The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation has a museum at the site of the New Canal Lighthouse where visitors learn about the history of the lighthouse, the importance of the lake in the founding of the city of New Orleans, the work that LPBF did to bring Lake Pontchartrain back to life, and what we continue to do to keep our lake clean and to restore our coastline here in Louisiana. Museum docents guide visitors as they tour the New Canal Lighthouse Museum and Education Center. Docents help these visitors have an educational experience through which they will learn about the Pontchartrain Basin and environmental problems affecting it and solutions available. Docents also assist in science education programs for students of all ages.
The LPBF Coastal Crew goes out to community events and festivals to help spread the word on the coastal needs of our region.