In 2006, after years of effort from the Pontchartrain Conservancy to restore Lake Pontchartrain, an amazing thing happened: the EPA declared it clean and safe for recreation, making it the largest body of water ever removed from their list of impaired waters.
But their work isn’t done. The organization plans to plant 5,000 bald cypress and green ash trees throughout 16 parishes in our region to restore biodiversity and build natural storm protection.
As always, the conservancy continues its mission to preserve our coastline – transforming confusion and fear surrounding the crisis into understanding, advocacy and activism for environmental sustainability.
– Kristi Trail, Pontchartrain Conservancy