Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program
Derelict crab traps are crab traps that have become lost in the coastal environment. No longer maintained, they “ghost fish,” killing thousands of crabs and fish while reducing the blue crab harvest, likely by millions of dollars each year.
We educate the public on important issues affecting the Pontchartrain Basin.
Learn about the sources of pollution and the work being done to stop it so our many basin habitats can flourish.
We offer free education, technical assistance, and assistance with permits to the owner/operators of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin.
We sample ten sites weekly, another ten sites monthly. Our results are on our webpage!
We offer technical reports and maps on our site.
Coastal Sustainability Program
The coast has always been our first line of defense against hurricanes for southeast Louisiana, so we developed the Multiple Lines of Defense Strategy designed to help save our coast.
The Coastal Sustainability Program conducts many projects around the basin, including scientific studies, restoration projects and long-term analysis.
We produce Hydrocoast maps for the Pontchartrain and Barataria Basin.
Our mission is to restore the Pontchartrain Basin for the benefit of this and future generations.
Save the date! Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation will hold the 5th annual Lights at the Lake Holiday Bash on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the New Canal Lighthouse.
The annual West End Christmas boat parade will glide down the New Basin Canal into Lake Pontchartrain as guests enjoy the best viewing party on the lakefront. Don't miss out on food and drinks from local eateries, holiday cocktails, craft beer, book readings, your chance to Vote for the Best Boat, and much more! Admission to Lights at the Lake is FREE.
4:00pm - St. Rita School Sensational Singing Panthers
4:30pm - Children's Book Reading
4:45pm - Shades of Praise Gospel Choir
5:15pm - Children's Book Reading
5:30pm - West End Christmas Boat Parade
6:30pm - Benny Grunch and the Bunch
See our Lights at the Lake page for more information.
Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation will be partnering with Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to pick up Derelict Crab Traps in Pontchartrain Basin in 2018. Derelict crab traps are a navigational hazard that continue to “Ghost Fish,” trapping animals needlessly and reducing the annual blue crab harvest as they degrade in our coastal waters. For information on how Derelict Crab Trap Removal is a smart way to reduce the negative environmental and ecological impacts of “ghost fishing,” see our project page and report, Assessment and Lessons Learned from Derelict Crab Trap Rodeos in the Pontchartrain Basin in 2016 and 2017 and Recommendations for 2018 and 2019.
LPBF is actively soliciting financial, networking, social media, and in-kind support for this project. With contributions please contact Dr. John Lopez at email@example.com.
Docents are volunteers who serve as tour guides and educators at the New Canal Lighthouse. LPBF offers a 2 hour docent training program followed by self-practice and shadowing to prepare volunteers interested in assisting at the New Canal Lighthouse. These volunteers lead guided tours through the museum and act as education assistants. Requirements: Docents must be at least 18 years of age, attend two hours of training and be able to commit to two 3 hour shifts per month. If you are interested in being trained as a docent email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us today at 504-836-2215, or email us at email@example.com.
Help us restore the Pontchartrain Basin for the benefit of this and future generations.