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
The approach called "Living Shorelines" helps protect coastal and riparian lands against climate change. Most work is done manually with as little mechanical intervention as possible. The approach is used in lieu of, or in conjunction with, protective walls, rip rap, or other fixed structures to protect our riparian and coastal areas from erosion.


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The GDDPC assisted in the hands-on workshop undertaken by Rosmarie Lohnes of Helping Nature Heal. This Nova Scotia entrepreneur uses materials from nature, advanced science and ecosystem restoration techniques to restore vegetation and stabilize coastlines.

The objective of the workshops is to share Living shorelines methods in the province of New Brunswick, specifically to organizations and individuals working in the environmental sector. By participating in the workshop, landowners and watershed groups learn more about this approach, which represents an environmentally friendly alternative or additive to fixed structures or riprap.

Watch the video, prepared by the Shediac Bay Watershed Association describing the approaches and practical work undertaken during the workshop, on the PCSDG YouTube page.

Living Shorelines in Cocagne
Rosmarie Lohnes visited several sites in Cocagne to advise on methods of naturalizing the banks to control erosion. An overview of the sites visited and the advice given shows the relevance of the various methods offered by the Living Shorelines approach. A video of Rosmarie explaining the work already undertaken by local residents is available on the PCSDG YouTube page.

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By offering a solution that 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 the coastal and riparian landscapes of New Brunswick which constitute an irreplaceable environmental, social and economic wealth.

This initiative is made possible through the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund.

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Upcoming activities

August 24, 2021 - Hands on workshop Living shorelines in Caraquet

Organized in collaboration with the Acadian Peninsula Regional Services Commission, Vision H2O and the Shediac Bay Watershed Association
8.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Learn techniques to naturally reinforce the coastline
With Rosmarie Lohnes of Helping Nature Heal
20$, register and pay online here
For more info This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 727-7979

August 26, 2021 - Hands on workshop Living shorelines in Cocagne

Organized in collaboration with the Acadian Peninsula Regional Services Commission, Vision H2O and the Shediac Bay Watershed Association
8.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cocagne Marina
Learn techniques to naturally reinforce the coastline
With Rosmarie Lohnes of Helping Nature Heal
20$, register and pay online here
*Pay only 10$ at the door if you are a Cocagne residents thanks to the Cocagne rural community!
More infos: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 576-8247

Sept 10, 2021 - textile arts market

5 to 8 pm
Bouctouche Farmers' Market, 9 Irving Blvd in Bouctouche
Kiosks of Cocagne Country Colours (naturally dyed wool), basketry, pottery and more
Organized by the South Kent Cultural Society
Local artists and artisans wanted, contact
Phone: 506-743-8600 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sept 12, 2021 - Basket weaving workshop with Ralph Simpson

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At the Centre culturel Kent-Sud, 5 Irving Blvd, Bouctouche, NB E4S 3J3
As part of the Bouctouche Ecofestival
With Ralph Simpson (in English)
Space is limited, cost $100 and $20 deposit before the workshop to reserve your spot
More info and registration: Contact 576-8247 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sept 18, 2021 - Community supper for JCCCG - Boiled dinner with apple crisp

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Center 50, 10 Villa Street in Cocagne
13$ adult and $7 for children 12 and under
Tickets on sale starting August 27, 2021 at E.A. Melanson, Cocagne Variety or Irving, Marc Picard (506) 878-3032 or Yvan Picard (506) 531-5327
The activity will follow the rules of prevention of covid-19. Masks recommended.
Take-out meals available.

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