South Jersey Chapter

Mass Balloon Release Bills

Balloons continue to be a major source of ocean and beach pollution and pose a real threat to wildlife.

Surfrider South Jersey and its supporters have successfully encouraged many municipalities to pass local legislation to stop mass balloon releases.  The municipalities include:

  • 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
  • Ventnor

It’s time to ban this practice at the state level.  Many people have never any thought to what happens to a balloon after it is released into the environment.  Once the implications are understood, support for balloon bans follows.

We ask you to contact officials in NJ to ban intentional balloon releases statewide.

How Can I Help?

New Jersey Senate Bill 2468 and Assembly Bill 3784 seek to stop mass intentional balloon releases.  Please take two minutes to follow the link here to send a message to your NJ representatives.

Assembly Bill 3784

Senate Bill 2468

Thank you for your continued support!