DEEP: News Releases - 2008
News Releases - 2008
March
3/31/2008DEP 2008 Preseason Trout Stocking Well Underway
  Find your rods, dust off your lures, check your waders, and get ready for opening day of trout fishing season!
3/28/2008DEP Announces Fungus Affecting Bat Population Identified In Connecticut
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has detected the first presence in Connecticut of bats affected with "white-nose syndrome", (WNS) a fungus connected with the death of large numbers of bats in New York, Massachusetts and Vermont and being closely monitored by other states along the east coast.
3/26/2008Glastonbury Shooting Range Re-Opens For 2008 Season
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that the Glastonbury Shooting Range is scheduled to re-open for supervised public use starting Saturday, April 5, 2008.
3/26/2008Governor Rell Announces Great Park Pursuit Contest Back For Third Straight Year
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced The Great Park Pursuit - Connecticut's state park family adventure - is returning for a third season along with other new programs being added to the state's growing "No Child Left Inside" initiative.
3/25/2008Last "Ice-Bike" Of The Season Ride Your Bike To Work On Friday, March 28
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) applauds those who keep their momentum going by riding their bikes to work throughout the winter months.
3/20/2008DEP Revokes Commercial Pesticide Applicator License
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has revoked the commercial pesticide supervisor certification of James Cattanio, of Waterbury, who was in business as Bug Guy's Pest Elimination and most recently worked as an employee of C&J Pest Management.
3/17/2008Date Announced For The Nations's First Auction Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Allowances
  States participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), an agreement among the Governors of ten Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce greenhouse gases from power plants, announced today that the first ever CO2 allowance auction in the nation for a mandatory emissions reduction program will take place on September 10, 2008.
3/13/2008Governor Rell Announces $804,000 For Tidal Wetlands Restoration
  Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that $804,000 in federal funding has been awarded to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a program to restore sensitive tidal wetlands in the state.
3/11/2008Governor Rell: 'Green Collar' Training Program Will Provide Increased Job Opportunities For Residents
  Governor M. Jodi Rell said today that a "Green Collar" training program she has proposed for the state's technical schools will prepare Connecticut's students for future job opportunities in environmental and energy conservation careers.
3/2/2008Governor Rell: State Seeking Contractors To Help With Debris Removal In Wake Of Major Natural Disaster
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that Connecticut is taking a key step forward with preparations to respond to a major natural disaster by inviting bids for contracts to manage and remove the large volume of debris that would be generated by such an event.