Pontchartrain Conservancy's New Canal Lighthouse
Welcome to the New Canal Lighthouse! The Lighthouse is the education center for the Pontchartrain Conservancy whose mission is to drive environmental sustainability and stewardship through scientific research, education, and advocacy. 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. Take our the New Canal Lighthouse Tour to learn about the Pontchartrain Basin, our coastal and water quality programs and the Lighthouse itself. To start press the Take Tour button on the app or web page.