News Releases - 2018
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Connecticut Fire Crew Returns Home from Colorado This Afternoon
Updated schedule for the returning fire crews: A flight of 10 firefighters is expected to arrive at approximately 5 p.m. today at DEEP Eastern District Headquarters on Route 66 in Malborough.
EnCon Identifies Boater in Deadly Connecticut River Accident
Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) today released the identity of the individual involved in a boating accident on Friday, August 10, 2018 along the Connecticut River.
First Two Human Cases of West Nile Virus Identified In Connecticut This Season
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that a resident of Fairfield and a resident of Newington have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) infection.
EnCon Investigating Deadly Boating Accident on the Connecticut River
On Friday August 10, 2018 at approximately 3:20 pm the Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) responded for a report of a single vessel boating accident on the Connecticut River in the vicinity of Haddam Meadows State Park.
DEEP Designates Saturday, August 11 as “Free Fishing License Day”
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Saturday, August 11, “Free Fishing License Day.”
American Chemistry Council: Connecticut Campaign Increases Awareness, Recycling of Plastic Film Packaging
A 2017 consumer awareness campaign in Connecticut led to an increase in the quantity and quality of recycled plastic film packaging, such as bags and wraps, in the greater Hartford area, according to a report released today.
Discover Outdoor Connecticut: At Franklin Swamp WMA in North Franklin on September 22, from 10 AM to 4 PM
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Natural Resources announces that a new event, Discover Outdoor Connecticut Day, will be held on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at DEEP’s Franklin Swamp Wildlife Management Area, 391 Route 32, North Franklin, CT.
Air Quality Alert: Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Forecasts Unhealthy Levels of Ozone for Connecticut on Monday August 6, 2018
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting air quality along Connecticut’s coast will be Unhealthy today, August 6, 2018 and ozone levels across interior Connecticut will be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (USG).
Gov. Malloy, AG Jepsen, Commissioner Klee Blast Trump Administration Proposal to Roll Back Vehicle Fuel Standards
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen, and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today blasted the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back federal greenhouse gas emissions standards for new light duty cars and trucks vehicles.
Gov. Malloy and Public Health Officials Advise Residents of Increased West Nile Virus Activity this Season
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and state public health officials are advising Connecticut residents to be aware of a rapid build-up of West Nile virus (WNV) activity within the state as recent tests show that infected mosquitoes are rising at levels higher than normal for this time of year.
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Requests Proposals for Recreational Trails Grants
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is now accepting proposals for Connecticut’s Recreational Trails Program Grants.
EnCon Police Recover Missing Swimmer from Connecticut River
Connecticut Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) today recovered the body of an individual that had gone missing while swimming on Sunday evening along the Connecticut River in the area of the Hadlyme Ferry in Lyme, CT.
DEEP Releases Zero Carbon Resources RFP
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today released a request for proposals for zero carbon resources as required under June Special Session Public Act 17-3, An Act Concerning Zero Carbon Solicitation and Procurement.
DEEP State Parks Division Holds Annual Lifeguard Competition
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) State Park Division will hold its Annual Lifeguard Competition at Hammonasset Beach State Park - East Beach, on Tuesday July 31st, beginning at 5:00 pm.
DEEP Launches a Discover Outdoor Connecticut Photo Contest
Have you taken an amazing wildlife photo? Did you spot a pollinator up close?