State Government Press Releases

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09/13/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) salutes the three individuals and two organizations from Rhode Island who were recognized yesterday at the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) New England 2018 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. They were among 28...
09/07/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set in South Kingstown has been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The findings are not unexpected. We are currently in the highest risk...
09/07/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reports that peach season is underway in Rhode Island. Now through late September, locally-grown peaches will be available at numerous orchards and farmers' markets throughout the state. DEM Director Janet Coit knows...
09/04/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, will offer a youth waterfowl orientation and training workshop from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19 at the Great Swamp Field Headquarters in West Kingston. The workshop will...
08/31/2018
Rhode Island Department of Health Recommends Continued Closure of Conimicut Point Beach PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reducing the area of the emergency closure of Upper Narragansett Bay to shellfishing, which it imposed Monday after a weekend...
08/31/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that test results from three mosquito pools, or samples, from traps set in Central Falls, Cranston, and Tiverton have been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Since July 31, eight mosquito samples...
08/28/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will again reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and into the evening on Wednesday, August 29th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. ...
08/27/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced that all waters of Upper Narragansett Bay bounded by the DEM range marker on Conimicut Point to the center of the tower at Nayatt Point to the northern tip of Prudence Island to the southern tip of Warwick Point...
08/27/2018
PROVIDENCE A forest ranger with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recently returned from a wildfire assignment outside Grand Junction, Colorado, where he headed up a 20-person Connecticut Interstate Fire Crew that was deployed to fight two fires in the Gunnison Gorge...
08/27/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and well into the evening on Tuesday, August 28th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. In...