State Government Press Releases

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06/29/2018
PROVIDENCE With Independence Day and the peak of the beach season fast approaching, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging beach-goers to buy seasonal passes today to help ease traffic tie-ups this weekend and on the Fourth of July. Temperatures are expected to soar into...
06/28/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 53 mosquito samples from 13 traps set on Monday, June 11; 106 samples from 33 traps set on Monday, June 18; and 15 samples from three traps set on Wednesday, June 20 have tested negative for both West...
06/27/2018
Effort is part of "Operation Dry Water" campaign to curb impaired boating PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will join partners across the country this weekend for the annual Operation Dry Water campaign a national crackdown on impaired boating. As the...
06/25/2018
$1.5 million acquisition of "Mercy Woods" tract near Diamond Hill Reservoir will protect drinking water supplies and wildlife habitat, and provide opportunities for public recreation. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it has helped...
06/21/2018
PROVIDENCE With the start of summer today, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are urging residents to guard against mosquito and tick bites when enjoying the outdoors. In May, the Centers for Disease Control and...
06/19/2018
New Regulations Increase Season Length, Possession Limit PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has extended the season and increased the fall possession limit for the 2018 recreational black sea bass fishery. The new rules add nine days to the beginning...
06/15/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that improvements to freshwater boat ramps at Watchaug Pond in Charlestown and Indian Lake in South Kingstown are complete. Construction on the projects began on April 16 with work wrapping up in time for Father's...
06/13/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Beekeepers Association (RIBA) will be distributing queen honeybees to registered RI beekeepers tomorrow at Rhode Island College. Funding for the project comes from a grant that is providing queens of...
06/13/2018
PROVIDENCE Giving their parents fits every step of the way, the three piping plover chicks that hatched in the parking lot of Roger Wheeler State Beach yesterday took an overnight, stop-and-start route that finally saw them climb a sand-covered, plywood ramp and skitter onto the beach at about...
06/11/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking the public to report sightings of wild turkey hens both with brood and without to help with research efforts. The Department is currently evaluating the state's wild turkey population which is believed to be...