This Northlake Nature Center, as photographed by 'Ktetleu' in July, 2003. (There are additional pictures in his weblog).
They had made significant progress, when Hurricane Katrina came through in August 2005, and dropped a couple large trees across the building destroying countless hours of their efforts. For awhile they were forestalled, as they performed hurricane clean-up, removing tress and clearing debris for the hiking trails. But, by early 2006, they were back to work on the building.
Together, with a periodic additional volunteer once in awhile, they continued their efforts. Walls went up, windows and doors were built and placed, dormers, a slate patio (from the original), and now the roof is 3/4 finished.
Two times a week; every week ... three men ... the ruins are no longer ruins. Upon completion they may become on office space for the Northlake Nature Center, and perhaps a community gathering point for the boy scouts and other groups. Three men, silently, behind the scenes, working for the good of the community.
I am very proud of them.