Many events end with the release of balloons. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says balloon releases are damaging to the environment yet organized balloon releases continue to occur. The USFWS often finds animals stuck in the strings or ingesting the balloon.
Ann Bloxom Smith of Monroe works with Friends Of Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge. Tonight at 6:00 p.m. she will propose to the Monroe City Council an ordinance to ban the release of balloons.