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

January 19, 2018 Saturday - Cocagnerie with fried smelts

Storm date: following Saturday
old fashion communit supper
Centre 50, 10 Villa st in Cocagne
$12/person = fundraiser for Saint-Pierre Church
Limited tickets (250) sold at Cocagne Variety and E.A. Melanson
Collaboration between Centre 50 and Cocagne parish committee

23rd January, 2019 Wednesday - Stories of Health and Environment - conference series Science 360°

With Dr. Céline Surette, Environmental Scientist
L.J. Cowley Auditorium, Atlantic Science Enterprise Centre
Gulf Fisheries Centre, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
343 University Avenue, Moncton, NB E1C 9B6
More information here

February 5, 2019 - Project exposition at Grande Digue school

9 to 11:30am
365, route 530 in Grande-Digue
7th grader present projects on environment

February 8, 2019 Friday - Science Expo School Blanche-Bourgeois

11:30am to 12:30pm
29, chemin Cocagne Cross in Cocagne

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures