DEEP: News Releases - 2010
News Releases - 2010
July
7/29/2010Migratory Bird Hunting Season Regulations Meeting
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations Meeting will be held from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday, July 30, 2010, in the rear conference room at the DEP Marine Headquarters, 333 Ferry Road, in Old Lyme.
7/26/2010Attorney General, DEP Seek Injunction To Stop Continued Destruction From Illegal Logging
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is seeking a court order to stop illegal logging in Bethel and Pomfret where extensive unpermitted tree harvesting -- enough timber to build about 75 houses -- has already caused significant environmental damage to trees, soil and stream channels.
7/22/2010DEP and Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Announce the Presence of Emerald Ash Borer in Saugerties, New York
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) today announced that federal agricultural officials have confirmed the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in nearby Saugerties, New York (about 25 miles from the CT border).
7/21/2010DEP Division of Boating now on Facebook
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that DEP’s Division of Boating now has a presence on the social networking site, Facebook.
7/20/2010State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for West Nile Virus
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in West Haven on July 12, 2010 have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
7/20/2010CT DEP Announces Weekend Events at Osbornedale State Park and Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announces the following FREE programs during July through December at Osbornedale State Park and Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.
7/19/2010CT DEP and Friends of Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum Announce Dinosaur State Park Day on Saturday, August 21, 2010
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Friends of Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum will host a celebration of the discovery of 2,000 early Jurassic dinosaur footprints in Rocky Hill on Saturday, August 21, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
7/16/2010Governor Rell: Increased Enforcement Against Drunken Boating this Weekend
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced the state will be stepping up enforcement of laws against boating under the influence (BUI) this weekend as part of a regional effort known as “Operation Dry Water.”
7/15/2010Connecticut DEP Recognizes 11 State Park Lifeguards and Staff
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will recognize today the life saving actions performed last summer by eleven Connecticut State Park lifeguards and park staff.
7/15/2010Superior Court Judge Issues Judgment against Owner of Illegal Seawall in Norwalk
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that a court has entered a judgment requiring a Norwalk man to remove an illegally built seawall, restore damaged tidal wetlands at the site and pay a civil penalty of $75,000.
7/14/2010CT DEP Announces Summer Programs in Derby, CT
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announces summer programs at the Osborne Homestead Museum and Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby, Connecticut.
7/14/2010Governor Rell: Stimulus Funds Helping Provide Summer Employment for Young Workers
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the state is once again using federal stimulus funds for employment programs for dozens of teenagers and young adults working outdoors on a variety of state park improvement projects.
7/9/2010DEP To Hold Public Informational Meetings on Lobster Management Practices in Long Island Sound
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Marine Fisheries Division will be holding two informational meetings to update lobstermen on the recent activities of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) American Lobster Technical Committee and Management Board.
7/9/2010Connecticut DEP to Temporarily Close Bayberry Lane State Boat Launch in Groton for Renovations
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will temporarily close Bayberry Lane State Boat Launch in Groton for renovations.
7/7/2010Governor Rell: State to Dedicate $11.25M To Preserve Open Space
  Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that $11.25 million to preserve open space in Connecticut is expected to be approved when the state Bond Commission meets July 13.
7/6/2010Connecticut DEP Announces Forest Fire Danger Rating Is High In Connecticut
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today reminds residents and visitors that forest fire danger levels are elevated to “High” because of the dry conditions over the past couple of weeks.
7/5/2010CT DEP Closes Five State Parks Due to Full Capacity
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announces the following state parks have reached full capacity and are CLOSED.
7/5/2010CT DEP Responds to Boating Accident in Long Island Sound in Stonington
  At 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 5, 2010, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) were notified by the Stonington Police Department that a man had fallen off his personal watercraft in Long Island Sound in Stonington.
7/4/2010Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection to Forecast Unhealthy Air Quality from Monday, July 5 through Wednesday July 7
  On Monday July 5, 2010, ozone levels may reach “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” (Code Orange) across southern Connecticut with the onset of the first heat wave of this summer. The heat will continue to dominate Connecticut and the northeast through the rest of the holiday weekend and much of this week.