News Releases - 2019
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Body Recovered from Connecticut River Was Missing Boater
Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police today confirmed that the body pulled from the Connecticut River on Wednesday is that of the boater who went missing on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
Governor Lamont and DEEP Commissioner Dykes Statements on Trump Administration’s Actions to Replace the Clean Power Plan
Governor Ned Lamont and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes today released the following statements regarding the Trump administration’s actions to replace the Clean Power Plan:
DEEP Offering Training to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) is offering training for citizens interested in volunteering to monitor local boat launches for the presence of invasive plants and animals, such as zebra mussels.
DEEP Commissioner Launches 18-Month Push for Greater Efficiency in Permitting, Regulatory Processes
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes today presented state business leaders and environmental professionals with a set of short-term high-impact agency goals aimed at providing greater predictability, efficiency, and transparency for environmental permitting and regulatory processes.
Governor Lamont Announces Sleeping Giant State Park to Reopen to the Public on Friday, June 14
Governor Ned Lamont and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes today announced that Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden will reopen to the public beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 14.
Governor Lamont Signs Legislation Authorizing the Development of Offshore Wind in Connecticut
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed legislation his administration introduced with the support of legislative advocates that authorizes the development of offshore wind in Connecticut.
CT Greenways Council Presents 20th Annual Greenways Awards
The Connecticut Greenways Council today commended eight individuals, and two non-profit organizations that have made significant contributions to the promotion, development and enhancement of Greenways – linear open space in Connecticut – and designated a new State Greenway at a ceremony this morning at Stratton Brook State Park in Simsbury, CT.
Gov. Lamont Kicks Off 2019 Connecticut State Parks Season, Highlights Recreational Opportunities Across State
Governor Ned Lamont and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes today kicked off the beginning of the state parks summer season in Connecticut.
DEEP Completes 2019 Channel Catfish Stockings
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that Channel Catfish, one of the most sought after freshwater game fish species in the country, were stocked into nineteen (19) water bodies located throughout Connecticut (see list of locations below) on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
DEEP Announces Measures to Protect Shorebirds at Coastal Beaches and Wading Birds at Offshore Islands
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that Charles Island in Milford and Duck Island in Westbrook will be closed to the public from now through September 9, 2019 to prevent disturbances to nesting birds.
May 25: Pollinator Day at the Kellogg Environmental Center
Join us at the Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, Connecticut to explore pollinators.
May 11 is FREE Family Fishing Day in Connecticut
Saturday, May 11, is a great day to be outdoors with your family – it’s the first day of Connecticut’s Great Park Pursuit: Connecticut State Parks Family Adventure and Family Fishing Day across the state.
Celebrate Local and National Conservation at the Kellogg Environmental Center
Join us at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby, Connecticut as we celebrate the history of two pioneering conservation organizations and learn more about the future of land and natural resource conservation.
Wild Orphans -To Rescue or Not
What should you do if you come across a young bird or mammal that appears to be orphaned or injured?
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Announces National Air Quality Awareness Week, April 29 - May 3
With summertime in only weeks away, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) encourages residents to help reduce air pollution as part of National Air Quality Awareness Week, which runs from April 29th to May 1st and coincides with the beginning of the 2019 ozone forecasting season in Connecticut.