DEEP: News Releases - 2016
News Releases - 2016
July
7/29/2016DEEP Bans Alcohol at Nepaug State Forest and Satan’s Kingdom Recreation Area, New Hartford, Beginning Friday July 29
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has banned the possession and consumption of alcohol at Nepaug State Forest and Satan’s Kingdom Recreation Area, to address public safety issues at these locations.
7/29/2016Migratory Bird Hunting Season Dates Set
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the dates for the 2016-2017 migratory bird hunting seasons, which include seasons for hunting ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe, rails, and crows.
7/26/2016DEEP: State Must Curb Costs, Environmental Impact of Trash
  “Taking out the garbage” could cost Connecticut’s residents, cities and towns, and businesses $25 million more per year within the next decade unless steps are taken to reduce the volume of waste and increase recycling.
7/15/2016Governor Malloy Proclaims July 16-17 First Annual Connecticut Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Weekend
  Connecticut will mark its first-ever Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Weekend July 16-17 – as part of an effort to encourage boaters and others to take all steps necessary to prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals.
7/15/2016Connecticut Citizens Face Unhealthy Air Quality For Sensitive Groups on Saturday and Monday
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality “for sensitive groups” beginning Saturday (July 16) and again on Monday (July 18).
7/15/2016DEEP Announces Two Educational Programs on Saturday, July 23 at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announces two FREE programs on Saturday, July 23 at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.
7/11/2016DEEP and Audubon Announce Establishment of Important Bird Areas in CT
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the establishment of five Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in the state – a step taken with Audubon Connecticut to enhance efforts to protect Connecticut’s bird species.
7/7/2016Grant Funds Available for Marine Pumpout Programs to Protect Waters of Long Island Sound
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that more than $1 million in federal funds are available for boat sewage disposal facilities, or pumpout stations, on Long Island Sound and Candlewood Lake for the 2017 boating season.
7/7/2016DEEP Hosts Snake Program at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Learn about snakes and see common and exotic species of snakes during a presentation by a Beardsley Park Zoo representative on Saturday, July 16, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.
7/7/2016Branford River State Boat Launch Closed beginning July 18 for Renovations
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that Branford River State boat launch in Branford will close July 18 through mid-November for renovations.
7/5/2016Connecticut Citizens Face Unhealthy Air Quality on Wednesday and Thursday
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality beginning Wednesday (July 6) and lasting thru Thursday (July 7).
7/1/2016Victorian Tea Party at the Kellogg Estate, Derby
  Come and learn about Victorian culture and Osborne Family life at a Victorian Tea etiquette workshop at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby on Saturday, July 9 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
7/1/2016DEEP Bans Alcohol at Burr Pond State Park, Torrington Beginning Saturday, July 2 Action Taken to Address Large Crowds, and Behavior
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has banned the possession and consumption of alcohol at Burr Pond State Park, to address public safety issues at that location.
7/1/2016Fourth-of-July Weekend Beachgoers Asked to “Fish, Swim, and Play from 50 Yards Away” of Bird Nesting Areas
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is asking the public to help protect birds that nest in coastal areas by staying at least 50 yards away from places where large concentrations of birds are gathered and avoiding areas that are roped off or marked with signs designating nesting locations.