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About Those Helium Balloons

The OBAR Board of Directors recently adopted a resolution supporting a ban on the use and release of helium balloons in the Outer Banks, especially in real estate marketing. Southern Shores resident Debbie Swick shared information with OBAR's Government Affairs Committee about the detrimental impact of helium balloons to the fragile coastal environment and to sea life that ingest the balloons and ribbons. The Government Affairs Committee moved to have the Board take action and the Board of Directors unanimously supported the GA Committee's motion.

OBAR encourages all members to consider the use of pinwheels as an eye-catching alternative to balloons and to please visit Petition · Ban of the Release of Helium Balloons in North Carolina to North Carolina State House · and sign the petition!



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