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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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August 12, 2020

Pokemouche/Shediac - New partnership between organizations on the east coast of New Brunswick to offer workshops on a natural approach to dealing with coastal erosion.

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The Acadian Peninsula Regional Service Commission, the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group, the Shediac Bay Watershed Association and Vision H2O of Cap-Pelé and Beaubassin-est have formed a partnership for the organization of two workshops entitled:
Living Shorelines - A Natural Approach to Coping with Coastal Erosion.

Pokemouche – Wednesday August 26, 9 am to 5 pm, Centre communautaire d’Inkerman, 122 rue de l’église Street. Online registration here: https://db.nben.ca/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=20
Shediac – Friday August 28, 9am to 5 pm, Shediac Multipurpose Centre, 58 Festival Street. Online registration here: https://db.nben.ca/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=18
(Maximum of 50 participants per workshop)

These workshops, both theoretical and practical, will be presented by Rosmarie Lohnes of Helping Nature Heal Inc. This Nova Scotia company uses materials from nature, advanced science principles and ecosystem restoration expertise to restore vegetation and stabilize the coast. This approach, called "Living Shorelines", is done manually with minimal mechanical intervention and helps protect coastal and riverfront lands from climate change.

By sharing this know-how in the province of New Brunswick, organizations and watershed groups working in the environmental sector will be able to apply this expertise in their activities and thus limit the use of seawalls, rip rap and other fixed structures to protect our riverbanks and shorelines from erosion. By participating in the workshop, landowners and watershed groups will be able to learn more about this method, which represents an environmentally friendly alternative to fixed structures or rip rap on their property.

The workshop, one in Shippagan on a riverside property and the other in Shediac on the coast, will begin with a teaching session to give participants a good understanding of the philosophy and theory behind the Living Shorelines approach. The workshop will continue with a practical application of natural bank stabilization techniques, including the types of plants used and planting methods.

By proposing a solution that uses and imitates nature, we encourage the conservation of a natural environment, the maintenance of the local ecosystem and its biodiversity. More generally, with this approach, we maintain New Brunswick's coastal and riparian landscapes, which constitute an irreplaceable tourist and economic asset for the Province. This initiative is made possible through the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund.



Upcoming activities

OUTING IS FULL Sept 26, 2020 Saturday - Mushroom hunt

The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (GDDPC) in collaboration with the Ami.e.s de la Nature Sud Est, invites you to a mushroom outing. Come learn about the rich diversity of mushrooms in our forests. Please bring a mask and register in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 576-8247. Hope to see you!

When? Saturday September 26, 2020 at 1 p.m.
Or? Sentier de Cocagne, near # 1539 Route 535 in Cocagne (near Goguen Lumber and exit 15 of Highway 11)
With? Raymonde Chartier, mycologist and Stuart Tingley, fungi lover

For more information www.ecopaysdecocagne.ca

August 28, 2020 - Living shorelines workshop with Rosemarie Lohnes

A theoretical and practical workshop on a natural approach to dealing with coastal erosion will be presented in Shediac by Rosmarie Lohnes of Helping Nature Heal inc.

This approach, called "Living Shorelines", is done manually with minimal mechanical intervention. It improves the health of the coastal ecosystem while protecting your property.

Come and learn more about the theory and practice of this proven ecological method, which represents an environmentally friendly alternative to fixed structures or rip rap.

Friday, August 28th
Theoretical session: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Shediac Multipurpose Centre, 58 Festival Street.
Lunch break: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm – Please bring your lunch.
Hands-on session: 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm - The location will be announced in the morning at the workshop.

The workshop will be organized in accordance with Covid-19 prevention measures. Please bring your mask. Facebook event here.

For more information :

Rémi Donelle, Shediac Bay Watershed Association
Tel: (506) 506-533-8880 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or

Julie Cormier, Director, Vision H2O
Tel:  (506) 577-2071    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sept 19, 2020 - Cocagne community garden community dinner - Salted porc and boiled vegetables with dessert

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Center 50, 10 rue Villa in Cocagne
$ 12 / adult and $ 6 for children 12 and under
Tickets on sale from August 25, 2020 at E.A. Melanson and Cocagne Variety, Marc Picard 1(506)878-3032 or Yvan Picard 1(506)531-5327
The activity will follow the rules of prevention of covid-19. Please bring a mask.
Take-out meals available.

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