Balloon Releases Banned in Montgomery County, Maryland
Balloon releases are now banned in Montgomery County, Maryland.
The County Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that prohibits the intentional release of helium-filled latex or mylar balloons into the atmosphere. The ban does not apply to balloons that are unintentionally released, released by a minor without the permission of an adult, used for scientific or meteorological purposes, or used solely indoors.
Those who are caught intentionally releasing non-biodegradable balloons outdoors can face up to a $750 fine. Gaithersburg Patch
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