Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF)
LPBF is a citizen’s organization dedicated to restoring and protecting the Lake Ponchartrain Basin. Lake Ponchartain is a brackish lake in Louisiana and the second largest salt water lake in the US. The Lake has suffered from host of negative impacts, including: sprawl, wastewater, erosion, invasive species, and litter.
LPBF sees itself as the steward of the LP Basin, responsible for maintaining the area’s unique ecological function and aesthetic beauty.
LPBF provides classroom presentations, field programs, educational resources, and public service opportunities free of charge to teachers, students, and schools. LPBF is also active in monitoring water quality, creating awareness campaigns for various LP issues. LPBF is also an active monitor of environmental compliance.
Interdisciplinary – focused on whatever is detrimental to the lake
Partner focus – developed partnerships with many groups and government agencies to get their work done