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
The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group has prioritized the Cocagne River and Bay Watershed as its action territory. Located on the southeast coast of New Brunswick, it is a typical rural coastal region of the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Most of the watershed is in Kent County with a small section to the southwest located in the Westmorland County. Water from the territory flows into the Northumberland Strait drainage basin, which is part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence ecosystem. This territory has an area of 400 km2 and includes the Cocagne River Watershed, the Cocagne Bay or Harbor as well as several small watersheds to the north of the Cocagne River, all flowing directly into the Northumberland Strait. To the east, the bay reaches Cap de Cocagne. Cocagne Island and Treasure Island (Île de Surette) as well as Barre de Cocagne are coastal characteristics of this watershed.

The aquatic boundaries of the Cocagne Bay Watershed are determined by the flow divide of the neighboring salt water watersheds of Bouctouche Bay to the north and Shediac Bay to the east.

A variety of habitats can be found in that region. Land close to the bay reveals several areas of salt marshes as well as low undulating hills with forested and agricultural areas. The region has many primary and secondary residences. Wetlands include also peatland, mostly in the upper part of the river watershed.

Several communities in South-East New Brunswick such as Cocagne, Notre-Dame, Irishtown,Saint-Antoineand Grande-Digue are part of the territory being studied. The local economy relies on natural resources as well as on goods and services the region has to offer because of its proximity to Moncton, Dieppe, Riverview, Shediac and Bouctouche.

Upcoming activities

Nov 2, 2019 - Pastries, crafts and garages sale

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Center 50 of Cocagne, 10 Villa st.
Bring your things that you want to give Friday, November 1st at Center 50 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Profits from the activity will go to the Cancer Survivor Fund.

Nov 2nd and 3rd, 2019 - Sale of craft - Flea market

Saturday November 2nd  between 9:00 a.m and 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Nov 3rd between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
at Notre Centre of Grande-Digue
Admission fee $ 1 and $ 0.50 for children 12 years old and under
Organized by the Women's Institute of Grande-Digue

November 3, 2019 - AGM of PCSDG and music + Radon test kits

1:00 p.m. to 4: 00 p.m.
Center 50, 10 Villa st in Cocagne
Music with Mario LeBreton and Delphine Porcherot
Annual meeting with presentations of GDDPC projects 2018-2019
Snacks, coffee and tea served
Distribution of radon test kits, please contact us 576-8247
See the poster here and the Facebook event here

Our Partners

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

 

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures