DEEP: News Releases - 2009
News Releases - 2009
April
4/27/2009Governor Rell: $48 Million In Stimulus Funds To Improve Water, Sewer Systems Statewide
  Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced today that the state is getting $48.5 million in federal stimulus funds to help dozens of municipalities - large and small - repair and update aging water and sewer infrastructure with "shovel-ready" projects that will create immediate jobs for construction workers, designers and engineers.
4/24/2009DEP Encourages Boaters To Get Out And Enjoy The Upcoming Weekend But Reminds Everyone Of Dangers Of Early Spring Boating
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today is encouraging boaters to enjoy the beautiful spring weekend but reminds that even with air temperatures expected to be in the high 80's, water temperatures remain low and all boaters need to remain cautious.
4/23/2009Governor Rell: State Energy Plan Includes More Incentives For Fuel Cells, Geothermal Systems
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the state has developed a comprehensive energy plan that uses $38.5 million in federal stimulus funds to expand fuel cell initiatives, improve energy efficiency of state buildings and provide incentives to homeowners and businesses for alternative energy technologies to reduce energy costs.
4/23/2009North Cove Outfitters Returns As Major Sponsor Of Connecticut's Great Park Pursuit
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that North Cove Outfitters of Old Saybrook is returning as a major sponsor for the fourth year of the Great Park Pursuit (GPP) -- Connecticut's family adventure that is part of the No Child Left Inside initiative.
4/21/2009Registration For 2009 Great Park Pursuit Closes Saturday, April 25, 2009
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today there are four days left to register for the FREE 2009 Great Park Pursuit - The Connecticut State Parks Family Adventure.
4/20/20092009 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season Opens May 6
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds outdoorsmen and women that the 2009 Connecticut spring wild turkey hunting season will run from May 6-30.
4/18/2009Governor Rell: Energy Programs To Share In $14 Million From Emission Allowance Auctions
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced she is allocating $14 million the state earned from the regional auctions of emission allowances to state, municipal, private and nonprofit agencies that promote energy conservation and help fund clean and renewable energy programs.
4/15/2009Opening Day And Trout Parks Are Fun For All
  Looking for a wholesome experience that the entire family can enjoy this weekend?
4/14/2009American Chestnut Restoration At Belding WMA In Vernon
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is moving forward with a historic project to introduce blight-resistant American chestnut trees to the Belding Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Vernon.
4/13/2009Gov. Rell Hails Denial Of Broadwater Appeal As "Knockout," Says Misguided Project Is "Down For The Count"
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today hailed a federal decision on the proposed Broadwater liquefied natural gas platform as a "knockout" blow for the project.
4/9/2009Cars And Tours At Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Come Time Travel at the Kellogg Environmental Center and Osborne Homestead Museum Saturday May 2, 2009.
4/8/2009DEP Reminds Residents To Be Bear Aware
  With the arrival of spring, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds residents to be aware of and prepare for bears that become more active this time of year looking for food, territory and mates.
4/8/2009Prohibition On The Taking Of Alewife And Blueback Herring From Connecticut Waters Extended For Another Year
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the prohibition on the taking of alewives and blueback herring from most inland and marine waters of the State of Connecticut has been extended for another year.
4/8/2009DEP 2009 Preseason Trout Stocking Well Underway
  Find your rods, dust off your lures, check your waders, and get ready for Opening Day of Trout Fishing Season!
4/1/2009Connecticut DEP Reminds Residents To Use Caution During Dry Weather Conditions "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires", Says Smokey Bear
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today reminds residents that forest fire danger levels are on the rise due to typical spring weather conditions Connecticut is experiencing.
4/1/2009Governor Rell Announces Grants For 14 Communities In Farmington River Watershed
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced $758,905 in grants for projects in 14 communities in the Farmington River Watershed.