State Government Press Releases

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09/09/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management is announcing that it will be flying purple flags at state beaches warning swimmers of the presence of the Portuguese Man o' War, a dangerous sea creature with long tentacles and a painful sting. DEM beach managers closed Scarborough State...
09/04/2020
DEM is concerned there may be a spike in coronavirus cases in two weeks if visitors to beaches, parks, and other public places "let up on efforts to fight the pandemic." PROVIDENCE With sunny skies and warm temperatures forecast this Labor Day weekend, state officials are urging Rhode...
09/02/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that an employee of the vendor that runs Burlingame State Campground in Charlestown has tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee is part of a three-person team that cleans restrooms at the...
08/31/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today is confirming that a 14-year-old boy who was fishing with his father and brother drowned yesterday after slipping on the rocks and falling into the water at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown. The victim is Daniel Carrascoza of...
08/31/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today are confirming this year's first positive detection of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a mammal. DEM's Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) responded to a report of a...
08/28/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 147 mosquito samples from 44 traps set on Monday, August 17 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). To date, in Rhode Island, there has been one...
08/28/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with Ducks Unlimited and the Federated Rhode Island Sportsmen's Clubs, Inc., will offer a youth waterfowl orientation and training workshop from 4 PM to 7 PM on Tuesday, September 29, at the Great Swamp Field...
08/21/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announce the detection of the first mosquito sample of 2020 that has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The pool producing the sample consisted of...
08/19/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds hikers, bike riders, horseback riders, and all other visitors that, for safety reasons, they must wear solid, daylight fluorescent orange when in state management areas and undeveloped state parks beginning on...
08/14/2020
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is actively recruiting qualified lifeguards and rangers to fill seasonal employment positions at state beaches, parks, campgrounds, and the golf course at Goddard Park through the remainder of the 2020 recreation season....