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
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Castor Canadenis (Castor du Canada)

  • How about a visit to the dentist? Beaver’s teeth are naturally yellow and keep growing!
  • The beaver lodge, with an underwater entrance for its own protection, is built of branches and mud.
  • The beaver feeds on leaves, barks and on some aquatic plants. In winter, the beaver will eat its reserves set up under the ice.
  • Humans and otters are its greatest predators.
  • Beavers mate for life. The female has a litter of three or four kits on average (1 to 8). Beavers rarely live more than 10 years but some live up to 24 years.
  • The beaver, in danger of extinction during the first half of the 20th Century, was reintroduced and can now be found across Canada. A licence is needed to hunt beaver in New Brusnswick.
  • In New Brunswick, more than 10,000 furs, valued at approximately $180,000, were exported in 2008/09. Consult the Government of New Brunswick Hunt and Trap book for more information.

The beaver, Canada’s emblem, works as a keystone species in an ecosystem by creating wetlands that are used by many other species. Such wetlands are cradles of life with biodiversity that can rival tropical rain forests. Almost half of endangered and threatened species in North America rely upon wetlands. Next to humans, no other extant animal appears to do more to shape its landscape. American Indians called the beaver the "sacred center" of the land because this species creates rich habitats for other mammals, fish, turtles, frogs, birds and ducks.

Actions and interactions:
  • Do not feed wild animals.
  • Make your own video and propose it to Hinterland Who's Who. (The new Hinterland Who’s Who series with its accompanying Web site will rebuild the connection thousands of Canadians made with wildlife through the original series.)
  • In case of conflict with the beaver, let’s use other methods (like the Clemson beaver pond leveller) to control the water level without harming the beaver or its habitat.
  • Send your observations to the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group.


Upcoming activities

FREE! April 20th, 2021 - Gardening workshop on soil preparation

6.30 p.m.
Centre 50 of Cocagne, 10 Villa Street
With Bernadette Goguen
Join us for an informative workshop and ask your questions about when and how to prepare the garden soil!
Also, we will have nesting boxes for tree swallows for sale and swamp milkweed seeds already stratified (for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators).

April 24th, 2021 - Cocagne community clean-up

in collaboration with the Rural Community of Cocagne and the Kent Regional Services Commission
10:00 a.m. (in case of bad weather, Sunday April 25 at 2:00 p.m.)
at the Pelican restaurant parking lot, near the four corners

All necessary materials will be provided: gloves, bags and snacks.
Together we can make Cocagne a greener place!

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