DEEP: News Releases - 2016
News Releases - 2016
June
6/30/2016DEEP Expects Elevated Risk of Wildfire in Connecticut over Fourth of July Holiday Weekend
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today reminded residents and visitors that forest fire danger levels are “High” because of the dry conditions over the past several weeks – and that special care should be taken over the holiday weekend with the use of sparklers, fireworks, and other potentially flammable materials.
6/30/201650th Anniversary Events Continue at Dinosaur State Park
  Dinosaur State Park continues its 50th anniversary celebration of the discovery of dinosaur tracks in Rocky Hill with a series of events throughout the year.
6/24/2016Young 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.
6/24/2016DEEP Environmental Conservation Police Participating in National Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence
  With the recreational boating season in full swing, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police and partner agencies are ramping up enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on Boating Under the Influence (BUI).
6/24/2016DEEP Announces Adjustments at CT State Parks Steps Being Taken to Reduce Operating Costs
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is taking steps to reduce operating expenses at state parks by using resources more efficiently and focusing on the days and times of greatest public use of park campgrounds, beaches, museums, and nature centers.
6/22/2016DEEP and CAES Remind Connecticut Campers and Vacationers To Leave Firewood at Home this Summer
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is taking action to build public awareness about the risk of spreading dangerous and destructive invasive insects by transporting firewood over long distances.
6/22/2016Story and Hike for Young Trekkers at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invites families to a special program for the young explorer at the Kellogg Environmental Center on Saturday, July 2 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
6/20/2016CT Joins in Celebration of American Eagle Day
  Connecticut is joining in the celebration of American Eagle Day today to mark the return to our state of the bird that symbolizes our nation.
6/20/2016DEEP Celebrates Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is participating in Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day at the Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby and at Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, on Sunday, June 26 from 12:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. – free of charge for all visitors.
6/17/2016DEEP Air Quality Forecast: Sensitive Groups Face Unhealthy Air Quality in Parts of Connecticut Sunday and In the Entire State on Monday
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” beginning Sunday (June 19) and possibly lasting into Tuesday (June 21).
6/15/2016Notice of Availability of FY17 Funding Opportunity for Boating Infrastructure Grants
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has just been notified that the Department of Interior (DOI), US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is providing an annual round of Boating Infrastructure Grants for the FY 17 season.
6/13/2016Body of Man Missing in Boating Incident Recovered Off Long Island
  The body of a man missing in the waters of Long Island Sound was recovered shortly after noon today in Gardiners Bay a short distance from the Suffolk County Long Island town of Southold, N.Y.
6/13/2016DEEP Designates Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19 as “FREE FISHING LICENSE DAY” in Connecticut
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Father’s Day, this Sunday, June 19, as the first of two “Free Fishing License” days scheduled for 2016.
6/9/2016DEEP Announces Electric Vehicle Champion Award and New Funding to Promote Electric Vehicles
  At a ceremony today honoring Stevens Ford for selling more Electric Vehicles (EV) than any other dealer in the state, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that it is strengthening efforts to promote the sale of EVs with additional funding for a consumer rebate initiative.
6/8/2016Gov. Malloy Announces State Grants To Encourage Transit-Oriented Development And Responsible Growth Across Connecticut
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that twenty projects in towns and cities across Connecticut will receive nearly $11 million in funding under a competitive grant program that will support transit-oriented development and responsible growth, targeted at boosting economic activity and creating jobs.
6/7/2016Turtles and Roads Are a Deadly Combination
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding residents to be on the lookout for turtles crossing roads.
6/7/2016DEEP Offering Training to Volunteers for Monitoring Boat Launches to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species – Training to be held in Moodus
  The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) is continuing to offer training for people interested in volunteering their time to monitor local boat launches for the presence of invasive plants and animals, such as zebra mussels.
6/6/2016Connecticut Files Two Petitions with EPA Seeking Action to Improve Air Quality and Public Health
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has filed two petitions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking actions that will improve the state’s air quality and public health.
6/6/2016Connecticut State Park Museums Join in Celebration of Connecticut Open House Day on June 11
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is participating in Connecticut’s Open House Day and welcomes visitors to state park museums free of charge on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
6/6/2016DEEP Says RFP Process Will Bring Cleaner, More Affordable, and More Reliable Energy to CT Families and Businesses
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) continues to make progress on a series of historic Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to secure new, cost-effective clean energy resources that will help to ensure affordable and reliable electricity for Connecticut families and businesses – especially during winter months when demand for electricity is high.
6/3/2016Governor’s Greenways Council Presents 17th Annual Greenways Awards
  The Governor’s Greenways Council today commended five individuals, two volunteer trail committees and a non-profit organization that have made significant contributions to the promotion, development and enhancement of Greenways – linear open space in Connecticut – and designated a new greenway at a ceremony this morning at the James L. Goodwin Conservation Center Pavilion, in Hampton, CT.
6/2/2016Celebrate Connecticut Trails Day at the Kellogg Estate
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) celebrates Connecticut Trails Day at the Kellogg Estate on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
6/2/2016Man and Woman Charged with Forgery after Fishing License Check
  A Connecticut man and woman – one from Shelton and one from Berlin – were arrested on forgery charges for possession of fishing licenses that they had allegedly illegally created.
6/2/2016DEEP Completes 2016 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 (see list of locations).
6/1/2016DEEP Announces Recipients of Grants for Fire Assistance Dry Hydrants
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that eight local fire departments in seven communities have been awarded State Fire Assistance Dry Hydrant Grants to help fund the cost of installing 14 dry hydrants.
5/27/2016DEEP Seeks Public Input on Draft Request for Proposals for Shared Clean Energy Facility Pilot Program
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has released a draft request for proposals (RFP) to implement the Shared Clean Energy Facility pilot program which will give a broader range of electric customers the ability to participate in a clean energy resource.