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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

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Water Quality Resources

Testing the Waters: Water Quality Monitoring in Lake Pontchartrain
Why do we test, where do we test and what do we test? These questions are answered in this bright colorful brochure written for all ages. It is truly a useful tool to anyone learning about water quality.  To receive a copy, please Contact Us


Not in My Backyard! Sewage Uncovering the Dirty Secrets of Your Home Sewage System
No one wants to spend time thinking about sewage. But on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, citizens who ignore what goes down their drains may end up breaking both the law and their pocketbooks. They may also be shocked to discover raw sewage in the ditches around their homes. (Adobe PDF  Version)


Environmental Atlas of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin

What's under the Lake? Where are redfish found? Answers to these and many other questions are now available in a multidisciplinary source of information on the Lake and its surrounding 4,700 square-mile Basin. The Atlas covers geology, land use, habitat, biological resources, and water quality. This book is available in public and university libraries, and is out on CD for private citizens. You can view the Atlas by clicking here, or Contact Us for a copy on CD.


Homeowner’s Guide to Household Sewage Treatment Systems
http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/cu_co_homeowners.pdf

Decentralized Onsite Management for Treatment of Domestic Wastes
http://www.epa.gov/seahome/decent.html

Septic (Onsite) Systems Guidance, Manuals and Policies
http://cfpub.epa.gov/owm/septic/septic.cfm?page_id=268

 

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