DEEP: News Releases - 2017
News Releases - 2017
July
7/26/2017DEEP Says Updated Energy Strategy will Continue Moving CT Toward Cheaper, Cleaner, More Reliable Energy
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today released a draft of an updated energy strategy for Connecticut which focuses on building a 21st energy system that lowers costs for homeowners and businesses and reduces carbon emissions to help achieve the state’s climate change goals.
7/26/2017CT DEEP Announces Opening of the Branford River State Boat Launch in Branford
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the State Boat Launch located on the Branford River in Branford will reopen for boating use on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
7/20/2017Connecticut Water Planning Council Seeks Public Comment on Draft of State Water Plan
  The members of the Connecticut Water Planning Council (WPC) today announced that they have published a draft version of the State Water Plan that they have been developing onto the council’s website (www.ct.gov/water) and have opened a public review period to give Connecticut residents, businesses, and other stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback before it is finalized early next year.
7/18/2017DEEP Reopens Swim Areas at Rocky Neck and Mashamoquet
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the swim areas at Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic, and Mashamoquet Brook State Park, Pomfret, have been reopened.
7/14/2017Governor Malloy Proclaims July 15-16 as the Second Annual Connecticut Clean, Drain, Dry Weekend
  Connecticut will mark its second Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Weekend on July 15-16 – as part of an effort to encourage boaters and others to take all steps necessary to prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals. Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is partnering with the Candlewood Lake Authority, and the Connecticut Federation of Lakes to promote this weekend.
7/13/2017DEEP Closes Swim Area at Rocky Neck State Park
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has closed the swim area at Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic, because the weekly water quality test conducted there showed a level of bacteria in the water above the standard set to protect the health of swimmers.
7/12/2017Sandy Hook Man Pronounced Dead After Boating Collision on Lake Zoar Tuesday Night
  A 52-year old Sandy Hook man was pronounced dead at Danbury Hospital Tuesday night after the vessel he was operating on Lake Zoar was struck by another vessel, according to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police.
7/10/2017Mad Hatter’s Tea Children’s Crafting Workshop
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invites families to “Go ‘Mad’ for Tea” at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Crafting Workshop at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
7/3/2017A Place Called Hope Presents “Just Hawks” at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invites families to a presentation on hawks on Saturday, July 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.