20 Years of Saving Our Lake and Coast
Lake Pontchartrain
Basin Foundation
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New Canal Lighthouse open for visitors 6 days/week
10:00am-4:00pm Guided tours

February 11 - Tuesday* (date/time change)
Coastal Crew/Docent training at Lighthouse
5:00pm - 7:00pm

March 15 - Saturday
Southshore Lakefront Bicycle Tour

March 28 - Friday
Visit LPBF at Treasure Chest Casino's "Crawfish at the Lake".

April 5 - Saturday
Lake PontchARTrain CRAFT Fair and Summer Water Safety Day

Come see us at other events!


Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's success depends on the dedication and talents of thousands of volunteers. People often volunteer with us because they feel a personal commitment to protecting and restoring our basin, so that all of us can enjoy it. Motivated by this valuable feeling of ownership, volunteers get involved in a variety of fun, interesting events that we hold throughout the year. Learn more

Many of these events are annual, including our Back to the Beach Festival, Beach Sweep, Fishing Rodeo, Golf Classic, and Northshore "Let's Make Waves" Party.

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation staff also welcomes those who wish to volunteer in our office. Office volunteers regularly offer their time and talents throughout the year. Their assistance is invaluable. Learn more


Habitat Resources

In order to protect the habitats of the Pontchartrain Basin, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation created a plan that maps out projects that will protect and enhance the Basin’s habitats for years to come.  Please see LPBF’s Comprehensive Habitat Management Plan to read about the strategy to make our region sustainable for future generations.

Please visit the Habitat sections of our website for numerous resources on landuse planning and conservation and protection.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us.


Helpful Websites

American Planning Association   

Bureau of Governmental Research   

Congress for the New Urbanism   

David Suzuki Foundation

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Legal - Zoning, Planning, and Land Use   

Louisiana Speaks
Long-term community recovery planning in parishes affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Model Ordinances

Non-point Education for Municipal Officials   

Operation Fresh Start

Smart Communities Network    

Smart Growth America   

Smart Growth for Louisiana

Smart Growth Network   

Smart Growth (U.S. EPA)


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