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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February 15, 2019

Cocagne - The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (PCSDG) is involved in a research program called ECHO. The goal is to better understand and address the impacts of resource development on health, the environment, and communities.

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PCSDG welcomes Wanzor Beaubien who is working on the New Brunswick case study at ECHO under the supervision of Céline Surette and Julie Forgues from the Université de Moncton. His study aims to analyze the benefits and challenges of arts-based tools (eg Photovoice) in the emergence of actions and possible solutions to complex problems related to the impacts of natural resource development. Wanzor follows students from Blanche-Bourgeois School in Cocagne and Grande-Digue School who come to better understand the watershed concept. Through drawing, photography and walking in nature, he is able to understand the connections students make between their health and human activities on their watershed territory.

The ECHO Network is a 5-year research program funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The project brings together university researchers and research partners across Canada and around the world who have identified a need to better understand and address the impacts of resource development on health, the environment, and communities.

The research agenda is anchored in four regional cases, in jurisdictions currently facing the health impacts of resource extraction and development, and where the specific context provides a basis for addressing research objectives. The organizations involved with the New Brunswick Regional Case are the New Brunswick Environmental Network, the NB Children's Environmental Health Collective, the Université de Moncton and the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group.

Website http://www.echonetwork-reseauecho.ca/

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Upcoming activities

June 16, 2019 - Picnic and seeding at the Cocagne community garden

9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Bring a lunch and your picnic blanket! The community garden provides tools, seeds and advice.
You can have a private lot or garden in the collective part. Collective harvests go to school, to people in need, and to a benefit dinner this fall.
1789 route 535 to Cocagne
Facebook event
or call Marc Picard 878-3032
or Yvan Picard 531-5327

June 19, 2019 - Companion planting workshop

6:30 p.m.
at Cocagne Community Garden
1789 route 535 to Cocagne
With Mario Doiron
Organized by the Kent Community Inclusion Network

July 2, 2019 - Waterfowl observation excursion

6:30p.m.
Meet at Cocagne marina
With ornithologist Roland Chiasson of Aster Group
Please wear long sleeves at bring binoculars, a bird guide and mosquito-repellent

July 6, 2019 - Butterfly observation excursion

In case of rain July 7
10:00a.m to noon
With Stuart Tingley, Louis-Émile Cormier and Richard Perron
Meeting at the entrance to the Cocagne trail, park at Marcial street
Walk round trip 1.5km. Bring your binoculars and mosquito repellent.

August 3, 2019 - Butterfly observation excursion

In case of rain August 4
10:00a.m to noon
With Stuart Tingley, Louis-Émile Cormier and Richard Perron
Meeting at the entrance to the Cocagne trail, park at Marcial street
Walk round trip 1.5km. Bring your binoculars and mosquito repellent.

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures