DEEP: News Releases - 2009
News Releases - 2009
January
1/29/2009CT DEP Announces New Bus Reservation System
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a new telephone system for making reservations to bring visitors to state parks by bus.
1/29/2009"Mythbusters" Spoof Is Serious Business: "Scientists" In DEP Presentation Debunk Myths Prove Idling Vehicles Waste Fuel And Cause Pollution
  Do idling vehicles burn more gas and generate more pollution than vehicles that are not running.
1/28/2009Fullfill Your New Year's Resolution Ride Your Bike To Work On The Last Friday Of Each Month
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites you to start off the new year by riding your bike to work.
1/27/2009DEP Police Offices Arrest New Haven Man In Connection With Sept. Hit And Run At West Rock State Park
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police have arrested a 29-year old New Haven man in connection with a September hit and run accident at West Rock Ridge State Park, New Haven in which a school principal suffered serious injuries.
1/27/2009DEP Announces Annual Deer Culling At Bluff Point Program Maintains Healthy Number Of Deer At This Site
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has begun its annual effort to cull the size of the deer population at Bluff Point Coastal Reserve, Groton.
1/24/2009CT DEP Investigates Hunting Accident In East Lyme
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon Police) were dispatched to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2009 to investigate a reported hunting accident that had occurred in East Lyme on the Pattagansett River.
1/22/2009Governor Rell Says $135 Million Expected For Sewer Projects Improvements Will Protect Water Quality And Jobs
  Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that $135 million in state Clean Water Funds (CWF) to finance local sewer system projects is expected to be approved at the January 30 meeting of the state Bond Commission.
1/20/2009Dinosaur State Park Celebrates "Darwin Days" During School Vacation Week, February 14-22, 2009
  During February's school vacation week, February 14-22, 2009 (closed Monday, February 16) Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill will celebrate the 200th birthday of the famous naturalist Charles Darwin.
1/18/2009Gov. Rell, Congresswoman DeLauro Announce Grant For Guilford Nature Area
  Governor M. Jodi Rell and U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) announced today that Connecticut has been awarded a $261,250 federal grant to expand a state-managed and environmentally sensitive wildlife habitat area along Long Island Sound in Guilford.
1/13/2009DEP Announces Winter Trout Stocking
  It's early January and the chill of winter is settling in on our lakes and ponds, setting the stage for that wonderful wintertime activity called ice fishing!
1/13/2009Connecticut DEP Encourages Residents To Fulfill New Year's Resolutions Buy State Park Season Pass
  Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy said today that the 2009 state park season pass is available for purchase either online, by mail or in person.
1/12/2009Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy Of Environmental And Social Justice Family Festival
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is co-sponsoring a two-day family festival honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice.
1/12/2009DEP Staff Recommends Approval Of Permits For Yale Farm Action Triggers Decision Making Process That Includes Public Input
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a tentative decision to approve two permits needed for the construction of Yale Farm Golf Club (YFGC) - a proposed golf course that has already obtained local zoning approval in Norfolk and North Canaan, the two towns where it would be located.
1/8/2009Chainsaw Safety Training For The Novice And Amateur
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will offer a program for novice and amateur chainsaw operators on Friday, February 6, 2009 at the Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center in Hampton, Connecticut.
1/7/2009DEP Announces Third Annual "Winter Festival" At Black Rock State Park, Watertown
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) "No Child Left Inside" initiative continues February 7 with the third annual "Winter Festival" at Black Rock State Park, Watertown.
1/7/2009DEP Announces Third Annual "Winter Festival" At Black Rock State Park, Watertown
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) "No Child Left Inside" initiative continues February 7 with the third annual "Winter Festival" at Black Rock State Park, Watertown.
1/5/2009"Bears Of North America" With Photographer Gary Melnysyn
  Wildlife photographer and Master Wildlife Conservationist Gary Melnysyn will visit the DEP Wildlife Divisions's Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center, in Burlington, on Sunday, January 11, at 2:00 p.m., to provide a virtual tour into the lives of bears.
1/5/2009DEP's Farmington River Enhancement Grant Deadline Approaches Applications Due On January 14, 2009
  The Department of Environmental Protection(DEP) is requesting grant proposals from non-profit, local, municipal, state and federal agencies and academic institutions for various ecosystem management projects in the Connecticut portions of the Farmington River Basin, including, but not limited to: river restoration, dam removal, fish habitat enhancement, sediment removal and stream bank stabilization to restore Connecticut portions of the Farmington River.
1/3/2009Governor Rell Announces Purchase Of Sunrise Resort In East Haddam
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the state has completed the purchase of the 143-acre former Sunrise Resort property, which is located in the Moodus section of East Haddam adjacent to the scenic Machimoodus State Park.
1/2/2009DEP Says Study Of Artificial Fields Now Set To Assess Health And Environmental Impact of Crumb Rubber
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says steps are now in place to conduct a study to determine if there are health and environmental impacts resulting from the use of crumb rubber for artificial turf playing fields.