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Lake Pontchartrain
Basin Foundation

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) was established in response to environmental concerns voiced throughout the Basin. As the public’s independent voice, LPBF is dedicated to restoring and preserving the water quality, coast, and habitats of the entire Pontchartrain Basin.  Through coordination of restoration activities, education, advocacy, monitoring of the regulatory process, applied scientific research, and citizen action, LPBF works in partnership with all segments of the community to reclaim the Basin for this and future generations.

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin is a 10,000 square mile watershed encompassing 16 Louisiana parishes.

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New Canal Lighthouse open for visitors 6 days/week
10:00am-4:00pm Guided tours

Come see us at other LPBF events.

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Latest news on fracking in St. Tammany Parish:
Where Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation stands on the subject? To find out more on what’s happening in your city view the Fracking Assessment Report and the United States Army Corps of Engineers Comments.

Come to "Lights at the Lake", Saturday, Dec 13th from 5pm-8pm, LPBF's second annual Christmas celebration at the New Canal Lighthouse. You will be able to watch the Christmas Boat Parade, hear local school choirs, visit with Santa Claus, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, take a discounted tour of the museum. Event Admission FREE. SAVE THE DATE!!

"Toast Our Coast" planned for Nov 13th has been rescheduled for Friday, March 6th. More details to come.

An LPBF Volunteer Coastal Planting is scheduled - HELP WANTED: November 15th in partnership with the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, LPBF and CRCL will be planting cypress saplings in the Caernarvon area near St. Bernard. Contact to sign up to volunteer.

Second Saturday Work and Learn at Bayou St. John: Every second Saturday from 9am to noon, LPBF will host a volunteer work opportunity at the new urban marsh on Bayou St. John at Lake Pontchartrain. Work includes trash pickup, with seasonal planting, maintenance & monitoring. Also included will be an educational talk or hands-on project about local natural and cultural history. Call 504-836-7208 for details.

Teachers and Scout Leaders: We have many educational programs that we offer here at the lighthouse. Click on our Educator's packet for more details.

Visit LPBF's Gift Shop at the New Canal Lighthouse and then take a guided tour of the museum. Consider a personalized brick to be installed in the lighthouse Fountain Plaza.



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