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County Council Vice President Hucker to hold news conference on balloon ban bill on Feb. 25

For Immediate Release: Friday, February 21, 2020

From the Office of Council Vice President Tom Hucker

Tuesday, Feb. 25
12:30 p.m.
County Council Office Building 
4th Floor Conference Room
100 Maryland Ave. 
Rockville, MD 20850

Montgomery County Council Vice President Hucker, along with environmental advocates, will hold a news conference Tuesday, Feb. 25, on Bill 6-20, which will protect wildlife by banning the outdoor release of helium-filled latex or mylar balloons.

At that morning’s County Council session, Vice President Hucker is scheduled to introduce the bill.

Expected to join him at the news conference are the following representatives of environmental and animal protection organizations:

Jeanne Braha (Rock Creek Conservancy)
Anne Ambler (Neighbors of Northwest Branch)
Shane Robinson (Trash Free Maryland)
Shruti Bhatnagar (Sierra Club) 
John Weber (Surfrider Foundation) 
Jill Fritz (Humane Society of the United States)
Kate Dylewsky (Animal Welfare Institute)
Jacob Ross and Susan Sidamon-Eristoff (Oceana) 
Denisse Guitarra (Audubon Naturalist Society)

The legislative packet and bill are here:


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Release ID: 20-054
Media Contact: Ruthy Goldberg 240-777-7960 , Robert Rand 240-777-7937