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Connecticut DEP Encourages Residents to Fulfill New Year’s Resolutions; Buy State Park Season Pass

2009 passes now available from DEP Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy said today that the 2009 state park season pass is available for purchase either online, by mail or in person. Commissioner McCarthy said, “Since the holidays are now behind us, it is the time to…


Connecticut DEP Announces Opening Days of Upcoming Fall Firearms Hunting Seasons

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection has announced the Opening Days of upcoming fall firearms hunting seasons. Peak hunting occurs during early morning and late afternoon, primarily during the period from mid-October through mid-December. The fall firearms turkey season opens statewide on Saturday, October 4 and will continue through October…


Mid-Morning Hike at Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, Hampton

Join Conservation Educator Judy Rondeau on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m. for a hike through Goodwin Forest to Governors Island, a small hill that became an island back in 1933 when Cedar Swamp Brook was dammed to make Pine Acres Pond. The hike will be under the cool shade…


Saturday Morning Bird Walks in Connecticut

Do you enjoy watching birds? Join us for relaxing Saturday morning walks in search of local birds at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP’s) Kellogg Environmental Center. Experience the joy of observing birds in the wild, sharpen your bird identification skills, or just enjoy a Saturday morning hike through…


Connecticut DEP Co-Sponsors “Bike to Work Day” On August 29

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance and the Taking Care Center are sponsoring a “Bike to Work Day”, Friday, August 29. Bicyclists meet between 7:00 – 9:00 a.m at Hartford’s Old State House where the Taking Care Center will provide a continental breakfast. This event is one…


Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Announces Dinosaur State Park Day on Saturday, August 16, 2008

Rain or Shine The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Friends of Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill announce Dinosaur State Park Day (special programs 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.) on Saturday, August 16, 2008 celebrating the discovery of 2,000 early Jurassic dinosaur footprints in Rocky Hill. In addition to…


CT DEP Presents “Night Adventure”

If you have ever wanted to visit a Connecticut state park even after the sun has set and the park is traditionally closed, then you should join The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a nighttime adventure at Dennis Hill State Park. The event is Saturday, August 9th, 2008…


Connecticut DEP Says Success of Lobster “V-notch” Program Postpones Increase in Minimum Size

Effort involved lobstermen and students at three high schools The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said today that the lobster “V-notch” program has achieved the level of success needed to delay – for at least one year – an increase in the current minimum legal size for lobsters that…


DEP Announces Connecticut State Park Passes Again Available at Public Libraries

Cooperative Venture with Libraries is a popular element of “No Child Left Inside” The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that state park day passes are again available at public libraries across the state as part of the agency’s “No Child Left Inside” initiative. During an announcement ceremony…


Connecticut DEP Temporarily Closes the Thames River State Boat Launch in New London for Renovations

Alternative Public Boat Launches Available The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be temporarily closing the Thames River State Boat Launch in New London for renovations. The closure will be effective July 14, 2008 through August 28, 2008 while the State boat launch is being renovated. Renovations to the…