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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October 18, 2019


Cocagne - Since the beginning of October 2019, several students from Cocagne, Grande-Digue and Notre-Dame schools have been planting trees on their schoolyard and in the community in collaboration with the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (PCSDG).

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Native trees for the community

Students take the trees that have grown in nurseries for the last two years and transplant them to the schoolyard and to various places in the community. In Cocagne, Grade 8 students planted on the church grounds. In Notre-Dame, Grade 8 students planted trees along the river to complement a restoration project. In Grande-Digue, students recreated a windbreak near the community soccer field.

Native trees serve as carbon stock to reduce greenhouse gases, a major contributor to climate change, while creating habitats for birds, small mammals and pollinators, confirms Serge LaRochelle, PCSDG program coordinator.

By increasing and sharing our resources and expertise with more than 1,000 students, teachers, staff and parents in the Cocagne watershed area, the PCSDG increases the capacity of citizens, young and old alike, to undertake projects to combat climate change.

The PCSDG recognizes the collaborative effort of the Kent Regional Service Commission of the Francophone South School District. We thank the Environmental Trust Fund and the New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund for their financial support.

The goal of the Young Stewards for Sustainability project is to work with schools in the Cocagne watershed to take action to address climate change. The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (PCSDG) provides guidance to students, teachers and staff to take action on two themes: biodiversity conservation and waste management.

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

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures


The Pays de Cocagne in pictures