DEEP: News Releases - 2015
News Releases - 2015
August
8/31/2015Connecticut Public Transportation Commission to Hold Public Hearing
  The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing at Derby Town Hall, Aldermanic Chambers, 1 Elizabeth Street, on Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 P.M.
8/31/2015Statement of CT DEEP Concerning Bear at Sessions Woods
  The encounter Friday afternoon between a bear and a woman hiking at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area is raising important questions about how DEEP is managing a growing bear population.
8/28/2015End of Summer Sees Fewer Lifeguards at Connecticut State Parks Swim Areas
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today reminded state park visitors that the number of lifeguards at state park swimming areas will be significantly reduced as the end of the summer swimming season fast approaches.
8/28/2015CT DEEP Closes Hiking Trails at Sessions Woods, Burlington for Weekend
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has closed hiking trails at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Burlington due to the apparent bold behavior of a black bear there that followed and approached a female hiker early this afternoon.
8/20/2015Lt. Gov. Wyman Greets Connecticut Fire Crew Upon their Return Tomorrow from California
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that Lieutenant Governor Wyman will greet the members of Connecticut’s fire crew as they return home to Connecticut tomorrow with arrival time of approximately 10:30 a.m. at Eastern District Headquarters, 209 Hebron Road, Marlborough.
8/19/2015Commissioner Klee Says DEEP Supports Army Corps Dredging Recommendations
  The Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) says his agency supports recommendations for the management of dredged materials that have been proposed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
8/18/2015Beach at Kettletown in Southbury Closed for Swimming Due to Presence Of Blue-Green Algae
  The beach at Kettletown State Park, Southbury, is closed to swimmers until further notice because of the presence of blue-green algae which can emit toxins that can be harmful to people and dogs.
8/18/2015DEEP Announces Public Informational Hearing on Air Permits for Proposed Towantic Projects
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has scheduled a public informational hearing to hear comments on the Tentative Determination to approve air permits for CPV Towantic Energy, LLC for the construction and operation of an 805 megawatt combined cycle, power plant off Woodruff Hill Road in Oxford.
8/18/2015Sunday Deer Hunting Allowed on Private Land During Archery Season In Most Parts of State Beginning October 1, 2015
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that bow hunting on Sundays during the private land archery deer season will be permitted in most deer management zones in the state – except for those in north central Connecticut.
8/17/2015CT DEEP to receive $600,000+ from USDA to Increase Recreational Public Access on Private Farm & Forest Lands
  Following an announcement made today by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding 15 nationwide grants to state agencies, two of Connecticut’s leading conservation partners issued a joint statement
8/14/2015Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Forecasts Unhealthy Air Quality for Southern Parts of Connecticut This Weekend and Monday
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” on the following days and locations in Connecticut:
8/13/2015State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for West Nile Virus in Five More Connecticut Towns
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in five new towns tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
8/11/2015No Child Left Inside® Annual Saltwater Fishing Day Saturday, August 15 at Fort Trumbull State Park, New London
  Two of the Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) premier family centric programs; No Child Left Inside® and the Connecticut Aquatic Resource Education (CARE) program, are teaming up again to host the annual Saltwater Fishing Day this Saturday, August 15 at Fort Trumbull State Park, New London
8/11/2015Migratory Bird Hunting Season Dates Set
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the dates for the 2015-2016 migratory bird hunting seasons, which include seasons for hunting ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe, and rails.
8/10/2015DEEP Announces $45,000 in Grants for Municipal Recycling In Seven Communities Across the State
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that seven communities are being awarded a total of $45,000 in grants to enhance local waste reduction, reuse, and recycling programs.
8/7/2015DEEP EnCon Police Promote Three to Rank of Captain
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police have promoted three Sergeants to the position of Captain.
8/7/2015DEEP Announces Public Information Meeting in Milford To Present Improvement Plans for Silver Sands State Park
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has scheduled a public information meeting in Milford to present plans for improvements to Silver Sands State Park, which is located in that city.
8/6/2015West Nile Virus on the Rise in Connecticut
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) have been identified in six towns so far this season.
8/5/2015DEEP Designates Saturday, Aug 15 as Free-Fishing License Day
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Saturday, August 15, as the second of two “Free Fishing License” days scheduled for 2015.
8/5/2015Blue-Green Algae Blooms
  Visitors to fresh water swimming areas and boat launches should be aware that during this time of year some water bodies may be prone to blue-green algal blooms. Blue-green algae may produce and release toxins that – at high enough concentrations - are potentially harmful to swimmers, dogs and people involved in activities that puts them in contact with the water.
8/3/2015CT Fire Crew Departing Early Tuesday for California to Assist U.S. Forest Service in Fighting Fires
  A 20 person fire crew will be departing early tomorrow (August 4th) from DEEP Eastern District Headquarters, 209 Hebron Road, Marlborough to assist the U.S. Forest Service in fighting wild fires in California.
8/3/2015Gov. Malloy, Attorney General Jepsen, Commissioner Klee Statements on EPA Rule on Pollution from Power Plants
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen, and DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee released the following statements regarding the release today of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, which will regulate carbon pollution from existing electric power plants. View fact sheet on Connecticut's progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions