Summer at the Lake!
As temperatures soar and schools are out for summer, residents and visitors will be flocking to Lake Pontchartrain and its beaches. People of all ages will enjoy swimming, boating, tubing, kayaking, canoeing and fishing in the lake and the waterways within our basin.
As the lake's independent watchdog, we work hard to encourage the public to take all necessary precautions to enjoy the lake and all it has to offer, safely.
We educate the public on important issues affecting the Pontchartrain Basin.
Learn about the sources of pollution and the work being done to stop it so our many basin habitats can flourish.
We offer free education, technical assistance, and assistance with permits to the owner/operators of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin.
We sample ten sites weekly, another ten sites monthly. Our results are on our webpage!
We offer technical reports and maps on our site.
Coastal Sustainability Program
The coast has always been our first line of defense against hurricanes for southeast Louisiana, so we developed the Multiple Lines of Defense Strategy designed to help save our coast.
The Coastal Sustainability Program conducts many projects around the basin, including scientific studies, restoration projects and long-term analysis.
We produce Hydrocoast maps for the Pontchartrain and Barataria Basin.
Our mission is to drive environmental sustainability and stewardship through scientific research, education, and advocacy.
Docents are volunteers who serve as tour guides and educators at the New Canal Lighthouse. LPBF offers a 2 hour docent training program followed by self-practice and shadowing to prepare volunteers interested in assisting at the New Canal Lighthouse. These volunteers lead guided tours through the museum and act as education assistants. Requirements: Docents must be at least 18 years of age, attend two hours of training and be able to commit to two 3 hour shifts per month. If you are interested in being trained as a docent email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us today at 504-836-2215, or email us at email@example.com.
Help us create an environmentally sustainable, prosperous, and resilient region.