State Government Press Releases

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06/21/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the first batch of mosquitoes trapped and tested this season for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) are negative. Beginning in June each year and as part of disease monitoring...
06/20/2017
PROVIDENCE At this time of year, people may observe wildlife such as fawns that appear abandoned, as their mothers are out foraging for food. Homeowners may also notice snapping turtles laying eggs on their property. People should avoid approaching or disturbing these animals. Unless a...
06/15/2017
Grant submissions now accepted through July 28 PROVIDENCE To allow applicants additional time to develop robust proposals, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has extended the deadline for 2017 Bay and Watershed Restoration Grant applications to Friday, July 28, 2017.
06/13/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will conduct a controlled burn of 20 acres of Nicholas Farm Wildlife Management Area in Coventry this week. The burn, conducted over three days, will help control underbrush as well as enhance wildlife habitat and support...
06/12/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will once again reach UNHEALTHY levels during the afternoon and late into the evening on Tuesday, June 13. The alert is being issued for Kent, Bristol, Washington, and Newport counties. Favorable...
06/12/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will once again reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and late into the evening on Monday, June 12. The very warm weather along with favorable conditions for ozone formation will...
06/10/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and late into the evening on Sunday, June 11. The very warm weather along with favorable conditions for ozone formation will result in...
06/09/2017
Six-member team coached by graduates, trainers of DEM's Wastewater Management Bootcamp PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today a local team of wastewater treatment plant operators won the 2017 Operations Challenge, hosted by the New England...
06/07/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today released findings of a recent traffic study conducted in the vicinity of the planned Arcadia Natural Resources & Visitors Center on Arcadia Road in the Arcadia Management Area. The study, performed by the...
06/02/2017
PROVIDENCE - As campers and other vacationers prepare for their upcoming getaways, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is urging residents to inspect their vehicles and equipment to be sure they are not inadvertently transporting gypsy moth caterpillars to and from other...