State Government Press Releases

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08/06/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and into the evening on Tuesday, August 7th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. Fine...
08/06/2018
These lifeguards responded quickly, acted heroically, and helped prevent a tragedy," Governor Raimondo said. "I urge Rhode Islanders to take precautions and be careful while enjoying our beautiful state beaches and parks." Providence Three lifeguards rescued two men who swam outside the...
08/06/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and into the evening on Monday, August 6th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. In addition,
08/03/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that all 144 mosquito samples from 41 traps set July 23 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Also, all 163 samples from 38 traps set July 16 and...
08/02/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that beginning this week, it will administer surf and non-surf lifeguard certification testing for the 2019 season. Certification is required for lifeguard positions at all Rhode Island beaches. The...
08/02/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the August schedule of events for the state's popular Great Outdoors Pursuit. The public events include guided hikes, a clamming workshop, art programs, and free admission to Seagrave Memorial Observatory...
07/27/2018
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that beginning next week, it will administer surf and non-surf lifeguard certification testing for the 2019 season. Certification is required for lifeguard positions at all Rhode Island beaches. The...
07/25/2018
State will join federal quarantine covering much of the eastern US enacted to prevent the spread of this destructive, invasive pest which attacks only ash trees to uninfested states Providence The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that Emerald Ash...
07/23/2018
DEM, Rhode Island Department of Health advise that the small jellyfish with a painful sting is known to inhabit back bays and coastal ponds but not ocean beaches or other sandy areas. PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of...
07/19/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set in Warwick has been confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The positive EEE result was from a species that bites both birds...