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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January 10, 2019

Grande-Digue - Citizens and resource persons met on December 4, 2018 at Notre Center de Grande-Digue to contribute to the development of public consultation for a climate change adaptation plan for the Cocagne watershed.

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Several citizens attended the consultative meeting, accompanied by representatives of various organizations, for example the LSD Advisory Committee of Grande-Digue, the rural community of Cocagne, the emergency planning committee of Cocagne, the Department of Geography from the Université de Moncton, as well as the natural resources and transportation departments of the Province of New Brunswick. The participants were grouped into small teams, which facilitated discussion and sharing. Using maps illustrating predictions of sea-level rise, participants identified several flood-prone locations and prioritized the most vulnerable locations. These include bridges, wharves and certain roads, as well as septic tanks, business buildings and natural marshes.

Participants identified vulnerable people, such as seniors and newcomers. They discussed adaptation strategies, such as leaving the natural coastline, raising bridges, and improving warming and water and food supply sites in an emergency. Finally, participants discussed communication strategies to better inform and engage the general public. The use of traditional media such as radio, newspapers and the community newsletter was mentioned. In order to reach young people, social media like Facebook and Twitter should be used.

The results of the consultative meeting will help guide the public consultation process that will follow in the spring of 2019. The development of a climate change adaptation plan for the Cocagne watershed is made possible through funding from the Trust Fund for environment of New Brunswick.

The programs of the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (GDDPC) aim at a sustainable holistic development of the territory and provide opportunities for citizens to take control of their environment. The GDDPC plays a catalytic role in community sustainable development. It sets up programs to improve the quality of the environment and the quality of life of the citizens of the Cocagne River watershed.

More information on the project here.
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Upcoming activities

March 30, 2019 Saturday - FORUM ON AGRICULTURE value our agricultural sector

A more detailed schedule of the day is under development, organized by the Kent Regional Service Commission (KRSC)
Acadieville Community Center
For more information :
Maurice Maillet, President, (506) 744-0727, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Roger Richard, Member of the Organizing Committee (506) 775-2807, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 14, 2019 Sunday - Teachings on planting calendar and the 4 elements

with Rosmary Tayler, from Earth Haven Learning Center
10am to 3pm
Notre Centre, 468 Route 530, Grande Digue NB E4R 5K3
$ 30 dinner included, $ 50 for 2 people from the same household, $ 20 student
Please register and pay to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Interac transfer)

April 27, 2019 Saturday - Actions for the Earth

9am to 5pm

9 to 12am Shoreline clean-up in Cocagne
Meeting in front of the Pelican restaurant
Material and dinner provided!

1 to 2:30pm Workshop Identification of local trees
with Rémi Donelle, meeting at 4599 route 530 in Grande-Digue.
+ Plant your own butterfly garden
with Louis-Émile Cormier and Stuart Tingley

3:30 pm to 5 pm Presentation on energy efficiency of houses
with Robert Robichaud, NB Power Advisor
+ Participate in the energy efficiency program with PCSDG
Location remains to be confirmed.

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures