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114 community leaders ask the Corps to make a win-win decision for a threatened swamp

More than 100 business, parish and community leaders mobilized over the past few weeks, signing their entities onto a request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to contribute to the state’s River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp project to balance what will be lost in the construction of the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain levee. The widely-supported Maurepas Swamp…

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Louisiana Scenic Rivers Photo Contest!

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries invites you to participate in a photography contest celebrating the 50th anniversary of Louisiana’s Scenic Rivers Act! ENTRY DEADLINE: June 1, 2020 at 12:00 AM The purpose of the contest is to promote the beauty of Louisiana’s designated natural and scenic rivers. All photographs must be taken within the…

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Calling all Community Scientists!

At the New Canal Lighthouse Museum we are studying Microplastics …. and we need your help! Recently, we built a new laboratory at the New Canal Lighthouse Museum to learn more about Microplastics and Algae in the Pontchartrain Basin.  “Community Scientists” are individuals who are concerned about our environment and want to do something more…

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PFAS Action Act of 2019

New legislation has been approved by the US Congress, targeting polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), for regulation as a hazardous substance under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).  These compounds are extremely persistent in the environment,  and are toxic to humans and animals.  But they are used in many products that touch…

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Meet Our AmeriCorps Team

Eden Krolopp serves as the Coastal Team Coordinator.   Eden is originally from Chicago and moved to New Orleans to participate in AmeriCorps.  She is a recent graduate from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington where she majored in Geology and Environmental Policy.   Eric Grimm serves as PC’s Water Quality Assistant.  He recently…

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Building Up the Reef

Pontchartrain Conservancy, in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, launched a new artificial reef program this week. The sites include the Lake Borgne Shell Pad, Grand Banks, West Karako Bay and Cabbage Reef. These reefs will increase hard-bottom habitat in an otherwise soft muddy water bottom, allowing increased opportunity for larval settlement…

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Meet Our AmeriCorps Team: Lighthouse

Joel Campbell serves as the Outreach Coordinator. A Michigander to the core, he attended Grand Valley State University where he earned a B.A. in journalism. He has worked as an environmental journalist for the West Michigan Environmental Action Council and been involved in policy and advocacy work with numerous environmental groups and nonprofits. Having spent…

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PC & CAMO To Jointly Hold Event on Underwater Pipeline Safety

Coastal Louisiana’s wealth of natural resources–from Sportsmen’s Paradise to vast petroleum reserves–is renown, and many Louisianans’ work in both fishing and oil-related industries. Pipelines safely convey an array of liquids and gases within and well beyond Louisiana. Dredging and marine construction activities for land building are vital for restoring our coast. Altogether, these riches of…

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Splash! Day Event

Click here to Register for Splash! Come spend a day at our lighthouse exploring how we can re-imagine our life with water!  Our daytime Girl Scout visitors will design, build, and test ways to live with water. Activities will include designing an aquifer, moving water with ancient technology, and various engineering challenges. Spend just an…

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