DEEP: News Releases - 2008
News Releases - 2008
July
7/31/2008Connecticut Department Of Environmental Protection Announces Celebration Of 75th Anniversary Of Civilian Conservation Corps
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announces a year-long 75th Anniversary Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Celebration featuring a reunion of CCC Connecticut alumni, an art exhibit, and lectures.
7/31/2008Water Program To Be Held At Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, Hampton, Connecticut
  Ever wonder what happens to rainwater after it falls from the sky?
7/30/2008CT DEP Presents "Night Adventure"
  If you have ever wanted to visit a Connecticut state park even after the sun has set and the park is traditionally closed, then you should join the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a nighttime adventure at Dennis Hill State Park.
7/29/2008State Reports Mosquitoes Positive For West Nile Virus In Six Towns
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped July 17-21, 2008 in Darien, East Haven, Hamden, Hartford, New Haven and Norwalk have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
7/28/2008Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Announces Dinosaur State Park Day On Saturday, August 16, 2008
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Friends of Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill announce Dinosaur State Park Day (special programs 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) on Saturday, August 16, 2008 celebrating the discovery of 2,000 early Jurassic dinosaur footprints in Rocky Hill.
7/24/2008State Reports Mosquitoes Positive For West Nile Virus In Greenwich
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in Greenwich on July 15, 2008 have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
7/24/2008Governor Rell: $135 Million For Clean Water Projects
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today continued her commitment to improving the overall health and quality of Connecticut's rivers, streams and Long Island Sound by announcing that $135 million in grants and loans for local wastewater infrastructure projects is expected to be approved at the August 4 meeting of the state Bond Commission.
7/24/2008Governor Rell: $135 Million For Clean Water Projects
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today continued her commitment to improving the overall health and quality of Connecticut's rivers, streams and Long Island Sound by announcing that $135 million in grants and loans for local wastewater infrastructure projects is expected to be approved at the August 4 meeting of the state Bond Commission.
7/24/2008Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Auction Process Goes Live Today
  The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auction process goes live today, beginning 60 days of bid preparation for this first-in-the-nation auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) allowances to be held on September 25, 2008.
7/23/2008State Reports Mosquitoes Positive For West Nile Virus In Milford
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in Milford on July 14, 2008 have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
7/23/2008Connecticut Department Of Environmental Protection Releases Name Of Kayaker At Seth Low Pierrepont State Park, Ridgefield
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released the name of the kayaker who went overboard at Pierrepont Pond at Seth Low Pierrepont State Park, Ridgefield on Monday, July 21, 2008.
7/22/2008Connecticut DEP Co-Sponsors "Bike To Work Day" On July 25
  Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection along with the Healthy Gears is sponsoring a "Bike to Work Day", Friday, July 25.
7/22/2008Connecticut Kayaker Pronounced Dead At Seth Low Pierrepont State Park
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that a 54-year old man, formerly of Ridgefield, was pronounced dead this afternoon after being taken from the water at Pierrepont Pond at Seth Low Pierrepont State Park, Ridgefield, CT.
7/21/2008Letterboxing Program To Be Held At Goodwin Forest Conservation Center
  Looking for a fun family activity that will get the kids outside?
7/21/2008Connecticut DEP Says Success Of Lobster "V-notch" Program Postpones Increase In Minimum Size
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said today that the lobster "V-notch" program has achieved the level of success needed to delay - for at least one year - an increase in the current minimum legal size for lobsters that are taken from the waters of Long Island Sound.
7/20/2008Connecticut Department Of Environmental Protection Seeks Witnesses To Candlewood Lake Boating Accident
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) EnCon Police Officers are seeking assistance and possible witnesses to yesterday's boating accident on Candlewood Lake, New Milford/Brookfield.
7/20/2008Connecticut Department Of Environmental Protection Releases Names Of Victims Of Boating Accident At Candlewood Lake, New Milford/Brookfield
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released the names of the people who were involved in the boating accident at Candlewood Lake, New Milford/Brookfield, including the names of two people who died.
7/19/2008Connecticut Fire Crew Returns, Saturday, July 19, 2008
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the Connecticut Fire Crew dispatched to California's Big Sur region in early July will return to Connecticut tonight, Saturday, July 19, 2008.
7/19/2008Connecticut DEP Investigating Fatal Boating Accident On Candlewood Lake, New Milford/Brookfield
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (EnCon) Police are continuing to investigate a fatal two boat collision that occurred at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2008 on the east side of Candlewood Lake in a section near the Brookfield town line.
7/17/2008State Reports Sherman Resident Positive For West Nile Virus
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that a resident of Sherman tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) infection.
7/17/2008Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Forecasts Unhealthy Air Quality Through Sunday, July 20
  Beginning tomorrow, Friday, July 18, 2008 through Sunday, July 20, 2008 the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality due to elevated concentrations of ground-level ozone and particle pollution for the entire State.
7/16/2008DEP Announces State Park Passes Again Available At Public Libraries
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that state park day passes are again available at public libraries across the state as part of the agency's "No Child Left Inside" initiative.
7/15/2008Three Belles Marina Receives Recognition As A "Connecticut Clean Marina"
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today recognized Three Belles Marina on Smith Cove off the Niantic River in East Lyme as the eleventh recreational boating facility in Connecticut to be certified as a "Connecticut Clean Marina".
7/15/2008Migratory Bird Hunting Season Meeting
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it will take input on the dates for and structure of the 2008-2009 migratory bird hunting season at an information meeting to be held August 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the rear conference room at the DEP Marine Headquarters, Old Lyme.
7/15/2008State Reports Mosquitoes Positive For West Nile Virus In Stamford
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in Stamford on July 7, 2008 have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
7/9/2008Governor Rell Announces Long Island Sound Grants
  Governor M. Jodi Rell said today that the Long Island Sound (LIS) Fund has awarded $310,613 in grants to 14 projects that will help preserve, protect and enhance public access to Long Island Sound.
7/9/2008CT DEP Recreational Trails Grants Program Requesting Proposals
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now accepting proposals for CT Recreational Trails Program Grants.
7/8/2008DEP To Close Quaddick State Park Beach And Boat Launch On July 9th
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that as a safety precaution, Quaddick State Park beach and boat launch will be closed on July 9th - the park will remain opened.
7/2/2008Governor Rell Announces Connecticut Fire Crew Heading To California To Help U.S. Forest Service Fight Wild Fires
  Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that in response to a request from the U.S. Forest Service a crew from Connecticut is departing tomorrow to help fight wildfires that are burning in California's Big Sur region.
7/1/2008Nesting 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.
7/1/2008State Reports Mosquitoes Positive For West Nile Virus In Bridgeport
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in Bridgeport on June 24, 2008 have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
7/1/2008Tree Identification Program At The DEP Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, Hampton
  When you see the forests in Connecticut, do you see only a sea of green?