The Lake Pontchartrain Basin is a 10,000 square mile watershed encompassing 16 Louisiana parishes. The land use of the region is both rural and urban and is the most densely populated region in Louisiana, including metro New Orleans and the state capital, Baton Rouge. It is one of the largest estuarine systems in the Gulf of Mexico containing over 22 essential habitats. The Basin's topography ranges from rolling woodlands in the north to coastal marshes in the south, with the 630 square mile Lake Pontchartrain as its centerpiece.
Since 1989, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation has been dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Pontchartrain Basin. Our programs include water quality monitoring, coastal restoration, sewage improvements, agricultural pollution reduction, habitat preservation, education and outreach, public access, and maintaining the New Canal Lighthouse Museum and Education Center.
The success of our programs is directly related to the interest, support, and involvement of our community, and we greatly value your support.