DEEP: News Releases - 2009
News Releases - 2009
May
5/29/2009DEP And Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Team Up For Exotic Animal Amnesty Day
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo will hold an Exotic Animal Amnesty Day July 25 to provide a convenient, safe and "no questions asked" way for people to bring in exotic animals they may own legally or in possible violation of state law.
5/25/2009Electrical Fire At Enfield Wastewater Treatment Plant Leads To Untreated Waste Discharge Into Connecticut River
  People enjoying the Memorial Day holiday along the Connecticut River from Enfield to Middletown are advised to avoid direct contact with the waters of the river because an electrical outage has disrupted treatment of waste water being discharged from the Enfield water pollution control facility.
5/25/2009CT DEP Announces Full Power Is Restored At Enfield Wastewater Treatment Plant
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that full power was restored at 1:30 p.m. at the Enfield Wastewater Treatment Plant.
5/21/2009Connecticut DEP Tranquilizes Moose In New Britain Today
  Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) wildlife biologists and Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police officers today darted, immobilized and removed an estimated 400-500 pound young female moose from a heavily populated area of New Britain.
5/21/2009Connecticut DEP Announces Safe Boating Week
  The official start of the boating season is finally here!
5/21/2009Attorney General, DEP Obtain Emergency Order Blocking Illegal And Dangerous Disturbance Of Toxic Waste
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today won an emergency court order against a Stratford man who illegally excavated toxic waste - in direct defiance of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) - threatening to expose homes and businesses to harmful contaminants.
5/21/2009"Understanding The Forest Around You": A Goodwin Center Spring Program
  Ever wonder why some trees grow in particular places and others don't? Or why the forest changes as you move from place to place?
5/21/2009DEP And Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Remind Connecticut Campers And Vacationers To Leave Firewood At Home This Memorial Day Weekend
  With the start of the summer season this Memorial Day Weekend, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) are asking campers, vacationers and Connecticut citizens not to transport firewood to prevent the spread of Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) and other wood pests.
5/21/2009Connecticut DEP Highlights Summer Recreational Activities In Advance Of Traditional Memorial Day Weekend Opening
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that state parks and forests will be "open for business" this Memorial Day weekend and encouraged all state residents to take the time to enjoy the "great outdoors" during this summer season.
5/20/2009Statement Of DEP Deputy Commissioner Amey Marrella Concerning State Supreme Court Decision: Nancy Burton v. Commissioner Of Environmental Protection
  The Deputy Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Amey Marrella, today made the following statement concerning the state Supreme Court decision in the case of Nancy Burton v. Commissioner of Environmental Protection:
5/20/2009DEP Administrative Offices Closed Friday And Monday State Parks And Park Museums Open For Holiday Weekend
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that all of its administrative offices will be closed on Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25 as a result of a state furlough day Friday and the celebration of the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday.
5/19/2009DEP Releases Report On Fatal Accident On Candlewood Lake Report Concludes Formula Vessel Failed To Yield Right Of Way
  A Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) investigation of a fatal boating accident on Candlewood Lake last summer has concluded that the accident resulted from the failure of the operator of a Formula vessel to properly yield to the second vessel involved.
5/18/2009DEP Gives Advice On Young Wild Animals In Spring
  Spring and summer are a busy time, not only for people, but for animals, too.
5/18/2009DEP Environmental Conservation Police Arrest Four In Poaching Ring In Kent
  Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police arrested four New York residents this weekend on several charges related to illegal wild turkey hunting in the area around Cobble Rd. in Kent.
5/18/200923 State Park Lifeguards And Staff Receive Honors For Saving Lives
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has recognized the life saving actions performed last summer by 23 Connecticut State Park lifeguards and park staff.
5/15/2009Connecticut DEP Announces Art Exhibit
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that Artist Joan Smith-Walleck, an accomplished painter, will display some of her creations from June 6 through July 17 at the Kellogg Environmental Center and at the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby Connecticut.
5/13/2009Connecticut DEP Opens Two New Cabins For Campers At Hammonasset State Park
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today unveiled two new cabins at Hammonasset State Park, Madison that will provide campers with a new and more comfortable camping experience.
5/13/2009Summer Concert Series Returns To Waterford's Harkness Memorial State Park
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and SoundMusic, Inc. today announced the return of summer concerts at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford.
5/13/2009Connecticut DEP To Host A "Bike To Work" Event On Friday, May 15
  As part of "Bike Everywhere Week" on Friday, May 15, 2009, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, in conjunction with the Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance (CCBA), is hosting a free breakfast event at the Old State House in Hartford.
5/9/2009Connecticut Families Visit Squantz Pond State Park For Fourth Annual Great Park Pursuit
  Connecticut's popular state park along the shores of Candlewood Lake in New Fairfield served as the kick-off location today for the fourth annual Great Park Pursuit.
5/8/2009Connecticut DEP Identifies Boating Accident Victim In New Haven Harbor
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released the name of the boating accident victim who was recovered yesterday, May 7, 2009 at approximately 12:00 noon.
5/7/2009Gov. Rell Recognizes Eight Climate Change Leaders In 4th Annual Awards Program Of Governor's Steering Committee
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that eight individuals and organizations are being honored with the 2009 Connecticut Climate Change Leadership Award for their innovative efforts to address global climate change.
5/5/2009"Know Your Trees" Kicks Off Goodwin Center Spring Program Series
  The Goodwin Forest Conservation Center in Hampton kicks off its spring/summer outdoor workshop series on Saturday, May 16 with a hands-on identifying native trees and shrubs.
5/1/2009Glastonbury Shooting Range Re-Opens For 2009 Season
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that the Glastonbury Shooting Range is scheduled to re-open for supervised public use starting Saturday, May 9, 2009.