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
Several terms are used to describe climate change. Definitions listed in the glossary come from reports produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Climate change adaptation: The process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects. In human systems, adaptation seeks to moderate or avoid harm or exploit beneficial opportunities. In some natural systems, human intervention may facilitate adjustment to expected climate and its effects.

Climate change: refers to a change in the state of the climate that can be identified (e.g., by using statistical tests) by changes in the mean and/or the variability of its properties and that persists for an extended period, typically decades or longer. Climate change may be due to natural internal processes or external forces such as modulations of the solar cycles, volcanic eruptions and persistent anthropogenic changes in the composition of the atmosphere or in land use.

Climate impacts: effect of climate change on natural and human systems.

Climate risks: the potential for adverse consequences on lives, livelihoods, health, ecosystems and species, economic, social and cultural assets, services (including environmental services) and infra-structure.

Flooding scenarios: “worst case flooding” is the case when high tide and a storm surge happen at the same time. With average sea level rising over time because of climate change, these worst case floods will become larger for all areas of the New Brunswick coast.

  • High Tide is the point at which water levels are at their highest. With some parts of New Brunswick being home to the highest tides in the world, it is important to consider the tides when determining how high flood levels can reach.
  • Storm Surge is an increase in the tide level compared to what was predicted, usually caused by low pressure. In Atlantic Canada, the largest storm surges are often caused by intense late fall and winter storms, and sometimes from hurricanes that track along the eastern United States.

    When a storm surge happens at the same time as high tide, “worst case flooding” results. Wind and wave effects can also increase levels of flooding.

Hazards: the potential occurrence of a natural or human-induced physical event or trend or physical impact that may cause loss of life, injury, or other health impacts, as well as damage and loss to property, infrastructure, livelihoods, service provision, ecosystems and environmental resources.

Resilience :The capacity of social, economic and environmental systems to cope with a hazardous event or trend or disturbance, responding or reorganizing in ways that maintain their essential function, identity and structure, while also maintaining the capacity for adaptation, learning and transformation.

Vulnerability: The propensity or predisposition to be adversely affected. Vulnerability encompasses a variety of concepts and elements including sensitivity or susceptibility to harm and lack of capacity to cope and adapt.




Upcoming activities

May 2021 - Challenge: No mow May and observe pollinators

"DON'T MOW IN MAY" is a movement that is starting to gain momentum in Canada. The idea is to help pollinating insects, including butterflies and bees. In May, food is scarce for these insects and the dandelion is one of the few flowers that can provide them with nectar.

The municipalities of Dieppe and Moncton are urging their citizens not to mow their lawns or leave unmowed areas on their lawns. They are suspending the application of their streets and sidewalks by-law which stipulates that the lawn must be less than 20 centimetres for the month of May.

And to complete the challenge: Photograph pollinators on dandelion flowers.

People are invited to stop for 20 minutes in front of a dandelion flower and photograph the insects that stop there. Send your photo to Am.i.e.s Nature <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;;

FREE! May 19th, 2021 - Garden workshop on how to grow your own onions and mushrooms

6.30 p.m.
At the Cocagne Community Garden, 1789 route 535 in Cocagne
Learn how to sow your own onions and grow your own mushrooms!
We will demonstrate how to plant mushrooms in the garden.
There will be some mushroom kits available.
Please register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The workshop is free and a mushroom kit costs $28 (to plant 50'squares)
Bring large containers (garbage can, laundry basket, etc.) for the wood chips and there will be large cardboards.

May 17 to 20, 2021 - Public engagement sessions on local governance reform

You can register to participate in the online consultations here.

Monday, May 17, public session on structure and finance (in French), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 18, public session on structure and finance (English), 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 19, Public Session on Regional Collaboration and Land Use Planning (in French), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 20, Public Session on Regional Collaboration and Land Use Planning (in English), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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