DEEP: News Releases - 2015
News Releases - 2015
July
7/31/2015State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for West Nile Virus
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in Waterford on July 20, 2015 have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
7/28/2015DEEP and CT Automotive Retailers Tout Success of Consumer Rebates for Electric Vehicles
  A new state program offering consumers cash rebates of up to $3,000 for purchasing or leasing eligible electric vehicles (EVs) is successfully creating interest and spurring sales.
7/28/2015Celebrate Dinosaur State Park Day on Saturday, August 15th
  Dinosaur State Park and the Friends of Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum (FDPA) will celebrate the 49th anniversary of the discovery of dinosaur tracks in Rocky Hill with a family-friendly festival on Saturday, August 15, 2015
7/28/2015Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Forecasts Unhealthy Air Quality for Parts of Connecticut Today and Wednesday
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday July 29, due to predicted elevated ground-level ozone pollution for southern sections of Fairfield and New Haven Counties on Tuesday, and all of Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, and New London Counties on Wednesday.
7/27/2015“Meet the Service Dogs” Program at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Celebrate National Service Dog Day at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 1st at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.
7/23/2015Connecticut DEEP Announces Draft 2015 Wildlife Action Plan Available for Review
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that the Draft 2015 Wildlife Action Plan is available for public review and comment on the DEEP website at www.ct.gov/deep/WildlifeActionPlan. Comment will be accepted through August 21.
7/21/2015DEEP EnCon Police Arrest Shelton Man In Connection With Incident of Public Indecency at Osbornedale State Park, Derby
  Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police have arrested a 62-year-old Shelton man on charges of Disorderly Conduct and Public Indecency following an incident yesterday at Osbornedale State Park, Derby.
7/20/2015Grant 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 and Candlewood Lake for the 2016 boating season
7/20/2015Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Forecasts Unhealthy Air Quality for Parts of Connecticut Today and Tomorrow
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” today and tomorrow (Monday July 20 and Tuesday July 21) due to predicted elevated ground-level ozone pollution for southern sections of Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, and New London Counties.
7/17/2015Migratory Bird Hunting Season Regulations Meeting
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations Meeting will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2015, in the rear conference room at the DEEP Marine Headquarters, 333 Ferry Road, Old Lyme
7/16/2015CT DEEP Begins Collecting Sales Tax on Parking Fees at Hammonasset Beach, Rocky Neck, and Sherwood Island State Parks
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that beginning this weekend – Saturday, July 18 – state sales tax will be added to parking fees at three shoreline parks where those fees are charged.
7/13/2015Young Eagle Takes Flight:: 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.
7/13/2015Hoots and Owls Program at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Join other owl lovers and find out what each one sounds and looks like at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 18 at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.
7/8/2015CT DEEP Releases Name of Deceased Person Involved in July 7 Accident on Lake Beseck
  The name of the deceased person involved in yesterday’s boating accident on Lake Beseck, Middlefield is Gregory Davoren, DOB: 8/27/1962, Middletown.
7/2/2015Victorian Tea Party at the Kellogg Estate, Derby
  Come and learn about Victorian culture at a Victorian Tea etiquette workshop at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby on Saturday, July 25, 2015, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
7/1/2015As July 4th Weekend Approaches DEEP Recommends How to be Safe on Land and Sea
  With the July 4th holiday weekend upon us, the 2015 summer outdoor recreation season is in full swing and Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) urges residents and visitors to enjoy Connecticut’s outdoors – but to do so safely.