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.
Update: Help us spread 17,000 tons of sand at Pontchartrain Beach and improve the shoreline to keep the sand in place. This phase of the Pontchartrain Beach restoration project will cost $50,000. Please keep those donations coming!!
2016 Beach Sweep:
LPBF's 2016 Annual Beach Sweep wil be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Now in its 27th year, this event is held in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by Ocean Conservancy. click here for more info.
WATERSPOUT! Check out some great coverage from WWLT and Bill Capo of a waterspout filmed from the New Canal Lighthouse on July 7th, 2016, click here.
To see the raw footage YouTube video click here.
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.
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