State Government Press Releases

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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....
08/12/2020
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 170 mosquito samples from 38 traps set on Monday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 29 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). To date, in Rhode Island,...
08/10/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement is investigating a fatal incident that occurred today on the north end of the Brenton Point shoreline in Newport near the Castle Hill Inn. A 25-year-old Providence man was jumping off the rocks with a...
08/07/2020
PROVIDENCE With hot weather and sunny skies expected this holiday weekend, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding beach visitors that they must wear face coverings while on the pavilions and practice social distancing at Rhode Island state beaches. Rhode Islanders are...
08/07/2020
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Fish and Wildlife has developed a new online survey on Rhode Island's deer population and is asking the public to report all live deer sightings on the survey in August and September. The Summer Deer Survey is a citizen...