DEEP: News Releases - 2012
News Releases - 2012
April
4/30/2012DEEP Offering Training to Volunteers for Monitoring Boat Launches to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species
  The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that training is available for people interested in volunteering their time to monitor their local boat launches for the presence of the invasive plants and animals, such as zebra mussels.
4/26/2012DEEP Says Hebron Man Dead from Injuries Sustained in Saturday Night Boating Accident
  A 40-year-old Hebron man died Wednesday afternoon as the result of injuries suffered in a boating accident Saturday night on Mashapaug Pond, Union, according to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).
4/26/2012DEEP Environmental Conservation Police Make Arrest for Hunting Under the Influence
  Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Police (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police officers yesterday arrested Raymond Lass, 22, of Bristol, on charges of Hunting Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs and Possession of Marijuana
4/24/2012DEEP Reminds Residents to Be Bear Aware
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds residents to take steps to reduce contact and conflicts with black bears.
4/24/2012State Wildlife Management Areas a Benefit of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding you that if you’ve ever purchased firearms or ammunition, bows, arrows, fishing lures, rods and reels, hunting or fishing licenses, or fueled up your boat, then you are part of the most successful effort to conserve fish and wildlife in America – the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Programs.
4/23/2012Friends of Keney Park Host Park Awareness Reception
  Friends of Keney Park, Hartford, will host their Park Awareness Reception, “Invest in Our Parks, Invest in Our Community.” This event will be held to recognize individuals or organizations for their distinguished accomplishments and achievements that support the Friends of Keney Park’s mission.
4/19/2012Connecticut Ready for Opening Day of Fishing
  OPENING DAY OF TROUT FISHING SEASON IS SATURDAY, APRIL 21st and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has the state’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds stocked and ready.
4/18/2012DEEP and Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Announce the Presence of Emerald Ash Borer in Dutchess County, New York
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) today announced that federal agricultural officials have confirmed the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) across the Hudson River in adjacent Dutchess County, New York approximately 23 miles west of Sharon, Connecticut.
4/17/2012School Students and Preschoolers Stock Fish with
  Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Daniel C. Esty, Hartford’s Mayor Pedro Segarra and Hartford public school officials joined seventh and eighth graders from Global Communications Academy and preschoolers from the Community Renewal Team program today to stock adult brown and rainbow trout at Keney Park Pond in final preparation for Opening Day of trout fishing season on Saturday, April 21.
4/17/2012Windsor Man Dies from Swimming Incident
  A 22-year old male from Windsor has died after being pulled from the waters at Millers Pond State Park yesterday (April 16) afternoon.
4/16/2012DEEP Offering Training to Volunteers for Monitoring Boat Launches to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species
  The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that training is available for people interested in volunteering their time to monitor local boat launches for the presence of invasive plants and animals, such as zebra mussels.
4/11/2012CT DEEP Presents Program on “Planting a Tea Garden”
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will present a program on “Planting a Tea Garden” at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.
4/11/2012CT DEEP Announces Registration for the 2012 Great Park Pursuit Spring Sprint Ends on April 16
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that registration for the 2012 Great Park Pursuit Spring Sprint closes at noon on Monday, April 16, 2012
4/5/2012Energy Monitoring System to Reduce Energy Use at State Buildings
  A new monitoring system will allow facilities managers at up to 100 state buildings to achieve cost savings by identifying and addressing inefficiencies in energy use associated with building operations.
4/5/2012PURA Approves Renewable Energy Program That Will Drive Economic Activity in the State
  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued final approval for the state’s ZREC (zero- emissions) and LREC (low-emissions) renewable energy program, which will be administered by the state’s two largest electric utilities – Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and United Illuminating (UI).
4/5/2012DEEP 2012 Preseason Trout Stocking Well Underway
  Find your rods, dust off your lures, check your waders, and get ready for opening day of trout fishing season! T he Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is also gearing up for the 2012 season.
4/4/2012CT DEEP Honors Environmental Conservation Police Officers
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) tonight will recognize ten of its Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police Officers and two civilians for their exemplary work while protecting Connecticut’s environment.
4/3/2012Glastonbury Shooting Range Re-opens for 2012 Season
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that the Glastonbury Shooting Range is scheduled to re-open for supervised public use starting Saturday, April 7, 2012.
4/3/2012DEEP and Rogers Lake Authority Offering Training to Volunteers for Monitoring Boat Launches to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species
  The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Old Lyme Conservation Commission and Rogers Lake Authority today announced that training is available for people interested in volunteering their time to monitor their local boat launches for the presence of invasive plants and animals, such as zebra mussels.
4/2/2012PURA Issues Final Decision Approving Settlement Agreement for NU/NSTAR Merger
  The Connecticut Public Utilities Authority (PURA) today issued a final decision in which it approved a settlement agreement that allows for the proposed merger of Northeast Utilities (NU) and NSTAR.
4/2/2012Prohibition on the Taking of Alewife and Blueback Herring from Connecticut Waters Extended for Another Year
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) 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.
4/2/20122012 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 25
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds hunters that the 2012 Connecticut spring wild turkey hunting season runs from April 25 to May 26.