DEEP: News Releases - 2011
News Releases - 2011
December
12/30/2011Begin your New Year with a “First Day Hike” at Sleeping Giant State Park
  Start the new year off right by joining other outdoor enthusiasts at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden this New Year’s Day at 1:30 PM for a hike through one of Connecticut’s most scenic state parks.
12/30/2011Biggest Threat to Turtles in Connecticut: Habitat Loss and Fragmentation
  As the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) 2011 Year of the Turtle awareness campaign with Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) comes to a close, the DEEP Wildlife Division brings one of the biggest threats to turtles to the forefront – habitat loss and fragmentation.
12/29/2011EnCon Police Make Arrest for Deer Hunting Violation
  Officers from the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) Division of State Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police today arrested Anthony Piana, 44, of 69 Bruning Road New Hartford, on charges related to a deer hunting violation.
12/28/2011Trails at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area Temporarily Closed
  The hiking trails at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area, Burlington, will be temporarily closed to the public starting January 3.
12/23/2011Governor Malloy Announces Procurement of Cheaper and Cleaner Energy For Connecticut
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the selection of two commercial renewable energy projects using a new competitive process designed to help bring cheaper and cleaner energy to Connecticut.
12/22/2011PURA Sets 2012 Standard Service Electric Rates
  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today finalized reduced rates for Standard Service customers of Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and United Illuminating (UI).
12/22/2011New Trout Regulations Set to Take Effect on the West Branch Farmington & Farmington Rivers
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding anglers that there will be new trout fishing regulations on much of the West Branch Farmington River and the upper Farmington River beginning on January 1, 2012.
12/22/2011Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the U.S. Forest Service, Simsbury Land Trust and Town of Simsbury Protect 260-acre Tulmeadow Farm in Simsbury
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the U.S. Forest Service, the Simsbury Land Trust (SLT) and Town of Simsbury have announced completion of a Forest Legacy Conservation Easement on 73-acres of Tulmeadow Farm, Simsbury.
12/22/2011DEEP Administrative Office and State Park Museums Holiday Closure Schedule
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that all of its administrative offices and state park museums will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2011 and Monday, January 2, 2012 as a result of a state holiday.
12/22/2011DEEP Seeks Proposals for the Redevelopment, Management and Operation of Sunrise State Park in East Haddam
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced it is seeking proposals from developers to redevelop, manage, and operate Sunrise State Park (formerly the Sunrise Resort) in East Haddam.
12/21/2011Statement of DEEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty Concerning EPA Mercury and Toxics Standards Rule
  DEEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty issued the following statement following EPA’s announcement today of the final Mercury and Toxics Standards Rule, which sets the first national standards to control the emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants from coal and oil-burning power plants.
12/17/2011DEEP REleases Identify of Victim in Friday Boating Incident on Niantic River
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has released the identity of the victim of Friday's boating incident on the Niantic River.
12/14/2011DEEP and UConn Law Center for Energy & Environmental Law Announce New Legal Internship Program
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the Connecticut General Assembly's Environment Committee and the University of Connecticut School of Law’s Center for Energy and Environmental Law (CEEL) today announced the establishment of a new legal internship program that will place law students at DEEP and with the Environment Committee.
12/9/2011DEEP and CCEA Release Study Highlighting the Economic Impact of CT State Parks and Forests
  Connecticut’s state parks and forests offer numerous outdoor recreation activities that are part of what makes Connecticut a special place to live – and a new study concludes they are also good for the economy.
12/8/2011DEEP Presents GreenCircle Awards
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will recognize thirty-seven Connecticut civic organizations, individuals and businesses for their environmental efforts at a GreenCircle awards ceremony tomorrow (Friday, December 9, 2011).
12/8/2011Gifts for the Fish and Wildlife Enthusiast
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Wildlife and Inland Fisheries divisions have unique and affordable holiday gift ideas for those with an interest in wildlife, fish, and the outdoors.
12/5/2011Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Puts Spotlight on Importance of Drinking Water Aquifers
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today put a spotlight on the importance of aquifers at an event that featured the presentation of grants and awards and the introduction of new efforts to support the work of local officials in protecting valuable underground drinking water supplies.
12/4/2011CT DEEP EnCon Police Officers Locate Body of Missing Boater
  On Sunday morning, December 4, 2011, the body of Richard Fiske was recovered from the waters of Lake Housatonic in Oxford.
12/3/2011DEEP EnCon Police Coordinate Significant Search Effort To Find Missing Boater in Oxford
  On Saturday morning DEEP EnCon Police coordinated a major search initiative in an attempt to locate Richard Fiske who was reported missing as the result of a boating accident on Lake Housatonic in Oxford on November 28th.
12/1/2011Shop online at the DEEP Store
  The DEEP store offers a wide variety of unique and affordable holiday gifts for children and adults. Whether you’re shopping for an avid hiker, birdwatcher, angler or hunter, the DEEP Store has the ideal gift selection for any budget.
12/1/2011Presence of Zebra Mussels Confirmed in Lake Housatonic
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today confirmed that zebra mussels have been found in Lake Housatonic.