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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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April 29th - Friday
Request for Proposals-Derelict Crab Trap Art

April 30th - Saturday
Maurepas Tree Planting
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May 3rd - Tuesday
GiveNOLA day

May 9th-13th
Ashley Kelly Swim Program

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Help us raise $40,000 by April 30th!

Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company will be participating in a match campaign of up to $40,000 with the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) to replenish the sand at Pontchartrain Beach. LPBF has purchased 17,000 tons of sand. This massive mound is being stored at the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal in New Orleans.

“We are happy to support this campaign. It’s time to start enjoying our Lake and restoring Pontchartrain Beach is a way to do just that” said Guy Williams, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company President & CEO.

Initial expenses to acquire and transport the sand to Pontchartrain Beach are $130,000. This is part of the larger budget of $500,000 for Phase I of the project, which is to install limestone and other infrastructure requirements.

For more information or to check our progress click here.

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For larger donations contact:
Nancy Regan


On May 3rd remember to support LPBF through GiveNOLA Day!


Coastal Planting:
Last planting of the season in Maurepas!! We need volunteers for this Saturday, April 30th. To register go to:

Ashley Kelly Swim Program (AKSP)
Registration for the Ashley Kelly Swim Program is now open! These free swim lessons are offered from May 9-13 in the evenings at the Loyola Recreational Sports Complex and are open to anyone age 5 and up. Click below to register starting May 1st!

Request for Proposals - Derelict Crab Trap Art for more info click here!

Spring Sweep:
Thank you for your support.LPBF's Spring Sweep presented by Entergy was a huge success! Many thanks to all those who gave their time to pick up litter and clear and mark storm drains.

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!




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.

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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