March 29, 2012
DEEP Commissioner Bringing “Commissioner in Your Corner” to Quinebaug Valley Trout Hatchery, Central Village
Public invited to take a tour of the hatchery and speak with Commissioner on Thursday, April 5
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Daniel C. Esty is bringing his “Commissioner in Your Corner” series to the Quinebaug Valley Trout Hatchery in Central Village at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2012.
After a speaking program and Q & A session, Commissioner Esty will lead a tour of the hatchery with fisheries biologists. One focus of the tour will be energy efficiency improvements planned for the hatchery. The public is invited to participate in these events – and there will be an opportunity to discuss energy and environmental issues of interest.
- 5:00 p.m. – Speaking Ceremony and Q & A by Commissioner Esty
- 5:30 p.m. - Tour of hatchery
Commissioner Esty said, “Quinebaug Valley Trout Hatchery is tucked away in the ‘quiet corner’ and provides 549,000 trout for stocking Connecticut’s waterways each year. As one of three hatcheries in Connecticut it conserves and protects fish and their habitats for the benefit of people in Connecticut.”
“The ‘Commissioner in Your Corner’ events are designed to highlight the tremendous natural resources our state enjoys and also make certain that I am available to meet and hear from the public. The ‘Commissioner in Your Corner’ initiative is a way to accomplish both these goals. It gives me the opportunity to visit and tour an important location such as the Quinebaug Valley Trout Hatchery, and to talk with residents about energy and environmental issues,” added Esty.