Atlantic City votes to join three other beach towns in helium balloon ban -USA

Posted on January 27, 2017 by DrRossH in Balloons


Atlantic City has moved to join its neighboring beach towns of Ventnor, Margate, and Longport in banning the outdoor release of helium balloons, and attaching a $500 fine to the ban.

 The Atlantic City Council  voted for the ban, which environmentalists hope will reduce trash and protect marine life, on a first reading Wednesday night by a 9-0 vote.

The action, after final passage, will mean that helium balloon releases are banned along the entire barrier island that is home to the beach towns.

 The ban is the work of the Surfrider Foundation, an environmental group well -acquainted with balloons that start their life at a birthday party but end up blowing in the wind on the beach, or in the ocean.
We need more and more of these balloon release bans.   So many are washing up on beaches these days.