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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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

April 27, 2019 Saturday - Actions for the Earth

9am to 5pm (see poster in French)

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
Centre 50, 10 Villa st., Cocagne

May 4, 2019 Saturday - Yard Sale Blanche-Bourgeois School

08:00am to 11:00am
Blanche-Bourgeois School, 29 Cocagne Cross Rd. Cocagne
The cost to rent a table is $ 10. The profit of the rented tables will go for the educational trip of the pupils. To rent a table, please call the school at 576-5006.

May 7, 2019 Tuesday - 205th PCSDG board meeting

6:30pm to 8:30pm
PCSDG office
Everybody is welcome!

May 11, 2019 Saturday - Spring Cleanup Grande-Digue

9 am to 12:30am
BBQ at the end
More information: Louis Bourgeois 532-2777
More details to come

May 15, 2019 Wednesday - Talk Égalité Santé en français and Retour du Programme extramural au système public

Presentation and Discussion with Dr. Hubert Dupuis
Presentation will be in French
Cafeteria Blanche-Bourgeois School, 29 Cocagne Cross Rd, Cocagne

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures