DEEP: News Releases - 2008
News Releases - 2008
April
4/29/2008New Federal Ozone Standard Will Result In Increased Number Of "Unhealthy" Air Days
  There will be an increased number of days this spring and summer officially classified as "unhealthy air days" as a result of a new and more stringent federal ozone standard being put in place, according to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
4/26/2008Governor Rell Announces $49,300 In Greenways Grants
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced grants totaling $49,300 from the state's first ever Greenways Small Grants Program for 10 projects that will provide recreation opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts throughout Connecticut.
4/25/2008Governor Rell Reminds Residents Of Open Burning Restrictions When Forest Fire Danger Is High
  As dry weather conditions persist and the state's forest fire danger continues to be elevated, Governor M. Jodi Rell today reminded residents of the current restrictions on burning brush on their property.
4/25/2008DEP Releases Name Of Apparent Drowning Victim On Woodridge Lake In Goshen
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released the name of the person who died in an apparent drowning from a boating accident on Woodridge Lake in Goshen.
4/24/2008DEP Investigating Apparent Drowning On Woodridge Lake In Goshen
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today is investigating the apparent drowning death of a 63-year old Goshen male on Woodridge Lake in Goshen.
4/21/2008DEP Reports "High" Forest Fire Danger Level
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today reminded Connecticut residents the fire danger in the state is "high" due to the dry weather conditions Connecticut has experienced recently.
4/18/2008Governor Rell Signs Governors' Declaration On Climate Change At Yale
  Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell today led more than a dozen Governors from across the country in signing the Governors' Declaration on Climate Change at the 2008 Conference on Climate Change at Yale University.
4/18/2008CT DEP Reminds Opening Day Anglers To Take Precautions To Prevent Spread Of "Didymo" Into Connecticut Waters
  With Opening Day of trout season this weekend, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is reminding anglers and boaters to be on the lookout for the highly invasive freshwater alga Didymosphenia geminata, known as "didymo", and to take precautions to prevent its spread into Connecticut waters.
4/15/2008Connecticut Ready For Opening Of Fishing Season
  Opening Day of the Trout Fishing Season is Saturday, April 19th and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has the state's rivers, streams, lakes and ponds stocked and ready.
4/14/2008Blumenthal, DEP Seek Court Order Against Company Discharging Pollutants Into Bridgeport Harbor
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy announced today that they are seeking an order against two disputing companies whose inaction and ongoing dispute is allowing PCB contamination to jeopardize Bridgeport Harbor and Long Island Sound.
4/11/2008DEP Announces Renovated Gardner Lake State Boat Launch Opening Postponed
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it is postponing the opening of the newly redesigned Gardner Lake State Boat Launch in Salem until April 26, 2008.
4/10/2008Governor Rell Names Deputy Commissioner At DEP To Focus On Management Of Parks And Natural Resources
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today named Susan W. Frechette to be a Deputy Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
4/10/2008DEP Names New Director Of Forestry
  Christopher Martin, who has extensive experience managing forestry lands for two water companies in Connecticut and for the state of Maine, has been named Director of Forestry for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
4/9/2008Blumenthal, DEP Seek Court Order Stopping Harmful Emissions By Industrial Laundry Company
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy today won a temporary injunction against an industrial laundry facility that has illegally emitted toxic substances threatening public health.
4/9/2008Hanover Elementary School Students And Connecticut DEP Commissioner Stock Trout In Black Pond In Meriden
  Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy, Meriden's Deputy Mayor Dominello, School Superintendent Mary Cortright and first grade students from Hanover Elementary School today stocked adult rainbow trout at Black Pond in Meriden in final preparation of Opening Day of trout fishing season on Saturday, April 19.
4/8/2008Dinosaur State Park Sponsors "Walks & Talks" During School Vacation Week, April 12-20th 2008
  The Friends of Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum, along with the Department of Environmental Protection, will be offering a variety of activities and events during the upcoming school vacation week of April 12-20th.
4/8/2008Attorney General, DEP Announce State To Receive $1.8 Million From Power Plant Pollution Settlement
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy today announced that Connecticut will receive $1.8 million from last year's multistate settlement with one of nation's biggest power plant polluters.
4/7/2008DEP Fishing Class Comes To Hartford
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Justice Program, in cooperation with the Friends of Keney Park and City of Hartford's Human Services (Park Division) is sponsoring a Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) program, just in time for opening day of fishing season.
4/2/2008Prohibition On The Taking Of Alewife And Blueback Herring From Connecticut Waters Extended For Another Year
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the prohibition on the taking of alewives and blueback herring from most inland and marine waters of the State of Connecticut has been extended for another year.
4/2/2008New Film About Long Island Sound Released On Cable Television And Sent To All Sixth Grades In Connecticut Schools
  Is your family going stir crazy this winter while you wait for it to warm up for a day trip to the shore?