DEEP: News Releases - 2016
News Releases - 2016
March
3/30/2016Deadline to Enter Artwork in the Annual Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Artistic Competition Approaches
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds artists to enter their waterfowl artwork in the annual Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp Art Contest.
3/30/2016Connecticut EnCon Police Make Arrest for Possession of Striped Bass
  The State Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police, with the assistance of their K-9 unit, arrested four individuals yesterday, March 29, for possession of 38 striped bass, all of which were less than the minimum legal length and for possession of striped bass over the daily creel limit.
3/28/20162016 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 27
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding hunters that the 2016 Connecticut spring wild turkey hunting season runs April 27 through May 28.
3/28/2016Glastonbury Shooting Range Re-opens for 2016 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 2 and remaining open through November 27.
3/24/2016DEEP Announces $5.8 Million in Trails Grants
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that it has awarded more than $5.8 million in grants for 38 projects to build, expand, or enhance greenways and multi-use trails in more than 27 communities across the state.
3/24/2016DEEP Announces Registration for Great Park Pursuit
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that registration for the 2016 No Child Left Inside® Great Park Pursuit – Connecticut State Parks Family Adventure will open on Monday, March 28, 2016 at www.NoChildLeftInside.org and conclude on Monday, April 25, 2016.
3/23/2016DEEP’s Environmental Conservation Police Swear in Police Officer
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police today, swore in a new police officer.
3/23/2016DEEP Announces 1.2 Million Gallons of Recreational Vessel Boat Sewage Removed in 2015, and $1 Million in Grants Awarded for Marine Sewage Disposal Facilities for the 2016 Boating Season
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that during the 2015 boating season, pumpout facilities and pumpout vessel programs removed a record level of more than 1.2 million gallons of recreational marine sewage from vessels in Long Island Sound and Candlewood Lake.
3/23/2016Connecticut Commercial Fishing License Application Deadline Approaching
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection reminds commercial fishermen that the March 31st deadline for renewing moratorium commercial fishing licenses is fast approaching.
3/22/2016Southern End of the Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail Closed through June 2016
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the southern end of the popular Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail will be closed through June 2016 to protect a pair of nesting bald eagles.
3/18/2016DEEP Reminds Residents to Be Bear Aware
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds residents to take steps to reduce contact and potential conflicts with black bears.
3/16/2016DEEP Program on “Recycle Right” at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP’s) invites you to a free informational program about recycling in Connecticut to help you “recycle right” on Saturday, April 2, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.
3/10/2016DEEP Announces Next Steps on RFPs for Clean Energy Resources and Natural Gas
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has taken a major next step forward in securing affordable and reliable electricity for the families and businesses of our state with the release of a Final Request for Proposals (RFP) for smaller scale – between 2 MW and 20 MW - clean energy resources and a Draft RFP for cost-effective natural gas resources to help support electric generation.
3/9/2016DEEP Announces New Species of “Rock Snot” Discovered
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that Diba Khan-Bureau, Ph.D., Professor at Three Rivers Community College and Mike Beauchene, Supervising Fisheries Biologist with the Inland Fisheries Division of DEEP have discovered new species of microscopic algae in Connecticut.
3/8/2016DEEP Announces 2016 America the Beautiful Grant Recipients
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the recipients of the 2016 America the Beautiful (ATB) urban forestry grants.
3/3/2016Live Animal Program at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  The Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society, in cooperation with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announces a March program for the entire family at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.
3/3/2016Dinosaur State Park Celebrates 50th Anniversary During 2016 Special Events in March
  Throughout 2016, Dinosaur State Park is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the discovery of dinosaur tracks in Rocky Hill with special events and Facebook activities for families.
3/1/2016Help Protect our National Symbol - Do Not Feed Bald Eagles
  Providing food for bald eagles may seem like a good way to help wildlife and also get a close-up view of an impressive animal, but according to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), feeding eagles can be detrimental and the activity is expressly prohibited by both state and federal law.