DEEP: News Releases - 2017
News Releases - 2017
October
10/31/2017Gov. Malloy Signs Millstone Bill and Encourages Dominion's Participation
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has signed Senate Bill 1501, An Act Concerning Zero Carbon Procurement, which was approved last week by the Connecticut General Assembly.
10/30/2017Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Makes Recommendation on Disposal of Fall Leaves
  As leaves are falling from the trees, CT DEEP reminds residents that there are good alternatives to raking leaves – and that it is against the law to burn them.
10/30/2017DEEP Seeks Comments on Waste System Modernization Reviewing Proposals to Repurpose Hartford MIRA Facility
  What happens to trash from towns in the Greater Hartford area could be much different in the future –from the looks of concepts submitted by three developers vying to work with the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority (MIRA).
10/30/2017State Announces Series of Public Meetings On Draft Connecticut State Water Plan
  The state’s Water Planning Council (WPC) today announced a series of public meetings to be held around the state in order to solicit input from residents and interested parties on the state’s first ever State Water Plan.
10/30/2017Five Connecticut State Parks Closed Today Due to Storm Damage
  The following parks will be closed today due to overnight storm damage that includes trees and power lines down and and/or no access to park.
10/27/2017Put Bats on Your Treat List This Halloween
  As Halloween approaches, images of bats are everywhere -- from holiday decorations to super hero costumes and haunted house tours.
10/26/2017Dr. Lucianne Lavin, PhD to speak at Kellogg Environmental Center Derby
  November is Native American Heritage Month and Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invites you to attend a special presentation, by Lucianne Lavin, PhD, Director of Research and Collections for the Institute for American Indian Studies, on Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, Connecticut.
10/25/2017DEEP Reports Small Die-off in Local White-tailed Deer Herd
  Since early September, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Wildlife Division has documented in more than 50 white-tailed deer exhibiting symptoms associated with Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHDV-6), primarily in the towns of Middletown and Portland, with a few in Chester, Haddam, and Lyme.
10/19/2017DEEP Announces $183,000 in Federal Grant Funds Available for Clean Diesel Projects
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has announced the availability of $183,000 in federal funds for grants to local and state governments, as well as businesses and organizations, who want to replace large, older diesel engines with electric or newer, cleaner-burning engines.
10/18/2017Newtown Man Arrested on Charges Related to Fatal Boating Collision on Lake Zoar this Summer
  A 55-year old Newtown man has been arrested by Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police on charges related to a fatal boating collision on Lake Zoar this summer.
10/18/2017Halloween Fun for Families at the Kellogg Estate, Derby
  Have a frightfully fun start to your Halloween weekend at the Osborne Homestead Museum and Kellogg Environmental Center on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10/17/2017Positive Mosquitoes for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Detected in Eastern Connecticut
  The State Mosquito Management Program announced today that mosquitoes trapped in two eastern Connecticut Towns: Hampton and Voluntown have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus.
10/12/2017Life Jackets Increase Chances of Surviving Boating Accidents Especially as Waters Cool in Fall
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds all boaters that from October 1 – May 31, Connecticut law requires anyone using a manually propelled vessel – such as a kayak, canoe, stand up paddleboard or rowboat – to wear a proper fitting life jacket at all times.
10/11/2017Dr. Lucianne Lavin, PhD to speak at Kellogg Environmental Center Derby
  November is Native American Heritage Month and Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invites you to attend a special presentation, by Lucianne Lavin, PhD, Director of Research and Collections for the Institute for American Indian Studies, on Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, Connecticut.
10/11/2017Boy Scouts: Webelos and Merit Badge Days at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) hosts several badge day programs for both Webelos and Boy Scout levels at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.
10/10/2017Gov. Malloy, Lt. Gov. Wyman and Commissioner Klee Condemn the Trump Administration's Decision to Repeal the Clean Power Plan
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Rob Klee released the following statements regarding the announcement made by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt that the Trump administration has decided to repeal the Clean Power Plan.
10/10/2017Motorists, 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.
10/5/2017DEEP Announces Temporary Repairs Will Be Made to Pachaug Pond Dam, Griswold
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that immediate temporary repairs will be made to Pachaug Pond Dam, Griswold, to address increases in the rate of seepage of water through the masonry wall of the spillway.
10/4/2017Become a FeederWatcher for the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Know the difference between American goldfinch and yellow warbler? Are you a beginner or seasoned birdwatcher? Become a FeederWatcher.
10/4/2017Halloween Scavenger Hunt at Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby
  Have a Phantas-tic time at the Osborne Homestead Museum with a special Halloween scavenger hunt and tour on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10/3/2017Roads and Bike Paths to Meigs and East Beach at Hammonasset Closed Due to Construction Project
  Roads and bike paths to two beach areas at Hammonasset Beach State Park - Meigs and East Beach – are closed because of a project that is underway to improve water and electrical systems within the park.
10/2/2017Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Reunion
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the 8th Annual CT Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Reunion will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 8 at the CT CCC Museum on 166 Chestnut Hill Rd. (Rt. 190), Stafford Springs.