Central Long Island Chapter

Nassau County Intentional Balloon Release Ban

Help Surfrider’s Central Long Island Chapter ban the intentional release of balloons in Nassau County! Most people don’t think about what happens to a balloon after it is released, but what goes up must come down. Often balloons end up in our oceans, where they can choke marine life like turtles and whales who mistake them for food, or get tangled in the ribbon.

We aren’t talking about a child accidentally releasing a balloon. We want to ban people releasing a bunch of balloons on purpose, which often happens at special events.