DEEP: News Releases - 2015
News Releases - 2015
10/28/2015Bats Could Use a Treat this Halloween
  As Halloween approaches, images of bats are everywhere. Unfortunately, in recent years, bats have received far more tricks than treats.
10/28/2015DEEP Deputy Commissioner Dykes and Fairfield First Selectman Tetreau Celebrate Connecticut’s First Municipality to Go “Live” with Microgrid Project
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Deputy Commissioner Katie Dykes today joined Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau, federal, state, and local officials to help power up the first municipality microgrid project to come online through the statewide microgrid pilot program.
10/28/2015DEEP Releases Identity of Man Who Fell Off Cliff at West Rock Ridge State Park this Past Sunday
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has identified the man who was killed falling from a cliff at West Rock Ridge State Park Sunday evening as Robert Anastasio, 26 years old(DOB 3-20-1989), of the Hamden area.
10/26/2015DEEP Provides Hunting Opportunities in Mohawk State Forest
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) says new hunting opportunities are being offered this year in two portions of Mohawk State Forest – the Ziegler parcel in Goshen and the Clark Pond parcel in Cornwall.
10/26/2015Connecticut’s Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) Make Drug Arrest at Hopeville Pond State Park, Griswold this Past Weekend
  Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) said that Timothy D. Clohecy, DOB 10/21/1976, was arrested at Hopeville Pond State Park, Griswold, on Saturday evening (October 24) for possession of one kilogram of marijuana and other controlled substances.
10/22/2015CT DEEP and Friends and Neighbors of Putnam Memorial State Park Announce Family Day
  Join Revolutionary War reenactors at Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding on Saturday, November 7 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm to celebrate the 237th Anniversary of the Revolutionary War encampments in Redding.
10/21/2015Statement of Robert Klee, Commissioner, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Concerning the Release of the Annual ACEEE Efficiency Scorecard
  Connecticut maintains its solid hold as a national leader in energy efficiency with a sixth place ranking among all 50 states in the prestigious annual scorecard issued today by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
10/21/2015Celebrate “Holiday at the Farm” and Support Connecticut Agriculture
  Celebrate the holidays at the Osborne Homestead Museum and learn about Connecticut agriculture and the legacy of Osbornedale Farm.
10/16/2015Gov. Malloy: Open Space Grants Will Preserve Nearly 950 Acres Of Land Across Connecticut
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced grant awards of almost $6 million to support 17 communities in the purchase of 949 acres of open space, to assist three urban communities in enhancing or developing community gardens, and to allow a fourth urban community to establish a natural habitat for environmental education.
10/15/2015DEEP’s Environmental Conservation Police Promote Two to Sgt.
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police have promoted two officers to the rank of Sergeant.
10/14/2015Become a FeederWatcher for the Kellogg Environmental Center
  The Kellogg Environmental Center is seeking volunteers for its Project FeederWatch program.
10/9/2015DEEP Celebrates Completion of New Children’s Book on Air Quality “Casey’s Clean Air Week”
  As part of an outreach and education effort, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), along with the University of Connecticut Healthy Environments for Children Initiative, has developed a children’s book on air quality, titled Casey's Clean Air Week.
10/8/2015Connecticut DEEP Recreational Trail Use Information
  The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) wants to remind trail users of rules and trail etiquette now that fall is here and many people will be spending time outdoors in Connecticut’s state parks and forests.
10/1/2015New Foundation in CT Aims to Boost Recycling
  The RecycleCT Foundation is ready to begin promoting the importance of recycling and encouraging people, government entities, businesses, and organizations to adopt recycling as part of their everyday lives or operations.
10/1/2015Seaside State Park Master Plan Update
  Since the designation of Seaside State Park in September 2014, DEEP has collaborated with Oak Park Architects LLC, Sasaki Associates, Inc. and other state agencies to conduct a master planning process for the future of the park.