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'Project Birdland' transforms Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School

'Project Birdland' transforms Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School

School doesn’t start for another week, but 6-year-old Kyle Schuller spent Sunday afternoon running around in front of Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School. The soon-to-be first-grader watered some freshly planted shrubs in a “habitat lab” that will soon welcome him and other students to school each day.

More than 130 people joined Kyle for the community build day at the school in Locust Point. Within hours, they had transformed the grounds by planting more than 3,000 shrubs, perennials, grasses and trees along Fort Avenue.

A few days earlier, the front entrance of the school building consisted mainly of grass. Now, in addition to the lush greenery, there are signs...