Blitz Leak Check Events: Volunteer to Keep our Waters Clean!
Every year, more than 7 million quarts of motor oil drips out of vehicles onto streets and parking lots and makes its way to lakes, rivers, streams and the Puget Sound. Most of this toxic pollution comes from small drips from cars and trucks.
Puget Sound Starts Here’s “Don’t Drip and Drive” program was designed to build awareness and educate people throughout the Puget Sound region that it is important to check for vehicle leaks regularly to keep their car on the road and protect local waters. Studies show that 67 percent of drivers who find a leak will fix it within three months.
This summer WSU Snohomish County Extension Sustainable Community Stewards will be testing cars for leaks at local businesses, event venues, and parks. In order to make these events a success and to test the highest number of cars, we need all hands on deck. Below are the dates, locations, and times we have secured so far, and will have more events scheduled in August.
Volunteers will be frequently bending down to place drip sheets, walking good distances, and speaking with the public. Extension will provide orange safety vests, ice water, and light snacks for volunteers. Anyone is welcome to volunteer!
This is a great way to help keep our waters clean! To sign up, please email email@example.com or call Stephanie at 425-357-6027.
Tuesday, July 11th 4:15am-9am (at the latest) Boeing’s Everett Modification Center
Saturday, July 15th 3:30pm-8pm Evergreen State Fairgrounds Monroe
Thursday, August 3rd 3:30pm-8pm Tambark Creek Park
Wednesday, August 16th 4:15am-9am (at the latest) ATS at Paine Field
One additional event to be added in August!