DEEP: News Releases - 2007
News Releases - 2007
October
10/31/2007Denizens Of Darkness...Facts And Fables About Bats
  Halloween. It conjures up images of bare, silhouetted trees in misty dark forests.
10/29/2007Nearly $1 Million For Projects To Improve The Health Of Long Island Sound
  Gathering together in Mystic, Connecticut, one of Long Island Sound's most environmentally significant coastal areas, top federal and state environmental officials announced 24 grants to local governments and community groups under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund.
10/29/2007Connecticut Water Quality Trading Program Awarded First EPA "Blue Ribbon" Award
  An innovative program to reduce nitrogen discharges into the Long Island Sound has resulted in the State of Connecticut winning EPA's first Blue Ribbon Water Quality Trading Award.
10/23/2007DEP Offers Fall Outdoor Safety Tips
  The Department of Environmental Protection issued a safety reminder today for all outdoor enthusiasts, including hunters and non-hunters alike.
10/18/2007Connecticut Department Of Environmental Protection Requests Public Comment On Draft Connecticut Coastal And Estuarine Land Conservation Program Plan
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is inviting public comment on a draft plan that presents strategies for protecting Connecticut's coastline through the acquisition of key coastal lands.
10/17/2007October 20 Opening Day Of Small Game Season
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced that Connecticut's 2007-2008 small game hunting season will open at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 20 for pheasant, bobwhite quail, ruffed grouse, chukar partridge, crow and cottontail rabbit.
10/17/2007Connecticut DEP Temporarily Closes The Airline Trail In East Hampton For Repairs On Weekdays
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection(DEP) announced today that the Airline Trail in East Hampton will be temporarily closed, Monday through Friday only, beginning Monday, October 22, 2007 through Tuesday, January 1, 2008 from the Smith Street access point to the area just past the Rapallo Viaduct.
10/16/2007DEP To Begin Fall Broodstock Atlantic Salmon Stocking
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the beginning of its annual stockings of surplus broodstock Atlantic salmon.
10/12/2007Governor Rell Announces First Ever Open Space Grants For Urban Green & Community Gardens
  Governor M. Jodi Rell, today presented the state's first ever "Urban Green & Community Garden" grants to help purchace approximately 5.19 acres of open space for seven projects in six urban communities in Connecticut.
10/11/2007Native Waters Opens At Mashantucket Pequot Museum
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in cooperation with the Mashantucket Pequot Museum announce the opening of Native Waters: Sharing the Source, on Sunday, October 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Mashantucket, CT.
10/11/2007Governor Rell Presents Open Space Grants To 39 Communities
  At a ceremony at Phillips Farm in Southbury, Governor M. Jodi Rell today presented $9.9 million in grants to help purchase or preserve approximately 1,714 acres of open space in 39 cities and towns across Connecticut.
10/5/2007Governor Rell Issues Drought Advisory
  “We all must do our part to cut down on our water usage and the State of Connecticut will lead by example with our conservation efforts. Rainfall totals over the past few months have been 35 percent below normal.”
10/5/2007Connecticut Department Of Environmental Protection Announces Gillette Castle State Park Family Day On Sunday, October 7, 2007
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Friends of Gillette Castle State Park, East Haddam announce Gillette Castle State Park Family Day on Sunday, October 7, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. celebrating the return of one of William Gillette's newly restored train engines.
10/5/2007Friends Of Gillette Castle State Park And Connecticut Department Of Environmental Protection Showcase Newly Restored Train Engine At Gillette Castle State Park, East Haddam
  Friends of Gillette Castle State Park and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection today "unveiled" a newly restored electric train engine designed and owned by William Gillette, the famous actor who portrayed Sherlock Holmes on state.
10/4/2007DEP Issues Plan For Cleanup Of Newhall Street Neighborhood Calls For Removing And Replacing Waste Fill On Private Properties
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released a plan for the cleanup of Hamden's Newhall Street Neighborhood that addresses conditions on both public and private properties and responds to comments on its previously proposed draft plan by offering alternatives to two key provisions of that proposal.
10/4/2007DEP Reports "High" Forest Fire Danger Level
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today reminded Connecticut residents the fire danger in the state is "high" due to the dry weather conditions Connecticut has experienced recently.
10/2/2007DEP And Local Groups Announce Connecticut's New Lobster Stock Restoration Program
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), three high schools with marine vocational or aquaculture programs, the University of Connecticut's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) and several lobstermen's groups today announced the initiation of the long-awaited "Lobster Stock Restoration Program" also known as the "V-Notch Program".
10/1/20072007 - Celebrate Winter Holiday Season At The Osborne Homestead Museum
  For the 2007 winter holiday season, the Osborne Homestead Museum will feature a wonderful exhibit entitled "Not a Creature was Stirring: the Night Before Christmas".
9/28/2007Live Owls Featured At Halloween In September!
  On Sunday, September 30, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the Friends of Sessions Woods is hosting a free event, "Halloween in September", at the Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center located on Route 69 in Burlington.