Virginia Balloon Study

Thank you for collecting balloon-related litter information! Since starting this citizen science project in 2012, we have received more than 1000 reports of balloons found throughout Virginia. We will continue to collect this data as long as we are still finding balloon litter. Thank you for your help.

This balloon litter study is supported by Clean Virginia Waterways and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Data collected by citizen scientists during this study will help scientists better understand the sources and impacts of this type of litter. Please choose one of the following options below to enter balloon litter data or to upload photos of balloon litter.

Please report any animals affected by balloon litter. We are looking for cases in which at least photographic evidence is available. These do not have to be new cases and the cases can be from any location in the world. Thank you!