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
In 2017, the theme of the workshops was on endangered bird species, while in 2018 they were mature forest birds. In 2019, the theme chosen was the waterbirds of our rivers and our coastal areas, as well as the common birds. The original objectives of this project were:

1. Increase the capacity of watershed technicians to identify, detect, and conserve waterfowl and common birds.
2. Present four waterbird workshops and up to 8 field sessions on bird identification and use of the e-bird application.
3. Include in presentations at least 5 common birds and 10 waterfowl.
4. Add another conservation tool for technicians to promote stewardship

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As in 2018, the preparation for these workshops included several Doodle surveys to determine the dates of the workshops, the preparation of the field sheets, the preparation of a
PowerPoint presentation and the production of an online PDF guide on identifying aquatic birds in our rivers and coastal areas as well as common birds. You find the PowerPoints here: https: //drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2JUtShx55qhaTY1UVlMSHRkQ1U? usp = sharing. (Only for educational purposes).

During the month of May 2019, six groups from southeastern New Brunswick (Friends of Kouchibouguacis, GDDPC, Shediac Bay Watershed Association (ABVBS), H20 Mink, EOS Eco-Energy (the Watershed Subgroup), and the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance (VPA) participated in two workshops (one in English and the other in French) on bird identification. Each workshop includes an outing, either the day itself or a few weeks later. The table below summarizes the details of the workshops. Twenty-one people participated in the workshops, while forty-three participated in the outings. In comparison, forty-nine people participated in the workshops and thirty-six people participated in the outings in 2018. A session for forest technicians from the region did not work because their company itched and they did not respond to our attempts to contact them.

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July 12, 2019, outing with the Friends of Kouchibouguacis
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July 2, 2019, Identification workshop with Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group

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May 16, 2019, Training + outing at the marina of Cocagne


The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group would like to thank Roland Chiasson for sharing his passion for birds and the New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund, as well as watershed groups of southeastern New Brunswick for their time in the field and sharing their knowledge.

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Upcoming activities

July 11, 2020 - Butterfly plants to give away

9 to 11 a.m.
at the GDDPC office, 4585 route 134 in Cocagne
Do you want to help the Monarch butterfly? Plant some butterfly plants (swamp milkweed) in your flower bed!
Plants are free, but you can always make a donation.
Thanks for your help!

July 8, 2020 - Gardening workshop with Bernadette Goguen

6:30 p.m.
At the Cocagne community garden, 1789 route 535 in Cocagne
For more information: contact Mathieu Bastarache This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 899-1586.
Please Bring your chairs if you need one!
Come learn about various methods in gardening maintenance and tips for controlling pests. With Bernadette Goguen, CFM and gardener.
Please book with the GDDPC by July 7 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by tel. at 576-8247.
It's free! Donations can always be made to the garden.

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