DEEP imposes temporary ban on alcohol consumption, possession at Beach Pond

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VOLUNTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection imposed a temporary ban on alcohol possession and consumption at Beach Pond State Boat Launch in Voluntown on Friday.

According to a message posted to the CT DEEP Boating Twitter page on Saturday, the ban will be in effect from July 10, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

Beach Pond temporarily joins a running list of other state parks and areas that have permanent bans on alcohol possession or consumption.

In prior years, DEEP officials imposed the bans due to public safety concerns with large numbers of intoxicated people and littering issues with broken bottles and glass often spread across ground, and in the water.

Click here to view DEEP’s full list of state parks or areas where alcohol is prohibited.

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