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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Nov 19, 2019

Sackville - The Monarch butterfly generated a lot of interest during the presentation of the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (GDDPC) at the Mount Allison University Watershed Caucus meeting this November.

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Louis-Émile Cormier and Stuart Tingley gave an excellent presentation on the Monarch Butterfly and the strong citizen participation in this project. Even though the butterfly is now in Mexico and we are waiting for his return for next summer, they have distributed swamp milkweed seeds. In addition, they explained how to prepare the plants so that the Monarch butterfly can find plants to lay its eggs and feed its "babies", actually caterpillars. If you want to know more about the impressive migration of the butterfly, its life cycle, the factors that threaten its survival, and how to help, do not hesitate to watch the video here with the presentation of this summer in Cocagne de Rhéal Vienneau, expert of the Monarch butterfly.

The Monarch butterfly is our biggest butterfly in the Pays de Cocagne and it is unfortunately in decline. The most important factor for its decline is habitat loss. This year, the community participated enthusiastically by planting more and more milkweed, its host plant. The Monarch Butterfly caterpillar feeds only on this plant and you see its egg in the above plant.

We encourage you to plant more swamp milkweed in your garden or on your property. If you are interested in having seeds or plants, do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 506-576-8247.

This project is possible thanks to the commitment of Louis-Émile Cormier, Stuart Tingley and other committed citizens. Thank you also to the Wildlife Trust Fund for supporting this project with a grant.

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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

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.

March 14, 2020 - Presentation on the Grande Digue dune restoration

Time will be confirmed
Notre Centre 468, route 530 Grande-Digue
Presentation in French

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures


The Pays de Cocagne in pictures