Lights on the Lake is Back! Saturday, December 11th 5-8 PM at the New Canal Lighthouse

New this Year - FREE parking at the Robert Fresh Market parking lot in Lakeview with a FREE shuttle bus to take you to the event!

Food provided by local trucks, Tasty Treats and Creole BBQ. Including entertainment from The Sirens of New Orleans, Crescent City Sound Chorus of Sweet Adeline's International, and Shades of Praise!

Fall Tree Planting and Swamp Restoration

We are seeking volunteers who are looking to get their hands dirty and help us plant over 5,000 bald cypress and green ash trees throughout our beautiful Pontchartrain Basin! It is well known that forested swamp areas help absorb storm surges and stabilize land along our vanishing coastline. Restoring these essential habitats is one of the most effective ways you can help improve the resiliency of your community and bring biodiversity back to our wetlands!

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!

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!

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

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.