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Turn on to Earth Hour, Turn Off Your Lights

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Do you have one hour to spare to help save the planet?

Organizers of Earth Month want you to turn off or "power down" the lights in your home or business from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23.

Organizers say Hundreds of millions of people worldwide will take part in Earth Hour.

In the Mid Columbia, there will be a flashlight hike at Chamna Natural Preserve and a family-friendly acoustic jam by candlelight in the Crow's Nest at Clover Island in Kennewick.

 The hike begins at 8 p.m. in the west parking lot of Chamna Preserve in Richland, off of Aaron Drive and west of Inland Asphalt near the Yakima River. Hikers should dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bug repellant, and bring a small flashlight. For more information or to RSVP, call 627-3621 or email woodfish24@charter.net.

At the Clover Island Inn, local musician Vaughn Jensen will perform an acoustic jam with the audience.

The decorative lights on the cable bridge will be turned off at 8:30 p.m. for the rest of the night in celebration of Earth Hour.