DEEP: News Releases - 2014
News Releases - 2014
May
5/30/20148 State Alliance Releases Plan to Put 3.3 million Zero-Emission Vehicles on the Road
  Connecticut and seven other states located on the East and West Coasts today released a collaborative Action Plan to develop infrastructure, coordinated policies, codes and standards, and a consumer market primed to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road by 2025.
5/28/2014DEEP Advises Motorists to Use Caution
  Motorists in the Southington area are advised to use extra caution and be observant while driving due to the sighting of a moose this morning on West Street near Interstate 84.
5/28/2014DEEP Completes 2014 Catfish Stockings
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that one of the most sought after freshwater game fish species in the country, the Channel Catfish, has been stocked in water bodies across Connecticut.
5/27/2014DEEP Offering Training to Volunteers for Monitoring Boat Launches to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species
  Connecticut’s 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.
5/23/2014Sherwood Island State Park Expected to Receive $3.1 Million for Major Improvements
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that $3.1 million to fund improvements at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport is expected to be approved at the next meeting of the state Bond Commission. The funding will allow for major renovations to the park’s main pavilion, among other upgrades.
5/23/2014Turtles and Roads Are a Deadly Combination
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding residents to be on the lookout for turtles crossing roads.
5/22/2014DEEP Encourages Boaters to Practice Safe and Clean Boating
  With the arrival of Memorial Day weekend and the summer outdoor recreation season, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today advised all boaters in the state to follow safe and environmentally sound boating practices this year.
5/22/2014DEEP Announces Measures to Protect Shorebirds at Coastal Beaches and Wading Birds at Offshore Islands
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that Charles Island in Milford and Duck Island in Westbrook will be closed to the public beginning May 23 through September 9, 2014, to prevent disturbances to nesting birds.
5/22/2014Pumpout Programs Recognized for Improving Water Quality
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today recognized the outstanding performance of programs along Long Island Sound that removed almost one million gallons of sewage from recreational boats in 2013 and prevented it from being discharged into the water.
5/22/2014CT State Parks Ready for Summer Season as Memorial Day Weekend Arrives
  The 2014 summer outdoor recreation season kicks off this Memorial Day weekend and Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is urging residents and visitors to spend time in Connecticut’s state parks and forests.
5/21/2014Public Information Meeting for the Proposed Renovation of the Branford River State Boat Launch in Branford
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that a public information meeting or “open house” is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10 to inform interested parties about the proposed renovation of the State boat launch located on the Branford River, Branford.
5/16/2014National Safe Boating Week Kicks Off Connecticut’s Recreational Boating Season
  As part of National Safe Boating Week, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), partnering with the US Coast Guard, US Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCG AUX), and the United States Power Squadrons (USPS), is renewing the state’s commitment to promote the importance of making safe and responsible boating choices while on the water
5/15/2014Governor Malloy: State Can Help Cities and Towns Preserve Open Space
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy said today that $5 million to assist cities, towns, and land trusts with the purchase of important lands to protect as open space is expected to be approved when the state Bond Commission meets May 30.
5/15/2014Family Trees and Cow Pedigrees at Kellogg Environmental Center
  Families and individuals of all ages are invited to participate in a full day of activities and speakers aimed at helping you learn more about genealogy and tracing your family roots on Saturday, May 24th. Programs will feature the history of Francis Osborne Kellogg and the global impact of her Holstein breeding program established at the Osbornedale Farm.
5/8/2014DEEP Hosts Program “All About Bees, Our Great Pollinators”
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a free program by Michael Creighton, the State Beekeeper, entitled All About Bees, Our Great Pollinators at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 14th. Attendees will learn about the history, behavior and current threats facing this important pollinator.
5/6/2014Governor Malloy and DEEP Commissioner Klee Comment on Findings of National Climate Assessment
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee issued the following comments on the findings of the latest National Climate Assessment, which was released today by the White House.
5/6/2014Wild “Orphans:” To Rescue or Not?
  Spring and summer are busy times for people and animals. Many animals are setting up territories, building nests, or finding den sites to give birth and raise their young. At the same time, people are spending more time outdoors and the chances are greater that someone may come across a young bird or mammal that may appear to be orphaned or injured. In situations where young animals are found, keep in mind it is normal for many animals to leave their young alone for long periods of time, so your help may not be needed.
5/6/2014Great Park Pursuit Connecticut State Parks Family Adventure
  May 10th is a great day to be outdoors with your family – it’s the first day of Connecticut’s Great Park Pursuit, Connecticut State Parks Family Adventure and also Free Fishing Day across the state.
5/1/2014Connecticut’s First State Parks Appreciation Day
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the first State Parks Appreciation Day on May 17 – a special day for state park enthusiasts to volunteer their time and energy to help prepare more than 20 state parks for the upcoming summer season.