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

Jan 18, 2020 - Nature Trust NB presentation

Hosted by the garden club `In Giardino`
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Shediac Multipurpose Center, 58 Festival Street in Shediac NB E4P 1S4
A free will offering will be appreciated to defray expenses
Doors and cash bar will open at 12H30

Jan 18, 2020 - Community dinner - Fried smelts

Organized by Cocagneries and Center 50 de Cocagne
5:00 p.m. 
$ 12 per person, tickets for sale at E.A. Melanson and Cocagne Variety
Fundraiser for St-Pierre de Cocagne Church

Feb 12, 2020 - FREE! Understanding 5G technology

6.30 p.m.
Place to be confirmed
Understanding 5G technology: the why, the how, the impact on health and learning to protect yourself /> With Laurence Marie and Rachelle Poirier
Film in English, animators speak French

Feb 15, 2020 - Cocagne Winter Carnival

Community breakfast with students of Blanche Bourgeois School at Center 50
Old-fashioned dinner at Center 50, $ 12 per person
Other activities will be added. If you have any suggestions or you can offer help, please don't hesitate to contact Marcelle Paulin, director of the rural community of Cocagne 576-2202

March 7, 2020 - Seed swap

Co-organized by the garden club `In Giardino` and the GDDPC
10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Center 50, 10 rue Villa in Cocagne
Introduction to seed saving
If you do not bring seeds to exchange, but you want to take seeds, admission is $ 5
Please bring your seeds to exchange, clearly identified.

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures


The Pays de Cocagne in pictures