DEEP: xxxNews Releases - 2007
xxxNews Releases - 2007
August
8/30/2007Migratory Bird Hunting Season Dates Set
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the dates for the 2007-2008 migratory bird hunting seasons, which include seasons for hunting ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe, and rails.
8/28/2007State Reports Mosquitoes Positive For West Nile Virus And Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped on August 20 in Westport tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
8/27/2007Connecticut DEP Co-Sponsors "Bike To Work Day" On August 31
  Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection along with Taking Care Center of Hartford is sponsoring a "Bike to Work Day", Friday, August 31.
8/22/2007Local Youngsters Convert Oil Drums Into Colorful Trash Receptacles
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Justice Program - in cooperaton with Oil Drum Art, Inc. - today celebrated the culmination of its 2nd annual children's summer program by unveiling five oil drums local youngsters decorated as part of a month-long "Oil Drum Art" project at Keney Park House in Windsor.
8/22/2007Fall Archery Deer And Turkey Seasons Open September 15
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds sportsmen that the 2007 fall archery hunting season for deer and wild turkey opens September 15.
8/22/2007State Seeks Contempt Order Against Illegal Dump Operator for Disregarding Cleanup Order
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced he is seeking a contempt order against the operators of an illegal solid waste transfer station in Milford for flagrantly disregarding a court order to close the dump and clean up the property.
8/21/2007CT DEP Makes New Boat Launch Search Available to the Public Online
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a new feature is now available on the DEP website that allows visitors to locate boat launches statewide. Those interested can now easily search for a State boat launch directly on the DEP website by location (by choosing a county on a map of Connecticut) or by type (by selecting either coastal launches, inland launches or car top/carry-in launches.
8/21/2007Attorney General, DEP Commissioner Announce Critical Court Victory Halting Islander East
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy today announced a landmark federal court ruling that effectively stops the proposed Islander East natural gas pipeline project.
8/21/2007Governor Rell Announces Steppped-Up Efforts to Combat Mosquitoes, Spread of West Nile Virus
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that state environmental protection and public health officials are initiating a series of steps to better safeguard the public from mosquito-borne West Nile (WNV) virus.
8/13/2007Governor Rell Announces New Fire Crew Departing for Michigan to Help U.S. Forest Service Fight Fires
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that - for the second time this season - a 20 member fire crew is departing Connecticut to help the U.S. Forest Service fight forest fires.
8/13/2007DEP Announces Name of Pattaconk Lake Drowning Victim
  The CT DEP has announced the name of the victim of the drowning accident at Pattaconk Lake in Cockaponset State Forest in Chester Saturday, August 11, 2007.
8/10/2007Putnam Memorial State Park to Close to Public Aug. 13-17
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said today that Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding will be closed to the public next week, August 13-17.
8/9/2007Connecticut DEP To Temporarily Close The Gardner Lake State Boat Launch In Salem For Renovations
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be temporarily closing the Gardner Lake State Boat Launch in Salem for renovations.
8/7/2007Governor Rell, In Ansonia Ceremony, Signs Brownfields Bill
  In a ceremony at a redeveloped former industrial site in Ansonia, Governor M. Jodi Rell signed into law a bill that expands the state's capacity to clean up and redevelop contaminated property - so-called brownfields.
8/6/2007Governor Rell Highlights Electronic Equipment Recycling Program at Glastonbury Event
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today highlighted a new state law that creates a mandatory recycling program for certain major electronic appliances such as computers and televisions, slated to begin in 2009.
8/6/2007CT DEP Announces Dinosaur State Park Day on Saturday, August 18, 2007
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Friends of Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill announce Dinosaur State Park Day on Saturday, August 18, 2007 celebrating the discovery of 2,000 early Jurassic dinosaur footprints in Rocky Hill.
8/2/2007Governor Rell Announces DEP Fire Crew Returns Tonight from Two Weeks in Northern California
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection fire crew deployed to Northern California two weeks ago to help suppress wildfires will return this evening.
8/2/2007Governor Rell, In Windsor Ceremony, Highlights Legislation Promoting Responsible Growth
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today highlighted legislation establishing a Responsible Growth Task Force to help guide the state's economic development decisions and study state land use laws, policies and programs.
8/1/2007DEP Issues Permit to CL&P to Remove Leaking Utility Cables from Long Island Sound
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it has recently issued a permit to Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) allowing the company to remove seven leaking utility cables (1385 Cable) from Long Island Sound (LIS) and install three new environmentally improved cables.