Don’t Drip and Drive

Program Description:

Don’t Drip and Drive is a regional program throughout Clark County that focuses on educating vehicle owners about the importance of fixing vehicle leaks, as well as the environmental and safety impacts from motor oil and fluid leaks.

Whether your home is one block or several from a stream, river or lake, what starts in your driveway can end up as toxic stormwater runoff and contribute to water pollution. An estimated 600,000 quarts of motor oil leaks from Clark County vehicles each year, polluting our streams, rivers and lakes. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife services, there are several threatened fish species that live in Clark County. These include Bull trout, Steelhead trout, Coho Salmon, Chinook salmon, and Chum salmon. Fish and other aquatic species rely on clean water to survive. Help protect Clark County’s local waterways by fixing your vehicle leak!

To implement Don’t Drip and Drive, the Watershed Alliance hosts free leak check events, provides educational materials, and partners with auto shops throughout Clark County to offer $50 off leak repair coupons. The Watershed Alliance is partnering with Clark County, City of Vancouver, City of Washougal, City of Camas, Port of Vancouver, City of Battle Ground and Stormwater Partners. Funding is provided by a grant with Clark County Clean Water Restoration grant funds. For more information, visit FixThoseLeaks.org!

Resources

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers to help out at our events. No automotive experience required! What does it mean to be a Don’t Drip and Drive volunteer? Click here!

Jul
13
Sat
Don’t Drip and Drive at Vancouver Farmer’s Market – July @ Vancouver Farmer's Market
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Don’t Drip and Drive at Vancouver Farmer’s Market

Whether your home one block or several from a stream, river or lake, what starts in your driveway can end up as toxic stormwater runoff and contribute to water pollution. According to a study by the WA Department of Ecology, an estimated 600,000 quarts of motor oil and fluids leak into our SW Washington watersheds each year.

We’ve partnered up with the Vancouver Farmer’s Market to offer free oil leak checks to the community. No previous automotive experience is required! We will provide all instructions at the on-site volunteer orientation. To learn more about Don’t Drip and Drive, click here.

When: Saturday July 13th, 9am – 12pm

  • Dress for weather
  • Bring reusable water bottle
  • A free reusable farmer’s market bag will be gifted to you as a thank you for volunteering!

Register to volunteer here

Jul
18
Thu
Don’t Drip and Drive at Hopworks Brewery @ Hopworks Brewery
Jul 18 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Don’t Drip and Drive at Hopworks Brewery

Whether your home one block or several from a stream, river or lake, what starts in your driveway can end up as toxic stormwater runoff and contribute to water pollution. According to a study by the WA Department of Ecology, an estimated 600,000 quarts of motor oil and fluids leak into our SW Washington watersheds each year.

We’ve partnered up with the Vancouver Farmer’s Market to offer free oil leak checks to the community. No previous automotive experience is required! We will provide all instructions at the on-site volunteer orientation before the event. To learn more about Don’t Drip and Drive, click here.

When: Thursday July 18th, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

  • Dress for weather
  • Bring reusable water bottle
  • Volunteer goodies to follow after the event!

Register to volunteer here

Aug
6
Tue
Don’t Drip and Drive at Clark County Fair @ Clark County Fairgrounds
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Don’t Drip and Drive at the Clark County Fair

Whether your home one block or several from a stream, river or lake, what starts in your driveway can end up as toxic stormwater runoff and contribute to water pollution. According to a study by the WA Department of Ecology, an estimated 600,000 quarts of motor oil and fluids leak into our SW Washington watersheds each year.

Want to help protect our local water quality? We’ve partnered up with the Clark County fair to offer free oil leak checks to the community. No previous automotive experience is required! We will provide all instructions at the on-site volunteer orientation. To learn more about Don’t Drip and Drive, click here.

When: Tuesday August 6th, 9am – 12pm

  • Dress for weather
  • Bring reusable water bottle
  • Refreshments will be provided

As a thank you, we will be offering each volunteer one free ticket to the Clark County fair!

Register to volunteer here

Events

Thank you for considering partnering with the Don’t Drip and Drive program! Your participation will help us reach our grant goal of hosting 15 leak check events and testing 750 vehicles by January 2020. If you are interested in hosting a leak check event at your event, business, neighborhood association or apartment complex please contact our program coordinator listed below.

Contact:

Celina Stilphen, Program Coordinator

celina@thewatershedalliance.org