Reveal of New Educational Opportunities At Upcoming Educator Open House

Educators teach about the Multiple Lines of Defense Strategy for combatting hurricane storm surge. You can learn more about the strategy here. Sand is flying, drills are whirling and excitement fills the air of the New Canal Lighthouse. But what is all the hubbub about? Is the building getting a new facelift? Nope! But the…

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Dr. John Lopez of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation show speaking on the condition of the lake 2019

Hear It Straight From Our Scientists on Algae

national coverage Excerpt from article: The spillway is expected to close mid-July. Experts believe its closure will prompt the algae bloom to quickly dissipate. “Once they close the structure, conditions will start to change pretty quickly,” John Lopez told CBS New Orleans affiliate WWL-TV. Lopez works for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, a conservation organization…

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Dr. John Lopez Speaks on Unprecedented Changes in our Basin

An excerpt from LPBF’s ongoing Hydrocoast Map Series that documents environmental changes seen within the Pontchartrain Basin. The series is updated biweekly and you can receive it via email by signing up here.  https://saveourlake.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Unprecedented-Changes-Pontchartrian-Basin-Dr.-Lopez.mp3 Transcript of Audio: This is Dr. John Lopez, I’m the director of the Coast and Community Program for the Lake Pontchartrain…

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Thank you to AmeriCorps

All four of our 2018-2019 AmeriCorps Members. Education Assistant Laine Farber (top left), Coastal Program Volunteer Coordinator and Field Science Tech Eden Krolopp (top right), Outreach Coordinator Briana Cervantes (bottom left), Water Quality Assistant (bottom right) A year of service and passion is wrapping up for our four amazing AmeriCorps. Apply for our next service…

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Spillways and Floodways

Why do we open the spillway and what does it affect? Update Click to hear it straight from our scientist Picture of a previous Bonnet Carre Spillway opening courtesy of the Army Corps of Engineers. Update President Trump has approved a federal disaster declaration for the state of Louisiana flood fight. Disastrous flooding farther north along…

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From Sewer to Stream

LPBF takes us from Sewer to stream Imagine if every time you washed your hands, took a shower, or flushed the toilet, that dirty water flowed directly from your pipes into the closest river or lake.   This is happening across much of southeastern Louisiana.   In recent years, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes have…

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Committed to the long-term health of our coast and wildlife

COMMITTED TO THE LONG-TERM HEALTH OF OUR COAST AND ALL WILDLIFE Click here for information on what to do if you spot a marine mammal or sea turtle The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) is aware of and very concerned about the recent increase in dolphin and other marine life strandings along the Gulf Coast,…

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Pay it Forward for the Next Generation of STEM Professionals

Jennifer Argote (right) with friends taking samples at Bayou St. John in 2005 At Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, our Education Programming provides students valuable formative experiences that help them become a new generation of environmental scientists, engineers and STEM professionals. Pay it forward for the next generation and multiply the impact of your gift this…

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Native Plant Initiative GNO Feature

The Native Plant Initiative of GNO Fixed up Our Lighthouse Garden, So We Thought We Tell You More About Them. Just a glilmpse of the wonderful work that the Native Plant Initiative of Greater New Orleans did, revamping our garden at the Lighthouse. They planted several native plants and labeled most of garden. Come on…

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