DEEP: News Releases - 2006
News Releases - 2006
October
10/17/2006DEP Advises Residents of Washington Area of Possible Presence of Rabid Animal
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today alerted residents of the town of Washington that there may be a wild animal infected with rabies in their area.
10/17/2006DEP Announces Grassland Habitat Conservation Initiative
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a new initiative aimed at conserving grassland habitat in order to protect critical nesting and breeding grounds for bird and other species.
10/13/2006DEP Makes Arrests for Illegal Fishing
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that officers from the DEP’s State Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police arrested two men last night, October 12, on numerous charges relating to marine fisheries laws.
10/12/2006Fall Broodstock Atlantic Salmon Stocking
  The DEP today announced the beginning of its annual stockings of surplus broodstock Atlantic salmon.
10/5/2006$100,000 Judgement in Oxoboxo River Pollution Case
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy today announced that a sand and gravel company will pay the state $100,000 and must create an acre of wetlands on its Montville property to settle several environmental violations that threatened the Oxoboxo River.
10/4/2006Beware of Moose on Highways
  In the wake of two recent car accidents involving moose in Northwestern CT, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) urges drivers in this part of the state to use extra caution.
10/4/2006Round Two of the "Great Park Pursuit"
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the return of the Great Park Pursuit – the contest that took Connecticut families to state parks across Connecticut this spring.
10/4/2006Small Game Season/Turkey Season Opens
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced that Connecticut’s 2006-2007 small game hunting season will open at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 21 for pheasant, bobwhite quail, ruffed grouse, chukar partridge, crow and cottontail rabbit. The fall firearms turkey season will open statewide on October 7 and continue through October 31. The regular duck season opens on Wednesday, October 18 in both the north and south hunting zones.