Lights on the Lake is Back! Saturday, December 11th 5-8 PM at the New Canal Lighthouse
Join us for a beautiful night on the lake and enjoy the best spot to view the holiday boat parade. In addition to the fantastic music line-up, delicious food from local food trucks and tantalizing hot toddies and refreshments, there will be kids craft & educational activities, and pictures with Santa!
Fall Tree Planting and Swamp Restoration
Check out the Reactive Fish Sculpture at the Lighthouse!
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Reactive Fish Sculpture translates water sensor measurements to colors and motion. The fish sculpture reflects the salinity, algae, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity of the water at both the Lake Pontchartrain and Mississippi River. Visit The New Canal Lighthouse to view it in action and learn more below! Stay tuned to help us name this awesome fish!
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!
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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
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