DEEP: News Releases - 2014
News Releases - 2014
July
7/31/2014State Park Centennial Hits the Road With 2nd Annual Summer Outdoor Journey (SoJourn)
  Connecticut’s State Parks Centennial hits the road with a trek across Connecticut beginning at 10 a.m. August 9 at American Legion State Forest, Barkhamsted and finishing at Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford on August 15
7/31/2014DEEP Announces Availability of Grants to Municipalities for Aquatic Invasive Species Control on Inland Waters
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the availability of funding for projects aimed at managing and reducing aquatic invasive species on inland waters of Connecticut.
7/28/2014Governor Malloy Announces Launch of Program to Help Shoreline Homeowners and Businesses Prepare for Future Severe Weather and Flooding
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that shoreline homeowners and businesses who are subject to coastal flooding can now apply for assistance under a new state low-interest loan program designed to help those residents elevate their homes and businesses from future severe weather and flooding.
7/25/2014Gov. Malloy: Funds Approved for Repair of South Branch Park River Channel in Newington, West Hartford & Hartford
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that $4.6 million for repairs and improvements to flood control infrastructure that protects hundreds of homes and properties along the South Branch of the Park River as it flows through the towns of Newington, West Hartford, and Hartford were approved this morning at a meeting of the State Bond Commission.
7/24/2014Connecticut DEEP Announces Programs in Derby
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announces summertime programs at the Kellogg Environmental Center and Osborne Homestead Museum located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby
7/24/2014DEEP Welcomes Your Fishy Photos for Connecticut Angler’s Guide Photo Contest
  Pack your camera, dust off your fishing pole, gather friends and family and head to one of Connecticut’s pristine waterways to catch and photograph the most spectacular fish for your entry into the photo contest for the 2015 Connecticut Angler’s Guide.
7/23/2014Governor Malloy Announces ‘Free State Parks Weekend’ This Saturday and Sunday at All Connecticut State Parks
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today announced that as part of the ongoing celebration of the state parks centennial, this upcoming Saturday and Sunday – July 26 and 27 – will be “Free State Parks Weekend” in Connecticut.
7/22/2014State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for West Nile Virus
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in East Haven on July 16, 2014 have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
7/21/2014DEEP Receives $752,822 Grant from NOAA to Remove Storm Sandy Debris from Tidal Marshes of Long Island Sound
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program has awarded $752,822 in federal funds to the State of Connecticut through an agreement for removal of marine debris from Connecticut’s shoreline.
7/17/2014EnCon Police arrest Oxford man for Operating Under the Influence
  Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police charged a 39-year old Oxford man with Operating Under the Influence Wednesday evening after he had driven in to Naugatuck State Forest to pick up his son and his friends.
7/16/2014Gov. Malloy And Park Advocates Break Ground For Renovation Of Sherwood Island Pavilion In Westport
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined with state and local officials, and state park advocates at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport to break ground for a project that will renovate and fully modernize the well-known pavilion at the historic park.
7/16/2014Emerald Ash Borer Distribution Expanding in Connecticut
  The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) announced today that the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) (EAB) infestation, largely centered in New Haven County, has rapidly expanded into Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, and Middlesex Counties and has now been detected in a total of 38 towns.
7/14/2014Migratory Bird Hunting Season Regulations Meeting will take place at Cabelas in East Hartford
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations Meeting will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday August 1, 2014, in the upstairs conference room at Cabelas in East Hartford (475 East Hartford Blvd. North).
7/14/2014DEEP Says Funds Available for Marine Pumpout Programs to Protect Waters of Long Island Sound
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that more than $1 million in federal funds are available for boat sewage disposal facilities, or pumpout stations, on Long Island Sound for the 2015 boating season.
7/8/2014Connecticut DEEP Announces July Programs in Derby
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announces free summertime programs at the Kellogg Environmental Center and Osborne Homestead Museum.
7/8/2014Former CEO of New London Manufacturing Company Pleads Guilty to Violating Clean Water Act
  Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, John K. Gauthier, Acting Special Agent in Charge of EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division for New England, and Commissioner Robert Klee of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced that THOMAS H. FARIA, the former chief executive officer and president of Faria Limited, LLC, doing business as Sheffield Pharmaceuticals, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to a felony violation of the Clean Water Act.
7/7/2014Railroad Safety Includes Anglers, Hunters, and Outdoor Enthusiasts
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police and “Operation Lifesaver,” the nonprofit railroad safety organization, are reminding those who enjoy outdoor recreation areas to stay away from the railroad tracks.
7/3/2014DEEP Announces all Publicly Available Pumpout Facilities are Free to Recreational Boaters
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that all pumpout services for recreational boaters along Long Island Sound, and Connecticut’s rivers and Candlewood Lake will now be offered free of charge.
7/3/2014Young Eagle Gains Independence: Southern End of the Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail Now Open
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Ahlstrom Nonwovens LLC today announced the re-opening of the southern end of the popular Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail
7/2/2014DEEP EnCon Police Make Arrest Involving Weapons and Alcohol in Naugatuck State Forest
  On July 1st officers from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Division of State Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon Police) arrested Zachary Dell (DOB 9/30/1989), 65 Pleasant Avenue, Naugatuck on charges alleging weapons and alcohol violations.
7/2/2014DEEP Continues 2014 Year of the Salamander Activities
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Wildlife Division and the Friends of Sessions Woods are sponsoring a special day to celebrate salamanders.
7/1/2014Fourth-of-July Beachgoers Asked to “Fish, Swim, and Play from 50 Yards Away” of Bird Nesting Areas
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is asking the public to help protect birds that nest in coastal areas, especially during the very busy summer beach season. People visiting the beaches are often unaware of the shorebirds that nest in the sands near where they are swimming, fishing, and recreating.
7/1/2014DEEP EnCon Police Make BUI Arrest on Candlewood Lake
  DEEP EnCon Police Make BUI Arrest on Candlewood Lake
7/1/2014CT DEEP Says Some State Parks May Reach Parking Capacity Due to July 4 Holiday This Week
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds park-goers that state parks, especially those with swimming areas, may reach parking capacity early in the day as we head towards the three-day July 4 holiday weekend and the heart of the summer beginning this week and next.