Pontchartrain Conservancy

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Children planting seeds at New Canal Lighthouse seed station.


Pontchartrain Conservancy’s mission is to drive environmental
sustainability and stewardship through scientific research, education,
and advocacy.

The Pontchartrain Conservancy is a non-profit organization focused on water quality, coastal restoration, and education. Its board represents Lake Pontchartrain Basin parishes and regulatory agencies across the 10,000-square mile watershed. With rural and urban land use, this is the most densely populated region in Louisiana. It is one of the largest estuarine systems in the Gulf of Mexico, containing over 22 essential habitats.

As a science-based organization, Pontchartrain Conservancy’s research helps identify which solutions improve the coast and its water quality while helping educate the community. This work ensures that the community’s children and grandchildren will continue to benefit from the Basin’s contributions to the region’s way of life.


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Specialist Ronny Carter taking water samples.

Pontchartrain Conservancy is relaunching its membership program this spring, offering ways to support through monthly, quarterly or annual donations. The Conservancy also hosts two annual cleanup events, one in the spring and one in fall.

The spring event runs from Earth Day (April 22) through May and encourages people to clean up litter around storm drains and catch basins before hurricane season. A culminating event will be held on May 28th at the New Canal Lighthouse, featuring a giveaway of free hurricane prep supplies and educational information and activities about storm risk reduction through coastal restoration. The festive event will also feature activities for children. A similar cleanup event takes place in the fall.

Lights on the Lake—the Conservancy’s biggest annual event—brings a holiday boat parade to the New Canal Lighthouse and features activities for kids, entertainment, and food trucks. To donate or join, visit scienceforourcoast.org.



The New Canal Lighthouse
8001 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans

Categories: Non-Profits Giving Back 2022