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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.
DPH Continues Fish Consumption Advisory on Lower Farmington River Downstream from Rainbow Dam Based on Validated Data from the June 8 AFFF Spill
The Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) have received validated test results of fish tissue samples taken in July from the lower Farmington River that confirm the presence of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) at levels higher than considered safe for human consumption.
Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Issues Draft Electric Vehicle Roadmap for Connecticut
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has issued an ambitious strategy for deploying electric vehicles in Connecticut.
Governor’s Greenways Council Presents its 4th CT Trails Symposium
The Governor’s Greenways Council, in partnership with Goodwin College, is hosting the fourth Connecticut Trails Symposium for local officials, property owners, managers and volunteers on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the college’s East Hartford Campus.
First Progress Report and Last Four Goals of the 20BY20 Initiative Unveiled
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released the first quarterly report of the 20BY20 initiative, a set of 20 short-term high-impact agency goals aimed at providing greater predictability, efficiency, and transparency for environmental permitting and regulatory processes to be achieved by the end of 2020.
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 Interagency PFAS Task Force Releases Draft PFAS Action Plan for Public Comment
Commissioner Katie S. Dykes of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Commissioner Renée Coleman-Mitchell of the Department of Public Health (DPH), co-chairs of the Connecticut Interagency PFAS Task Force, announce the release today of the Task Force’s Draft PFAS Action Plan.