State Government Press Releases

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07/07/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that daily parking fees at Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly have changed. The new rates are as follows: - The new daily parking rate for non-residents is $20 on weekdays and $30 on weekends & holidays.
06/30/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the Wyoming Upper Reservoir Dam repair project has begun today. The state-owned, 300-year-old dam impounds the Wood River to form the 35-acre Wyoming Reservoir in the towns of Hopkinton and Richmond. It's...
06/29/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels during the late afternoon and into the evening on Wednesday June 30th. The alert is being issued statewide. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level...
06/28/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that annual fees for RI Pollution Discharge Elimination System (RIPDES) permits can now be paid online. The online payment system, found at www.ri.gov/DEM/ripdes , replaces the previous paper-only payment system and offers...
06/28/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels during the late afternoon and into the evening on Tuesday June 29th. The alert is being issued statewide. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level...
06/23/2021
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...
06/21/2021
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that its seasonal 24-hour Bay Line telephone information line is now open. The Bay Line number, 222-8888, is toll-free within the state. Bay Line provides Rhode Islanders with a central telephone number to...
06/21/2021
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are alerting the public that a brown bat found on the beach at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick last week has tested positive for rabies. Because rabies is a fatal...
06/18/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will offer an overview of the Wyoming dam repair project at the Hopkinton Town Council meeting Monday, June 21, at 7 PM. The Wyoming Upper Reservoir Dam is about to receive much-needed repairs. The state-owned, 300-year-...
06/15/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it will be administering an additional conditional Surf Lifeguard Certification test this month. This test is being offered to accommodate facilities that are hiring college and high school students who were...