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Due to storm damage, the following Connecticut State Parks are currently closed:
  • Kettletown, Southbury  (parts of the park remain closed however campgrounds are open.)
  • Sleeping Giant, Hamden    
  • Wharton Brook, Wallingford
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
DEEPís Kellogg Environment Center Teaches Mosquito Identification Methods
  Join the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby on Wednesday, June 27th at 6:30 PM to learn about the biology of mosquitos and the threats they pose to public health.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Candlewood Lake Accident Update
  On June 20, 2018 the Connecticut State Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police received notification from Danbury Hospital that the victim from the boating accident on Candlewood Lake in New Fairfield yesterday afternoon had died.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Gov. Malloy Signs Landmark Bills on Climate Change Resiliency and Renewable Energy
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today held a bill signing ceremony in Hartford to commemorate the final passage of two pieces of legislation he introduced that will further Connecticutís role as a national leader in environmental protection and put the state on a more sustainable path by decreasing statewide greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the usage of renewable energy.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Notice of Availability of FY2019 Funding Opportunity for Boating Infrastructure Grants
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has just been notified that the Department of Interior (DOI), US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is providing an annual round of Boating Infrastructure Grants for the FY 2019 season.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
DEEP Euthanizes Black Bear
  On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) responded to a residence on Winsted Road in Torrington, CT for a black bear that had entered a home through a screen window.

Monday, June 18, 2018
DEEP Forecasts Elevated Levels of Ozone for all of Connecticut Monday June 18, 2018
  Connecticutís Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (USG) for ozone, across all of Connecticut today June 18, 2018.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Gov. Malloy Signs Order Implementing the State Water Plan
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed an Adobe PDF Fileexecutive order directing the stateís Water Planning Council (WPC) to immediately implement the State Water Plan that was submitted to the Connecticut General Assembly in January 2018.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Gov. Malloy and DEEP Announce Selection of 250 MW of Renewable Energy Projects
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today announced that Connecticut has selected over 250 MW of clean and renewable energy projects as part of DEEPís recent Clean Energy Request for Proposals.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Gov. Malloy and AG Jepsen Announce Connecticut Wins Smog Lawsuit Against Trump Administration
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that the State of Connecticut and the State of New York won their joint lawsuit in federal court against the Trump administrationís Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its administrator, Scott Pruitt, over the agencyís failure to adequately control ozone pollution from other states that negatively impacts air quality in the two downwind states.


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