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07/12/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Briar Point Beach in Coventry, Hope Community Service Pond in Scituate, and Georgiaville Pond Beach in Smithfield for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through...
07/12/2023
Between Friday and mid-August, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), Brown Dermatology, and partners statewide will be making free skin cancer screenings available at select Rhode Island parks and beaches on five dates. "Along with seeking shade and using a broad-spectrum sunscreen...
07/12/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Marine Fisheries and the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association are warning of receiving increased reports of anglers catching Smooth Puffer Fish in Rhode Island waters. Puffers belong to the family Tetradontidae,...
07/11/2023
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels during the afternoon and well into the evening on Wednesday, July 12. The alert is being issued statewide due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. Fine...
07/11/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The status of a beach may change as new data become available. The...
07/20/2023
Camp Ker-Anna in Cumberland is required to issue a boil water notice to its customers because E. coli bacteria was found in the water system. For more information, customers should refer to the notice provided to them by their water supply officials. Additional information can be found on the...
07/10/2023
As a result of blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with three bodies of water: - Boone Lake in Exeter - Upper Melville (aka Thurston Gray...
07/07/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), along with the City of East Providence and the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), are recruiting volunteers to help remove invasive water chestnut plants from the Turner Reservoir in East Providence.
07/07/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the third set of mosquito samples of the 2023 season tested by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) State Health Laboratories has confirmed no positive isolations (findings) of West Nile...
07/06/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced new funding opportunities for the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties, known as brownfields, across Rhode Island. DEM is seeking proposals for brownfield site...