"Dancing in the Water"
Check out this link that shows Matt Moseley's successful attempt of 15 hour historic swim across Lake Pontchartrain that will air next week at Prytania Theatre.
Click here for tickets http://www.movietickets.com/theater/hid/3745/ShowDate/5
Give, Give, Give!
LPBF is participating in GiveNOLA Day-the community’s online giving event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation-on May 5th. Support us by going online and clicking here: www.GiveNOLA.org
LPBF would like to thank Entergy as the presenting sponsor of the 1st Annual Spring Sweep. This event was held in conjunction with “Keep America Beautiful” week. LPBF and Entergy had over 530 volunteers out picking up trash and doing beautification projects throughout the Basin. More than 3,500 pounds of trash and 36 bags of recyclables were collected.
LPBF and Partners Begin Sampling Stormwater in New Orleans:
LPBF and partners are beginning an unprecedented project to monitor the effectiveness of Green Infrastructure projects to manage stormwater in New Orleans. The goal is to help clean the water entering the lake! Click here for more info
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
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!! Click here to take a chance!
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 email@example.com.