We note that yesterday the Montgomery County Council passed legislation banning the intentional release of balloons. Many environmental groups supported the ban since balloons can be lethal to wildlife on land and in waterways. You can read more on the Humane Society website.

Montgomery joins 3 other MD counties that ban intentional balloon releases. Hopefully the General Assembly will pass a similar bill in the 2021 session to ban balloon releases throughout Maryland.


A seagull entangled in a released orange balloon.