Malloy, state and local leaders announce significant improvements to a New London marina that will help boost tourism in region
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, along with Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressman Joe Courtney, New London Mayor Michael Passero and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee last week celebrated completion of a project that provides transient dockage for larger recreational vessels at Thamesport Marina in New London. The project, which used a $1.4 million grant from the Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant Program, is intended to encourage people to enjoy boating on the state’s waterways while stimulating tourism and economic development.
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Jun 4, 2018 - 2:10:03 AM

Norwalk River Rowing Fall Registration Begins
Registration is now open for the Fall Varsity, Novice, Masters and Learn to Row programs at Norwalk River Rowing Association (NRRA). This fall season features programs for conditioning, fitness and learning for rowers of all skillsets, from experienced to those who’ve never put an oar in the water. By working with NRRA’s experienced coaches and staff, participants can significantly improve their rowing skills and enjoy the fall season out on the water.
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Aug 14, 2017 - 1:52:12 AM

DEEP Extends Time to Comment on Proposed Regulation for Lake Waramaug
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) issued a reminder on Wednesday that it has extended the public comment period for a proposed regulation to establish a slow-no-wake zone on Lake Waramaug in the upper portion of the cove that abuts Lake Waramaug State Park. The public comment period has been extended from November 22, 2013 to January 6, 2014. Lake Waramaug is located in the northwestern quarter of the state and touches three municipalities: Warren, Washington and Kent.
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Dec 12, 2013 - 5:13:24 PM

Spectacular Superyachts 2014 wall calendar to raise funds for the Coast Guard Foundation
One-Quarter of Proceeds Donated to the Foundation to Aid in its Mission to Support Members of the United States Coast Guard and Their Families

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families, announced that Megayacht News will donate 25% of its Spectacular Superyachts 2014 wall calendar sales to the Foundation. Available for purchase October 14, 2013, the $20 calendar pays homage to some of the biggest, most beautiful megayachts afloat. For each sold, the Foundation will receive a $5 donation to support a multitude of services it provides thousands of Coast Guard members and their families across the country.
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Nov 13, 2013 - 3:14:49 AM

DEEP Cautions about Possible Unsafe Water Conditions this Weekend
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is cautioning residents and visitors about possible unsafe water conditions in Connecticut’s rivers and streams due to recent heavy rains throughout the state. Many of Connecticut’s rivers and streams are experiencing higher than normal water levels and faster than normal currents, so anyone near the water or planning to go into the water needs to be aware of the conditions and use caution.
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Jun 21, 2013 - 8:08:17 AM

The Small Boat Shop in Norwalk offers off season boating and kayaking safety tips
Any mild winter’s day that has good weather for walking in the park is also a good day to get on the water in a small boat. The waterways are uncrowded, access is easy, and we get to see things that we don’t see in Summer, such as seals in Long Island Sound and bald eagles on the Connecticut River. The crisp air makes a cup of hot chocolate at the end of the day taste just that much better.
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Jan 16, 2013 - 1:16:35 PM

WCMG launches diving medicine services in Ridgefield
David Charash, DO, Medical Director of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Danbury Hospital, will open a Diving Medicine practice beginning September 19 at the Ridgefield location of Western Connecticut Medical Group, 21 South Street. To schedule an appointment, call 203-438-6541. More
Sep 10, 2012 - 10:10:33 AM

47th Annual Valeur-Jensen Stamford Denmark Race this Sunday
The 47th annual Valeur-Jensen Stamford Denmark Race sponsored by The Stamford Yacht Club, Royal Danish Yacht Club, Stamford Sail and Power Squadron and the Consulate General of Denmark will take place off the Stamford shoreline on Sunday, September 9 beginning at 10:30 am.
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Sep 8, 2012 - 3:52:07 PM

DEEP reminds LI boaters to use pumpouts
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding boaters that they are prohibited from discharging sewage – either treated or untreated – from their vessels into Long Island Sound.
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Aug 9, 2012 - 12:25:15 PM

Island keeper spends summer protecting Norwalk islands
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The Norwalk Islands have an important guest from the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife this summer. From the end of May through mid-August, Vincent Farrell, 22, will live on Chimon Island protecting the wildlife in and around the Norwalk Islands.
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Jul 12, 2012 - 7:05:48 AM

The challenge in protecting nearly 15 miles of shoreline
Emergencies along the shoreline are common every summer and this year is no different. Several significant boat accidents have already occurred across the region, stressing the importance of waterfront safety and first responder preparedness.
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Jul 9, 2012 - 11:54:32 AM

DEEP EnCon Police makes arrest in May 12 boating incident
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s State Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police have arrested Peter Zmigrodski, 25 of Amston, on various boating and criminal charges in connection with a May 12 incident on Coventy Lake, Coventry.
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Jul 3, 2012 - 4:46:57 PM

