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A Farewell to Dr. John Lopez

Dr. John Lopez has been an integral member of Pontchartrain Conservancy since its founding in 1989.   He was a founding volunteer, board member and stepped in as the Executive Director of PC for 4 years from 2010 to 2014. While Executive Director, he managed the reconstruction of the New Canal Lighthouse, which opened in…

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Manatee Sighting in Lake Pontchartrain!

On Thursday, December 10th a manatee was photographed near our New Canal Lighthouse by Joe Underwood. There are manatee sightings in Lake Pontchartrain almost every year but, most manatee sightings are on the north shore, generally in spring and summer months and rarely if ever, has a manatee been seen on the south shore. In…

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Enjoy the Holidays and Benefit the Environment With These Handy Household Tips

By Olivia Ledet – Outreach Coordinator, Pontchartrain Conservancy; Isabella Donnell – Outreach Assistant, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana; and Timira Lockheart – Outreach Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation This year’s holiday celebrations will look different than years past. While we can’t gather and celebrate in the same ways as before, you can make new traditions with…

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Meet Our AmeriCorps Team: Olivia Ledet

Olivia Ledet is serving as Pontchartrain Conservancy’s Community Outreach Coordinator. She graduated this semester from Loyola University New Orleans with a B.A. in Mass Communications and a minor in Political Science. Olivia is born and raised in Southeast Louisiana and loves to spend time enjoying the outdoors whether that be in a boat, in a…

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Meet Our AmeriCorps Team: Cameron Field

Cameron Field serves as the Tree Nursery Program Developer and Volunteer Coordinator on the Coastal team. He is a recent graduate from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Natural Resource Ecology and Management.  Born and raised in Southeastern Louisiana, he has had a love for nature and the outdoors from a young age. In…

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Meet Our AmeriCorps Team: Dan Wiet

Daniel Wiet serves as the Coastal Data Sharing Program Developer and Technology Coordinator. His background is in Environmental Science with a focus on Pollution Prevention and Remediation and GIS, and recently has started his journey into computer programming and coding. Originally from the Chicago area, he has lived in New Orleans for the past 5 years,…

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Coalition Unveils Findings on MRGO Ecosystem Recovery 15 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Press Release Report assesses impacts of channel’s closure, vital restoration needs and ongoing community recovery NEW ORLEANS (Oct. 1, 2020) — 15 years after Hurricane Katrina, the MRGO Must Go Coalition released a white paper todaydetailing new information about the environmental benefits of closing the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) and the ongoing,urgent need for…

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Meet Our AmeriCorps Team: Gina Kissee

Gina Kissee serves as Pontchartrain Conservancy’s Education Assistant. She graduated from the University of New Orleans, where she earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. Having grown up in and around New Orleans, Gina was inspired to serve at Pontchartrain Conservancy in order to learn how best to contribute to her…

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Beach Sweep: How to use the Clean Swell App

Our friends at Ocean Conservancy have developed a great app to track everything you collect! Share your cleanup results with us and the world as part of the International Coastal Cleanup! Here are some tips to help you get the most out of the Clean Swell App First make sure to download the App Get…

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