DEEP: News Releases - 2008
News Releases - 2008
August
8/28/2008Fall Archery Deer And Turkey Seasons Open September 15
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds sportsmen that the 2008 fall archery hunting season for deer and wild turkey opens September 15.
8/28/2008Migratory Bird Hunting Season Dates Set
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the dates for the 2008-2009 migratory bird hunting seasons, which include seasons for hunting ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe and rails.
8/27/2008DEP Announces Success Of Park Passes For Foster Families
  For the third consecutive summer, foster families from across Connecticut have enjoyed free access to our state parks, thanks to the generosity of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the dedication of the Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents (CAFAP) and Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF).
8/26/2008State Reports Bridgeport Resident Positive For West Nile Virus
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that a resident of Bridgeport tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) infection.
8/25/2008DEP Identities Man Found In CT River Waters Off Deep River
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says the man found in the waters of the Connecticut River off Deep River Sunday afternoon was Donald E. Slater, 58, of Union St., Deep River.
8/20/2008Connecticut DEP Co-Sponsors "Bike to Work Day" On August 29
  Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance and the Taking Care Center are sponsoring a "Bike to Work Day", Friday, August 29.
8/13/2008Statement Of DEP Concerning Tri-Mountain State Park And Blue Trail Range
  DEP Commissioner Gina McCarthy today issued the following statement: "DEP will leave Tri-Mountain State Park open when the Blue Trail Range partially reopens as expected tomorrow because we believe our park lands - and people on them - will be safe."
8/13/2008DEP Says New Milford Homeowner Shot Bear Threatening His Dog
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says that a New Milford homeowner shot and killed a bear in his yard this morning when it appeared to be threatening him and his dog.
8/12/2008State Reports Mosquitoes Positive For West Nile Virus In Four Towns
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped July 31 - August 4, 2008 in New Canaan, Shelton, Westport and Wilton have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
8/11/2008DEP And Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Respond To Presence Of Asian Longhorned Beetle In Worcester, MA
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) today announced that federal agricultural officials have confirmed the presence of the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) in nearby Worcester, Massachusetts.
8/6/2008Butterfly Program To Be Held At Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, Hampton
  Have you ever wondered what type of butterflies you see in your garden?
8/6/2008Goodwin Conservation Center Provides Tips For Buying Firewood
  As more and more homeowners are looking at burning wood as an alternative to the high cost of heating oil, the Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center offers some suggestions on how to buy the best and most efficient wood.
8/5/2008State Reports Mosquitoes Positive For West Nile Virus In Five Towns
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped July 24-30, 2008 in Fairfield, Glastonbury, Stratford, West Haven and Wethersfield have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
8/4/2008CT DEP And Town Of Washington Announce Opening Of Lake Waramaug Town Boat Launch In Washington
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Town of Washington announced that the newly renovated Lake Waramaug Town Boat Launch in Washington has been open to the public.