News Releases - 2019
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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.
2019 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 24
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding hunters that the 2019 Connecticut spring wild turkey hunting season runs from April 24 through May 25.
Governor Lamont Signs Order Directing State Agencies to Reduce Energy Consumption and Environmental Impacts
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed an executive order – his first since being sworn into office earlier this year – that directs executive branch state office buildings and vehicle fleets to become greener and more energy efficient through an expanded “Lead By Example” sustainability initiative aimed at reducing the state’s carbon footprint and reducing the cost of government operations.
DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes Met with Lamont/Bysiewicz Transition Environment Policy Committee on Earth Day
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes and her staff met with the Lamont/Bysiewicz Transition Environment Policy Committee to discuss environmental priorities on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2019.
Environmental Conservation Police Arrest Two in Connection with Vandalism, Container Fires at Silver Sands State Park
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (EnCon) Environmental Conservation Police arrested two individuals in connection with the vandalism and fire that occurred on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Silver Sands State Park in Milford.
DEEP Environmental Conservation Police Euthanize Bobcat Suspected in Attacks in Baltic
At approximately 8:00 am today, April 18, a bobcat reportedly attacked a horse in Baltic.
Governor Lamont Nominates Marissa Paslick Gillett to Serve as a Commissioner of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is nominating Marissa Paslick Gillett of Baltimore, Maryland to serve as a commissioner of the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), the state entity responsible for regulating the rates and services of Connecticut’s investor-owned electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications companies.
DEEP Alerts Boaters and Anglers to Dangers of Cold Water Immersion
As more residents take to the water for the fishing season, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding boaters of the perils of cold water immersion and the importance of heeding safe boating tips.
Local School Children Help with Fish Stocking at Hartford’s Keney Park in Preparation for Opening Day
This morning Deputy Commissioner Susan Whalen of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) joined local school students from Prince Technical High School at Keney Park in Hartford where they stocked the lake with trout in preparation for the opening day of fishing this Saturday.
Opening Day is this Saturday, April 13th
Opening Day of the trout fishing season is this Saturday, April 13, starting at 6:00 a.m. sharp!
DEEP Reminds Residents to Be Bear Aware
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds residents to take steps to reduce encounters and potential conflicts with black bears.
Grant Funds Available for Marine Pumpout Programs to Protect Waters of Long Island Sound
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that it is seeking grant proposals from owners and operators of public or private marine facilities on Long Island Sound and Candlewood Lake for the installation of a new marine sewage disposal facility (MSDF); facilities with existing MSDFs in need of substantial repairs or upgrades; and from those seeking funding to operate new or existing MSDFs, including pumpout boats and central vacuum pumpout systems which are incorporated within the marina or boatyard dock system.
Spring is coming and gardens are being planned.
CT DEEP Announces the Great Park Pursuit Family Adventure Kick-off at Chatfield Hollow State Park, Killingworth Saturday, May 11, 2019
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is pleased to announce that registration for the 2019 No Child Left Inside® Great Park Pursuit – Connecticut State Parks’ Family Adventure is now open at www.NoChildLeftInside.org.
DEEP Statement on Fire at Silver Sands State Park
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at approximately 10:43 p.m., the Milford Fire Department as well as State Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police and other agencies responded to Silver Sands State Park to a report of a structure fire involving three buildings that were under construction.