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

Feb 22, 2020 - Grande Digue Carnival

8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.Western breakfast and kiosks
$ 8 adult $ 4 child
The GDDPC is here for your questions on climate change adaptation and the "In Giardino" garden club presents wild mushrooms.
Beaver Ski Club Poker Run
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. $ 5
See the rest of the program here.

FREE! Feb 6,14,26, 2020 - Start a food business - information session (in French)

Organized by the Bouctouche farmers' market and the Acadie regional development cooperative (CDR-Acadie)
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. lunch included
At the Bouctouche Farmers Market
Find out how to use your talents, passions and cooking skills to create a business!
Register today 506-744-1020 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

March 3, 2020 - Presentation on the Grande Digue dune restoration

7:00 p.m.
Parc Rotary Dieppe
Hosted by Ami.e.s de la Nature Sud-Est

March 7, 2020 - Seed swap

Co-organized by the garden club `In Giardino` and the GDDPC
10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Center 50, 10 rue Villa in Cocagne
Introduction to seed saving with Seeds for Life
If you do not bring seeds to exchange, but you want to take seeds, admission is $ 5
Please bring your seeds to exchange, clearly identified.

April 22nd, 2020 - Earth Day

Garbage clean up in the community
Together we will make our community more beauty
More details to come!

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