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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
Monday-Saturday From 10AM - 4PM Guided tours

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Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo:
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) are hosting a derelict crab trap removal program. This program is volunteer-based and cannot succeed without help from those who enjoy our coastal waters and are willing to work to help make a difference. Your cooperation will facilitate the success of the 2016 derelict crab trap sweep. For more information on how to become involved: click here!

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Master Planning Services for Pontchartrain Beach:
click here for more information

Bonnet Carre Spillway Opening:
LPBF is monitoring ten stations across Lake Pontchartrain and from the Causeway bridge, which is in additional to its normal water quality activity and Hydrocoast mapping. LPBF has also released a projected general timeline for conditions in Lake Pontchartrain as a result of the spillway opening. Click here to read more.

Get on board with our restoration of Pontchartrain Beach!  Contact Nancy Regan at or (504) 836-7281.

Gulf Coast Bank: Community Rewards:
To assist the endeavors of local nonprofits in our community, Gulf Coast Bank rewards a total of $50,000 to the top 10 local non-profits voted on by the community. Community Rewards voting will take place online from February 15, 2016 till March 15, 2016Please visit the Community Rewards home page to learn more.
Visit: and choose Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation!

Amazon Smile: Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Click here to sign up to support LPBF!




Coastal News:
Check out our calendar for dates and times for Tree Planting oportunites! Plantings run from this October through March of 2016! Volunteer and be a part of coastal restoration and sustainability!

Teachers and Scout Leaders: There are many educational programs offered at the lighthouse. Click on the 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

Interested in being a volunteer tour guide at LPBF's New Canal Lighthouse email



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