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

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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