- Pontchartrain Conservancy

Join us for Storm Sweep this May!

Storm Sweep is a month designated to clean up the Lake Pontchartrain Basin and to promote education about storm preparedness. Join us for a catch basin and neighborhood clean-up, become an event sponsor, or both!

Interact with PC's New Education Videos!

Join Pontchartrain Conservancy's Education Department in a series of videos that encourage participants to learn more about their local environment. These videos are interactive, with places for viewers to pause and answer questions, make predictions, or design and test their own experiments.

Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo a Success! This year PC and our partners removed 4,800 derelict traps from the Pontchartrain Basin and released 4,400 live blue crabs!

Pontchartrain Conservancy has partnered once again with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) for the annual Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program. Derelict crab traps are any crab traps that have become discarded, lost, or abandoned in the marine environment. In Louisiana, they are a widespread form of marine debris.

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 info@scienceforourcoast.org.

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