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The Purple Birds are Going Green for Earth Day

BALTIMORE (WJZ)-- On this Earth Day, the Ravens are teaming up to beautify Baltimore.

More than a hundred volunteers from the Ravens organization and M&T Bank hit three spots in Baltimore.

Little hands are making a big difference.

Students in Baltimore City put their green thumbs to work because Earth Day is approaching.

"We are here at Windsor Hills, just trying to take over this space, beautify it and make it a great learning environment for the children," said Emily Scerba from the Baltimore Ravens organization.

"They are learning what goes into planting, so what does a plant need to survive? They all told us they need sunlight, water and shelter which is exactly right," said Kara, who is a teacher.

As part of GamePlanEarth, a season-long environmental initiative, volunteers from the Ravens and M&T Bank help revitalize multiple neighborhoods in Baltimore.

"We are excited to get to work, to start planting more trees, more gardens and get the kids out here. It's a great space for learning," said music teacher Chuck Navyak.

"Kids sometimes can be a little hesitant to get in the dirt, but once they get out here, everybody loves it," said Kelly MacBride-Gill of Parks and People.

Long Fence Company also donated the construction of a garden fence at the school to help protect the work the students have done on school grounds.

"I hope this makes them love their space a little bit more and feel some ownership and a sense of community at their school," Kara said.

Volunteers from the Ravens and M&T Bank also removed trash along the Gwynns Falls Trail and planted floating wetlands at the Inner Harbor.

Earth Day is on Saturday.

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