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
 CLH0431 Edit
April 11, 2019

Shediac Cape - Approximately 55 waterfront lot owners and interested people attended the informative "Coastal Restoration" workshop with Rosmarie Lohnes, CEO of Helping Nature Heal, on March 16, 2019 at Young Smith Hall in Shediac Cape.


Several participants came from around Cocagne, Grande-Digue, and Shediac. There were also representatives from environmental groups from Cap-Pelé, Quispamsis, and Rimouski, Quebec in addition to a representative from the Climate Change Secretariat in Fredericton. Participants appreciated the presentation on living shorelines given by Rosmarie Lohnes, CEO of Helping Nature Heal. A field trip, snacks and her practical tips, as well as gifted wildflower seeds were welcomed by participants (see video of the presentation).

Helping Nature Heal's advice for living shorelines:

  1. Reduce mowing –and leave a buffer zone along the shoreline.
  2. Add biomass (leaves, algae, etc.) to the banks, ex. between rocks.
  3. Do not burn debris.
  4. Use removable stairs to access the beach.

Co-organizers of the workshop, Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group, Shediac Bay Watershed Association, In Giardino Garden Club and Shediac Cape Community Garden, intend to invite Rosmarie and her team back to our area during the summer of 2020 to carry out field work and give a second practical workshop.

See article on the workshop in the Times & Transcript.

Capture restauration littoral

Upcoming activities

July 9, 2019 - Extraordinary Cocagne council meeting

6:30 p.m.
17, Marina Road, Unit 2 at Cocagne
extraordinary meeting to consider applications for rezoning

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.

August 21, 2019 - Kiosks at the Acadian World Congress in Cocagne

From 11am
Cocagne Marina in Cocagne
We will present our projects, flight of butterflies, climate change discussion and more
Visit us and the other kiosks!

August 25, 2019 - Celebrate Monarch butterflies

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Presentation, labeling and first flight of Monarch butterflies
with Rhéal Vienneau
Meeting at 68 Lover's Lane in Cocagne, in case of rain at GDDPC office 4585 route 134 in Cocagne

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures