With the outdoor season here, alert — and concerned — “06880” reader Lauri Friedland writes:
Westport is beautiful. Residents take great pride in our town, and are committed to conserve our beautiful parks and beaches.
People may not realize that balloons kill countless animals, and can cause power outages. They can travel thousands of miles, and pollute not only our town but many others too.
Balloons return to land and water, where they foul beaches, and are mistaken for food by animals, seals, fish and birds. The beautiful ribbons and strings entangle sea turtles, horseshoe crabs and birds, causing death.
Please: before celebrating your next occasion, consider an eye-catching alternative.