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  • Beginning October 1: Sunday Deer Hunting To Be Allowed On Private Land During Archery Season In Most Parts Of State

    Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced August 19 that bow hunting on Sundays during the private land archery deer season will be permitted in most deer management zones in the state. There are three districts in north central Connecticut where the hunting will remain prohibited.

    DEEP Wildlife Division Director Rick Jacobson said the new opportunity for hunters “will support DEEP efforts to maintain healthy deer populations and ecosystems

  • Kettletown Park Beach Closed For Swimming Until Further Notice

    SOUTHBURY — The beach at Kettletown State Park has been is closed to swimmers until further notice because of the presence of blue-green algae which can emit toxins that can be harmful to people and dogs. The announcement was made by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) on August 18.

    All other state park beaches are open.

  • Forest Fire Danger Level Very High, No Open Burning

    The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) has put the Forest Fire Danger Level for Thursday, April 24, at Very High.

    Forest fire danger levels are classified as Low, Moderate, High, Very High or Extreme. In an average year approximately 1,300 acres of Connecticut woodland are scorched by forest fires.

    In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of Connecticut today. The NWS warning is in effect from 10 am until 8 pm.

  • CT DEEP Forecasting Unhealthy Air Quality For Most Of The State May 30-June 1

    The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” on Thursday, May 30, through Saturday, June 1, due to predicted elevated concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution.

    A forecast of “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” indicates increased likelihood of respiratory symptoms and breathing discomfort in active children and adults with respiratory disease, such as asthma. 

  • Brush Fire Dangers Remain: Red Flag Warning In Effect For April 9

    A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the entire state of Connecticut today. According to the National Weather Service, “wind gusts between 20-25 mph are expected to develop this afternoon before diminishing late in the day. At the same time, relative humidity values will drop to around 30 percent. This will create an enhanced threat for the spread of wildfires this afternoon.”