DEEP: News Releases - 2008
News Releases - 2008
September
9/30/2008Learn About Invasive Plants At Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton
  Alien plants are invading Connecticut from Europe or Asia, and they really are invading.
9/30/2008Governor Rell: 'Green & Growing' Communities Goal Of DEP Outreach Initiative
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the Department of Environmental Protection has launched a major initiative to help cities and towns regulate land use - and handle a wide range of other environmental issues - in the most efficient and optimal manner by providing them improved access to DEP services.
9/29/2008Governor Rell Hails Success Of First Carbon Allowance Auction
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced the successful results of the first auction of carbon emission allowances under the landmark Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which will provide funds for Connecticut and nine other Northeast states to significantly cut air pollution, improve energy efficiency and develop clean energy.
9/29/2008Parties Reach Agreement Concerning Water Discharge Permit For Millstone
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)'s Water Permitting and Enforcement Division, Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc. and two environmental organizations - Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE) and Soundkeeper - today offered revisions to the proposed draft water discharge permit for Millstone Power Station.
9/29/2008Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Announces "Show Your Colors, Connecticut"
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a brand-new photo opportunity for amateur photographers in Connecticut.
9/29/2008RGGI States' First CO2 Auction Off To A Strong Start
  The states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) today announced that the auctioning of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions allowances in North America is off to a strong start.
9/26/2008Nearly $1 Million Awarded For Projects To Improve Health Of Long Island Sound
  Gathering near the shores of the Long Island Sound in Westchester County, federal and state environmental officials today announced 35 grants to state and local government and community groups under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund.
9/26/2008National Hunting And Fishing Day In Connecticut Sept. 27 Governor Issues Proclamation Commending Sportsmen
  Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell has recognized Saturday, September 27, 2008, as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Connecticut.
9/24/2008Two Men Arrested In Connection With Illegal Landing And Sale Of Striped Bass
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says a Pawcatuck, CT fisherman and a South Kingstown, RI seafood dealer have both been arrested in connection with the illegal landing and sale of striped bass.
9/24/2008DEP Emphasizes Need For Boating Enthusiasts To Wear Personal Flotation Devices
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today urged state residents to make certain they are safe on the water and wear life jackets when in boats, especially smaller motor boats and paddlecraft.
9/23/2008DEP Issues Final Approval For Madison Landing Discharge Permit
  The Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today issued a final decision granting a water discharge permit for Madison Landing - a planned active adult community that has obtained the necessary local approvals to move forward.
9/23/2008Letterboxing Program To Be Held At Goodwin Forest Conservation Center
  Back by popular demand! Bring the kids out at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 4th, as we traverse Goodwin Forest on this fun combination of treasure hunting and hiking.
9/20/2008Governor Rell: Contractors In Place To Help With Debris Removal In Event Of Major Natural Disaster
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced the State of Connecticut has taken a significant step toward responding to any major natural disaster by hiring three private contractors to manage and remove large amounts of debris that could be generated by such an event.
9/19/2008Connecticut DEP Responding To Hit And Run Accident At West Rock Ridge State Park
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today is responding to a hit and run accident that occurred in West Rock Ridge State Park, New Haven.
9/19/2008DEP Releases Names Of Victims Of Thursday Canoe Incident On Burlington's Monce Pond
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released the identity of two men who drowned in the waters of Monce Pond, Burlington Thursday after their canoe capsized.
9/19/2008Fall Stockings And Sufficient Flows Mean A Great Autumn For Trout Anglers
  Fall...when cool, crisp days, clear blue skies, bright white clouds and vibrant foliage provide a spectacular backdrop for trout fishing!
9/18/2008The Connecticut Department Of Environmental Protection And Dinosaur State Park Present "Dino-Tots"
  The CT Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Dinosaur State Park presents "Dino-Tots" a fun, interactive program for caregivers and preschoolers on Wednesday September 24, 2008 from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
9/17/2008Governor Rell Commends Environmental Award Winners
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today commended 37 Connecticut civic organizations, individuals and businesses in recognition of their environmental efforts.
9/16/2008Connecticut Department Of Environmental Protection Announces Gillette Castle State Park Family Day On Saturday, September 20, 2008 Rain Or Shine
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Friends of Gillette Castle State Park, East Haddam announce Gillette Castle State Park Family Day on Saturday, September 20, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
9/16/2008Wildflower Walk At Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, Hampton, CT
  Observe the beauty of the early fall wildflowers in bloom at the Goodwin Forest Conservation Center with the third in our series of monthly wildflower walks.
9/16/2008Ritts Marine Center and Brewer Pilots Point Marina Receive Recognition as "Connecticut Clean Marinas"
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently recognized three new certified "Connecticut Clean Marinas".
9/16/2008Governor Rell Commends Environmental Award Winners
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today commended thirty-seven Connecticut civic organizations, individuals and businesses in recognition of their environmental efforts.
9/9/2008Mid-Morning Hike At Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, Hampton
  Join Conservation Educator Judy Rondeau on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m. for a hike through Goodwin Forest to Governors Island, a small hill that became an island back in 1933 when Cedar Swamp Brook was dammed to make Pine Acres Pond.
9/5/2008State Reports Second Stamford Resident Positive For West Nile Virus Mosquitoes Positive In Monroe
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that a second resident of Stamford tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) infection.
9/5/2008State Reports Second Stamford Resident Positive For West Nile Virus Mosquitoes Positive In Monroe
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that a second resident of Stamford tested positive for West Nile virus (WMNV) infection.
9/5/2008Saturday Morning Bird Walks
  Do you enjoy watching birds?
9/5/2008The Connecticut Department Of Environmental Protection & The Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society Present A Lecture On "Strategies For Reducing Deer Browse Damage"
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society will host an informative presentation on "Strategies for Reducing Deer Browse Damage" on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT.
9/4/2008CT DEP Announces The Opening Of The Thames River State Boat Launch In New London
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the opening of the Thames River State Boat Launch in New London.