December 10

Lights at the Lake  

Summer Hours:   
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday 11-2 
Here at the Lighthouse: Painted Oyster Shells by local artist Tara Labiche. Perfect as a ring holder, spoon rest, or just a beautiful reminder of what lives in the water that surrounds us.

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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. 

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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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August 2016
LPBF's 27th annual Beach Sweep presented by Toyota will be held on Saturday, September 17.  Come out and help us keep Lake Pontchartrain clean!

   The Coastal Sustainability Program has observed  bottom hypoxia (low oxygen) in Chandeleur and Breton Sounds during two surveys this summer.  We have seen hypoxia develop in Chandeleur Sound every summer since 2010 when we started studying it there. We have also seen it 3 out of 4 summers in Breton Sound since 2013. It seems to set up in early summer, usually June, and dissipate during a strong front or hurricane in the fall which forces the water column to mix. Click here to read a previous report about the hypoxia and to learn how it develops. The extent of the hypoxia can be seen on our Water Quality Hydrocoast map. It is updated every time we measure it, about once a month to 6 weeks.

The Coastal Sustainability Program has begun a new study to investigate the extent of natural swamp regeneration on the Maurepas Land Bridge. We observed the natural regeneration last summer while scouting locations to do swamp restoration. We obtained funding from the Mississippi River Delta Coalition to set up 8 plots that are 50 x 50 meters to measure adult and sapling trees along a north/south transect on the landbridge.  We are excited to see what this study reveals! 

Click here to see why we want to study natural swamp regeneration in Maurepas.

August is Museum Month in greater New Orleans! Remember you can use your LPBF membership not only to visit the Lighthouse but also to visit any of the sixteen other participating museums for free during the month of August, including the WWII Museum, NOMA, the Insectarium, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Longue Vue House and Gardens and many more!

LPBF's 27th annual Beach Sweep presented by Toyota is right around the corner!  As part of Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup, volunteer groups clean up the city streets, storm drains, and ditches around Lake Pontchartrain.  Round up a group and help us keep the lake clean!  Click here to register.

 LPBF's Arts and Crafts Fair is making a comeback on April 22, 2017!  To reserve your space, contact Kate at or (504)836-2205

It's still hot in New Orleans, but we can start dreaming about cooler weather!  Mark your calendars now for Lights at the Lake at the New Canal Lighthouse in conjunction with the Light up the Lake Christmas boat parade.  Saturday, December 10 is the date.  See you there!