DEEP: News Releases - 2017
News Releases - 2017
February
2/22/2017“Raptors, Rescues, and Ambassador Birds” Photo Exhibit at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announces a a photo exhibit, “Raptors, Rescues, and Ambassador Birds from A Place Called Hope” by local photographer Sophie Zyla, at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby, through the end of March.
2/22/2017Providing Housing for Bluebirds One Box at a Time DEEP Bluebird Project Marks 37 Years
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that bundled, uncut lumber for building bluebird nest boxes is available at no charge to organized groups, such as schools, scouts, conservation commissions, and garden clubs, on a first come, first serve basis.
2/21/2017CT DEEP, Public Officials Launch Campaign to Recycle More Plastic Bags, Wraps
  State officials and recycling advocates today launched a new campaign to increase recycling of plastic bags and wraps, noting that a survey finds most people in Connecticut are not yet aware of where and what to recycle.
2/16/2017New Report finds CT EPR Programs Increase Recycling, Save Money, Create Jobs and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  An innovative approach to recycling in Connecticut that involves support from industries that produce and sell various products is increasing recycling, reducing trash disposal costs for cities and towns, creating jobs, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions linked to Climate Change.
2/15/2017CT Greenways Council Accepting Nominations
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Connecticut Greenways Council today announced that nominations for official state greenway designations are now being accepted.
2/15/2017DEEP’s Environmental Conservation Police Swear in Two Police Officers
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police today swore in two new police officers -- Officer Dakota Flis, 26, of East Haddam and Officer Vincent Mazzotta, 45, of Haddam.
2/14/2017DEEP Announces $400,000 in Trails Grants
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that it has awarded $400,000 in grants for seven projects to plan and design, build, expand, or enhance and improve multi-use trails and greenways across the state.
2/14/2017DEEP Announces New Open Space Acquisition Strategy
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced it has updated the 2016-2020 Comprehensive Open Space Acquisition Strategy (Green Plan) which guides the state’s effort to meet its goal of conserving 21% of Connecticut’s land base as open space by year 2023.
2/6/2017DEEP Selects Winning Photo for Cover of Annual Angler’s Guide - Avid Avon Angler
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has selected a photo of Derek Angel, of Avon, for the cover of the 2017 Connecticut Angler’s Guide.