News Releases - 2018
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DEEP Seeks National Estuarine Research Reserve in South Eastern Connecticut
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced a public meeting to share the results of DEEP’s effort to identify a site to be nominated for inclusion in NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) system.
EnCon Investigating Fatal Tree Contractor Accident
Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) are investigating after a tree contractor was struck and killed by a tree while working in Natchaug State Forest in the area of Pumpkin Hill Road in Chaplin shortly before Noon on November 1st.
Put Bats on Your Treat List This Halloween
As Halloween approaches, images of bats are everywhere -- from holiday decorations to super hero costumes and haunted house tours.
Illegal Deer Hunting Arrests
Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) with the assistance of Woodbury Police and the Connecticut State Police Troop L arrested three individuals in connection with illegal deer hunting in Roxbury on Monday, October 22, 2018.
UPDATE: Fatal Boating Accident on Candlewood Lake
On Sunday, October 21, 2018 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police Officers responded to Candlewood Lake in Brookfield for a report of a capsized motorboat with two adult males aboard the vessel.
Fatal Boating Accident on Candlewood Lake
On Sunday, October 21, 2018 evening at 12:30 p.m., Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police Officers responded to Candlewood Lake in Brookfield for a report of a capsized 17 foot motorboat.
DEEP, US Fish and Wildlife Service and Congresswoman DeLauro Launch World’s First Full-Size Solar/Electric Pumpout Boat in Branford
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, along with the Town of Branford and East Shore District Health Department today launched the world’s first full-size solar/electric pumpout boat which will be used to remove recreational boat sewage from vessels in the Branford River and Branford Harbor starting next Spring.
DEEP and AAA Urge Motorists to Watch for Deer and Moose This Fall
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and AAA reminds motorists to be watchful of increased deer and moose activity along roadways, especially during early morning and evening hours.
DEEP Announces Opening Days of Upcoming Fall Firearms Hunting Seasons
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has announced the Opening Days of turkey and small game hunting seasons.
Connecticut Receives More Than $30 Million to Support Local Clean Water Projects
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that the State of Connecticut has been awarded over $30 million in Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund grants by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will be used to help finance community-based water infrastructure projects, including for public drinking water systems and municipal sewage plants.
DEEP Announces Winners of First Discover Outdoor Connecticut Photo Contest
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Natural Resources recently held its first Discover Outdoor Connecticut Photo Contest.
Positive Mosquitoes for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus in Hampton and North Stonington
The State Mosquito Management Program announced today that mosquitoes trapped in Hampton on September 19 and North Stonington on September 26 have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus.
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Antique Clocks and Household Gadgets
Did you know there was a time when Connecticut was the clock capital of the United States!?
Governor’s Greenways Council Presents 3rd Annual CT Trails Symposium
The Governor’s Greenways Council in partnership with Goodwin College is hosting the third Connecticut Trails Symposium for local officials, property owners and managers to promote how trails can connect our communities, integrate people and help our towns thrive.