Education

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.

Water Quality

sm_lthouseWe 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.

WATER QUALITY

Weekly Data Report: Ten historically recreational sites are sampled on a weekly basis and another ten sites of interest are sampled on a monthly basis.

WEEKLY REPORTS

MONITORING SITES

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COASTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Access information on projects and research that will keep our coastal region economically and culturally sustainable for the future.

HYDROCOAST MAPS

MULTIPLE LINES OF DEFENSE STRATEGY

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NEW CANAL LIGHTHOUSE

MON – SAT: 10am -4pm
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Come experience how the history of a light, a lake, and a coast has blended together. Visit Louisiana’s only working lighthouse containing a museum that is open to the public.

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Join LPBF

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s success depends on the dedication and talents of thousands of volunteers. YOUR assistance is invaluable.

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Become a Lighthouse Volunteer Tour Guide: Docent Program

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: kate@saveourlake.org

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Volunteer with LPBF

Volunteer with LPBF! LPBF’s success depends on the dedication and talents of thousands of volunteers. To get involved call 504-836-2215.

Teachers and Scout Leaders

There are many educational programs offered at the New Canal Lighthouse. Download the Educator's packet by clicking the link below.

Become a Member

LPBF needs your support! Call us at 504-836-2205, or click the link below to become an LPBF member today!

Basin Bulletin

Sign up for the Basin Bulletin to hear news about current events around the Pontchartrain Basin including information on water quality, coastal issues, habitat, recreation, education, and events at LPBF’s New Canal Lighthouse.

Call us today at 504-836-2215, or email us at info@saveourlake.org.

Help us create an environmentally sustainable, prosperous, and resilient region.