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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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Pontchartrain Beach:
LPBF is recruiting volunteers for the K10 Citywide Day of Service. Please join us on the morning of Saturday, August 29th to clean up Pontchartrain Beach! Read more. LPBF has officially signed the lease to take over Pontchartrain Beach!!! The beach is not currently open to the public. To donate or volunteer to restore the beach call 504-836-2215.


 

 

 

2015 Beach Sweep:
LPBF will hold its annual Beach Sweep, a day designated to clean up around the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Now in its 26th year, LPBF’s Beach Sweep is held in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by Ocean Conservancy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coastal News:
LPBF launches the Pontchartrain-Maurepas Surge Consortium to address storm surge risk in the Greater New Orleans region. Read more.

MGBDBead Dog Raffle!
Call LPBF at 282-2134 to take a $5.00 chance on a Haydel's Mardi Gras Bead Dog®. ALL proceeds benefit LPBF!! Click here to take a chance!

Second Saturday Work and Learn at Bayou St. John: Every second Saturday of the month 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 LPBF's Coastal Department at
504-836-7208 for details.

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 joannh@saveourlake.org.



 

 


 
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