DEEP: News Releases - 2012
News Releases - 2012
August
8/28/2012The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society Announces A Program on Polar Bears and Polar Birds at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Sam Fried, of Flights of Fancy Adventure, will present a program on polar bears and polar birds at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, September 18 at Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Avenue Derby, CT.
8/23/2012Annual Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Artistic Competition Begins
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is once again encouraging artists to enter their waterfowl artwork in the next Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Art Contest.
8/23/2012DEEP Announces $1 Million in Annual Clean Vessel Act Grants for 39 Marine Sewage Disposal Facilities for 2013 Boating Season
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that 39 Connecticut Marine Facilities will receive more than $1,000,000 funding to operate boat pumpout programs for the 2013 season.
8/20/2012Migratory Bird Hunting Season Dates Set
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the dates for the 2012-2013 migratory bird hunting seasons, which include seasons for hunting ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe, and rails.
8/15/2012CT Fire Crew Departing Early Thursday for Montana to help U.S. Forest Service Fight Fires
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that a 20 person fire crew will be departing early tomorrow from DEEP Eastern District Headquarters in Marlborough (directions below) to assist the U.S. Forest Service in fighting wild fires in Montana.
8/15/2012DEEP Announces New Pumpout Vessel on Candlewood Lake
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that it is now operating a new pumpout boat on Candlewood Lake.
8/11/2012DEEP EnCon Police Make Arrests in Theft from State Property
  The Division of Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection made two arrests on Thursday, August 9th in a metal theft case that took place July 19th on State Property in Avon
8/9/2012Measures in Place to Contain Destructive Emerald Ash Borer
  The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that measures are now in place to regulate the movement of wood products within, into and out of Connecticut in an effort to contain the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a destructive invasive beetle.
8/8/2012DEEP Identifies Brooklyn Man Pronounced Dead After Being Taken From Waters of Quaddick Lake
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today identified the man who was pronounced dead Tuesday evening after being taken from the waters of Quaddick Lake, Thompson, as Michael A. Surrell, 34, of Brooklyn, Conn.
8/8/2012DEEP Reminds Boaters to Do the Right Thing and 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.
8/8/2012CT DEEP Announces Upcoming Programs at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) announces the following programs at the Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT for August and September. All programs are free unless otherwise noted.
8/3/2012Chinese Mitten Crab Found in Connnecticut Waters
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Connecticut Sea Grant today confirmed that a juvenile Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) has been found in Connecticut waters
8/3/2012DEEP Makes Arrest Stemming from April 21st Fatal Boating Accident at Mashapaug Lake in Union
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police today arrested Michael J. Antol, 41 of Middletown, CT for multiple boating and criminal charges stemming from an incident that occurred on Mashapaug Lake in Union on April 21st, 2012.
8/2/2012DEEP Reminds Residents of Ways to Avoid Conflicts with Coyotes
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding residents of steps to take to reduce contact with coyotes. As coyotes have become more prevalent in the state, incidents of conflict with humans and animals have also become more common
8/2/2012Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Forecasts Unhealthy Air Quality
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4 due to elevated concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution for all of Fairfield, southern Litchfield, New Haven, Hartford, and Tolland counties.
8/2/2012Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station to Hold Public Hearing Concerning Establishment of Quarantine on New Haven County in Response to the Detection of Emerald Ash Borer in Connecticut
  The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) will hold a public hearing on Wednesday August 8, 2012 at 7:00 PM in Prospect.
8/1/2012PURA Issues Final Decision on Performance of CL&P in Two Fall Storms
  The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued its final decision regarding the performance of the state’s electric distribution companies and other public service companies in preparing for and responding to last fall’s two storms – Tropical Storm Irene and the October snow storm.