Members of the community are invited to join the millions of people across the globe who will celebrate Earth Hour, starting at 8:30 p.m. March 28.
Mid-Columbia residents can participating in one of two local events.
A family friendly, guided flashlight hike is at 8 p.m. March 28 in Chamna Natural Preserve, on Carrier Road in Richland.
Participants should meet in the west parking lot of Chamna Preserve, off Aaron Drive and west of Inland Asphalt, near the I-182 bridge by the Yakima River.
Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring bug repellant and a small flashlight or headlamp. Children under 4 and pets are not allowed. For more information or to RSVP, call 509-627-3621.
In addition, Earth Hour organizers are planning a family friendly acoustic jam beginning at 8 p.m. March 28 in the Crow’s Nest, 435 Clover Island Drive at Clover Island in Kennewick.
Interested musicians are invited to play but should arrive by 7:45 p.m. to be added to the lineup.
People at home or work are encouraged to turn off or unplug things that use electricity for one hour.