News Releases - 2019
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CT Celebrates the New Year with First Day Hikes
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) State Parks and its partners are sponsoring free, guided hikes in many state parks on New Year’s Day as part of America's State Parks’ First Day Hikes initiative taking place in all 50 states.
CT DEEP Encourages Residents to Limit Exposure to Pollution from Residential Wood Smoke
As temperatures continue to drop across Connecticut, many homeowners are turning to wood for their space heating needs. Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is encouraging residents to protect their health and that of their family, friends and neighbors by using “best burn” practices.
CT DEEP Recruiting for Lifeguards for 2020 Season
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is recruiting lifeguards for the upcoming 2020 summer season at the 8 Connecticut State Parks guarded beaches.
DEEP Announces Selection of 804 MW of Offshore Wind Power from Park City Wind Project
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes announced today that a bid from developer Vineyard Wind has been selected to advance to contract negotiations with the state’s electric distribution companies to provide 804 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind through the development of the Park City Wind Project.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to host public meeting on Sleeping Giant State Park master planning efforts
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11 in Hamden to discuss future restoration plans for Sleeping Giant State Park. The public meeting is part of a “mini-master planning” effort to restore and enhance sections of the park seriously damaged in a 2018 tornado and macro burst storm.
2020 Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Reproductions Now Available
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that prints of the 2020 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp created by Frank Dolphens, Jr., is now available in limited quantity.
Gov. Lamont Announces Release of $6 Million in Volkswagen Settlement Funds to Support Clean Air Projects in Connecticut
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut is making available $6 million from the legal settlement in the Volkswagen (VW) Corporation emissions cheating scandal to fund 15 clean air projects in the state.
Celebrate “Nature’s Friends” This Holiday Season
Come celebrate “Nature’s Friends” this holiday season at the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby, Conn., where each room’s decorations pay tribute to peculiar pollinators like bats and lemurs to more familiar ones like bees and butterflies.
Firearms Deer Hunting Season Begins November 20
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today issued a reminder that a variety of hunting seasons are currently underway or about to begin, most notably the opening of the fall firearms deer season on Wednesday, November 20.
DEEP's 2019 Fall Atlantic Salmon Stockings Nearing Completion
Connecticut’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) is nearing completion of its 2019 fall stockings of Atlantic salmon. DEEP’s Fisheries Division began stocking Atlantic salmon in early October, and nearly 800 salmon have been released so far.
Connecticut DEEP Environmental Conservation Police Investigating Fatal Boating Accident in Long Island Sound
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection State Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) are investigating a fatal boating accident that occurred on Sunday, November 3, in Long Island Sound.
Governor Lamont Receives Final Action Plan From PFAS Task Force
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Interagency PFAS Task Force, the group he created this summer and tasked with making recommendations for him to consider that address the potential harmful effects of a widely-used class of chemicals known as PFAS, has transmitted to his office its final action plan.
October is a Great Time to Celebrate Connecticut’s Bats
October heralds seasonal changes across Connecticut – the days continue to grow shorter, leaves change color, temperatures drop, and Halloween candy packs the shelves at stores.
State EnCon Police Release Names of Parties Involved in Boating Accident, Investigation Continues
On October 19, 2019, at around 3:45 p.m., Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police responded to a reported boating accident on Amston Lake in the Town of Hebron.
EnCon Police Investigation -- Amston Lake, Hebron
On Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at about 3:45 p.m., Connecticut State Police Troop K notified the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Emergency Dispatch Center of a boating accident involving an unknown number of people in a canoe on Amston Lake in Hebron.