DEEP: News Releases - 2006
News Releases - 2006
March
3/31/2006DEP Offers Free Fishing Courses
  The DEP’s Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) program wants CT residents to know about great opportunities in their communities. While biologists busily stock nearly a half-million trout into state waters, CARE Instructors are teaching families across Connecticut how to catch them.
3/29/2006Houstanic River Fishing Closure
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today temporarily closed the Housatonic River to fishing from the Derby Dam to the Naugatuck River. The action was taken to avoid a possible fish kill due to oil that has spilled into the river from the former Hull Dye factory in Derby.
3/28/2006Millstone Plant
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says that the Millstone Power Station was not the source of levels of radioactive material found in two samples of goat milk taken in 2001 being questioned by a citizens group.
3/28/2006Shooting Range Re-opens
  The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that the Glastonbury Shooting Range will re-open for supervised public use starting Saturday, April 8, 2006.
3/28/2006Preseason Trout Stocking
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is gearing up for the 2006 fishing season. DEP’s Inland Fisheries Division began its annual spring trout stocking on February 28th, and expects to have over 412,000 trout stocked throughout the state by Opening Day on April 15, 2006.
3/27/2006Alewife and Blueback Herring Prohibition
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the prohibition on the taking of alewives and blueback herring from inland and marine waters of the State of Connecticut has been extended for another year.
3/27/2006CT Boater's Guide Art Competition
  A Connecticut student will have the opportunity to have their artwork showcased on the cover of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) 2007 Connecticut Boater’s Guide. DEP is sponsoring the competition in collaboration with the Brookfield Arts Commission and The Friends of the Arts of Brookfield Inc. The art competition is open to students in grades K-8.
3/23/2006Results for 2005 Fall Turkey Hunting Season
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently released harvest totals for the 2005 fall turkey hunting season. "The number of turkey hunters and harvest was lower than the pervious year," said Michael Gregonis, Wildlife Biologist with the DEP Wildlife Division.
3/23/2006New Candlewood Lake Depth Chart Available at DEP Store
  DEP Store is offering a new Candlewood Lake depth chart, with more accurate information on the depth of the lake’s waters, for the 2006 fishing and boating season.
3/23/2006DEP Announces Preliminary Results for Connecticut’s 2005 Deer Hunting Season
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that hunters harvested 11,915 deer during Connecticut’s 2005 regulated deer hunting seasons. The 2005 harvest total was about 12% below the overall harvest rate in 2004 when 13,535 deer were harvested.
3/22/2006No Child Left Inside
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced the launch of No Child Left Inside– a major state initiative designed to reconnect youngsters with the outdoors, build the next generation of environmental stewards and showcase Connecticut’s state parks and forests.
3/21/2006Forest Fire Weather Information March 2006
  The National Weather Service predicts weather and forecasts warnings nationwide. Connecticut is divided between three different National Weather Service stations.
3/20/2006Illegal ATV Use
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (EnCon) Police, in conjunction with the Guilford and Madison Police Departments, Resident State Troopers from Durham and Middlefield, and officers from the Regional Water Authority Police cited twenty-one people as part of an enforcement initiative targeting the illegal operation of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).
3/17/2006Court Victory for Critical Pollution Controls
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy today announced a court victory that vacates a rule that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed that would have allowed industry to avoid installation of critical pollution controls.
3/16/2006Woodbridge First Selectman Named Deputy Commissioner of DEP
  Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy today announced the appointment of a new Deputy Commissioner for the agency - Amey W. Marrella - a Woodbridge attorney with extensive experience in the environmental field who has served as that town’s First Selectman since July, 2001.
3/2/2006Governor Rell Steps Up Battle to Give Connecticut Strong Say in Broadwater Licensing Process
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Boating Division in cooperation with ConnYak, the City of New Haven Department of Parks and Recreation, and the US Coast Guard will present an afternoon of safe paddling demonstrations and information sessions on Saturday March 4th at the Conte/West Hills Magnet School, 511 Chapel Street, New Haven from 12 noon to 4 PM.