DEEP: News Releases - 2018
News Releases - 2018
May
5/31/2018Annual Wild Turkey Brood Survey
  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.
5/30/2018Gov. Malloy Announces $7.5 Million to Fund Clean Air Projects from Volkswagen Settlement
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut is making available $7.5 million dollars from the national legal settlement in the Volkswagen (VW) Corporation emissions cheating scandal to fund clean air projects.
5/30/2018Migratory Bird Hunting Season Dates Set
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the dates for the 2018-2019 migratory bird hunting seasons, which include seasons for ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe, rails, and crows.
5/29/2018DEEP Announces Winner of 2018 Connecticut Duck Stamp Art Contest
  In a contest filled with great artwork, a panel of judges recently selected Indiana artist Jeffrey Klinefelter’s depiction of buffleheads flying across Barn Island Wildlife Management Area as the winner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) 2018 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp Art Contest.
5/25/2018DEEP Forecasts Elevated Levels of Ozone for parts of Connecticut Today May 25, 2018 and Saturday May 26, 2018
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (USG) for ozone, along south coastal areas of Connecticut today May 25, 2018, and will continue through Saturday May 26, 2018.
5/24/2018DEEP Completes 2018 Channel Catfish Stockings
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that for the twelfth 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.
5/23/2018DEEP 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, 2018, to prevent disturbances to nesting birds.
5/23/2018Turtles 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
5/23/2018Wednesday Update on State Parks Impacted by Last Week’s Major Storm
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) State Parks Division has continued to work to clear the damage at the state parks impacted by last Tuesday’s major storm.
5/21/2018Monday Update on State Parks Impacted by Last Week’s Storm
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) State Parks Division over the weekend continued work to clear the damage at the four state parks impacted by last Tuesday’s storm.
5/18/2018DEEP Update on State Park Closures
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) State Parks Division continues to clean up damage to the Connecticut State Parks that were most impacted by Tuesday’s storm.
5/16/2018DEEP Urges Residents to Avoid Closed State Parks
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) State Parks Division is urging residents to not visit any closed Connecticut State Park.
5/16/2018Storm Update: State Park Closures
  There is extensive storm damage to a number of Connecticut State Parks and Forests throughout the most affected areas of the state.
5/16/2018DEEP Announces Completed State Fire Assistance Dry Hydrant Grants
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Division of Forestry today announces that nine fire departments have completed the installation of dry hydrants funded in part by State Fire Assistance funds.
5/14/2018Additional Tour of Seaside State Park Historic Buildings Offered for Prospective Bidders
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is offering a tour of four historic buildings at Seaside State Park, located at 36 Shore Rd, Waterford, for prospective proposers on Wednesday, June 6 at 11 am.
5/10/2018Bird in Hand Banding Demonstration
  Bird in Hand Banding Demonstration
5/10/2018DEEP Announces 1.347 Million Gallons of Recreational Vessel Boat Sewage Removed in 2017
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that during the 2017 boating season, pumpout facilities and pumpout vessel programs removed a record level of more 1.347 million gallons of recreational marine sewage from vessels in Long Island Sound and Candlewood Lake.
5/9/2018Frances’ Fearless Women
  From May 11 through June 10, in celebration of Frances Osborne Kellogg’s 142nd birthday, the Osborne Homestead Museum will be exhibiting some of the collections’ fearless women.
5/8/2018Geology Hike at Osbornedale State Park
  On Sunday, May 13 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm, join retired UConn geology professor Randy Steinen for a hike through Osbornedale State Park.
5/8/2018Great Park Pursuit: Connecticut State Parks Family Adventure Begins Saturday May 12th
  May 12th is a great day to be outdoors with your family – it’s the first day of Connecticut’s No Child Left Inside® Great Park Pursuit: Connecticut State Parks Family Adventure and Family Fishing Day across the state.
5/2/2018CT DEEP Notified of a Sewage Spill in Dalton, Massachusetts
  On Wednesday, May 2, 2018 the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Emergency Response Unit (ERU) was notified by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP) of a sewer main break in Dalton, Massachusetts that is impacting the Housatonic River.
5/1/2018Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Forecasts Elevated Levels of Ozone for parts of Connecticut Wednesday May 2, 2018 through Thursday May 3, 2018
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (USG) for ozone, along south coastal areas of Connecticut beginning on Wednesday May 2, 2018, which may continue through Thursday May 3, 2018.