DEEP: News Releases - 2011
News Releases - 2011
April
4/28/2011DEP and Candlewood Lake Authority Offering Training to Volunteers for Monitoring Boat Launches to Prevent the Spread of Zebra Mussels and Invasive Plants
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Candlewood Lake Authority (CLA) today announced that training is available for people interested in volunteering their time to monitor boat launches on Candlewood Lake for the presence of the invasive plants and animals, such as zebra mussels.
4/27/2011Connecticut DEP Announces Tree City USA Designation
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that Branford and New Canaan join 17 other communities in Connecticut as Tree City USAís for 2010.
4/27/2011DEP Identifies Man Who Died on Goshen Lake Tuesday Night
  The 81-year old Torrington man pronounced dead at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital last night after he fell from a boat into the water of† Woodbridge Lake, Goshen has been identified as Fabian J. Cianciolo of Alvord Park Rd., Torrington.
4/26/2011DEP Reminds Residents to Be Bear Aware
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds residents to take steps to reduce contact and conflicts with bears.
4/21/2011Connecticut Green Lodging Certifies 30th Hotel
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism announced today that 30 hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts are participating in the Connecticut Green Lodging program.
4/19/2011U.S. Forest Service releases update to Highlands Regional Study
  The U.S. Forest Service has released the Highlands Regional Study: Connecticut and Pennsylvania 2010 Update. The 2010 Update identifies areas of high conservation value, the impact of land use change on natural resources, and conservation strategies in the Connecticut and Pennsylvania portions of the Connecticut-New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania Highlands Region.
4/19/20112011 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 27
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds hunters that the 2011 Connecticut spring wild turkey hunting season runs from April 27 to May 28.
4/13/2011DEP Honors Environmental Conservation Police Officers
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today will recognize seven of its Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police Officers and present a special Unit Citation to the officers of the DEPís Western District.
4/12/2011Connecticut Ready for Opening of Fishing Season
  Winter has finally left us and now itís April. Is the gear ready? Have your license? Made the plans to meet up with family and friends? Opening day of trout fishing season is Saturday, April 16th and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has the stateís rivers, streams, lakes and ponds stocked and ready.
4/8/2011DEP Launches New No Child Left Insideģ Program
  Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Daniel C. Esty will join hundreds of families from across the state to begin the Great Park Pursuit Outdoor Recreation Challenge.
4/8/2011DEP: Grants Available to Private Landowners for Improving Wildlife Habitat
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Wildlife Division today announced a new open application period for landowners interested in applying for a habitat management grant through the Landowner Incentive Program (LIP).
4/7/2011CT DEP Announces New England Cottontail Workshop on April 15, 2011
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), as part of its Earth Day Celebration, will hold a New England Cottontail Workshop on Friday, April 15, 2011, from 8:30AM-12:30 PM, at the Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center, in Burlington.
4/6/2011DEP and Candlewood Lake Authority Offering Training to Volunteers for Monitoring Boat Launches to Prevent the Spread of Zebra Mussels and Invasive Plants
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Candlewood Lake Authority (CLA) today announced that training is available for people interested in volunteering their time to monitor boat launches on Candlewood Lake for the presence of the invasive plants and animals, such as zebra mussels.
4/5/2011Spring Vacation Weeks at Dinosaur State Park
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill will sponsor a series of programs for families during April school vacation weeks.