Let's take care of our land of plenty!

The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group's (GDDPC) mission is to engage citizen participation towards the sustainability of communities of Beausoleil, Maple Hills and Champdoré located in the Cocagne watershed.
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Let's protect our wetlands!

Encourage and collect observations of plants, birds, mammals and all other forms of life in the Cocagne river watershed (Pays de Cocagne).
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Let's count on ecology

Ecological planning deals primarily with restoring natural habitats and introducing native plants suitable for the area.
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Community action

Citizens of Cocagne recognize the importance of community mitigation and adaptation measures in the face of climate change.
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By taking care of the environment, we take care of ourselves

Developing activities and partnerships in the Cocagne watershed to promote an understanding of sustainable development respectful of nature, food, culture, economy and social justice.
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Youth

The GDDPC has developed an environmental education program through outdoor learning for youth in Southeastern New Brunswick.
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Let's take care of our land of plenty!

The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group's (GDDPC) mission is to engage citizen participation towards the sustainability of communities of Beausoleil, Maple Hills and Champdoré located in the Cocagne watershed.
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Upcoming activities

July 6 2024 - Breaking of flax

The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (GDDPC) and the Marcel Goguen Farm invite you to participate in the breaking of flax.

When: Saturday, July 6th (July 7th in case of rain) from 9 AM to 3 PM
Where: At Marcel Goguen Farm, 475 Cocagne South Road.

This is not a workshop but a work session to separate flax fibers from the straw. There will be two brakes that people can use to crush the flax stems. There will also be other tools to remove the straw, for scutching and combing the flax fibers. Participants should bring their own snacks, lunch, and work gloves. Claire Gagnon will also give a spinning demonstration!

Latest News

May 27 2024 - Press release - Environmental Trust Fund approves 4 projects in Beausoleil

Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (GDDPC) and the La communauté rurale de Beausoleil are delighted to announce several important initiatives for sustainable development and the protection of our environment. These projects aim to improve residents' quality of life while preserving our natural heritage.
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Educational program

Action and education in Southeastern New-Brunswick
Educational program

Living shorelines

Natural protection of coastal and riparian lands
Living shorelines

Seeds for life

Directory of organic, non-GMO, heritage or heirloom seed suppliers
Seeds for life

Cocagne Country Colors

Cultivate, responsibly harvest and transform natural dyes in the Cocagne watershed
Cocagne Country Colors

Tree swallow nest boxes

Tips for building and maintaining your own nest box
Tree swallow nest boxes

Natural burial

A question and answer guide to planning a natural funeral and burial.
Natural burial

What is the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group

In 2024, the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (GDDPC) celebrates 25 years of community engagement. We celebrate the richness of biodiversity and abundance in Pays de Cocagne, where every individual action
contributes to a healthy environment in which people can thrive. Over the years, our community projects have cultivated values of self-sufficiency and ecological responsibility. Many volunteers are actively involved in the well-being of the region. Taking care of the environment means taking care of ourselves!

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