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The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group's (PCSDG) mission is to engage citizen participation towards the sustainability of Cocagne watershed communities
The PCSDG has collaborated for several years with Université de Moncton researchers on climate change adaptation in the Cocagne Watershed. Studies show that citizens recognize that providing concrete solutions to climate change requires adaptation measures as well as mitigation measures. The PCSDG is collaborating with the Université de Moncton, the Kent Regional Service Commission, the NB Climate Change Secretariat and the NB Environmental Network's Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative. Our goal is to support communities in the Cocagne watershed in developing and implementing a Climate Change Adaptation Plan.


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The goal of the project is to build capacity among citizens to deal with impacts on the ground by making informed decisions when developing the Climate Change adaptation plan. The project follows a four-pronged approach. We have established a group of partners, made up of committed citizens and elected officials, as well as resource persons, to help lead the development and the implementation of the adaptation plan for the Cocagne watershed.

We held meetings to discuss current impacts associated with climate change, with the goal of identifying priorities for adapting to impacts. With the support of project partners, we held a consultative meeting with dedicated citizens, representatives of target groups and elected officials.

In collaboration with researchers at the Department of geography at the Université de Moncton, we undertook a study to assess recent trends and identify future risks at the watershed scale. Through the climate study, we describe the trends in climatic change since 1970 and analyze climatic indices, for example heavy rain and drought, to show future changes for the period up to 2100.

We undertook consultative meetings with citizens, representatives of community groups and elected officials. Using maps showing forecasts of sea level rise, participants identified the most vulnerable areas. They discussed adaptation strategies and communication tools to better engage the general public.

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With the results of the consultative meetings, we have developed a series of maps that make it possible to identify vulnerable places in the watershed. Project partners better understand the local impacts of climate change, allowing them to select priority actions to adapt to climate change in the Cocagne watershed.

Project partners better understand the local impacts of climate change, allowing them to identify priority actions. Please consult the Final report 2018-2020, (French only) for more details on the adaptation planning process.

The implementation of the recommendations identified in the Climate Change Adaptation Plan is being carried out in three parts. The first part of the program is to determine the important natural places in the watershed and to adopt strategies to conserve them. We are working with the Rural Community of Cocagne, the LSD of Grande-Digue, as well as the Kent Regional Service Commission to advance conservation measures.

The second part focuses on planning for emergency measures. In collaboration with the Cocagne Emergency Measures Planning Committee, we are supporting a promotional campaign to encourage citizens to prepare for more frequent storms and to identify vulnerable people in the event of a disaster.

The third component of the project is to develop an education campaign for citizens of the watershed to better understand the impacts of climate change and to demonstrate adaptation techniques.

Acknowledgements

The PCSDG would like to thank its partners for supporting the project: Université de Moncton, the Kent Regional Service Commission, the NB Climate Change Secretariat and the NB Environmental Network's Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative.

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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
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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!
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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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