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

May 30, June 6 and 13, 2020 - Distribution of butterfly plants

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
at GDDPC, 4585 route 134 in Cocagne (map here)
Plants to give (milkweed / milkweed)
To help the Monarch butterfly.

June 13, 2020 - Wildlife at night outing (frogs, birds and more)

Details to come
With Roland Chiasson
At the Cocagne Trail
Please bring a mask, as we cannot guarantee 2m of distance all the time.
If you want, bring a flashlight and mosquito repellent.

June 21, 2020 - Easy Spring Dyes Workshop - Cocagne Country colors

1 to 4 p.m.
At the Marcel Goguen farm, 475 ch. Cocagne Sud in Cocagne
Experiment with us how to use the plants available in spring and create easy natural dyes.
With Marie-Claude Hébert and Bernadette Goguen
Please reserve with the GDDPC by June 15 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by tel. 576-8247
Registration is $ 20 and you can pay at the door or by e-transfer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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