State Government Press Releases

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07/16/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Division of Statewide Planning will hold a public hearing this week to gather public input on the adoption of the updated Rhode Island Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). The...
07/16/2019
Paddlers in kayaks and canoes, along with non-boating volunteers, are needed to collect seed pods from this noxious plant, which threatens to cover the pond. PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is recruiting volunteers to help harvest seed pods from...
07/11/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the summer 2019 issue of Wild Rhode Island Explorer, a free quarterly children's magazine produced by the Division of Fish and Wildlife, is now available online and in public libraries throughout the state. Last fall, DEM...
07/10/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 139 mosquito samples from 20 traps set on Monday, June 24, and 70 samples from 19 traps set on Monday, July 1, have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
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...
07/02/2019
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...