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Entergy and Pontchartrain Conservancy Partner to Clean Lake Pontchartrain Basin

Jean-Baptiste Dickens

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NEW ORLEANS, LA — Entergy continues company tradition as a long-time leader in environmental stewardship by granting a $15,000 donation to the Pontchartrain Conservancy, a New Orleans-based non-profit organization committed to an environmentally sustainable, prosperous and resilient region. This grant contribution will be directed to support the non-profit’s mission, which is to drive environmental sustainability and management through scientific research, advocacy and education.

It will also benefit the Lake Pontchartrain Basin and the communities around. Kristi Trail, the executive director of Pontchartrain Conservancy expressed her gratitude towards Entergy for their ongoing partnership and their support for Pontchartrain Conservancy’s programs. She added that the support enables the organization to maintain Pontchartrain Basin, a massive ecological system that provides crucial habitat for many species such as fish, reptiles and others.

Following this endowment, Entergy employees and volunteers participated in Storm Sweep, a cleanup and hurricane preparedness event organized by Pontchartrain Conservancy and sponsored by Entergy Louisiana for Southeast Louisiana’s residents. This event was held at Bonnabel Boat Launch and Bucktown Marina in Metairie. One of the program’s agendas is cleaning up debris to improve drainage and water flow, mitigates flooding and planting mulch as well as pine straw.

Phillip May, Entergy Louisiana President and CEO, emphasized that maintaining the environment and communities around are among the company’s core values. Be it enhancing electric, gas infrastructure or expanding facilities during day-to-day operations, the company always strives to prioritize the environmental aspects.

Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electric service to more than 1 million customers and natural gas service to more than 93,000 customers. It operates in southern, central and northern Louisiana. Last year, Entergy bestowed more than $750,000 to Louisiana non-profits and other organizations with environmental programs.

For more information or to get involved in Pontchartrain Conservancy programs, visit https://scienceforourcoast.org/.

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