dotting Narragansett Bay and other Rhode Island waterways. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and US Coast Guard urge boaters to be responsible and not operate their boats under...
07/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 31 mosquito samples from 14 traps set on Monday, June 10 and 93 samples from 20 traps set on Monday, June 17 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
06/26/2019
PROVIDENCE Next Monday, US Senator Jack Reed will join DEM Director Janet Coit and representatives from the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), Raw Elements USA, and health-care partners at Scarborough State Beach to announce an initiative that provides complimentary, certified natural,...
06/21/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in partnership with Indie Cycle is hosting an e-waste collection event at Goddard Park today. What: E-waste Recycling Drop-off Where: Goddard Park Farmers Market 145 Ives Road, Warwick When: Friday,...
06/20/2019
PROVIDENCE Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit has joined environmental commissioners from the other New England states and New York in urging faster federal action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. The states need guidance and...
06/19/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing four upcoming events to be held at state parks for charitable causes. These events include a 5K run/walk, a free photography event for public safety officials and their families, a jeep and motorcycle "run"...
06/18/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold an extended public hearing this week to gather public comment on the draft air quality permit for the proposed Clear River Energy Center in Burrillville. Although the overall decision on siting and building the...
06/17/2019
DEM's request for proposals allocates $750,000 of the $2.75 million in available funding to help close out projects on brownfield sites that already have been investigated and are on their way to being remediated but haven't been found compliant yet. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental...