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

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 with Seeds for Life, Seeds to save the Monarch butterflies, aerogarden and more!
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.
Here is the facebook event.

April 22nd, 2020 - Earth Day

Garbage clean up in the community
Together we will make our community more beauty
More details to come!

Tuesdays 1pm and Fridays 10am - Grande Digue wallking club

In front of Notre Centre
Facebook page of Grande-Digue walking club

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