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County Council Vice President Hucker to hold news conference on balloon ban bill today at 12:30 p.m.

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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 today on Bill 6-20, which will protect wildlife by banning the outdoor release of helium-filled latex or mylar balloons.

Vice President Hucker introduced the bill at this morning’s County Council session.

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: 20-058
Media Contact: Ruthy Goldberg 240-777-7960 , Robert Rand 240-777-7937