DEEP: Connecticut DEP Chooses Artwork For 2010 Connecticut Boater's Guide Cover

June 5, 2009

Connecticut DEP Chooses Artwork for
2010 Connecticut Boater’s Guide Cover

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) along with the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), Riverfront Recapture, and Goodwin College today announced the winner of the 2010 Connecticut Boater’s Guide Cover.

During a school assembly at Breakthrough Magnet School, Hartford, Lianna Crockett, a third-grade student from New Britain was named this year’s winner. Lianna’s artwork depicted a child wearing a life jacket, fishing from a boat, along with the DEP Boating Mascot, Floatie. Happy sea creatures are frolicking in the water near the boat. Her artwork was created using crayons and pencils.

DEP Deputy Commissioner Susan Frechette remarked, "For the fourth consecutive year, Connecticut’s No Child Left Inside? initiative is encouraging families to spend time outdoors enjoying nature first hand. The young artists in this competition have illustrated to all of us the wonderful activities they can enjoy while spending time on Connecticut’s waterways. Their artwork not only is a fine example of beautiful waterscapes, but brings home the message of water safety in a colorful creative way. Congratulations to all students who participated in the contest this year."

For the third year, students from the Capitol Region Education Council were asked to produce art, in any medium, depicting a Connecticut River water scene for the cover of the next edition of the Boater’s Guide. Emphasis was placed on boating safety, clean boating and water practices and the necessity of wearing a life jacket. The Connecticut Boater’s Guide contains the latest news on laws, accessing Connecticut state boat launches, and information of interest to the boating public. Boating guides are available at local town halls and at Department of Motor Vehicles offices.

To receive a copy of the Connecticut Boater’s Guide, contact the DEP Boating Division at (860) 434-8638. To obtain the Boater’s Guide electronically or for more information on boating, visit the DEP website at