NRDC: 538 days of CT beach closings
Today, Save the Sound, a program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, announced that, in this year’s Testing the Waters Report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, a staggering 538 beach closures were reported in Connecticut for 2011. This annual report examines national water quality and beach closings data for 2011, breaking down the information state-by-state and beach-by-beach. This year, Connecticut saw a 276 percent increase in beach closings and advisories in from 2010 to 2011.
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Jun 27, 2012 - 5:41:43 PM

CT Marine police to crackdown on impaired boaters
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police will be stepping up enforcement activities this weekend on those who may be boating under the influence. EnCon Police officers will participate in Operation Dry Water and will be out in force June 22-24 looking for boaters with a Blood Alcohol Content exceeding the state limit of .08%. Operation Dry Water will include state wide increased patrols and checkpoints, as well as boater education efforts. Impaired boaters can expect penalties to be severe. In Connecticut they include fines, jail and loss of boating privileges.
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Jun 22, 2012 - 10:18:21 AM

Kayak For A Cause fundraiser in full paddle
On July 21, 2012, Kayak For A Cause will be holding their annual fundraiser that brings kayakers and their favorite charities together to help raise money for causes that focus on ways to protect the environment and our community. More
May 30, 2012 - 10:35:24 AM

Skip Gardella Marina now open in Stamford
The new Skip Gardella Marina at Harbor Point is opening Friday, May 25th to serve the needs of the Stamford boating community, announced Carl Kuehner III, CEO of Building and Land Technology, the developer of the City's newly revitalized South End. Additional information about the Marina is available at www.harborpointmarinas.com or 203.247.8915.
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May 25, 2012 - 8:00:22 AM

West Marine grand opening in Old Saybrook
West Marine (Nasdaq: WMAR), the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, holds its Grand Opening Celebration Thursday, April 12 –Sunday, April 15. Located at 1667 Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, the store is over 25,000 square feet making it the largest West Marine in Connecticut.
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Apr 13, 2012 - 10:56:44 AM

BLT: Interim boat yard to be operated by Skip Gardella
A new boat yard serving the Stamford Harbor is planned to be in operation by mid May, subject to approval by the Zoning Board Monday night, announced Carl Kuehner III, CEO of Building and Land Technology, the developer of the City's newly revitalized South End. With its opening timed to coincide with the start of the year's boating season, the new facility will be known as Skipper Gardella's at Harbor Point.
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Apr 2, 2012 - 4:03:05 PM

Off season kayaking safety event
Any mild winter’s day that has good weather for walking in the park is also a good day to get on the water in a small boat. The waterways are uncrowded, access is easy, and we get to see things that we don’t see in Summer, such as seals in Long Island Sound and bald eagles on the Connecticut River. The crisp air makes a cup of hot chocolate at the end of the day taste just that much better.
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Apr 1, 2012 - 5:44:05 PM

The Small Boat Shop: Cold water boating safety
Any mild winter’s day that has good weather for walking in the park is also a good day to get on the water in a small boat. The waterways are uncrowded, access is easy, and we get to see things that we don’t see in Summer, such as seals in Long Island Sound and bald eagles on the Connecticut River. The crisp air makes a cup of hot chocolate at the end of the day taste just that much better.
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Jan 27, 2012 - 11:15:10 AM

Connecticut DEEP to temporarily close Mashapaug Pond State Boat Launch
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will be temporarily closing the Mashapaug Pond State Boat Launch at Bigelow Hollow State Park in Union due to necessary repairs to the access road. Northern access within the Park will also be closed to replace a culvert on the main access road. The closure will remain in effect from October 3, 2011 through December 31, 2011.
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Sep 24, 2011 - 11:25:05 AM

Two new canoe and kayak launches open
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced Tuesday that two coastal boat launches for paddlecraft users (canoes and kayaks) have been opened to the public by private landowners—one on Route 1A in Stonington and the other near 570 Riverside Avenue in Westport, both as a direct result of public access requirements of the Connecticut Coastal Management Act.
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Sep 14, 2011 - 8:50:35 AM

CT waterways after storm present dangerous challenges
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today cautioned boaters – especially those using paddlecraft such as canoes or kayaks – that conditions on Long Island Sound and the state’s rivers and streams, in particular the Housatonic, Connecticut and Farmington Rivers, present significant dangerous challenges.
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Sep 2, 2011 - 3:31:52 PM

BLT works for smooth marina transitions
The land currently occupied by Brewer’s Yacht Haven West, will be receiving some much needed repair and remediation that will unfortunately result in a disruption of services. Building and Land Technology is working closely with boaters and the non-profit associations using slips or storage facilities at Brewer’s Yacht Haven West to relocate their boats to one of BLT’s existing marinas. Brewer’s customers have the option of relocating their boats to Stamford Landing Marina, Stamford Harbor Park Marina or Harbour Square Marina.
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Aug 31, 2011 - 11:47:47 AM

DEEP announces Mystic river boating law changes
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) said that boaters operating in eastern Connecticut should be aware that two large segments of the Mystic River are now “Slow-No-Wake” zones.
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Aug 2, 2011 - 8:10:12 AM

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