December 10

Lights at the Lake  

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 Map 

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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?  Service hours are available are available for high school juniors and seniors who join Coastal Crew!  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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September 2016
LPBF's 27th annual Beach Sweep presented by Toyota is this Saturday, September 17.  Come out and help us keep Lake Pontchartrain clean!

  LPBF is analyzing the recent tragic flash floods to understand why they occurred and what should be done going forward.  Although a great tragedy, the floods may have been beneficial for the Maurepas Swamp which is itself important to reduce flooding from hurricanes.

Parkway Pipeline LLC recently donated $50,000 to LPBF for two projects along the New Orleans Lakefront. Funds will be used for improvements to the New Canal Lighthouse deck and for improved access to the Bayou St. John Urban Marsh. Allen Fore with Kinder Morgan and representatives of Valero, Lillian Riojas and Taryn Rogers, were at the lighthouse for the check presentation. The lighthouse deck is used extensively for environmental education but can be very hot during the summer. Funds for the lighthouse will be used for a cover for the deck, providing shelter from the sun and rain. Also pictured: Joann Haydel, LPBF Education Coordinator; John Kinabrew, LPBF board member; and Dr. John Lopez, LPBF Director of Coastal Sustainability) 
On August 14, 2016, Louisiana was hit by a one-thousand-year storm event over the course of two days. As a result of this disaster, many homes were flooded and damaged. In response to this disaster LPBF's Waste Water Inspector, Ronny Carter, has been assisting impacted municipalities and working with citizens to restore their treatment systems back to working order.
The waste treatment unit is a part of the home and should be included on any insurance claim or assistance request made with FEMA. Because individual waste treatment units can be susceptible to damage during a storm event, here are some things to be aware of:
- Is the system receiving power? Has it become unplugged, or does the circuit need to be reset?
- When listening to the exposed pipe, can percolation or bubbling be heard?
- Did the aerator receive water? If so, it should be inspected and may need to be repaired or replaced. 
For further information visit Louisiana Department of Hospitals here.      

Get someone else to make your dinner AND help out Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation!  Join us at Panera Bread on North Carrollton Avenue on Thursday, October 6th from 4-8 p.m.  Bring in this flyer or show it on your phone when you go.  Thank you for supporting LPBF!

Renew your membership or become a member today! Membership in the Foundation is a wonderful way to broaden your community involvement.  Please join in the efforts to Save Our Lake and Save Our Coast, and sign up on our website or mail membership dues to P.O. Box 6965, Metairie, LA 70009. For any questions, call (504)836-2205 or email

  Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation with others, including the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and St. Bernard Parish, is organizing an unprecedented 16-day Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program for the entire Pontchartrain Estuary from February 20 - March 7, 2017.  Last week, LDWF and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission declared a 30-day crab trap closure in all state waters beginning February 20, 2017.  All crabbers are instructed to remove their traps during this time period, and all crab traps in Louisiana waterways will be considered abandoned.  This is a large closure area with many derelict traps and we want to remove as many as possible!  We have started planning and are seeking funding or volunteer support to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity.
  For more information on the closure contact Patrick Smith at .
For information on how derelict crab traps can kill fishes and crabs click here .

  Bring your friends and some wine, and have fun while helping LPBF.  Click here to register.