Picky Oysters

The release of our latest Oyster Habitat Suitability report and an Artificial Reef project on the horizon. Louisiana oysters have a Goldilocks complex. They need a not-too-fresh and not-too-salty environment to survive long enough to make it onto our plates.   That perfect balance can be hard to find on a changing coast. Since the…

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WEFTEC Tour

Our first stop was the New Canal Lighthouse Museum, an homage to the hard work the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) has accomplished and our plans for the future of our changing coast. Over the lifetime of our organization, we have improved water quality around the basin reclaiming Lake Pontchartrain and the Bogue Falaya, Tchefuncte,…

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Gone Ghost Fishin’

An explanation of Ghost Fishing and the release of our latest Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program report and factsheet. So who are these ghosts and why are they fishing? And what’s that got to do with crab? Well, there aren’t any real ghosts with fishing poles (or so we hope).   But there are crab…

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LPBF In The News

Master gardeners celebrate the tricentennial and bring native plants back to New Orleans- Nola.com 5/24/18   Algal blooms spotted on lake, possibly due to hot temperatures    WVUE Fox 8   5/9/18   Timeline for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Accelerated by Two Years   EDF Blog  5/2/18   LPBF Media Advisory Algae Bloom March 2018   LPBF 3/26/18Army…

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