DEEP: News Releases - 2011
News Releases - 2011
February
2/28/2011Connecticut Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Program
  Spring turkey hunting season is just around the corner, beginning April 27 through May 28, 2011, and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced two upcoming Wild Turkey Hunting Safety Seminars scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2011, and Sunday, March 20, 2011.
2/23/2011CT DEP and Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society Presents “Colombia’s Avian Treasures”
  The Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society, Inc., in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP’s) Kellogg Environmental Center will host a program titled Colombia’s Avian Treasures at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby, Connecticut.
2/22/20112011 Is the Year of the Turtle
  Turtles are in trouble. Because of the issues surrounding turtles and the need to raise awareness, Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC), of which the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been a member since 1999, has proclaimed 2011 as the Year of the Turtle.
2/18/2011DEP Greenways Council Accepting Nominations
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Connecticut Greenways Council today announced that they are now soliciting nominations for official state greenway designations.
2/17/2011Connecticut DEP to Implement Habitat and Deer Management Plan to Protect Charles Island Natural Area Preserve
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with Audubon Connecticut and the Connecticut Audubon Society today announced that as part of an overall management plan to protect one of Connecticut's largest heron and egret breeding colonies (rookeries), the small deer population on Charles Island in Milford will soon be removed.
2/15/2011Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Hold Public Informational Meeting on Reissuance of U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Connecticut General Permit
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) will hold a public informational meeting March 3 on the reissuance of the U.S. ACOE Connecticut General Permit.
2/15/2011Connecticut DEP Announces Program, “Gardens Under Glass” at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Visit the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby, on March 26, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. and meet Christine Thompson from Marcucio Gardens of Derby who will share the history of terrariums and instruct you on how to make your own to take home.
2/10/2011Governor Malloy Selects Daniel Esty to Head Newly Fused Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today named Yale professor Daniel C. Esty to be the commissioner of his new Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), an agency that will consolidate Connecticut’s widely dispersed energy functions, including the Department of Public Utility Control, with the Department of Environmental Protection to allow for a more effective coordination of state energy and environmental policies.
2/10/2011CT DEP Announces Programs at Osbornedale State Park and Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
  Join other bird watchers for a relaxing Saturday morning in search of local birds at Osbornedale State Park and Kellogg Environmental Center.
2/8/2011DEP Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Regulations Concerning Possession of Wild Animals
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public hearing February 15 on proposed changes to regulations governing the importation, possession, and liberation of wild animals.
2/7/2011DEP State Parks Lifeguard Program now on Facebook
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that DEP’s Lifeguard Program now has a presence on the social networking site, Facebook.
2/4/2011DEP Provides Flexibility on Disposal of Plowed Snow Given Extraordinary Snow Accumulation
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that due to the extraordinary snowfall this winter, it is providing cities and towns with some flexibility to dispose of snow in salt water and certain waterways if all options for upland storage or other disposal methods have been exhausted.
2/3/20112010 Connecticut Firearms Deer Season Closes Near Perfect Safety Record
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that with the close of 2010, Connecticut sportsmen enjoyed another safe and productive deer hunting season.