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
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Young piping plover banded at Escuminac this summer. P6, nicknamed Pegasus, managed to get to 20 days and more which means that he went to his first flight giving him a very good chance of survival.

July 30, 2018

South East NB - The SENB Piping Plover Project has visited all beaches where these endangered migratory birds stop to rest, feed and nest. According to the preliminary inventory, 5 nests were successful, 3 nests were lost and 6 adults and 8 chicks were banded.


The inventory takes place on 14 beaches between Preston and Cape Jourimain in southeastern NB. 16 individuals were counted this year compared to 19 last year. 7 pairs of breeding birds and 2 non-breeding adults were observed on 3 beaches.Capture tableau pluvier siffleur

Piping plovers are migratory birds that nest on our beaches before traveling south to get as far as Central America. Since they make their nests directly in the sand, they are susceptible to disturbances by ATVs, storms and strong tides as well as humans and animals stepping on nests.

For this reason, it is essential that we protect beaches, mud flats and marshes!

More information: Shorebirds project
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Upcoming activities

OUTING IS FULL Sept 26, 2020 Saturday - Mushroom hunt

The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (GDDPC) in collaboration with the Ami.e.s de la Nature Sud Est, invites you to a mushroom outing. Come learn about the rich diversity of mushrooms in our forests. Please bring a mask and register in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 576-8247. Hope to see you!

When? Saturday September 26, 2020 at 1 p.m.
Or? Sentier de Cocagne, near # 1539 Route 535 in Cocagne (near Goguen Lumber and exit 15 of Highway 11)
With? Raymonde Chartier, mycologist and Stuart Tingley, fungi lover

For more information www.ecopaysdecocagne.ca

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.

Sept 19, 2020 - Cocagne community garden community dinner - Salted porc and boiled vegetables with dessert

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Center 50, 10 rue Villa in Cocagne
$ 12 / adult and $ 6 for children 12 and under
Tickets on sale from August 25, 2020 at E.A. Melanson and Cocagne Variety, Marc Picard 1(506)878-3032 or Yvan Picard 1(506)531-5327
The activity will follow the rules of prevention of covid-19. Please bring a mask.
Take-out meals available.

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