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.
Give, Give, Give! LPBF is participating in GiveNOLA Day-the community’s online giving event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation-on May 5th. Support us by going online and clicking here: www.GiveNOLA.org
LPBF partnered with Restore the Earth Foundation and Resource Environmental Solutions to plant 10,000 cypress trees on the Maurepas Land Bridge in the April! Our goal is to restore swamp habitat and enhance storm surge protection for surrounding communities. Read more.
Ashley Kelly Swim Program Registration Opens May 1st
Classes will be held at the Tulane Reily Center Monday, May 11 to Friday, May 15. Class times are scheduled for 5pm, 6pm and 7pm (space is limited).
To sign up for Ashley Kelly Swim Program free swimming lessons, click below.
Bead 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 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.