DEEP: News Releases - 2018
News Releases - 2018
June
6/29/2018Fourth-of-July Weekend Beachgoers Asked to “Fish, Swim, and Play from 50 Yards Away” of Bird Nesting Areas
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is asking the public to help protect birds that nest in coastal areas by staying at least 50 yards away from places where large concentrations of birds are gathered and avoiding areas that are roped off or marked with signs designating nesting locations.
6/29/2018Air Quality Alert: DEEP Forecasts Elevated Levels of Ozone for Connecticut Saturday June 30, 2018 through Monday July 2, 2018
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting a prolonged period of Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (USG) to Unhealthy (U) levels of ozone across Connecticut beginning Saturday June 30, 2018 and continuing through at least Monday July 2, 2018.
6/29/2018DEEP Updates State Parks Status Ahead of Holiday Weekend
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that due to yesterday’s rain, four state park beaches are closed to swimming after testing positive for the presence of indicator bacteria.
6/29/2018Connecticut Environmental Conservation Police will be on the Lookout for Drunk and Impaired Boaters
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) will be conducting heightened enforcement targeting boating under the influence as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.
6/26/2018State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for West Nile Virus in New Canaan
  The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program (MMP) announced that mosquitoes trapped in New Canaan on June 19 tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
6/25/2018Peak Tick Abundance and Increased Infection with Lyme Disease Reported Statewide
  The Tick Testing Program at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) is reporting peak tick abundance throughout the State at this time, and higher than average infection with Borrelia burgdoferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease.
6/21/2018DEEP’s 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.
6/20/2018Gov. 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 Connecticut’s 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.
6/20/2018Candlewood 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.
6/19/2018DEEP 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.
6/19/2018Notice 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.
6/18/2018DEEP Forecasts Elevated Levels of Ozone for all of Connecticut Monday June 18, 2018
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (USG) for ozone, across all of Connecticut today June 18, 2018.
6/14/2018Gov. Malloy Signs Order Implementing the State Water Plan
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed an Adobe PDF Fileexecutive order directing the state’s Water Planning Council (WPC) to immediately implement the State Water Plan that was submitted to the Connecticut General Assembly in January 2018.
6/13/2018Gov. 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 administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its administrator, Scott Pruitt, over the agency’s failure to adequately control ozone pollution from other states that negatively impacts air quality in the two downwind states.
6/13/2018Gov. 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 DEEP’s recent Clean Energy Request for Proposals.
6/10/2018DEEP EnCon Police Arrest Suspect for Running over Geese
  On Sunday, June 10, 2018 at approximately 08:19 hours, Waterbury Police Department received a 911 emergency call from a witness who observed an individual drive over multiple Canada Geese with their vehicle on North Main Street in front of the Knotty Pine package store in Waterbury.
6/8/2018DEEP EnCon Police Identify Body Found on Long Island Sound
  The body of Spencer Mugford was located today by a commercial fisherman off the coast of Groton, CT at approximately 12:45 pm.
6/6/2018DEEP Announces Temporary Closure of a Portion of the Quinnipiac River in New Haven to Hunting
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the temporary closure to hunting of the area along the Quinnipiac River in New Haven from the southernmost tip of Fargeorge Preserve (Granis Island) at the mouth of Hemingway Creek, across the river to Lombard Street, north to the I-91 Bridge.
6/5/2018Gov. Malloy Encourages Residents to Explore the State's Tourist Attractions During Connecticut Open House Day This Saturday
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy is encouraging residents and visitors to take advantage of the special discounts and unique promotions that will be offered at over 240 tourist destinations across Connecticut this Saturday, June 9, 2018 as part of the state’s 14th annual Connecticut Open House Day.
6/5/2018DEEP EnCon Police Recovers Body on Long Island Sound
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) with the assistance of Old Saybrook Police, on Tuesday morning recovered a body on Long Island Sound off the coast of Old Saybrook.
6/4/2018EnCon Investigating Vandalism at Lake Williams State Park
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) is presently investigating vandalism that took place at Lake Williams State Park Scenic Reserve in Lebanon over the weekend.
6/4/2018Governor’s Greenways Council Presents 19th Annual Greenways Awards
  The Governor’s Greenways Council on Friday commended eight individuals, and a volunteer committee of the Last Green Valley, that have made significant contributions to the promotion, development and enhancement of Greenways – linear open space in Connecticut – and designated three new State greenways at a ceremony at the Nathan Lester House, in Ledyard.
6/4/2018State Mosquito Monitoring Program Begins Testing for Mosquito-Borne Viral Diseases
  The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program today announced it is monitoring mosquitoes for the presence of viruses that can cause illness in people including West Nile virus (WNV) and eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE).
6/1/2018Gov. Malloy, State and Local Leaders Announce Significant Improvements to Marina in New London That Will Help Boost Tourism in the Region
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy, along with Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressman Joe Courtney, New London Mayor Michael Passero and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today celebrated completion of a project that provides transient dockage for larger recreational vessels at Thamesport Marina in New London.
6/1/2018DEEP Announces Temporary Closure of the Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the temporary closure of the Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail.