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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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Click here for a list of our events.

Bayou St. John Marsh Creation Project. VolunteerMarsh planting has begun. More plantings are planned for Spring. Email for more information. Read more...

Lake PontchARTrain CRAFT Fair and Summer Water Safety Day will be held June 7th from 10am-4pm. Bring the family, shop the vendors and hear about summer water safety tips.

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.

SAVE THE DATES: Saturday, May 10th, LPBF's first annual "Lake Fest" music fest will be held at the Metairie Bucktown Marina on the lakefront.





New Canal Lighthouse open for visitors 6 days/week
10:00am-4:00pm Guided tours

February 18 - Tuesday
Coastal Crew/Docent training at Lighthouse
5:00pm - 7:00pm

March 11 - Tuesday
Coastal Crew/Docent training at Lighthouse
5:00pm - 7:00pm

March 15 - Saturday
Southshore Lakefront Bicycle Tour

March 28 - Friday
Visit LPBF at Treasure Chest Casino's "Crawfish at the Lake".

April 5 - Saturday
Lake PontchARTrain CRAFT Fair and Summer Water Safety Day

April 6 - Sunday
Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest & Party (Deanie’s)

May 5-10
AKSP WSI Training

May 5-10
LPBF presents...Lake Fest (Bucktown Marina)

May 6
Give NOLA Day

May 10 - Saturday
LPBF's first annual LAKE FEST!!!

May 12-16
AKSP Swimming Lessons

June 7
Lake PontchARTrain Craft Fair

June 21
Basin Bop Patron Party & Silent Auction

June 24-25
School of Fish @ The Lighthouse

June 27-28
SOL/SOC Fishing Rodeo LH

August 7
National Lighthouse Day @ The Lighthouse

September 12
Lighthouse Run/Walk @ The Lighthouse

September 20
Beach Sweep @ The Lighthouse

October (TBD)
Wine Festival “Toast the Coast” @ The Lighthouse

October 29 or 30 (TBD)
Pumpkin Patch, Carving & Painting @ The Lighthouse

November 7
NSP – Pontchartrain Yacht Club

December (TBD)
Lights at the Lake @ The Lighthouse

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