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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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June 10th
New Orleans Zephyrs "Pack the Park"

June 21st-June 22nd
John Clinton Burrus "School of Fish" Register here

September 17th
Beach Sweep 2016

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Thanks to everyone who donated to help us begin replenishing the sand at Pontchartrain Beach. You made it possible to purchase and move the initial 17,000 tons. This is just the beginning. It will take several more tons of sand to complete the beach’s restoration. Keep loading those buckets!! Donate now!

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For larger donations contact:
Nancy Regan






John Clinton Burrus "School of Fish"
A one half day free" learn to fish" program will be held at the New Canal Lighthouse to give children, aged 8-15, information, fishing tips and practice with rods and reels. Registration will begin on Wednesday June 1, 2016. To register online click here.




Zephyrs Tickets "Pack the Park"
Come out on June 10th to support the New Orleans Zephys! All proceeds benefit LPBF's efforts to restore Pontchartrain Beach! To purchase your tickets please visit the New Canal Lighthouse today!

New Report About Surge Dynamics in Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas Released!

The report discusses analysis of time-lapse dynamics of recently simulated major storm surges and historical storm surge maximum observations shed new light on spatial and temporal patterns of storm surge within the Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas region.  Click here to view the report.








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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