Visitors to Liberty Township’s Allen and Wetlands parks should be seeing more bluebirds – all thanks to the efforts of a Lakota East High School senior.
Tyler Biltz led a team that built and installed three birdhouses and made bluebird nesting trails at the two parks for his Eagle Scout project.
Biltz’s team of 25-30 spent about 170 hours on the project.
“It seemed like a simple enough project,” Biltz said. “But I’ve learned that bluebirds are a lot more needy than you would guess.’’
A member of Troop 942, chartered to Bethany United Methodist Church, Biltz’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held earlier this month.
“We have been blessed…to have so many scouts do projects here,’’ said Christine Matacic, president of the Liberty Township Board of Trustees.
Trustees recently presented Biltz with a proclamation recognizing his efforts and thanking him for his work.
Following graduation, Biltz would like to study biology in college.
In earning his Eagle rank, Biltz joins an elite group. Fewer than three percent of all scouts nationally earn the prestigious award.