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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October 18, 2019

 

Cocagne - Since the beginning of October 2019, several students from Cocagne, Grande-Digue and Notre-Dame schools have been planting trees on their schoolyard and in the community in collaboration with the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (PCSDG).

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Native trees for the community

Students take the trees that have grown in nurseries for the last two years and transplant them to the schoolyard and to various places in the community. In Cocagne, Grade 8 students planted on the church grounds. In Notre-Dame, Grade 8 students planted trees along the river to complement a restoration project. In Grande-Digue, students recreated a windbreak near the community soccer field.

Native trees serve as carbon stock to reduce greenhouse gases, a major contributor to climate change, while creating habitats for birds, small mammals and pollinators, confirms Serge LaRochelle, PCSDG program coordinator.

By increasing and sharing our resources and expertise with more than 1,000 students, teachers, staff and parents in the Cocagne watershed area, the PCSDG increases the capacity of citizens, young and old alike, to undertake projects to combat climate change.

The PCSDG recognizes the collaborative effort of the Kent Regional Service Commission of the Francophone South School District. We thank the Environmental Trust Fund and the New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund for their financial support.

The goal of the Young Stewards for Sustainability project is to work with schools in the Cocagne watershed to take action to address climate change. The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (PCSDG) provides guidance to students, teachers and staff to take action on two themes: biodiversity conservation and waste management.

Upcoming activities

Dec 3rd, 2020 Thursday - NBEN Virtual Workshop: Green Infrastructure Approaches for Stormwater Management-Case Studies from Municipalities and Homeowners

Join us for an online, bilingual workshop on December 3rd from 9:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to learn more about stormwater management and green infrastructure.


The workshop will cover a wide range of topics ranging from:

  • Types of green infrastructure projects that could be implemented in rural municipalities;
  • How to communicate about green infrastructure with homeowners and practitioners;
  • How to overcome technical and financial barriers around green infrastructure projects;
  • How to install smaller green infrastructure projects in your municipalities and around your home.


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