DEEP: News Releases - 2015
News Releases - 2015
May
5/29/2015State Mosquito Program Begins Mosquito Testing for West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Viruses
  The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program today announced it is monitoring mosquitoes for the presence of viruses that can cause illness in people including West Nile virus (WNV) and eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE).
5/29/2015DEEP Announces Winner of 2015 Connecticut Duck Stamp Art Contest
  In an extremely close contest, a panel of judges recently selected wildlife artist Jeffrey Klinefelter’s depiction of three Atlantic brant as the winner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) 2015-16 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp Art Contest.
5/28/2015Atlantic Menhaden Kills Reported in Connecticut Estuaries Over Memorial Day Weekend
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is studying potential causes of multiple natural fish kills reported during the past week in coastal waters.
5/27/2015Art Work at the Kellogg Environmental Center
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that artwork by professional graphic designer and local artist, Barbara Rzasa, is on display at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby.
5/26/2015DEEP Offers Tips for Environmentally Friendly Summer Celebrations
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding residents and visitors of ways to enjoy outdoor celebrations this summer in an environmentally friendly manner.
5/22/2015Gov. Malloy And Park Advocates Break Ground For New Improvements At Hammonasset Beach State Park
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Hammonasset Beach State Park – Connecticut’s most popular state park – will soon be getting a new look, with two big projects on the horizon, including a brand new Meigs Point Nature Center and improvements to West Beach.
5/22/2015DEEP Completes 2015 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 into twenty-four water bodies across Connecticut.
5/21/2015DEEP Bans Alcohol at Scantic River State Park, Enfield
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has banned the possession and consumption of alcohol at Scantic River State Park, Enfield to address public safety issues at that location.
5/21/2015DEEP 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 from now through September 9, 2015, to prevent disturbances to nesting birds.
5/21/2015DEEP and Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Remind Connecticut Campers and Vacationers To Leave Firewood at Home this Memorial Day Weekend
  With the start of the summer travel and camping season this Memorial Day Weekend, Connecticut residents are being asked to help prevent the introduction and spread of destructive wood pests, like the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB), by buying and burning firewood near their vacation or camping destination.
5/20/2015DEEP’s Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center Hosts Open Center Day
  Join the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Wildlife Division and the Friends of Sessions Woods at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area WMA) in Burlington on Saturday, May 23, for a fun day of outdoor programs and activities for the whole family.
5/19/2015Gov. Malloy Announces New Incentive In Connecticut Providing Rebates Of Up To $3,000 To Buy Or Lease An Electric Vehicle
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Connecticut is making it “cheaper” to purchase or lease an electric vehicle as a result of the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program (CHEAPR).
5/13/2015National Safe Boating Week Kicks Off Connecticut’s Recreational Boating Season
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announces National Safe Boating Week (May 16-22) and encourages all boaters to be safe on Connecticut’s waters and enjoy the upcoming boating season, which unofficially begins Memorial Day Weekend.
5/11/2015Specially Trained EnCon Canine Detects First Illegal Possession of Fish
  A canine with special training in detecting fish demonstrated the value of its new skills Friday evening leading to charges for fishing violations against two Bridgeport men who were out on the Housatonic River in Milford.
5/8/2015PURA Approves Revised Electric Generation Rates
  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has approved revised generation rates for residential and business customers taking Standard Service generation from The Connecticut Light and Power Company dba Eversource Energy (Eversource) and the United Illuminating Company (UI).
5/7/2015Unhealthy Air Quality Forecasted for parts of Connecticut - Friday May 8, 2015
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” Friday, May 8, due to predicted elevated ground-level ozone pollution for Northern Fairfield, Northern New Haven, Litchfield, Hartford and Tolland Counties.
5/6/2015Join Jim Calkins, Executive Chef/Owner of Seasonal Catering, Derby for a Taste of Spring Growing In Your Garden
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invites you to plan your herb and tea garden now with the help of Jim Calkins, Executive Chef/Owner of Seasonal Catering on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 pm at the Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Ave, Derby.
5/4/2015Great Park Pursuit Connecticut State Parks Family Adventure Begins May 9th
  May 9th is a great day to be outdoors with your family – first day of Connecticut’s Great Park Pursuit, Connecticut State Parks Family Adventure and Free Fishing Day across the state
5/4/2015Wild “Orphans:” To Rescue or Not?
  It is normal for many animals to leave their young alone for long periods of time, so your help may not be needed.
5/1/2015Nation's First Statewide Mattress Recycling Program Debuts In Connecticut
  Today, Connecticut becomes the first state in the nation with a statewide recycling program for used mattresses and box springs.