State Government Press Releases

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07/01/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 31 mosquito samples from 14 traps set on Monday, June 10 and 93 samples from 20 traps set on Monday, June 17 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
06/26/2019
PROVIDENCE Next Monday, US Senator Jack Reed will join DEM Director Janet Coit and representatives from the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), Raw Elements USA, and health-care partners at Scarborough State Beach to announce an initiative that provides complimentary, certified natural,...
06/21/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in partnership with Indie Cycle is hosting an e-waste collection event at Goddard Park today. What: E-waste Recycling Drop-off Where: Goddard Park Farmers Market 145 Ives Road, Warwick When: Friday,...
06/20/2019
PROVIDENCE Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit has joined environmental commissioners from the other New England states and New York in urging faster federal action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. The states need guidance and...
06/19/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing four upcoming events to be held at state parks for charitable causes. These events include a 5K run/walk, a free photography event for public safety officials and their families, a jeep and motorcycle "run"...
06/18/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold an extended public hearing this week to gather public comment on the draft air quality permit for the proposed Clear River Energy Center in Burrillville. Although the overall decision on siting and building the...
06/17/2019
DEM's request for proposals allocates $750,000 of the $2.75 million in available funding to help close out projects on brownfield sites that already have been investigated and are on their way to being remediated but haven't been found compliant yet. PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental...
06/11/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces the permanent protection of 43 acres of forested land in Charlestown for public recreational access. The property consists of a mix of pine and deciduous upland forest with some small wetland areas including two small streams....
06/07/2019
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold an extended public hearing later this month to gather public comment on the draft air quality permit for the proposed Clear River Energy Center in Burrillville. Although the overall decision on siting and building...
06/07/2019
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a series of recreational clamming workshops this summer. The workshops, led by DEM's Aquatic Resource Education (ARE) program, are opportunities for participants to learn how to dig for clams and the management strategies...