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Lake Pontchartrain
Basin Foundation
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New Canal Lighthouse open for visitors 6 days/week
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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

Dr. Bobís Nature Notes


Blue Dasher Dragonfly by Dr. Bob Thomas



Purple Finch by Dr. Bob Thomas



Eastern Gray Squirrel by Dr. Bob Thomas


Bull Shark by Dr. Bob Thomas



Marbled Salamander by Dr. Bob Thomas



Chinese Tallow by Dr. Bob Thomas



SE Lubber Grasshopper by Dr. Bob Thomas



Mosquito Ferns by Dr. Bob Thomas



Blue Jays by Dr. Bob Thomas



Spotted Salamander by Dr. Bob Thomas



Green Treefrog by Dr. Bob Thomas


Mud Snake: Farancia abacuraMud Snake: Farancia abacura
by Dr. Bob Thomas



Flying Fish by Dr. Bob Thomas


Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly by Dr. Bob Thomas


Summer acrobats:  Mississippi Kites
Summer acrobats: Mississippi Kites
by Dr. Bob Thomas


Cicadas by Dr. Bob Thomas


Louisiana's marine insects: rove beetles
Louisiana's marine insects: rove beetles
by Dr. Bob Thomas


Dwarf Palmetto

Dwarf Palmetto by Dr. Bob Thomas


Lichens and Katrina
Lichens and Katrina by Dr. Bob Thomas


Where Do The Shells Go?
Where Do The Shells Go?
by Dr. Bob Thomas

Common Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk by Dr. Bob Thomas


Poison Ivy, Oak,Sumac by Dr. Bob Thomas





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