The Jersey Shore Chapter would like to thank the City of Long Branch for introducing an ordinance to ban the intentional release of balloons! Our chapter helped to advocate for this ordinance, which would protect our coast from senseless pollution.

On April 10, 2019, the City of Long Branch will be introducing an ordinance which will ban the intentional release of balloons within the city. The City will likely vote on this ordinance on April 24, 2019.

Balloons continue to be a source of litter on New Jersey’s beaches as well as a real threat to wildlife, especially at the Jersey Shore. Balloons and their attachments also contribute to the growing issue of marine plastic pollution. Long Branch will joining a increasing number of towns who have banned the intentional release of balloons including (in alphabetical order) Atlantic City, Bradley Beach, Brigantine, Cape May City, Egg Harbor City, Long Beach Township, Longport, Margate, New Milford , North Wildwood, Sea Isle City, Somers Point, Upper Township and Ventnor.

You can help get make sure this ban moves forward by contacting Mayor Pallone at (732) 571-5640 and telling him you support the ordinance!

Way to go Long Branch!