State Government Press Releases

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08/11/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels during the afternoon and into the evening on Thursday August 12th. The alert is being issued statewide. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone...
08/10/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that all 229 mosquito samples from 49 traps set statewide between July 20 and July 27 have tested negative by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine...
08/06/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the spotted lanternfly (SLF), an exotic pest that targets various plants and trees, has been detected for the first time in Rhode Island. Native to Asia, SLF is most commonly associated with "Tree of Heaven" (Ailanthus...
08/06/2021
PROVIDENCE Ever wonder whooooo's flying around Rhode Island at night? Join DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island on August 12 for a virtual program on Rhode Island's owl species. DEM staff will be sharing information about our state's owls and the data...
08/05/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that $3 million in matching grants is available to help communities and local organizations protect valuable green space throughout Rhode Island. The grant round is now open, with a deadline of October 29, 2021. Funding...
08/02/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is soliciting comments on a draft total maximum daily load (TMDL) study. Buckeye Brook and Tributaries to Warwick Pond were the subject of a focused study to determine the factors impairing the biodiversity, specifically the benthic...
08/02/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that all 140 mosquito samples from 46 traps set statewide on July 13 and July 19 have tested negative by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine...
07/29/2021
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that new Rhode Island Freshwater Fishing Rules and Regulations (Title 250, Chapter 60. Part 10) will take effect statewide on Saturday, July 31. Two changes pertain to the Beaver River, as follows: Section 10-6.1-16:...
07/26/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels starting this evening on Monday, July 26th and lasting through midday on Tuesday, July 27th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated fine particle concentrations...
07/26/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that all 92 mosquito samples from 29 traps set statewide on July 7 and July 12 have tested negative by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine...