State Government Press Releases

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08/22/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that test results from three mosquito pools, or samples, from traps set in Warren, Tiverton and Providence have been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The findings are not unexpected. We are currently...
08/22/2018
Campground season continues into October PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that most State beaches will be open daily through Labor Day Monday, September 3. Scarborough South in Narragansett is closed on weekdays and will be open weekends-...
08/17/2018
Naturalist program offers up-close look at native marine life PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the aquarium at Beavertail State Park will open for the season starting next week. To mark the opening, DEM is hosting 'Bioluminescence Night'...
08/15/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels for Washington and Newport Counties during the afternoon and into the evening on Thursday, August 16th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone...
08/14/2018
Event to feature an outdoor movie at dusk PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that due to forecasted inclement weather, tonight's 'Bioluminescence Night' at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 21. The event...
08/10/2018
Event to be held at Blackstone Valley State Park Visitor Center in Lincoln PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that due to forecasted inclement weather, the venue for tomorrow's Great Outdoors Pursuit Grand Finale has been changed. The event...
08/10/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that test results from two mosquito pools, or samples, from traps set in Tiverton and Pawtucket on July 30 have been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). These are the first findings of WNV in Rhode...
08/09/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a 'Bioluminescence Night' at Beavertail State Park, in Jamestown, next week. The event will include an outdoor viewing of the Disney movie, Moana, stargazing, and illumination jelly fish and local sea creatures.
08/09/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that Breene Hollow Farm in West Greenwich has been named Rhode Island's 2018 Outstanding Dairy Farm by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee of which DEM is a member. "Rhode Island has a rich...
08/08/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that permits for the deer hunting season, which includes the "All Outdoors" package, will go on sale starting Wednesday, August 15. Deer permits are sold as antlered deer (buck) permits or antlerless deer...