Living Shorelines: Hands-on Workshop on Natural Coastal protection

Communauté rurale de Beausoleil and Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (GDDPC) invite you to take part in a hands-on workshop presented by Rosmarie Lohnes of Helping Nature Heal.

The workshop will be held on Thursday June 27 from 9 am to 4pm, at the Cocagne Marina, 130 Marina Street, Cocagne NB, E4R 2T1

Helping Nature Heal uses materials from nature, advanced science and ecosystem restoration expertise to restore vegetation and to help stabilize shorelines.

The objective of the workshop is to take an inventory and conduct maintenance work on the natural infrastructure created along the bank at the marina in 2023. Rosmarie will inspect the premises and participants will help with maintenance of the natural installations that help control erosion.

Participation is free.

To register, please visit the New-Brunswick Environmental Network website:

This initiative is made possible thanks to support of the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund and Nature NB.

Details: Please bring :

A water bottle - there will be a water station and snacks on site

A lunch and folding chair

Appropriate clothing, in anticipation of the weather and outdoor work


Proposed  Agenda: Thursday June 27, 2024

9am – Intro and demonstration of Living Shorelines project

10am - Summarise maintenance needs and explain techniques

10:30 – Start maintenance work

Noon – Lunch (bring your own or order from a nearby restaurant)

1pm – Continue maintenance work

2:30 -Break and complete work

3:45 - Wrap-up and farewell

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Communauté rurale de Beausoleil

Serge LaRochelle


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Jérôme Légère


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