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Wicomico County Executive Proposes Ban on Balloon Releases

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SALISBURY, Md.- Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver has submitted proposed legislation to the Wicomico County Council that would prohibit the release of large numbers of balloons into the atmosphere which are not biodegradable or photodegradable. 

According to a press release from Culver's office, the release of balloons poses a danger and nuisance to the environment, agricultural industry, wildlife and marine animals. 

Under Culver's proposed legislation, anyone who violates the balloon release ban could be fined up to $250.

This legislation is following the recently approved ordinance passed in Queen Anne’s County, according to the release. 

 

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