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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  • Did you know that a moose likes to eat aquatic plants and can reach them down to 5 metres under water. It can hold its breath for approximately one minute! It lives in the forests, in clearings or in cutting areas, in marshes and ponds.
  • In winter, it feeds on berries, twigs, branches and bark while in summer, it eats mostly leaves and plants.
  • Humans are its major predator. Black bears, cougars, wolves and wolverines are also a threat to the moose but the last two have disappeared in New Brunswick.
  • Moose are often seen at dusk or dawn. Their enormous frame, between 222 and 635 kg, sometimes results in fatal consequences in road accidents.
  • Moose have many ways to attract a partner. The male will dig a hole, urinate and roll in it while the female has a scream that can be heard three kilometres away.
  • Moose hunting is allowed in New Brunswick and licenses are allotted through a draw. Consult the Provincial Hunting Guide for more information. The moose population is either increasing or stable in most areas of the province. A total of 2,464 moose were killed from September 23rd to September 25th 2010, an increase of approximately 2% from 2009. The 2010 season was the best since 2001.
  • Moose hunting was part of the New Brunswick culture and kitchens before ATV’s and trucks made it easier. Let’s celebrate our heritage while respecting its biodiversity!

  • Do not feed wild animals.
  • Send your observations to the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group.
  • Be cautious on the roads, especially at night.


Upcoming activities

FREE! September 18, 2019 - Workshop on dehydration

6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
50+ Center, 10 Villa Street, Cocagne
With Bernadette Goguen, community food monitor
Organized by the Kent Community Inclusion Network
Please bring you cutting board, knife and containers
Registration required at 523 1239 by september 9

Sept 19 to 22, 2019 - Kent-South EcoFestival

See full program here (in French)
Hosted by the Kent-South Cultural Society

Sept 28, 2019 Saturday - Community dinner for Cocagne community dinner - salted porc

Boiled vegetables and salted porc and apple crisp (see Facebook event)
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Center 50, 10 Villa street in Cocagne
Tickets $ 12 / adult and $ 6 / children under 12, for sale at Cocagne Variety, at Eudore Melanson or at the GDDPC office
there will be random attendance prizes! For further information: contact Yvan Picard at 531-5327 or Mathieu Bastarache at 899-1586

Our Partners

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures