DEEP: News Releases - 2011
News Releases - 2011
March
3/30/2011Southern End of the Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail Will Be Closed Until July 1, 2011
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Ahlstrom Nonwovens LLC have announced that the southern end of the popular Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail will remain closed until July 1, 2011, to protect a pair of nesting bald eagles.
3/29/2011DEP Extends Application Deadline for $2.7 Million in Grants Available for Quinnipiac River Groundwater Resources Restoration
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today extended until July 12, 2011 the deadline for submitting grant applications for $2.7 million in funding available for  projects to help preserve or acquire groundwater resources in the Quinnipiac River Basin.
3/29/2011Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Announces Two Historic Homes Are Ready for Restoration
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that the Smith-Curtiss Property in Derby and the Worthen Property in Granby are ready for renovation and restoration as part of Connecticut’s Resident Curator Program.
3/29/2011DEP Reports Didymo Discovered in the West Branch Farmington River
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the highly invasive freshwater alga, Didymosphenia geminata, known as “didymo”, has been discovered in the West Branch Farmington River, a very popular trout stream in northwestern Connecticut.
3/28/2011Governor Malloy: Routine Rainwater Testing in Connecticut Shows No Concern for Public Health
  Last week low levels of radioactive material were found in rainwater in Massachusetts during routine testing that is conducted by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
3/24/2011DEP Announces 76 Cities and Towns Receiving Funding For New, Cleaner, Outdoor Maintenance Equipment
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection today announced that 76 cities, towns and regional school districts will receive nearly $500,000 in funding for the purchase of new, more efficient lawn and grounds maintenance equipment through the agency’s Lawn Equipment Exchange Fund (LEEF) program.
3/24/2011“Grow Your Own……Organically” Program Scheduled at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  The Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society, Inc., in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP’s) Kellogg Environmental Center will host a program titled Grow Your Own….Organically at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby, Connecticut.
3/23/2011Public Program on “Turtles” for Annual Meeting of Friends of Sessions Woods
  The Friends of Sessions Woods will hold a public program on “Turtles,” in conjunction with the organization’s Annual Meeting, on Sunday, April 10, starting at 1:00 PM, at the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Wildlife Division’s Session Woods Conservation Education Center in Burlington.
3/23/2011CT DEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty Kicks Off First “Commissioner in your Corner”
  Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Daniel C. Esty will meet with legislators, their constituents, the public and Friends of Goodwin State Forest during a visit to the Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center in Goodwin State Forest, Hampton, on Friday, March 25.
3/21/2011DEP Announces a Children’s Art Contest for 2011 Year of the Turtle
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Friends of Sessions Woods, as part of the Year of the Turtle awareness campaign with Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC), are sponsoring a turtle art contest for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
3/11/2011DEP Reminds Residents It Is Illegal to Release Pet Turtles into the Wild
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), as part of its Year of the Turtle awareness campaign with Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC), reminds citizens that it is illegal to release pet turtles into the wild.
3/11/2011Prohibition on the Taking of Alewife and Blueback Herring from Connecticut Waters Extended for Another Year
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the prohibition on the taking of alewives and blueback herring from most inland and marine waters of the State of Connecticut has been extended for another year.
3/10/2011DEP Advisory Concerning Winter Fish Kills
  Winter is finally beginning to lose its grip on Connecticut. This winter was severe, and the extensive snow and ice cover experienced throughout the state has greatly increased the potential for fish kills in shallow ponds and lakes.
3/10/2011DEP Reminds Boaters of Possible Dangerous Water Conditions Due to High Water Levels
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds boaters of potential dangerous conditions since many of Connecticut’s waterways are at or near flood stage.
3/1/2011DEP:  $2.7 Million Available for Grants to Restore Quinnipiac River Groundwater Resources
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that approximately $2.7 million in settlement funds are available for projects to help preserve or acquire groundwater resources in the Quinnipiac River Basin.