News Releases - 2017
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Camp Columbia State Forest - Timber Harvest and Trail Closures
The DEEP Forestry Division has begun a timber harvest at Camp Columbia State Forest in Morris.
Update on Missing Griswold Snowmobiler
On Saturday, December 16, 2017 evening at 6:45 p.m., Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police Officers responded to Pachaug Pond in Griswold for a report of a missing snowmobiler.
Timber Harvest - Housatonic State Forest
The DEEP Forestry Division is nearing completion of a timber harvest at Housatonic State Forest in Sharon.
Annual Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Artistic Competition Begins
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is once again inviting artists to enter their waterfowl artwork in Connecticut’s annual Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp Art Contest.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Reminds Residents to Recycle Unwanted Electronic Devices this Holiday Season
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds residents to drop off their unwanted computers, monitors, printers and televisions at a local collection center for recycling under DEEP’s Electronics Recycling Program.
Consider Alternatives When Decorating this Season; Avoid Using Material from Invasive Plants
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is asking Connecticut residents and decorators to consider alternatives to invasive plants, such as Oriental bittersweet, this holiday season.
Kevin the Turkey Captured and Relocated
On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at approximately 1:30 pm Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police Officers at the request of Wethersfield Police safely captured Kevin the Turkey of Wethersfield in the vicinity of Jordan Lane and the Silas Deane Highway.
DEEP Releases 2017-2022 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that its draft 2017-2022 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) is available for public review and comment.
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Launches New Online Aquifer Protection Area Program Technical Training for Municipal Officials
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is pleased to announce a NEW Aquifer Protection Area Program Technical Training Course.
Holidays Are Coming - Prepare at the Kellogg Farm Market
Get ready for the upcoming holidays at the Kellogg Environmental Center’s annual Holiday Farm Market!
Connecticut Grown Christmas Tree Farms Opening This Week Statewide
Many of the state’s approximately 500 Christmas tree growers will open for business this week, offering customers fresh Connecticut Grown trees that provide sustainable economic and environmental benefits as well as a memorable family activity.
Protect Connecticut’s Cherished Wildlife Habitat - Purchase a Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamps can now be bought through the Online Sportsmen Licensing System (www.ct.gov/deep/SportsmenLicensing) by individuals interested in supporting the conservation and purchase of wetland habitats in Connecticut.
Gov. Malloy Announces $13.6 Million in Funding to Remediate and Revitalize Blighted Properties in Connecticut
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that $13.6 million in state funding will be awarded to 14 municipalities across Connecticut to assess, remediate and revitalize blighted properties in their communities – also known as “brownfields” – and put them back into productive use.
Osborne Homestead Museum's "A Holiday at the Opera" and Holiday Farm Market
Are you ready to hear some bel canto?
Gov. Malloy Announces $2 Million in Funding to Continue State’s Successful Electric Vehicle Consumer Rebate Program
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut is continuing to strengthen efforts to promote the sale of electric vehicles (EVs) with the release of $2 million in additional funding to continue its widely popular consumer rebate program.