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Balloons Spotted In Anza-Borrego Desert State Park


Last updated 10/3/2017 at 3:29pm

Sunday, Oct. 1, balloons were released just west of the mountains, as they carried east bound, headed toward the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, causing threats of littering, according to the Steele/ Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center.

"All released balloons, including those falsely marketed as “biodegradable latex,” return to earth as ugly litter. They kill countless animals and cause dangerous power outages."

The community is encouraged to not release any balloons, and instead to deflate and throw them away properly in a trash can.

Balloons are also a waste of Helium, a finite resource. Balloons can travel thousands of miles and pollute the most remote and pristine places. More information:


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