DEEP: News Releases - 2016
News Releases - 2016
February
2/26/2016Connecticut Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Program Wild Turkey Hunting Safety Seminars
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced two upcoming Wild Turkey Hunting Safety Seminars scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2016, and Sunday, April 24, 2016.
2/25/2016Providing Housing for Bluebirds One Box at a Time
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that bundled, uncut lumber for building bluebird nest boxes is available to organized groups such as school, scout, and 4-H groups, conservation commissions, garden clubs, and other organizations, on a “first come, first serve” basis.
2/23/2016CT DEEP Announces Plans to Close the Branford River State Boat Launch in Branford for Renovations
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that Branford River State boat launch in Branford will close this spring through fall 2016 for renovations
2/18/2016DEEP Selects Winning Photo for Cover of Annual Angler’s Guide
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has selected a photo taken by Taylor Kemp of East Hartland for the cover of the 2016 Connecticut Angler’s Guide.
2/11/2016Governor Malloy Applauds Planned Conversion of Connecticut's Last Remaining Coal Burning Power Plant
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy is applauding the announcement made this morning by Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) that the company will be converting its coal-burning power plant at Bridgeport's Harbor Station to natural gas.
2/11/2016Governor Malloy announces Connecticut's Preparation and Response Plan for the Zika Virus
  Following a meeting at Connecticut's Emergency Operations Center and joined by agency commissioners, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced details about the state's cross-functional, cross-department coordination to respond to the Zika virus.
2/10/2016DEEP Announces Eighth Annual Trophy Fish Award Ceremony
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) will be hosting its Annual Trophy Fish Award Ceremony at the Northeast Fishing and Hunting Show in the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 13.
2/10/2016DEEP EnCon Police Swear In New Officer
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police today announce that a new officer has joined its ranks.
2/9/2016Dam Safety Regulations Adopted
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has moved forward to fully implement provisions of a state law requiring owners of privately held dams to take more responsibility for them.
2/3/2016Dinosaur State Park Celebrates Dino-Tots on February 13th & 17th
  As part of the year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of dinosaur tracks in Rocky Hill, Dinosaur State Park is offering two special programs for young visitors called Dino-tots.
2/2/2016DEEP Reports Strong Response to Three-State Clean Energy RFP
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) says it received more than 30 project proposals from bidders responding to a historic three-state Request for Proposals (RFP) for new clean energy projects that can help the region reduce its reliance on natural gas infrastructure and improve the reliability and affordability of New England’s electric system – while cutting carbon pollution from the power sector and helping the state stay on track to meet its renewable energy goals.
2/1/2016CT Greenways Council Accepting Nominations
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Connecticut Greenways Council today announced that they are now soliciting nominations for official state greenway designations.