DEEP: News Releases - 2016
News Releases - 2016
September
9/30/2016DEEP Offering Grants for Fishing Education in Hispanic Community
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is ready to award $15,000 in matching grant funds to support local efforts to build interest in recreational fishing in the Hispanic community.
9/29/2016Statement of Robert Klee, Commissioner, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Concerning the Release of the Annual ACEEE Efficiency Scorecard
  “Connecticut moved up one notch, from sixth to fifth, in this year’s annual scorecard from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) because of our common sense and cost-effective approach to energy savings.”
9/28/2016DPH Announces First Connecticut Case of Domestically Acquired Zika
  The State Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that the first case of Zika virus in Connecticut acquired in the continental United States. The patient had recently traveled to Florida.
9/28/2016DEEP Announces Opening Days of Upcoming Fall Firearms Hunting Seasons
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has announced the Opening Days of fall firearms hunting seasons.
9/23/2016DEEP Reports Hydrilla Found In Connecticut River
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata), a very highly invasive aquatic plant, has been found in the main stem Connecticut River in Glastonbury.
9/22/2016RecycleCT Announces New Grants for Schools and Nonprofit Organizations Goal is to Increase Recycling Rate and Reuse of Materials
  The RecycleCT Foundation, a public-private partnership created to promote recycling, is accepting grant applications from K-12 schools and nonprofits.
9/21/2016Update: Positive Mosquitoes for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus in Voluntown
  New Haven, CT – The State Mosquito Management Program announced today that mosquitoes trapped in Voluntown on September 12, 2016 have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus.
9/20/2016Connecticut DEEP’s Hunting and Fishing Day - Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area and Education Center
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is continuing its celebration of the 150th anniversary of its Bureau of Natural Resources by hosting Connecticut Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, September 24, at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area and Education Center in Burlington.
9/20/2016DEEP State Parks Announces New On-Line Trail Map
  There’s a new, high-tech way to plan your next adventure in Connecticut’s great outdoors: it’s the online CT Rail Trail Explorer.
9/19/2016DEEP EnCon Police Promote Sergeant Keith Williams to Rank of Captain
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police Sergeant Keith Williams, has been promoted to the rank of Captain. Captain Williams will head up EnCon’s Marine Division, which is based at CT DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme.
9/15/2016DEEP Announces Extension of Closure of Portion of the Housatonic River at the Mouth of Furnace Brook to Fishing
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that it is extending a closure of a portion of the Housatonic River – at its confluence with Furnace Brook (Cornwall Bridge) – for two additional weeks due to continued low flows and warm water temperatures.
9/14/2016DEEP Requests Proposals for Recreational Trails Grants
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is now accepting proposals for Connecticut’s Recreational Trails Program Grants. Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2016.
9/14/2016CT DEEP Presents “Phantasms & Fallacies: The Pitfalls in Bird Identification” at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and The Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society (NVAS), will host a program entitled Phantasms & Fallacies: The Pitfalls in Bird Identification presented by Julian Hough, long time member of the Connecticut Avian Rare Records Committee at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21 at the Kellogg Environmental Center.
9/13/2016Connecticut Fire Crew Returns Home from Idaho
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that the members of Connecticut’s fire crew are returning home to Connecticut Wednesday (with arrival time of approximately 11:45 a.m.) at DEEP Eastern District Headquarters, 209 Hebron Road, Marlborough.
9/13/2016Dinosaur State Park Continues its 50th Anniversary Celebration During 2016 - Guided Senior Hikes on Blue Trails
  Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill, continues its 50th anniversary celebration of the discovery of dinosaur tracks in Rocky Hill with special events this fall.
9/12/2016Fall Archery Deer and Turkey Seasons Open September 15
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds sportsmen that the 2016 fall archery hunting season for deer and wild turkey is open from September 15 to December 31, 2016, on private land and bowhunting only areas on state land in Deer Management Zones 1-10; and from September 15, 2016 – January 31, 2017 on private land in Deer Management Zones 11 (Fairfield County area) and 12 (Connecticut shoreline towns).
9/9/2016CT DEEP Releases New Aquifer Video
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today put a spotlight on the importance of drinking water supply aquifers with the release of a new aquifer video titled, What is an Aquifer?
9/7/2016DEEP EnCon Officers Trained to Administer Narcan; Officers Will Help Combat Ill Effects of Opioid Drug Abuse
  Officers from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police are being trained to administer Naloxone Hydrochloride, commonly known as Narcan, to join the state’s effort to combat the tragedy of people losing their lives from overdosing on opioids, including street drugs such as heroin or prescription painkillers such as OxyContin.