Beach Sweep is Almost Here!

Our 33rd Annual Beach Sweep is coming up soon! As we head into the peak of storm season, it's more important than ever to get out and clean our streets, parks, yards, and storm drains. Be a part of Beach Sweep in August and help restore our community!

Congrats to our Water Quality Team and Partners in St. Tammany Parish!

At this year's Gulf of Mexico Conference, our Water Quality Team was awarded the Gulf Guardian Award. This award serves as a way to recognize and honor the businesses, community groups, individuals, and agencies that are taking positive steps to keep the Gulf healthy, beautiful and productive.

Calling All Community Scientists!

Our L.A.M.P.S., Lakefront Algae and MicroPlastics Scientists, program brings together community scientists to collect and test water samples throughout the basin.

Join this exciting program to discover what is in your water, your rivers and streams, and at your favorite recreational places. Whether you are a student, teacher, or curious resident who wants to know more about water quality, we are always looking for more Community Scientists to help us Shine a Light on Pollution.

Lake and Coast App Released!

Pontchartrain Conservancy is proud to announce the release of Water Quality's very own water quality results app: Lake and Coast! The app is now live and available for download on your Android/iOS device in celebration of National Water Quality Month this August!

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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.

Call us today at 504-836-2215, or email us at

Help us create an environmentally sustainable, prosperous, and resilient region.