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
Establishing a tree nursery with the students of the schools in and around the Cocagne watershed is at the heart of the School Tree Nursery project. With the schools in Cocagne, Notre-Dame, Saint-Anne and Grande-Digue, we support a biodiversity conservation project by planting indigenous trees of the Acadian forest.

Indigenous tree species that you will find in our tree nurseries are :

- Red maple
- Red oak
- Yellow birch
- Balsam fir
- Black spruce
- White pine

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Tree seedlings are provided by the New Brunswick Environmental Network through their Branch Out, Make Waves program.

After having lived in a nursery for one or two years, the trees will find their permanent home, either in the schoolyard or in the community. Once planted in permanent soil, trees will reduce the flow of surface water through root absorption, moderate shoreline erosion and increase wildlife habitat.

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We addressed various topics in the schools to support the preparation of the tree nurseries, such as recognizing tree species of the Acadian forest, the importance of indigenous trees planted in buffer zones in relation to climate change adaptation, in addition to the considerations involved in establishing a tree nursery : the choice of the location/site, the preparation of the soil, the selection, procurement and maintenance of tree stock.

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Acknowledgements

The PCSDG would like to thank the New Brunswick Wildlife Trust FundNew Brunswick Environmental Network and the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick for their support in this project. 

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Upcoming activities

Jan 16, 2020 - FREE! Telling your story - video workshop

Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At the GDDPC office, 4585 route 134 in Cocagne NB.
Telling your story : making one minute videos with your mobile device
Free workshop with Elaine Mandrona and Archie Nadon from Moncton Beats.
Only need to bring your smart phone or tablet.

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

Jan 18, 2020 - Community dinner - Fried smelts

Organized by Cocagneries and Center 50 de Cocagne
5:00 p.m. 
$ 12 per person, tickets for sale at E.A. Melanson and Cocagne Variety
Fundraiser for St-Pierre de Cocagne Church

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

Our Partners

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

 

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures