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Lake Pontchartrain
Basin Foundation

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) was established in response to environmental concerns voiced throughout the Basin. As the public’s independent voice, LPBF is dedicated to restoring and preserving the water quality, coast, and habitats of the entire Pontchartrain Basin.  Through coordination of restoration activities, education, advocacy, monitoring of the regulatory process, applied scientific research, and citizen action, LPBF works in partnership with all segments of the community to reclaim the Basin for this and future generations.

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin is a 10,000 square mile watershed encompassing 16 Louisiana parishes.

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New Canal Lighthouse open for visitors 6 days/week
Monday-Saturday From 10AM - 4PM Guided tours

Come see us at other LPBF events.


The New Canal Lighthouse Weather Station

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Coastal News!
Dr. Lopez talks about new land being built by the Caenarvon Diversion. Click here to view

Planting More Trees!!!
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Restore the Earth Foundation and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation announce the completion of a 5,000 tree reforestation initiative. Click here for more info

CALTreasure Chest "Crawfish at the Lake"
Crawfish is $10 per plate with your B Connected Card, $15.00 if you do not have a card.  This price includes corn, potatoes and mushrooms.  Cash bar available.  Entertainment by the Wiseguys.  Come on out for a great evening to support a great cause.  LPBF will receive a portion of the proceeds.  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to work the event, please contact Angela Dorvin, (504) 836-2205 or

Bead Dog Raffle!
Call LPBF at 282-2134 to take a $5.00 chance on a Haydel's Mardi Gras Bead Dog®. ALL proceeds benefit LPBF!!













VOTE VOTE VOTE and VOTE again for LPBF!!!
Gulf Coast Bank's Community Rewards Program will donate $50,000 to ten local non-profits.Click the link and vote EVERYDAY!!Support OurLake and Coast

LPBF'sSPRING SWEEP presented by Entergy. Email to volunteer or call 504-836-2238. Saturday, March 21st, 9am-11:30am followed by a picnic for registered volunteers. Great way to earn service hours.

Congratulations to Kelly Bailey for coming up with the winning name for our lighthouse otter. "Ody" can't wait to visit with everyone. He lives in the waters of the Pontchartrain Basin and is now on display at Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's New Canal Lighthouse museum.

Second Saturday Work and Learn at Bayou St. John: Every second Saturday from 9am to noon, LPBF will host a volunteer work opportunity at the new urban marsh on Bayou St. John at Lake Pontchartrain. Work includes trash pickup, with seasonal planting, maintenance & monitoring. Also included will be an educational talk or hands-on project about local natural and cultural history. Call LPBF's Coastal Department at
504-836-7208 for details.

Teachers and Scout Leaders: There are many educational programs offered at the lighthouse. Click on the Educator's packet for more details.

Visit LPBF's Gift Shop at the New Canal Lighthouse and then take a guided tour of the museum. Consider a personalized brick to be installed in the lighthouse Fountain Plaza.

Interested in being a volunteer tour guide at LPBF's New Canal Lighthouse email


News on fracking in St. Tammany Parish:
Where Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation stands on the subject? To find out more on what’s happening in your city view the Fracking Assessment Report and the United States Army Corps of Engineers Comments.



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