Thursday, March 21, 2019
COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: New tools help Coloradans keep their New Year’s resolution to quit smoking

Free web-based support and medications are helping Coloradans keep their New Year’s resolutions to quit smoking for good.
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Gov. Malloy Announces Zero-Carbon Resource Selections

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today announced that, under a recently adopted statute requiring the state to conduct an appraisal of nuclear power-generating facilities and solicit bids for zero-carbon electricity-generating resources, the state has selected two nuclear power bids, along with nine solar project bids – two of which are paired with energy storage – and one offshore wind project.
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IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Winter community trout stocking starts Jan. 12

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release trout in seven locations this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months.
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MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Department awards more than $50,000 to study regional wastewater partnership in eight Missouri counties

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded $50,473 in grant funding to the Meramec Regional Council of Governments to conduct a wastewater partnership feasibility study in Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties.
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CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: Governor Newsom Appoints Secretaries for California Environmental Protection Agency and California Department of Food and Agriculture

Newly sworn-in Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his choice for leaders — one a new appointment, the other a reappointment — of two vitally-important California state agencies.
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COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: Work-related deaths in Colorado down slightly; construction fatalities increase

Work-related deaths in Colorado decreased slightly between 2016 and 2017, according to data released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Hearings Scheduled For Input on Statewide Water Source Protection Plan

The Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) is holding open hearings to solicit input on its update to the statewide Water Resource Protection Plan (WRPP).
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IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit renewal for city of Kuna

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a draft water reuse permit renewal for the city of Kuna in Ada County.
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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: DEP Acquires Critical Acreage for Florida Forever and Florida Keys Ecosystem Project

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced a 38-acre addition to the Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area on Middle Torch Key in Monroe County.
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Animal Control Activities in Palila Habitat Areas on Hawai'i Island

The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will conduct animal control activities next month for trapping mouflon/feral sheep hybrids and for staff hunting, and/or aerial shooting from helicopters for feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids within palila critical habitat in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve (Unit A), Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve (Unit K), palila mitigation lands, and the Ka’ohe Game Management Area (Unit G) on the island of Hawai’i.
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