STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITY The Arlene Meraux River Observation Center

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  • Making A Better, Stronger St. Bernard

  • Envisioning the Future of St. Bernard

Meraux Foundation Program Areas


St. Bernard is a close, tight-knit community, and we take advantage of opportunities to get together to celebrate milestones or just swap stories. The Meraux Foundation carries on that Parish...{ Read More }

Special Projects

There is abundant potential in our community. The Meraux Foundation is implementing innovative programs to make the most of our assets, and move toward becoming the best St. Bernard we...{ Read More }

Land Gifts

The Meraux Foundation’s land gifts and projects are part of a dynamic strategy to ensure that the development of the Foundation’s vast land holdings have lasting improvements to various aspects...{ Read More }


To lend a helping hand to the next generation of the St. Bernard community, the Meraux Foundation has given more than 500 scholarships worth more than $1.4 million. The Foundation...{ Read More }

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Recent News


Boo at the Barn a blast thanks to Chalmette Key Club

By Barry Lemoine  in NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on October 27, 2015 at 8:55 AM The inaugural Boo at the Barn event was a spooktacular success as nearly 2,000 people took...{ Read More }


Free Working on Water Workshop on Tuesday 7/28/15

Expert to Advise Coastal Business on Branding and Marketing The St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF) and the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) will be hosting a free workshop entitled Reeling...{ Read More }

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Meraux Foundation Honors Dave Thompson for 65 Years of Service

Announces “Dave Thompson Event Barn” at Docville Farm On Saturday, the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation dedicated the Dave Thompson Event Barn in honor of Mr. Thompson’s 65 years...{ Read More }

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