DEEP: News Releases - 2013
News Releases - 2013
October
10/31/2013Bats Could Use a Treat this Halloween
  As Halloween approaches, images of bats are everywhere. From store decorations to Caped Crusader costumes for people and even pets, bats are a focal point for the season. Unfortunately, in recent years, bats have received far more tricks than treats.
10/30/2013Celebrate “Holiday in Connecticut” at the Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a holiday celebration at the Osborne Homestead Museum this holiday season.
10/29/2013Program on Bobcats in Connecticut at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  The Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society, in cooperation with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a program entitled Bobcats in Connecticut.
10/29/2013CT DEEP and Friends and Neighbors of Putnam Memorial State Park Announce Family Day
  Join Revolutionary War re-enactors at Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding on Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – a one day event to celebrate the 235th Anniversary of the Revolutionary War camps in Redding.
10/25/2013DEEP Announces New Round of Open Space Grants Funding for Municipalities, Land Conservation Groups
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that funds are available to assist cities and towns and land conservation organizations with the purchase and preservation of open space lands through the state of Connecticut’s Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition program.
10/24/2013$1.29 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health of Long Island Sound
  Top federal and state environmental officials today announced 23 grants totaling $1,295,972 to local government and community groups in Connecticut and New York to improve the health of Long Island Sound.
10/24/2013Governors Announce Bold Initiative to Put 3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles on the Road by 2025
  Governors from eight states today announced a groundbreaking initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads in their states within a dozen years.
10/24/2013DEEP Acquires 155 Acres of Open Space in Towns of Clinton and Westbrook
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the acquisition of 155 acres of significant open space along the Menunketesuck River and Chapman Hill Pond in the towns of Clinton and Westbrook.
10/23/2013Expanded Deer Hunting to Be Permitted at Stones Ranch Starting October 26
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that expanded deer hunting will be permitted at Stones Ranch Military Reservation in East Lyme, starting on October 26. The property consists of approximately 2,000 acres of state-owned land, which is managed by the Connecticut National Guard.
10/21/2013DEEP Announces RFP for Renewable Power Produced By Biomass, Landfill Gas, and Run-of-River Hydropower
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for electric power produced by biomass, landfill gas, and run-of-river hydropower facilities that meet Connecticut’s Class I renewable requirements.
10/21/2013DEEP Announces Glastonbury Shooting Range Extended Operating Hours for Deer Hunters
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that weekend shooting hours have been extended at the Glastonbury Shooting Range, beginning Saturday, October 26 to accommodate deer hunters as they prepare for the opening of the general firearms deer hunting season on November 20.
10/16/2013Governor Malloy: Regulatory Review at State Agencies Will Increase Transparency and Provide Greater Opportunities for Economic Growth
  At a meeting with small business leaders, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he signed an Executive Order (EO) aimed at streamlining state regulations.
10/9/2013DEEP Announces Upcoming RFP for Renewable Power Produced By Biomass, Landfill Gas, and Run-of-River Hydropower
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that it will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) later this month for electric power produced by biomass, landfill gas, and run-of-river hydropower facilities that meet Connecticut’s Class I renewable requirements.
10/9/2013Connecticut DEEP Hosts FREE Discover Paddling Program at Hammonasset Beach State Park, Saturday, October 12
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) hosts a FREE paddling event at Meigs Point Boat Launch, Hammonasset Beach State Park from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 12.
10/8/2013DEEP Announces Opening Days of Upcoming Fall Firearms Hunting Seasons
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has announced the Opening Days of the upcoming fall firearms hunting seasons.
10/4/2013Update: West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquitoes Identified in 22 Towns This Season
  The State Mosquito Management Program today released an update on mosquito trapping and testing results. This season both West Nile virus (WNV)- and eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus- infected mosquitoes have been identified in Connecticut.
10/3/2013Connecticut Boating Education Coordinator Receives Prestigious Award for Dedicating Life to Educating Boaters
  During its 54th annual conference, held in Boise, Idaho, Sept. 14-18, 2013, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) presented John Annino, boating education coordinator with the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), with its Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his numerous significant contributions to recreational boating safety both on state and national levels.
10/3/2013Volunteers Needed for Bird Research Project at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  The Kellogg Environmental Center is recruiting volunteers to participate in Project FeederWatch and to maintain its bird feeding stations. On Saturday, October 26th, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., volunteers will be trained in Project FeederWatch protocols.
10/2/2013Connecticut DEEP Hosts Program on Butterflies, Birds, Bison and More
  The Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society, in cooperation with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP will host a program entitled Butterflies, Birds, Bison and More. The presentation will take place at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 15 at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.
10/2/2013Kick-off of Major Energy Efficiency Project at CT Valley Hospital:
  The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has selected NORESCO to lead the implementation of an approximately $30 million energy make-over at Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH), located in Middletown, – the first project selected under an innovative new program designed to reduce costs through energy efficiency at state and municipal buildings.