State Government Press Releases

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10/14/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 62 mosquito samples collected from 72 traps between September 21 and September 30 have tested negative for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV). Test results from samples...
10/08/2020
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that small game hunting season opens this month. The season for pheasant, cottontail rabbit, gray squirrel, bobwhite quail, red and gray fox opens Saturday, October 17 Saturday, February 28, 2021. DEM's...
10/14/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife is partnering with local public libraries to host a series of virtual outreach programs this fall. The programs are designed to spread awareness of wildlife management and conservation efforts across the...
10/06/2020
WAKEFIELD The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are improving public access along the Weekapaug Breachway in Westerly, following concerns voiced by local residents and other Rhode Islanders. This summer,...
10/02/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will begin stocking trout in freshwaters across Rhode Island next week for the fall fishing season a popular time for recreational fishing. The following waters will be stocked with trout beginning Tuesday, October 6: ...
10/02/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the University of Rhode Island (URI) is conducting a statewide survey of local vineyards and areas with large populations of "Tree of Heaven" plants for the spotted lanternfly (SLF), an exotic pest that...
09/29/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that Olney Pond in Lincoln Woods State Park will receive a treatment to control infestations of invasive noxious weeds including variable water milfoil, Eurasian milfoil, pondweed and fanwort this week.
09/28/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that two exotic species of Asian and Eurasian ticks have been detected for the first time on Block Island. The ticks were discovered by Dr. Danielle M Tufts, then an associate research scientists at Columbia...
09/28/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is soliciting comments on the state's Impaired Waters List and will hold a virtual public workshop next month to review statewide water quality findings. A virtual public workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 6 to present...
09/25/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 184 mosquito samples collected from 88 traps between September 3 and 14 have tested negative for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV). To date, in Rhode Island, there has...