DEEP: News Releases - 2010
News Releases - 2010
April
4/30/2010Governor Rell: White Oak Planting At Residence Commemorates State’s 375th Anniversary
  Gov. M. Jodi Rell today was joined by state Department of Environmental Commissioner Amey Marrella, State Forester Christopher Martin and other environmental advocates at the Governor’s Residence in Hartford to plant a white oak in honor of both Arbor Day and the state’s 375th Anniversary.
4/30/2010DEP Says CT Moose Population Growing And Young Moose Roaming This Time of Year
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says the state has a healthy and growing moose population and advises that motorists should be extra careful when driving at night.
4/29/2010Governor Rell: State Gets $3.1 Million from U.S. EPA for Brownfields
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the state is receiving more than $3.1 million in federal funding to help assess, clean up and re-use “brownfields” – contaminated and often long-abandoned properties that can be remediated and turned into productive sites for economic development or other public uses.
4/29/2010EPA Awards $16+ Million to Cleanup and Revitalize New England Communities
  Approximately $16.1 million in EPA Brownfields grants will help New England communities to assess, cleanup and redevelop abandoned or contaminated properties.
4/28/2010Connecticut Families Gear Up for Fifth Annual Great Park Pursuit
  All Connecticut Families Invited to Join the Fifth Annual Great Park Pursuit for an Outdoor Adventure You Will Never Forget.
4/27/2010Turkey Hunting Investigation Results in Arrest With Seizure of Marijuana, Firearms and Cash
  Officers from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon Police) arrested a Goshen man and are seeking a second suspect after an investigation into possible illegal turkey hunting Monday turned into a case involving the alleged possession of illegal drugs.
4/27/2010DEP EnCon Police Arrest Windsor Man for use of Chemicals to Kill Wildlife
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) have arrested a 49-year-old man on charges that he used chemicals to kill wildlife.
4/22/2010Governor Rell: Connecticut Environmental Initiatives Earn National Acclaim on Earth Day
  Governor M. Jodi Rell said Connecticut’s strong commitment to environmental protection and conservation through innovative initiatives and individual effort earned national recognition today during a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Merit Awards ceremony today in Boston.
4/22/2010Connecticut Residents Receive Prestigious Regional EPA Environmental Award in Ceremony Recognizing 40th Anniversary of Earth Day
  One individual and four groups in Connecticut will be honored on Earth Day in Boston’s Faneuil Hall as EPA presents the 2010 Environmental Merit Awards.
4/20/2010Governor Rell: Wide Range of Activities at Capitol to Mark 40th Anniversary of Earth Day
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that a full slate of activities is planned at the State Capitol on April 22 to mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
4/20/2010Federal, State, Local, and Non-Profit Cooperative Effort to Restore Mill River in Stamford
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), City of Stamford, US EPA Long Island Sound Study and the Mill River Collaborative today showcased work to restore the Mill River and allow for the return of important species of fish.
4/20/2010White Nose Syndrome Continues to Decimate Bat Populations Outlook for Connecticut’s Bats is Bleak
  A syndrome that attacks hibernating bats continues to kill them at alarming rates both in Connecticut and in expanding areas range-wide, which will lead to a dramatic reduction in the size of the state’s bat population this summer, according to wildlife experts at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
4/15/2010Governor Rell Signs Bill Into Law That Reduces Fishing, State Park Fees
  Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced tonight that she has signed a bill that rolls back millions of dollars in fishing, state park and other outdoor fees - a move that comes just in time for the opening day of fishing season Saturday.
4/15/2010Connecticut Ready For Opening of Fishing Season
  Opening day of the trout fishing season is Saturday, April 17th and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has the state’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds stocked and ready.
4/14/20102010 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 28
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds hunters that the 2010 Connecticut spring wild turkey hunting season runs from April 28 to May 29.
4/14/2010CT DEP Announces Forum to Discuss Ideas for Managing State Forests
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is holding a public forum to discuss ideas and recommendations that will shape development of the five-year Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy for Connecticut.
4/9/2010DEP Shuts Down No Child Left Inside® Website
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has ordered its contractor to shut down the website associated with a popular state program pending a complete investigation into a breach of the site.
4/8/2010DEP Reminds Residents to Be Bear Aware
  With the recent incident of a bear attacking and injuring an alpaca in Simsbury, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds residents that bears are becoming more active this time of year, looking for food, territories, and mates.
4/8/2010Helen Street School Students and Connecticut DEP Deputy Commissioner
  Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Deputy Commissioner Susan Frechette, Hamden’s Mayor Scott Jackson, School Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz, Helen Street School Principal Lyn Kelleher and fifth graders from Helen Street School yesterday stocked adult rainbow trout at the Sleeping Giant Management Area on the Mill River within Sleeping Giant State Park in final preparation for Opening Day of trout fishing season on Saturday, April 17.
4/7/2010Several Injured at Enders State Forest
  An Enfield woman in her early 20s is in critical condition at Hartford Hospital after being taken from the water at Enders State Forest, Granby, shortly after 6 p.m. this evening.
4/7/2010Connecticut DEP Reminds Residents to Use Caution During Dry Weather Conditions
  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 – and in fact the fire danger is High throughout Connecticut today and the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Hartford, Tolland and Windham Counties.
4/1/2010Connecticut DEP Cautions Boaters About Boating Hazards
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) cautions boaters about some unique boating hazards possible this weekend due to the recent heavy rains throughout Connecticut this past week.
4/1/2010Glastonbury Shooting Range Re-opens for 2010 Season
  The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that supervised use of the Glastonbury Shooting Range is scheduled to resume for the 2010 season starting Saturday, April 10.
4/1/2010National Deconstruction Conference Coming to Connecticut; Will Focus on Reuse and Recycling of Building Materials
  New Haven has been named the host city for DECON’11 – the national conference of the Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA) which focuses on increasing the reuse and recycling of materials made available through the deconstruction of buildings.