DEEP: News Releases - 2015
News Releases - 2015
April
4/29/2015DPH Issues Annual Fish Consumption Advisory
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is issuing its annual fish consumption advisory for fish caught in Connecticut waters.
4/28/20152015 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 29
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding hunters that the 2015 Connecticut spring wild turkey hunting season runs from April 29 to May 30.
4/27/2015DEEP to Conduct a Controlled Burn at Mohawk State Forest This Week
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) plans to implement a controlled burn on 2.7 acres of Mohawk State Forest, Goshen and Cornwall, on the summit of Mohawk Mountain -- Wednesday, weather permitting, or later this week -- to help maintain an open vista for visitors at the top of the mountain.
4/27/2015Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Asks Residents to Help Achieve Cleaner Air During National Air Quality Awareness Week, April 27 - May 1
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) encourages you to change your habits to help reduce air pollution as part of National Air Quality Awareness week, which begins today.
4/27/2015Connecticut Organizations and Residents Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements
  Three winners in Connecticut were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony.
4/24/2015New England Governors’ Statement On Regional Cooperation For Energy Infrastructure
  The governors of the New England states met in Hartford today to discuss strategies for addressing energy infrastructure challenges facing the region.
4/21/2015Gov. Malloy Announces Donation Of Land To Create New State Park Scenic Reserve In Bloomfield
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has acquired approximately 40-acres of land in Bloomfield that will be preserved for public open space as the Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve.
4/20/2015Search Resumes for Missing Kayaker in West Hill Pond, New Hartford
  The search for a missing kayaker in West Hill Pond, New Hartford resumed this morning by Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police and the State Police Dive Team.
4/20/2015Gov. Malloy to Host New England Governors in Hartford to Discuss Regional Energy Infrastructure Challenges
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he will host an energy summit of New England’s Governors in Hartford on Thursday, April 23, to pursue next steps in efforts to develop and implement a cooperative strategy to address energy infrastructure challenges facing the region.
4/17/2015Celebrate Earth Day With An Investment In AAA Rated Connecticut Green Bonds!
  State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier announced today that her office plans to issue the first State of Connecticut all Green Bond issue next week to finance critical wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects statewide through the state’s Clean Water and Drinking Water Programs.
4/13/2015DEEP and CT Yankee Reach Agreement on Removal of Barrier Blocking Discharge Canal
  Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company (CY) today announced an agreement in principle that will lead to the removal of a floating barrier currently restricting access to the canal along the Connecticut River on CY’s property in Haddam Neck - reopening these waters to recreational boaters and fishermen.
4/10/2015DEEP Alerts Boaters to Dangers of Hypothermia
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds all boaters that with this weekend’s forecast calling for sun and air temperatures in the upper 50’s, state waters are still in the 40’s meaning that immersion into the water can cause serious injury or death due to hypothermia.
4/9/2015Opening Day is this Saturday, April 11th
  Opening Day of the Trout Fishing Season is Saturday, April 11th and Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has the State’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds stocked and ready.
4/9/2015DEEP Commissioner Klee and New Britain Mayor Stewart Join Students from New Britain’s House of Arts, Letters & Sciences Academy (HALS) For Stocking Trout in Celebration of Opening Day
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee, and New Britain’s Mayor Erin Stewart joined middle school students from House of Arts, Letters & Sciences Academy (HALS) to stock trout at Stanley Quarter Park Pond in preparation for Opening Day of trout fishing season on Saturday, April 11.
4/9/2015Glastonbury Shooting Range Re-opens for 2015 Season
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the Glastonbury Shooting Range is scheduled to open for supervised public use on Saturdays and Sundays starting Saturday, April 11 and remaining open through November 29
4/9/2015Southern End of the Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail Will Be Closed Through June 2015
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the southern end of the popular Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail will be closed through June 2015 to protect a pair of nesting bald eagles.
4/8/2015DEEP K-9 Unit Receives Training to Detect Illegally Caught Fish
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police today announced three officers and their canine partners from the agency’s K-9 Unit have completed training in the detection of illegally caught fish.
4/8/2015State Agencies Encourage Superintendents to Promote Healthy School Environments
  In recognition of National Healthy Schools Day on April 7th, the state is encouraging school superintendents to take steps to promote healthy environments in Connecticut schools.
4/1/2015Southern Pine Beetle Found in New Haven, Litchfield and Hartford Counties, Connecticut
  The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the Southern Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis) was detected in Wallingford, CT on March 17, 2015 by staff members at CAES and DEEP.
4/1/2015CT DEEP Announces the 10th Anniversary of Great Park Pursuit Family Adventure
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that registration is now open for the 2015 Great Park Pursuit – Connecticut State Parks Family Adventure
4/1/2015Environmental Program at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby - Techniques for Paper Making
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announces an April program at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby on paper making for the entire family.
4/1/2015Connecticut DEEP Temporarily Closes Bashan Lake State Boat Launch
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will close Bashan Lake State Boat Launch, East Haddam from April 6 through early July for renovations and improvements.