DEEP: News Releases - 2017
News Releases - 2017
May
5/31/2017DEEP Celebrates Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is participating in Connecticut’s Historic Garden’s Day at the Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby and at Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, on Sunday, June 25 from 12:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. – free of charge for all visitors.
5/31/2017Annual Wild Turkey Brood Survey Participate in a Citizen Science Project for CT DEEP
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) urges residents to keep a tally of all sightings of hen turkeys and poults (young-of-the-year) from June 1 through August 31 as part of the Wildlife Division’s Annual Wild Turkey Brood Survey.
5/30/2017Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby, to Celebrate Connecticut Open House Day on June 10
  Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) Osborne Homestead Museum will participate in the 13th annual Connecticut Open House Day—a state-wide celebration of art, history, and tourism—on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5/25/2017DEEP Announces Measures to Protect Shorebirds at Coastal Beaches and Wading Birds at Offshore Islands
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that Charles Island in Milford and Duck Island in Westbrook will be closed to the public from now through September 9, 2017, to prevent disturbances to nesting birds.
5/24/2017DEEP Announces Winner of 2017 Connecticut Duck Stamp Art Contest
  In a contest filled with great artwork, a panel of judges recently selected world renowned and Connecticut artist Chet Reneson’s depiction of a pair of surf scoters flying at the mouth of the Connecticut River with the Saybrook Jetty and Lighthouse in the background as the winner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) 2017-2018 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp Art Contest.
5/23/2017Turtles and Roads Are a Deadly Combination
  To help mark World Turtle Day today, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding residents to be on the lookout for turtles crossing roads.
5/23/2017DEEP Completes 2017 Catfish Stockings
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that for the eleventh consecutive year, one of the most sought after freshwater game fish species in the country, the Channel Catfish, has been stocked into twenty-four water bodies across Connecticut (see list of locations below.)
5/23/2017Student Boating Safety Ambassador Award Program 3:00 PM TODAY at State Capitol Building, Hartford
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today will recognize 50 students who participated in this year’s pilot Student Boating Safety Ambassador Program as part of National Safe Boating Week.
5/18/2017Marine Flare Collection, Demonstration, and Open House at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound
  The daytime sky will light up with demonstrations of the use of marine flares at the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Long Island Sound, 120 Woodward Avenue, New Haven, CT on Saturday, May 20, 2017 as part of their Open House that kicks off National Safe Boating Week.
5/17/2017Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Forecasts Elevated Levels of Ozone for parts of Connecticut Wednesday May 17, 2017 and Thursday May 18, 2017
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting our air quality will be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (USG) for the New Haven coastal area through Northeastern Connecticut on Wednesday May 17, 2017 and for most of the State on Thursday May 18, 2017 – which would be the first unhealthy air day for the 2017 ozone season.
5/17/2017Become a Citizen Scientist and Map Your World Using the Map of Life App
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invites people of all ages to join professional naturalists at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby, on Saturday, May 27, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to explore the wonder of plants in the fields and forest.
5/17/2017Connecticut Files Lawsuit against EPA to Require Action on Petition to Reduce Emissions from Pennsylvania Coal Plant
  Connecticut has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court, District of Connecticut against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failure to take timely action on a petition from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) asking the EPA to take action to stop pollution from a Pennsylvania coal-fired power plant from blowing our way.
5/15/2017DEEP Honors Environmental Conservation Police Officers: Annual Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding Performance
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee will recognize several Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police Officers and others for their exemplary work in protecting Connecticut’s citizens and the environment.
5/12/2017Great Park Pursuit Connecticut State Parks Family Adventure Begins May 13th
  May 13th is a great day to be outdoors with your family – first day of Connecticut’s Great Park Pursuit, Connecticut State Parks Family Adventure and Free Fishing Day across the state.
5/11/2017Wild “Orphans:” To Rescue or Not?
  Spring and summer are busy times for people and animals. Many animals are setting up territories, building nests, or finding den sites to give birth and raise their young.
5/5/2017Kennedy Center Art Show: Creativity in Bloom at Kellogg Environmental Center
  Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP’s) Kellogg Environmental Center is privileged to display the works of sixteen talented artists from the Kennedy Center, Trumbull, a private, not-for-profit, community-based rehabilitation organization that supports individuals with disabilities.
5/3/2017Osborne Homestead Museum Celebrates Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) celebrates Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day at the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby, Connecticut on Sunday, June 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
5/1/2017Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Announces National Air Quality Awareness Week, May 1-5
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) encourages you to be “Air Aware” by learning more about air quality and how it affects your health as ozone season kicks off with National Air Quality Awareness Week which begins today, May 1, 2017.