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Lights at the Lake  
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October 30

Haunted Lighthouse 

Hours:   
Monday-Saturday  
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday 11-2 
We have new book additions in the gift shop!  Two of our new additions are from Charles M. Allen's "Allen's Native Ventures" series.  Beautifully written and illustrated, they are essential to the nature lover's library.  We have also had the opportunity to add the book written by Capt. Robert Mueller, of the U.S. Coast Guard, about his experiences directing search and rescue operations during Hurricane Katrina.  Come on by and check them out!


   
Leave a Legacy at the New Canal Lighthouse
Buy a Lighthouse brick to support LPBF and the New Canal Lighthouse.
 Call (504)282-2134 for more information.

 


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LPBF's Hydrocoast Maps  

Pontchartrain Basin
September 19-25

Barataria Basin
September 12-18   
    

Become a volunteer Lighthouse docent
(tour guide)!
Call (504)836-2238 for more information.

Join Coastal Crew!


Would you like to volunteer at fairs and festivals, working with children and spreading LPBF's message? 
For more information, contact LPBF's Education Department at
(504) 836-2238. 

Membership Drive!

Please consider supporting LPBF by becoming a member.

As a member, you will receive a membership card, a Save Our Coast decal, free admission to LPBF's New Canal Lighthouse, subscriptions to Lake & Coast and Basin Bulletin, invitations to special events throughout the year, and volunteer opportunities.

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October 2016
Join us for an evening of Halloween fun at the New Canal Haunted Lighthouse!  Have a blast at our different activities while listening to live music featuring Katy & the Confetti Park Players!  See you there!

 
 LPBF has scheduled several marsh plantings in the upcoming months.  Get your marsh planting duds on and join us!
  November 11th - LPBF planting in Maurpas.  Click here to register.
  November 19th - LPBF planting in Maurepas.  Click here to register.
 
For the following marsh plantings, please click here to check the CRCL calendar for registration.
  December 1-3 - CRCL and LPBF planting in Maurepas
  January 13-14 - CRCL and LPBF planting in Maurepas
  January 19-21 - CRCL and LPBF planting in Maurepas
  February 3-4 - CRCL and LPBF planting at Caenarvon




LPBF's 27th annual Beach Sweep was a success thanks to the time and spirit of our volunteers!  Over 1,500 volunteers collected more than 12,000 pounds of trash across the Basin.  A big thank-you from LPBF goes out to our presenting sponsor, Toyota; our picnic sponsor, Atmos; our contributing sponsors, Abita Brewing Company, McAlister's Deli, and The Coca-Cola Company; and to our many partners and volunteers.  Thank you for working to keep our Basin clean! 
 

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. Come in to the Chipotle at 3600 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie on Friday, November 4th between 11:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. 
 

The Great Summer Flood of 2016 occurred without a hurricane and was due to extreme rainfall over the western portion to the Pontchartrain Basin, flooding the Amite, Tickfaw, and Tangipahoa watersheds (see map). LPBF staff attended a workshop on the Amite Basin Flood in Baton Rouge, and we plan to hold a similar workshop early next year to discuss ways to mitigate the effects of future riverine-type floods for the entire Northshore.

  The Coastal Sustainability Program conducted a study to determine how much of the Pontchartrain Basin is suitable for swamp forest restoration and how much is likely to be ready in the near future.  There are 75,367 acres or 118 square miles that are ready for swamp restoration right now or room for planting over 14.5 million trees!  Read the full report.
 
LPBF kicked off the winter 2016/2017 wetland tree planting season with a successful planting in the Manchac area on Friday, October 7th. Volunteers from Valero (Norco), as well as others including local celebrity Bruce Mitchell, joined us to get 800 trees in the ground!  We are already well on our way to planting 2,000 trees this season and doing our part to restore swamp habitat in the Pontchartrain Basin.  LPBF has two more plantings in the Manchac area scheduled for November. 

If you would like to volunteer on Friday, November 11, please use this link to register.

If you would like to volunteer on Saturday, November 19, please use this link to register.