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 goal of the Cocagne Watershed Natural Heritage Conservation Project is to ensure the protection and restoration of natural habitats in the Cocagne watershed. The Pays de Cocagne Sustatinable Development Group (PCSDG) accompanies citizens through their efforts to protect natural features of their properties, with a focus on shoreline and riparian areas.

In 2016, the PCSDG undertook restoration and conservation activities with 10 property owners living in the Cocagne watershed. Images and descriptions are available on PCSDG’s interactive map. Sharing these stories, we hope, will inspire other property owners of the Cocagne watershed to conserve natural features on their property.

Photo 2016 08 10 12 00 31          Photo 2016 08 10 10 48 30

As part of the public consultation process undertaken for the incorporation of Cocagne, citizens clearly communicated that environmental protection was a high priority for the community. With the 250th anniversary of the founding of Cocagne being celebrated in 2017, it is an opportune time to assert the conservation of the natural areas of our watershed and the wealth of the ecological properties attributed to them. Ressources listing pertinent conservation programs for landowners in NB will assist citizens in making the right choice.

We recognize and emphasize the traditional ecological knowledge of the Migmag* people as part of this project. The Cocagne Watershed is part of a larger indigenous territory called Migmagi. Traditionally, migemao knowledge of the territory, relating to soil, water, air, flora and fauna, link the protection, conservation and appreciation of nature. The traditional migemao way of life teaches how to respect the environment, in harmony with its fauna and flora, to enable the sustainability and vitality of its species for future generations. Transmission of this knowledge to people in the community is also another method of learning about the impact of water quality on these species and raises awareness in the community about the need to maintain and preserve the land in a sound manner. To do so, a series of learning activities on the conservation and restoration of riparian lands were held. Outcomes were shared in the project final report (French only).

*The use of the form ‘migmag’, different from other forms like ‘mi’kmaq’, for example, reflects the spelling traditionally used by the majority of the migmag communities in New-Brunswick, which is named the Pacifique spelling.

Photo 2016 08 10 12 03 30       Osprey in Barachois1

Finally, the project is part of the ARTisticc project, whose objective is to "contribute to the entrenchment of the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities in the definition of coastal adaptation policies that are robust in scientific terms, relevant to the needs of coastal communities and culturally publicized." The project culminates with the gathering of researchers from the 7 participating communities, planned for the month of June 2017 in Cocagne and elsewhere in South-East NB.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


This project is realized with the support of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Department of Environment and Local Government of New Brunswick.

FFE                                  ECCC GC eng c

Upcoming activities

May 22, 2019 - Cocagne community garden meeting

7:00p.m.
at Cocagne Community Garden, 1789 Rd. 535 in Cocagne
Come to rent a lot this summer in the garden!

25 may, 2019 - exchange of perennials Club "In Giardino"

1:00p.m.
At Guylaine and Jean-Claude's place at 90 ch. LeBlanc-Poirier in Grande-Digue
For more information contact Beverly Jean Oliver 506-576-1037

May 28, 2019 - Public meeting of the municipal council of the rural community of Cocagne

6:30pm
at the municipal office at 17, Marina Road, unit #2 in Cocagne

May 29, 2019 - CLIMATE EMERGENCY TOWN HALL MEETING

7 PM  -  Greenwood Lodge, 3579 R   Fords Mills N.B.  E4T 1X4
Council of Canadians - Kent County
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  OR  call Ann at 785-2998 or Denise at 523-9467

June 4, 2019 - 206th monthly meeting of the PCSDG

6:30 p.m.
at the PCSDG office, 4585 route 134 in Cocagne

Ours Partners

logo-eccclogo-FFElogo-largewildlife

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures