DEEP: xxxNews Releases - 2007
xxxNews Releases - 2007
June
6/28/2007DEP Lifts Advisory Against Swimming and Fishing in Salmon River But Maintains Advisory for Portion of Jeremy River
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today lifted an advisory against swimming or fishing in the Salmon River - from its confluence with the Jeremy River downstream to the Rt. 16 crossing in East Hampton - that had been posted earlier this week following a raw sewage spill from a sewer main break.
6/27/2007Connecticut DEP Co-sponsors "Bike to Work Day" on June 29
  Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection along with Capital Regional Council of Governments is sponsoring a "Bike to work Day", Friday, June 29.
6/27/2007Nesting Shorebirds Need Special Protection Over Fourth-of-July Weekend and Throughout the Summer Beach Season
  Beachcombers, sunbathers and boaters along the Connecticut shoreline this July 4th holiday are urged to respect the fencing and yellow warning signs that have been placed along beaches where piping plovers and least terns nest and at off-shore heron and egret nesting areas.
6/26/2007(June 2007 ) - DEP Announces Free Swimming Lessons for the Summer
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that YMCAs throughout the state are offering free swimming lessons this summer at their facilities and at six state parks as part of a cooperative initiative with the DEP and the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
6/23/2007Over $10,000 in Prizes Awarded at the Great Park Pursuit 2007 Finale
  After visiting six different parks and forests throughout the state as part of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Great Park Pursuit adventure - which was back for a second year of play - over 150 families converged at Hopeville Pond State Park in Griswold on Saturday, June 23, to partake in the seventh and final event in the multi-week game.
6/21/2007Governor Rell Launches Summer Safety Campaign to Educate Families on Water, Window Safety
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that two state agencies with major roles in protecting and encouraging the health and wellbeing of youngsters - the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) - have launched an innovative effort to help keep children safe this summer.
6/8/2007DEP Announces State Park Passes
  The CT DEP today announced that state park passes are again available at public libraries across the state as part of the agency's "No Child Left Inside" initiative.
6/6/2007Four Marine Facilities in Southeastern CT Receive Recognition as "CT Clean Marinas"
  The CT DEP today recognized Noank Village Boatyard, Gwenmor Marina, Mystic Shipyard West and Connors and O'Brien Marina as the latest boating facilities in CT to receive certification as "CT Clean Marinas."
6/5/2007$3.6 Million to Improve New York and Connecticut Water Quality and Coasts
  Six public agencies announced today almost $1.6 million in grant awards to nonprofit conservation groups, universities and government agencies to fund 12 water quality and restoration projects in LIS and Jamaica Bay.
6/5/2007Several State Swimming Areas Closed to Swimming
  The CT DEP today closed several state beach swimming areas.
6/5/2007New Hampshire Woman Injured After Car Hits Moose
  The CT DEP says a moose was hit by a car on the Merritt Parkway this afternoon, injuring the driver who was taken to Norwalk Hospital.
6/4/2007Moose Reported in Easton in Vicinity of Merritt Parkway
  The CT DEP is advising the public and alerting motorists that a moose has been reported within a few miles of the Merritt Parkway near the Easton and Fairfield town line.
6/4/2007Catfish to be Stocked in CT
  The CT DEP announced today that channel catfish will be stocked into ten lakes and ponds located throughout the state.
6/3/2007Governor Rell Commends Environmental Award Winners
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today commended 70 CT civic organizations, individuals and businesses in recognition of their efforts improving the environment.
6/1/2007Aspetuck Valley Trail Dedicated
  The new six-mile Aspetuck Valley Trail was officially dedicated today at a ceremony held at the Poverty Hollow Road Trail Access in Newton, CT.
6/1/2007Governor Rell Commends Open Space Advocates
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today commended ten individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the promotion, development and enhancement of linear open space in CT.
6/1/2007Restoring Historic Fish Run in Connecticut
  For more than a century, alewives have swum in from LIS in the spring and gathered at the base of the Jordan Mill Pond dam in a futile effort to swim into their historic freshwater spawning habitat.
6/1/2007CT DEP and YMCA to Offer Children Swimming Lessons at Burr Pond State Park in Torrington
  The CT DEP and the YMCA are offering swimming lessons to children ages 6-12 this summer at Burr Pond State Park in Torrington.