DEEP: News Releases - 2009
News Releases - 2009
September
9/30/2009State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for EEE and WNV
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in Monroe, Newtown, Plainfield, and Stonington between September 17 and 21 tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE).
9/29/2009Water Bottles to Officially Become Part of State Bottle Bill on October 1
  Water bottles can be redeemed for a nickel beginning Thursday, marking a significant expansion in Connecticut’s bottle bill law that has the potential of removing nearly 500 million of the plastic containers from Connecticut’s waste stream each year, Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today.
9/29/2009Connecticut DEP Announces New On-line Tools to Assist Municipalities, School, and Residents to Develop Strong and Effective Recycling Programs
  The Connecticut Department Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a series of new web pages to help residents, municipalities and schools better understand how to develop strong and effective recycling programs.
9/25/2009National Hunting and Fishing Day in Connecticut Sept. 26
  Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell has recognized Saturday, September 26, 2009, as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Connecticut.
9/24/2009State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for West Nile Virus In New Canaan
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in New Canaan on September 16 tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
9/24/2009DEP Announces Fall Trout Stocking
  FALL…when cool, crisp days, clear blue skies, bright white clouds, and vibrant foliage provide a spectacular backdrop for trout fishing!
9/24/2009Celebrate Halloween with the Dinosaurs at Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill on Saturday, October 31
  What is scarier than dinosaurs? Bring your family and friends to Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill on Halloween, Saturday, October 31, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and spend your day in the early Jurassic period.
9/23/2009Governor Rell Announces Draft Regulations
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has formally proposed regulations to establish a recycling system for “e-waste” – old computers, monitors, printers and other electronic devices – that will be paid for by the manufacturers of the devices.
9/23/2009Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Announces "Show Your Colors, Connecticut"
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the second annual “Show Your Colors, Connecticut” photo opportunity for amateur photographers in Connecticut.
9/22/2009State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for EEE Virus in Four Towns
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in Darien, Shelton, South Windsor, and Voluntown on September 14-16 tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE).
9/22/2009CT DEP Announces Revolutionary War Re-Enactment
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announces a Revolutionary War re-enactment at Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding, during the weekend of September 26 – 27, 2009.
9/17/2009Governor Rell: State Closely Tracking
  In a statewide conference call today, Governor M. Jodi Rell updated local health and chief elected officials on the state’s efforts in monitoring the growing number of mosquitoes carrying the potentially deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus.
9/17/2009Connecticut DEP Announces Fall Foliage Website is Now Available
  With the first official day of autumn arriving shortly, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Fall Foliage website is available at www.ct.gov/dep/foliage.
9/16/2009Governor Rell: State Closely Monitoring
  Concerned that mosquitoes carrying potentially deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus have been showing up in an increasing number of Connecticut communities, Governor M. Jodi Rell today has directed state health and environmental officials to closely monitor the situation and provide timely and detailed updates to her and local leaders.
9/16/2009705 Acres on Skiff Mountain Protected from Development
  Six properties on Skiff Mountain in northwest Connecticut will be permanently protected from development, The Trust for Public Land announced today.
9/11/2009State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for West Nile Virus in East Haven
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in East Haven on August 31 tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
9/8/2009Governor Rell Nominates Acting DEP Commissioner Marrella for Permanent Role as Agency Head
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced she has nominated Acting Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Amey W. Marrella to serve as permanent DEP Commissioner.
9/8/2009Dedication Plaque Stolen from the Belding Wildlife Management Area in Vernon
  A commemorative granite plaque was taken from the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Belding Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Vernon recently.
9/8/2009Attention Deer and Turkey Hunters
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced new regulations that will affect deer and turkey hunting this upcoming season.
9/8/2009Migratory Bird Hunting Season Dates Set
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the dates for the 2009-2010 migratory bird hunting seasons, which include seasons for hunting ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe, and rails. Specific details on season dates, bag limits, regulations, and other reminders are published in the 2009-2010 Migratory Bird Hunting Guide, which will be available from DEP and town clerk offices by early September.
9/4/2009Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Announces Celebration of 76th Anniversary of Civilian Conservation Corps
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announces three Alumni Reunions to celebrate the 76th Anniversary Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
9/3/2009DEP Expecting Reduced Lifeguard Staffing for Labor Day Weekend
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said today that there will be few lifeguards at state swimming areas this holiday weekend.
9/2/2009Gov. Rell: Forestry Improvement $$ Available to Towns, Nonprofits
  “Cities, towns and non-profit organizations can apply for grants of up to $8,000,” Governor Rell said.
9/1/2009DEP Identifies Victim in Squantz Pond Drowning
  The boy who was pronounced dead at Danbury Hospital Monday evening after being taken from the waters of Squantz Pond State Park, New Fairfield, has been identified as Edward Torres, 8 (DOB: 10/13/00), of Bronx, N.Y.