Lake&Coast App Photography Contest!

Pontchartrain Conservancy's Water Quality department is proud to announce the development of a mobile app presenting our weekly water quality monitoring results! Join us in celebrating the release of our new app: Lake&Coast by submitting your photographs from sites across the Lake Pontchartrain Basin! Winners will be featured and receive credit in our app! Deadline to submit is July 23rd, 11:59 PM.

Storm Sweep was a Success! Thanks to You!

THANK YOU to everyone that joined us for our recent Storm Sweep! Storm Sweep was a month-long event designated to clean up the Lake Pontchartrain Basin this May and to promote education about storm preparedness. Our community really stepped up this month to get prepared. Look at what we accomplished during Storm Sweep:

    • 18 cleanups hosted
    • 61 storm drains cleared out
    • 250+ volunteers participated
    • 1,600 views on the cleanup locations map
    • 5,000+ pounds of trash removed

Get the latest NOAA weather data!

You can look online at our NOAA gauge at the New Canal Lighthouse for lake levels and wind data. See all kinds of fascinating information from the weather station such as tides, wind, how heavy rainfall might affect our lake, and more!

Our mission is to drive environmental sustainability and stewardship through scientific research, education, and advocacy.


We've been keeping you up to date with the latest conditions around the lake and in our basin since 2000. Check out our latest happenings and weekly results below!

Access information on projects and research that will keep our coastal region economically and culturally sustainable for the future.

The New Canal Lighthouse and Education Center has reopened to the public. We are excited to welcome the community back to experience this historic location.

If you have any questions, please call the museum at (504) 282-2134

We offer school programs, community programs, and educator essentials anchored in opportunities for critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. 

Without help from foundation members, community partners, and countless volunteers, none of this would be possible. Together we can achieve transformational outcomes that improve the basin for us now and for the future.

Sign up for the Basin Bulletin to hear news about current events around the Pontchartrain Basin including information on water quality, coastal issues, habitat, recreation, education, and events at PC’s New Canal Lighthouse.

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