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DEM Hiring Lifeguards, Rangers, Attendants

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is currently hiring its seasonal cohort of lifeguards (freshwater and saltwater beaches), beach managers, park rangers and naturalists, recreational area clerks, facilities attendants, and campground attendants. Must be 16 or older. According to the Providence Journal there are both full and part-time lifeguard positions available: Flexible, 20-hour

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Pond Scum a.k.a. Swan Boats’ Revenge

Sure, it looks delicious, but stay away. The Department of Parks and Recreation has issued this advisory. The Rhode Island Department of Health has issued a health advisory for Roger Williams Park Ponds based on evidence of a bloom of cyanobacteria, better known as blue-green algae. This algae can be harmful to people and animals

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Air Quality Alert Monday, July 18 — RIPTA Free

The Department of Environmental Management has issued an air quality alert for Monday, July 18. All RIPTA routes, excluding special services, will be free all day. This includes buses and trolleys — just hop on and off. The Air Quality Alert program encourages residents to reduce air pollutant emissions by limiting their car travel and

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Tuesday Air Quality Alert — RIPTA Free

The Department of Environmental Management has declared Tuesday an ‘Air Quality Alert’ day due to unhealthy levels of ozone and moderate fine particulate matter. This means all RIPTA routes, excluding special services, will be free. Just hop on a bus or trolley, and then hop off. And put away those stupid leaf blowers which should

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