DEEP: News Releases - 2014
News Releases - 2014
May
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.
5/16/2014National 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