Please Don’t Release Balloons!

Spent balloons are a known hazard for wildlife and domestic animals. Sea turtles mistake balloons for food, birds become tangled in attached string and ribbon, and the same can happen to livestock.

Sky lanterns are also dangerous. They can start wildfires, even when fire danger is “low.” Birds and other wildlife can become entangled in sky lanterns, or be burned.

There are more eco-friendly and less dangerous ways to memorialize a loved one or significant life event. For some great suggestions and more information, visit this local organization—Balloons Blow.

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