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
In 2017, the theme of the workshops was on endangered bird species, while in 2018 they were mature forest birds. In 2019, the theme chosen was the waterbirds of our rivers and our coastal areas, as well as the common birds. The original objectives of this project were:


1. Increase the capacity of watershed technicians to identify, detect, and conserve waterfowl and common birds.
2. Present four waterbird workshops and up to 8 field sessions on bird identification and use of the e-bird application.
3. Include in presentations at least 5 common birds and 10 waterfowl.
4. Add another conservation tool for technicians to promote stewardship


Results
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As in 2018, the preparation for these workshops included several Doodle surveys to determine the dates of the workshops, the preparation of the field sheets, the preparation of a
PowerPoint presentation and the production of an online PDF guide on identifying aquatic birds in our rivers and coastal areas as well as common birds. You find the PowerPoints here: https: //drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2JUtShx55qhaTY1UVlMSHRkQ1U? usp = sharing. (Only for educational purposes).

During the month of May 2019, six groups from southeastern New Brunswick (Friends of Kouchibouguacis, GDDPC, Shediac Bay Watershed Association (ABVBS), H20 Mink, EOS Eco-Energy (the Watershed Subgroup), and the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance (VPA) participated in two workshops (one in English and the other in French) on bird identification. Each workshop includes an outing, either the day itself or a few weeks later. The table below summarizes the details of the workshops. Twenty-one people participated in the workshops, while forty-three participated in the outings. In comparison, forty-nine people participated in the workshops and thirty-six people participated in the outings in 2018. A session for forest technicians from the region did not work because their company itched and they did not respond to our attempts to contact them.

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July 12, 2019, outing with the Friends of Kouchibouguacis
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July 2, 2019, Identification workshop with Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group

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May 16, 2019, Training + outing at the marina of Cocagne

Acknowledgements 

The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group would like to thank Roland Chiasson for sharing his passion for birds and the New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund, as well as watershed groups of southeastern New Brunswick for their time in the field and sharing their knowledge.

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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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