State Government Press Releases

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08/21/2020
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announce the detection of the first mosquito sample of 2020 that has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The pool producing the sample consisted of...
08/19/2020
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds hikers, bike riders, horseback riders, and all other visitors that, for safety reasons, they must wear solid, daylight fluorescent orange when in state management areas and undeveloped state parks beginning on...
08/14/2020
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is actively recruiting qualified lifeguards and rangers to fill seasonal employment positions at state beaches, parks, campgrounds, and the golf course at Goddard Park through the remainder of the 2020 recreation season....
08/12/2020
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 170 mosquito samples from 38 traps set on Monday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 29 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). To date, in Rhode Island,...
08/10/2020
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement is investigating a fatal incident that occurred today on the north end of the Brenton Point shoreline in Newport near the Castle Hill Inn. A 25-year-old Providence man was jumping off the rocks with a...
08/07/2020
PROVIDENCE – With hot weather and sunny skies expected this holiday weekend, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding beach visitors that they must wear face coverings while on the pavilions and practice social distancing at Rhode Island state beaches. Rhode Islanders are...
08/07/2020
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife has developed a new online survey on Rhode Island's deer population and is asking the public to report all live deer sightings on the survey in August and September. The Summer Deer Survey is a citizen...
08/06/2020
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife is partnering with the Woonsocket Harris Public Library to host a virtual, family-friendly program about coyotes on Friday, August 21 at 1:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about the Eastern coyote's natural...
08/06/2020
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising Rhode Islanders that a fatal disease affecting rabbits has been detected in North America and is asking residents to report unusual cases of rabbit mortality to DEM. Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2) is a highly...
08/06/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. –Governor Gina M. Raimondo, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Environmental Management, the Office of Energy Resources and the Division of Statewide Planning will today facilitate the first virtual convening of the Mobility Innovation Working Group. ...