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Master gardeners celebrate the tricentennial and bring native plants back to New Orleans

Date: 5/24/2018 8:30:00 AM

Louisiana master gardeners have partnered with the National Park Service, the French Market Association, the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation to bring back native plants. Containers with newly potted

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Walking New Orleans’s oldest road


Date: 5/23/2018 7:45:00 AM

Native peoples were the first to figure out a way to avoid this, sailing in from other parts of the Gulf Coast and Lake Pontchartrain through the connection at Bayou St John, offloading their goods at the historic beginning of Bayou Road and walking them

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A look at Bayou St. John, New Orleans’s crown jewel

Curbed New Orleans

Date: 5/23/2018 7:39:00 AM

Faubourg St. John is named after the body of water that defines the western edge of the neighborhood. The bayou starts at Lake Pontchartrain, which is north of New Orleans, and flows to Mid-City, near the Lafitte Greenway. The bayou’s relationship with

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Sailors are ships ahoy for Leukemia Cup Regatta benefit

Date: 5/20/2018 8:06:00 PM

A favorite sight and activity on Lake Pontchartrain is sailing, and the city has a dedicated group of sailors who are also philanthropic. The 25th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta set sail April 7 to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help it

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Report details terrifying final moments before deadly 2016 plane crash in Lake Pontchartrain

The Advocate

Date: 5/16/2018 5:51:00 PM

James Biondo was flying the single-engine plane no more than 6 feet above Lake Pontchartrain's waves when he tried to reassure his two passengers that everything would be OK. Straining his neck to see over his control panel and through a windshield pelted

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• Surface Area: 630 Acres
• Length: 41 Miles
Lake Pontchartrain is a brackish estuary located in southeastern Louisiana in the United States. It covers an area of 630 square miles with an average depth of 12 to 14 feet. Some shipping channels are kept deeper through dredging. It is roughly oval in shape, about 40 miles from west to east and 24 miles from south to north.
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