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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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17th annual save our lake fishing rodeo


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Fracking in St. Tammany Parish:

Where does Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation stand 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.


Click here for a calendar of our events. Click on a date that has the word "events" to read more.

SWIM LESSONS: LPBF partnered with American Red Cross and Tulane Unversity to present the Ashley Kelly Swim Program in mid-May for the 11th year. More FREE swim lessons are being offered this summer in Orleans Parish by NORDC and Red Cross. Click here for details, and in St. John Parish, contact the recreation department to register.

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.

Friday, July 18th: LPBF Lakefront History Trolley Ride and Social
Friday, Saturday, September 5,6: LPBF Save our Lake and Coast Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, September 20th: LPBF's 25th annual Beach Sweep.




New Canal Lighthouse open for visitors 6 days/week
10:00am-4:00pm Guided tours

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