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Join Pontchartrain Conservancy & Preservation Resource Center for a lecture series to discuss climate change and historic preservation. We know that our historic buildings and communities are at risk, but many disagree on where to go from there. If we are to preserve our built and cultural landscapes, we first must weigh our desire for authenticity against our need for survival with regard to historic spaces and architecture. How might we — as individual practitioners and as a field —…Find out more »
Can green infrastructure, building reuse, and revisiting historic building and land use patterns make our communities more resilient in the face of climate change? With historic preservation serving as both the goal and the mechanism, this dialogue will address new challenges in living with water and density with preservation serving as a tool to power resilience. Free & open to the public. Presented in partnership with Pontchartrain Conservancy Moderator Ella Camburnbeck is the Community Planning and Resilience Senior Grants Manager with…Find out more »
Have you ever wanted to be a scientist? Now you can! Join our team of citizen scientists, we're open to all!
After you attend one of our training dates, you can collect and analyze water samples from around the region at our Learning Lab. Where and when you collect water samples is up to you!
Come visit the New Canal Lighthouse for free food, drinks, and opportunities to sign-up for STEM programming with Pontchartrain Conservancy. The goal of our Educator Open House is to connect teachers and schools throughout the Basin with our hands-on, inquiry-based programs that include labs on stormwater, green infrastructure, marine debris, coastal land loss and restoration, water quality, and so much more! Interact with our Lakefront Learning Lab. Sign-up for one of our school-based, deep dive programs on water quality or…Find out more »
What is a Nurdle? Why have so many recently washed up on the banks of the Mississippi River? How can I find out more about this environmental issue? The Pontchartrain Conservancy is hosting a new series called Coastal Conversations. The first conversation will be at the New Canal Lighthouse and is focused on the recent Nurdles spill on the river. Please join us for dialogue on this topic. This series allows individuals impacted by environmental issues, scientists, and community members to share…Find out more »
SATURDAY, SEPT. 19, 2020
AROUND THE PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN
Beach Sweep is the biggest community cleanup in Southeastern Louisiana. Last year we picked up 58,665 lbs. of trash from our streets, catch basins, and waterways around the basin.
Let's come together to care for the neighborhoods and areas that drain to the Pontchartrain Basin. Together we'll clean curbs, ditches, and storm drains on city streets and rural roadways.Find out more »