DEEP: News Releases - 2012
News Releases - 2012
January
1/31/2012Trails at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area Re-opened
  The hiking trails at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area, in Burlington, have been re-opened following a temporary closure for most of January to remove trees and limbs damaged in the October snowstorm
1/31/2012DEEP Issues Proposed Final Decision on Inland Wetlands Permit for New Britain to Hartford Busway
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today issued a proposed final decision recommending the issuance of an inland wetlands and watercourses permit to the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) required for the construction of the New Britain to Hartford busway.
1/26/2012DEEP Announces Hiring of First Energy Procurement Manager
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has hired the state’s first-ever power procurement manager as part of the effort to bring cheaper and cleaner electricity to the residents and businesses of Connecticut.
1/26/2012DEEP Announces Sixth Annual “Winter Festival” at Black Rock State Park, Watertown
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) No Child Left Inside® initiative continues this winter with the sixth annual “Winter Festival” at Black Rock State Park, Watertown.
1/25/2012DEEP Awarded $494,650 Federal Grant from US Fish & Wildlife Service for Construction of a Recreational Boat Marina in Wethersfield
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced it has been awarded a $494,650 grant from the Department of Interior’s Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to fund the construction of a recreational boat marina in the Town of Wethersfield
1/24/2012DEEP Announces Grants for Urban Forestry Projects
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection today announced 17 municipalities and non-profit organizations will receive $81,425 in America the Beautiful grants for urban forestry projects in their communities.
1/24/2012DEEP Announces Bluebird Nest Box Workshop
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Kellogg Environmental Center in partnership with the Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a Bluebird Nest Box Workshop on Saturday, February 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
1/24/2012Warrant for Additional Charges Obtained in New Hartford Illegal Deer Hunting Case
  The Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon Police) today said that the Superior Court in Bantam has issued an arrest warrant for Anthony Piana, 45, of 69 Brunning Road, New Hartford for additional charges related to the December 26 killing of a white tail deer in New Hartford.
1/20/2012PURA Establishes Docket and Sets Schedule for Review of Proposed Merger of NU and NSTAR
  In response to an application from Northeast Utilities (NU) for approval of a merger with NSTAR, the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today established a docket and set a schedule for its review of this proposed transaction.
1/19/2012DEEP Presentation on History of Ice Making in Connecticut
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental (DEEP) is offering a special presentation entitled Ice For Sale on Saturday, February 4 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon, at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
1/18/2012PURA Final Decision Calls for Review of NU/NSTAR Merger
  The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today concluded that it has the regulatory jurisdiction to review and approve the proposed merger between Northeast Utilities (NU) and NSTAR.
1/18/2012DEEP to Host a Site Visit at Sunrise State Park in East Haddam
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced it will host site visit at Sunrise State Park in East Haddam on Friday February 3, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for perspective bidders to redevelop, manage, and operate Sunrise State Park (formerly the Sunrise Resort) in East Haddam.
1/13/20122012 Midwinter Waterfowl Survey Results
  Staff from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) conducted the annual Midwinter Waterfowl Survey the week of January 2, 2012. The survey is conducted throughout the Atlantic Flyway, and is used as an index of long-term wintering waterfowl trends.
1/12/2012Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is co-sponsoring the 16th annual family festival, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice.
1/11/2012DEEP and Naugatuck Valley Audubon and Audubon CT Present Ghost Bird
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Naugatuck Valley Audubon, and Audubon CT will present a screening of Ghost Bird, a movie about the sightings of the Ivory-billed woodpecker.
1/10/2012DEEP Initiating New Artistic Competition to Determine Annual Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Image
  To promote wetland conservation, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is initiating a contest where artists can enter an original piece of artwork that depicts a waterfowl species (duck, goose, or brant) that occurs in Connecticut. The winning entry will be featured on the 2013 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp.
1/6/2012DEEP Announces Applications Now Available for Annual Firewood Lottery
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that applications for the annual state forest firewood lottery are now available.
1/6/2012Windsor Man Arrested for Illegally Killing Black Bear at his Residence
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police today charged John G. Rocha, 82, of Poquonock Avenue, Windsor with illegally killing a black bear.
1/4/2012PURA Issues Draft Ruling Calling for Review of NU/NStar Merger
  The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued a draft decision in which it concludes that it has the regulatory jurisdiction to review and approve the proposed merger between Northeast Utilities and NStar.
1/4/2012DEEP Commissioner Bringing “Commissioner in Your Corner”
  Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Daniel C. Esty is bringing his “Commissioner in Your Corner” series to the Connecticut Forest and Park Association in Rockfall, CT on Saturday, January 7 beginning at 10:00 a.m.