DEEP: News Releases - 2016
News Releases - 2016
October
10/31/2016PURA Commissioners Elect Chair
  Commissioners of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority today elected Commissioner Katie Dykes as PURA's Chair.
10/27/2016Gov. Malloy Nominates Katie Dykes to Serve as a Commissioner of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has nominated Katie Dykes of West Hartford to serve as a Commissioner of the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).
10/27/2016Bats Could Use a Treat this Halloween
  As Halloween approaches, images of bats are everywhere -- from holiday decorations to super hero costumes and haunted house tours. Unfortunately, in recent years, bats have received far more tricks than treats.
10/26/2016DEEP Announces Action on Energy Procurement RFPs
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced a series of actions related to three Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the procurement of energy resources that can help to reduce our dependence on natural gas generation, and keep the state on track to meet our commitments to reduce carbon emissions and support renewable generation.
10/25/2016DEEP’s Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center Hosts Macrophotography Book Release and Photo Opening with Dennis Quinn
  Join Ecologist and Conservation Biologist Dennis Quinn at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Burlington on Sunday, October 30 from 2 – 4 p.m. for a presentation and a tour of his photography exhibit, which includes photos of Connecticut’s diverse plant and animal communities.
10/24/20162017 Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Reproductions Now Available
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that prints of the 2017 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp created by nationally renowned artist Mark Thone are now available in limited quantity
10/21/2016DEEP Closes Some Trails at Sessions Woods WMA
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that some trails at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Burlington will be closed for approximately one month while diseased trees in an eight-acre area are removed.
10/20/2016Put the "Sparkle" in Your Holiday and Support Connecticut Businesses
  Celebrate the holidays at the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby, Connecticut and learn about the legends and origins of gemstones.
10/19/2016Become a FeederWatcher for the Kellogg Environmental Center
  The Kellogg Environmental Center is seeking volunteers for its Project FeederWatch program. Volunteers are expected to monitor, count, and maintain the bird feeding stations at the Kellogg Environmental Center from November 2016 through March 2017, on Fridays and Saturdays.
10/18/2016DEEP Announces 1.2 Million Gallons of Recreational Vessel Boat Sewage Removed in 2015, and $1.1 Million in Grants Awarded for Marine Sewage Disposal Facilities for the 2017 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.
10/17/2016CT DEEP Announces Public Information Meetings for Proposed Renovations of Winchester Lake State Boat Launch, Winchester
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that a public information meeting has been scheduled to discuss proposed renovations to the Winchester Lake State Boat Launch on West Road, Winchester.
10/17/2016CT DEEP Announces Public Information Meeting for Proposed Renovation of Beach Pond State Boat Launch, Voluntown
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that a public information meeting has been scheduled to discuss details of the proposed renovations to the Beach Pond State Boat Launch, which is located at 205 North Shore Road in Voluntown.
10/17/2016Program at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  The Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society in cooperation with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announces an October program about the bald eagle for the entire family at the Kellogg Environmental Center, on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
10/13/2016Marine Flare Collection, Demonstration, and Open House at Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam
  The night sky will light up with demonstrations of the use of marine flares at Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 17
10/12/2016Gov. Malloy Appoints Arthur House as State's Chief Cyber Security Risk Officer
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is appointing Art House of Simsbury to serve in the newly created position of the state’s Chief Cyber Security Risk Officer, where he will be responsible for working to enhance cybersecurity prevention and protection efforts in a comprehensive, cross-agency and cross-sector manner.
10/6/2016DEEP’s Kellogg Environmental Center Hosts Workshop Using Plarn
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced a hands-on workshop using plarn, a plastic yarn made from cutting up plastic bags.
10/6/2016DEEP Begins Fall Atlantic Salmon Stockings
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that its 2016 autumn stockings of broodstock Atlantic salmon have begun. DEEP’s Inland Fisheries Division this week released 1,000 salmon into Crystal Lake (Ellington/Stafford – 500 fish) and Mount Tom Pond (Morris/Litchfield/Washington, 500 fish).
10/6/2016Motorists, Watch for Deer and Moose this Fall
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds motorists to be watchful of increased deer and moose activity along roadways, especially during early morning and evening hours.
10/5/2016DEEP’s Environmental Conservation Police Promote Two Officers to Sergeant & Announces New Addition to K-9 Unit
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) said today that its Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police have promoted Officer Greg Ulkus and Officer Matthew Stone to the rank of Sergeant. The EnCon Police also announced the addition of a new team to the Division’s K-9 Unit, Officer Patrick Kiely with his partner, Baloo, a Labrador Retriever.
10/4/2016Governor’s Greenways Council Presents 1st Annual CT Trails Symposium
  The Governor’s Greenways Council in partnership with Middlesex Community College’s Environmental Science Program is hosting the first Connecticut Trails Symposium to promote the benefits of greenways and trails for community leaders.