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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


The New Canal Lighthouse in 1947
The New Canal Lighthouse in 1947.
View From Cupola in 1927.
View From Cupola in 1927.
View From Cupola in 2003
View From Cupola in 2003.

Damage to the Lighthouse

New Canal Lighthouse after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
New Canal Lighthouse after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.




The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the New Canal Lighthouse Museum and Education Center.

Please join us in welcoming this historic landmark back to its original home on Lake Pontchartrain.

The event will kick off with a special Preview Cocktail Party on Thursday, April 18, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm.  Tickets will be available on April 3rd. Business Attire preferred.


For additional information, contact Angela Dorvin at (504)836-7117 or

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 19th @ 10:30 am.  The Lighthouse grounds and Museum will be open until 4:00 pm. LPBF members can tour the Museum free of charge.  For additional information contact Angela Dorvin at (504)836-7117 or

The Lighthouse Museum & Gift Shop will officially open to the public on Saturday, April 20th. Hours of operation are Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  For information on admission to the Museum, contact Betsy Blouin at (504)836-2116 or

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