Jersey Shore

Ban Balloon Releases in Long Beach Township, NJ

Victory | June 05 2017

Plastic Pollution

The Jersey Shore Chapter is supporting an effort in Long Beach Township, NJ to ban balloon releases just like several other towns further south have done at the urging of the South Jersey Chapter.

Balloons are picked up on NJ beaches everyday and Long Beach Township is no exception. In fact, this town has some remote areas that are not walked or cleaned regularly so balloon litter is likely more prevalent there. The ordinance proposed will ban intentional balloon releases within the Township and places a $500 fine on violators. The ordinance passed on June 5, 2017.  

Plastic Pollution

Rise Above Plastics is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.

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Staff Contact Chapter Contact

John Weber - Jweber@surfrider.org

Bill Williams - Vicechair@jerseyyshore.surfrider.org