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.
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.
Our mission is to restore the Pontchartrain Basin for the benefit of this and future generations.
You won't want to miss this!
The Lake PontchARTrain Craft Fair will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10am to 4pm at the New Canal Lighthouse. Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation will host over 60 vendors selling a wide variety of arts and crafts, including artwork, jewelry, clothing, accessories, home decor, pottery, soaps, jellies, face painting, & more!
Admission is free.
This Earth Day celebration will also feature activities for children of all ages, including activities from LPBF’s Education team, a “How to Build a Fairy Garden” demonstration from Turbo’s Fairies and Gnomes, a demonstration of the Meraux Foundation’s TopoBox, face painting, and sand candy creations.
The New Canal Lighthouse Museum will be open for discounted tours.
To sponsor the Lake PontchARTrain Craft Fair, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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: email@example.com
On Tuesday, May 2, between 12am and 11:59pm, visit
to help preserve and restore the Pontchartrain Basin for the benefit of this and future generations.
On Friday, June 9, 2017, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation will host its annual Lakefront History Trolley Tour and Social from 5pm to 8pm.
Guests will learn about the history of Lake Pontchartrain and the Lakefront on a relaxing trolley car ride. Tours begin at 5pm and will be a ½ hour in duration. Before, during, and after the trolley tour guests will enjoy entertainment and all you can eat food and drinks at the New Canal Lighthouse and watch the sunset on beautiful Lake Pontchartrain. Guests will also be able to take a free tour of the New Canal Lighthouse Museum before or after their tour on the trolley, generously donated by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company.
Call us today at 504-836-2215, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help us restore the Pontchartrain Basin for the benefit of this and future generations.