A supporter’s perspective on the Levee Education Park

Two days before ribbon cutting day, contractors and volunteers were working toward completion. Photo/Kenneth Evans

Two days before ribbon cutting day. Photo/Kenneth Evans

The cooler weather has brought more people to our Levee Exhibit Hall and Garden at 5000 Warrington Drive in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans.

Recently, a long time Levees.org supporter visited the site and she wrote to me and shared her perspective. We thought it was so well written that we asked for and received her permission to reprint it here.

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Levees.org meets with Latin American visitors

The recently opened Levee Exhibit Hall and Garden is a perfect place for Sandy Rosenthal (center in green shirt) to meet journalists from Latin America.

The recently opened Levee Exhibit Hall and Garden is a perfect place for Sandy Rosenthal (center in green shirt) to meet journalists from Latin America.

Recently, Sandy Rosenthal, founder of Levees.org met with a group of fifteen visitors from Latin America including four interpreters.

The visitors were in New Orleans as part of a special program with the U.S Department of State to examine the ethical standards of conduct in government that underlie the U.S. democratic system and demonstrate how these standards are defined, monitored, and enforced in federal, state, and local governments.

The group included representatives from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraquay and Venezuala.

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Come visit the Levee Exhibit Hall and Rain Garden

There's new beautiful woodworking and trellises at the Levee Exhibit Hall. Come on out for a "teach me" moment.

There’s new beautiful woodworking and trellises at the Levee Exhibit Hall. Come on out for a “teach me” moment.

Now that the cool weather of autumn has arrived, come visit Levees.org’s first ever outdoor levee exhibit at 5000 Warrington Drive in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans.

Residents and visitors alike can view six museum-quality exhibit panels housed in a 100-foot covered walkway. The text and forty photographs tell the story and bust the myths still encircling the levee breaches in Greater New Orleans in 2005.

The six panels are about ALL the levee breaches, ALL the neighborhoods, ALL the lives.

The Levee Exhibit Hall and Rain Garden are located at the east breach site of the London Avenue Canal. Photographs in the exhibit show how water from the breach had actually pushed the home that once stood there, foundation and all, into the street.

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