DEEP: News Releases - 2008
News Releases - 2008
June
6/30/2008Free Swim Lessons Offered In State's "Have A Safe Summer" Campaign
  More than 800 children are lost as the result of drowning in the United States each year, and parents must know about the risks.
6/29/2008Governor Rell Launches Summer No Child Left Inside Program For Hartford Children
  Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today the launch of the state's No Child Left Inside summer program focused on introducing children from the city of Hartford to environmental education and recreational opportunities.
6/25/2008Connecticut DEP Temporarily Closes The Thames River State Boat Launch In New London For Renovations
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be temporarily closing the Thames River State Boat Launch in New London for renovations.
6/24/2008Pond Life At Hopeville Pond State Park
  Did you ever wonder how many animals and plants are in the Hopeville Pond?
6/24/2008Connecticut DEP Announces "Bike To Work Day" On June 27
  The Connecticut DEP, along with the Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance and The Travelers Companies, Inc. is sponsoring a "Bike to Work Day", Friday, June 27.
6/22/2008Governor Rell Announces Updated State Mosquito Control Efforts, New Web Site
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that in conjunction with National Mosquito Awareness Week, the state has launced a new mosquito management Web site to deliver the most up-to-date information on mosquito control efforts.
6/21/2008Over $15,000 In Prizes Awarded At The Great Park Pursuit 2008 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 third year of play - over 170 families converged at Peoples' State Forest in Barkhamsted on Saturday, June 21, to partake in the seventh and final event in the multi-week game.
6/20/2008State Reports First Mosquitoes Positive For West Nile Virus In Stonington
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in Stonington on June 11, 2008 have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
6/20/2008Governor Rell Announces Purchase Of Bogus Farm Property In Bethel
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the state of Connecticut is adding to its open space holdings with the purchase of 134 acres of the Bogus Farm property, located in Bethel adjacent to the popular Collis P. Huntington State Park.
6/19/2008Shelton, Conn. Fined $142K For Illegal Sewage Discharges; Will Take Action To Significantly Reduce Sewage Discharges To Housatonic River
  A major settlement involving federal and state regulators and the City of Shelton, Conn. will lead to improvements in the operation and maintenance of the City's wastewater collection system and treatment plant, preventing discharge of untreated sewage to the Housatonic River.
6/19/2008Governor Rell Announces Free Swim Lessons At State Parks And YMCAs
  Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs are teaming up to help make certain Connecticut's families are safe at the beach or swimming pool this summer by sponsoring numerous activities for a Water Safety Week and offering free swim lessons at YMCAs and state parks.
6/17/20082008 Press Release - Special Use licenses
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) anounced today that "Special Use License" applications are now available on-line at: www.ct.gov/dep/parkspecialuse
6/16/2008Governor Rell: Funding For 'V-Notch' Lobster Restoration Program Will Carry Over
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that $90,000 in funding will be carried over into the next Fiscal Year to continue the state's lobster stock restoration program.
6/9/2008DEP Releases Names Of Lighting Strike Victims At Hammonasset State Park
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released the names of the people who were struck by lightning yesterday (June 8, 2008) at Hammonasset State Park including the person who died from his injuries.
6/6/2008Governor Rell Commends Greenway Advocates
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today commended 16 individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the promotion, development and enhancement of linear open space in Connecticut.
6/6/2008State Mosquito Program Announces Start Of Mosquito Testing For West Nile And Eastern Equine Encephalitis Viruses
  The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program is again monitoring mosquitoes for the presence of viruses that can cause illness in people including West Nile virus (WNV) and eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE) in 2008.
6/6/2008Osborne Homestead Museum Celebrates CT Historic Gardens Day
  The Osborne Homestead Museum, along with the other ten members of the prestigious Connecticut Historic Gardens Trail, will celebrate Connecticut Historic Gardens Day on Sunday, June 22, by offering special complimentary museum and garden tours.
6/6/2008Governor Rell Announces Purchase Of Bogus Farm Property In Bethel
  Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that the state of Connecticut is adding to its holdings of open space with the purchase of 134 acres of the Bogus Farm property, which is located in Bethel adjacent to the popular Collis B. Huntington State Park.
6/2/2008Catfish To Be Stocked In Connecticut
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that channel catfish will be stocked into eleven lakes and ponds located throughout the State.