Let's take care of our land of plenty!

The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group's (PCSDG) mission is to engage citizen participation towards the sustainability of Cocagne watershed communities
The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group has prioritized the Cocagne River and Bay Watershed as its action territory. Located on the southeast coast of New Brunswick, it is a typical rural coastal region of the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Most of the watershed is in Kent County with a small section to the southwest located in the Westmorland County. Water from the territory flows into the Northumberland Strait drainage basin, which is part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence ecosystem. This territory has an area of 400 km2 and includes the Cocagne River Watershed, the Cocagne Bay or Harbor as well as several small watersheds to the north of the Cocagne River, all flowing directly into the Northumberland Strait. To the east, the bay reaches Cap de Cocagne. Cocagne Island and Treasure Island (Île de Surette) as well as Barre de Cocagne are coastal characteristics of this watershed.

The aquatic boundaries of the Cocagne Bay Watershed are determined by the flow divide of the neighboring salt water watersheds of Bouctouche Bay to the north and Shediac Bay to the east.

A variety of habitats can be found in that region. Land close to the bay reveals several areas of salt marshes as well as low undulating hills with forested and agricultural areas. The region has many primary and secondary residences. Wetlands include also peatland, mostly in the upper part of the river watershed.

Several communities in South-East New Brunswick such as Cocagne, Notre-Dame, Irishtown,Saint-Antoineand Grande-Digue are part of the territory being studied. The local economy relies on natural resources as well as on goods and services the region has to offer because of its proximity to Moncton, Dieppe, Riverview, Shediac and Bouctouche.

Upcoming activities

August 28, 2020 - Living shorelines workshop with Rosemarie Lohnes

A theoretical and practical workshop on a natural approach to dealing with coastal erosion will be presented in Shediac by Rosmarie Lohnes of Helping Nature Heal inc.

This approach, called "Living Shorelines", is done manually with minimal mechanical intervention. It improves the health of the coastal ecosystem while protecting your property.

Come and learn more about the theory and practice of this proven ecological method, which represents an environmentally friendly alternative to fixed structures or rip rap.

Friday, August 28th
Theoretical session: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Shediac Multipurpose Centre, 58 Festival Street.
Lunch break: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm – Please bring your lunch.
Hands-on session: 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm - The location will be announced in the morning at the workshop.

The workshop will be organized in accordance with Covid-19 prevention measures. Please bring your mask. Facebook event here.

For more information :

Rémi Donelle, Shediac Bay Watershed Association
Tel: (506) 506-533-8880 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or

Julie Cormier, Director, Vision H2O
Tel:  (506) 577-2071    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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