DEEP: News Releases - 2018
News Releases - 2018
April
4/30/2018Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Announces National Air Quality Awareness Week, April 30 - May 4
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is promoting the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Air Quality Where You Are” campaign to increase air quality awareness and inspire people to take local actions to protect their health and the environment as part of National Air Quality Awareness Week that begins today, April 30, 2018.
4/27/2018EnCon Police Arrest Suspect for Possession of Venomous Snakes
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) State Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon), with the assistance of Meriden Police, on Thursday, April 26, 2018 served a search and seizure warrant at 22 Westfield Rd. Meriden, CT after information was obtained from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding an advertisement on a snake forum for the sale of several venomous snakes.
4/26/2018Kellogg Environmental Center - Birds in Hand Photography Exhibit Opens
  The public is invited to the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby, CT to enjoy a photo exhibit featuring the photography of Sophie Zyla.
4/26/2018Wild “Orphans:” To Rescue or Not?
  It is normal for many animals to leave their young alone for long periods of time, so your help may not be needed. In all likelihood, the adult is nearby watching and waiting to return.
4/20/2018DEEP to Conduct Controlled Burn in Tunxis State Forest
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Forestry Division announced plans to implement a prescribed fire across 18 acres of field within Tunxis State Forest in West Hartland on Monday, April 23, 2018 during the late morning/midday, weather-pending.
4/19/2018Osborne Homestead Museum Reopens for 35th Season
  The Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby will reopen for its 35th season on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
4/17/2018CT DEEP and Partners Will Host Events to Celebrate World Fish Migration Day
  On Saturday, April 21, conservationists worldwide will be celebrating the Third World Fish Migration Day
4/13/2018DEEP Announces the Immediate Closure of West Rock Ridge Cliff Face Due to Nesting Peregrine Falcons
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that effective immediately, a section of the West Rock Ridge cliff face at West Rock Ridge State Park in New Haven will be closed for purposes of recreation safety and the protection of state-threatened peregrine falcons.
4/13/2018DEEP Reminds Anglers that there are New Fishing Regulations for the 2018 Season
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding anglers that a number of new inland and marine recreational fishing regulations became effective in March (2018). Among the new inland regulations of most interest to anglers:
4/12/2018Opening Day is this Saturday, April 14th
  Opening Day of the trout fishing season is this Saturday -- April 14th starting at 6:00 am sharp!-- and Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has the state’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds stocked and ready.
4/12/2018DEEP Reminds Residents to Be Bear Aware
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds residents to take steps to reduce encounters and potential conflicts with black bears.
4/11/2018DEEP Commissioner Klee Along with Local School Children Help with Fish Stocking at Keney Park in Preparation for Opening Day
  This morning Commissioner Rob Klee of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) joined local school children from Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary School at Keney Park in Hartford where he and the children stocked the community fishing water with trout in preparation for the opening day of trout season this Saturday, April 14 at 6:00 am sharp.
4/11/2018DEEP Announces Additional Seasonal State Park Positions Available
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that additional seasonal state park positions are now posted on the state’s job application website.
4/10/20182018 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 25
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding hunters that the 2018 Connecticut spring wild turkey hunting season runs from April 25 through May 26.
4/9/2018Grant Funds Available for Marine Pumpout Programs to Protect Waters of Long Island Sound
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that approximately $1 million in federal funds is anticipated to be available for boat sewage disposal facilities, or pumpout stations, on Long Island Sound and Candlewood Lake for the 2019 boating season, contingent upon the receipt of requested federal funds.
4/4/2018Hammonasset Beach State Park Osprey Camera Streaming Live
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Menunkatuck Audubon Society have announced that video from one of the osprey platforms at Hammonasset Beach State Park is streaming online at Hammonasset Osprey Camera.
4/3/2018Gov. Malloy and Commissioner Klee Blast Trump Administration Decision to Weaken Tailpipe Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Rob Klee are criticizing a decision announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to roll-back greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards for automobiles.