Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program
Derelict crab traps are crab traps that have become lost in the coastal environment. No longer maintained, they “ghost fish,” killing thousands of crabs and fish while reducing the blue crab harvest, likely by millions of dollars each year.
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 restore the Pontchartrain Basin for the benefit of this and future generations.
There are no upcoming events at this time.
LPBF's 4th annual Spring Sweep presented by Entergy will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The cleanup will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and the picnic will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Volunteers, partners, and sponsors will help clean up the areas that drain into Lake Pontchartrain by cleaning curbs, ditches, and storm drains along city streets and rural roadways.
To say thank you to our volunteers, LPBF will host a picnic at the New Canal Lighthouse for our participants. The picnic serves as a way to bring together all volunteers together to celebrate the clean sweep of our region. Thanks to our sponsors and partners, volunteers will be able to enjoy foods, drinks, and music.
If you would like to sponsor this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation will be partnering with Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to pick up Derelict Crab Traps in Pontchartrain Basin in 2018. Derelict crab traps are a navigational hazard that continue to “Ghost Fish,” trapping animals needlessly and reducing the annual blue crab harvest as they degrade in our coastal waters. For information on how Derelict Crab Trap Removal is a smart way to reduce the negative environmental and ecological impacts of “ghost fishing,” see our project page, fact sheet, and report, Assessment and Lessons Learned from Derelict Crab Trap Rodeos in the Pontchartrain Basin in 2016 and 2017 and Recommendations for 2018 and 2019.
LPBF is actively soliciting financial, networking, social media, and in-kind support for this project. With contributions please contact Dr. John Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
Call us today at 504-836-2215, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us restore the Pontchartrain Basin for the benefit of this and future generations.