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Thursday, April 24, 2014
DEEP Reminds State Residents of Spring Fire Danger – Forest Fire Danger Level is Very High, Red Flag Warning for all Connecticut Today
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that the Forest Fire Danger Level is VERY HIGH and the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for all of Connecticut from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and as a result all open burning permits are suspended even if a resident has a permit from the local open burning official. Residents are reminded to be cautious with outdoor cooking fires during this time period.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
DEEP Announces Bonus Striped Bass Fishing Program
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that bonus striped bass vouchers will be available at DEEP Offices beginning May 1st. A striped bass voucher allows an angler to retain a single small striper measuring at least 22 inches but less than 28 inches in length. The standard minimum legal length for striped bass is 28 inches.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Lab Tests Show Animals in North Stonington Are Domestic Dogs and Not Illegal Wolf Hybrids
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that DNA tests on samples taken from seven animals in North Stonington showed them to be domestic dogs with “no recent wolf ancestry.”

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Governor Malloy: Long Island Sound Should be Designated a Critical Conservation Area
  In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to designate the Long Island Sound and its watershed as a critical conservation area.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Governor Malloy: Modernizing Recycling and Waste Management Will Create Economic Benefits and Help the Environment
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today urged the legislature to act on his proposal to double the state’s recycling rate and transform an outmoded system of trash disposal by adopting a more modern, cost-effective, and environmentally sound materials management approach.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
DEEP Announces Winner of 2014 Connecticut Duck Stamp Art Contest
  In an extremely close contest, a panel of judges recently selected wildlife artist Guy Crittenden’s depiction of three northern shovelers as the winner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) 2014-2015 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp Art Contest. Mr. Crittenden’s painting was chosen out of 15 entries submitted by artists from across the country, including three from Connecticut.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
State Recognizes Eleven “Summer Savers” for Leadership and Commitment to Energy Conservation
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection today presented “Summer Saver” Awards to 11 organizations; including retailers, schools, and healthcare facilities, for their leadership and commitment to reducing energy usage and air pollution during the critical “peak demand” summer months of 2013.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Governor Malloy Declares Connecticut a "Range Confident" State for Drivers of Electric Vehicles
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that with a growing network of publicly available charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs), Connecticut can now be considered a “range confident” state, giving drivers more confidence than ever before that they can recharge their batteries when needed.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Connecticut Ready for Opening Of Fishing Season
  Opening Day of the Trout Fishing Season is Saturday, April 19th and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has the State’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds stocked and ready.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
DEEP Alerts Boaters to Dangers of Hypothermia - Cold Waters of Early Spring Pose Risks
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds all boaters that although the days are getting warmer the temperatures of the state’s waters are still in the 40’s – meaning that immersion into the water can cause serious injury or death due to hypothermia.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
PURA Issues Interim Draft Decision Concerning Business and Marketing Practices of Retail Electricity Companies
  Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued an interim draft decision in a matter concerning the business and marketing practices of companies engaged in the retail electricity market place.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
2014 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 30
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding hunters that the 2014 Connecticut spring wild turkey hunting season runs from April 30 to May 31. In addition to the regular season, youth hunters are provided an opportunity to learn safe and effective wild turkey hunting techniques during a special time period designated especially for them.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby Reopens for the Year
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby will reopen for its 31st season on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Friday, March 28, 2014
Southern End of the Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail Will Be Closed Through June 2014
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the southern end of the popular Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail will be closed through June 2014 to protect a pair of nesting bald eagles.

 


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