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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Castor Canadenis (Castor du Canada)

  • How about a visit to the dentist? Beaver’s teeth are naturally yellow and keep growing!
  • The beaver lodge, with an underwater entrance for its own protection, is built of branches and mud.
  • The beaver feeds on leaves, barks and on some aquatic plants. In winter, the beaver will eat its reserves set up under the ice.
  • Humans and otters are its greatest predators.
  • Beavers mate for life. The female has a litter of three or four kits on average (1 to 8). Beavers rarely live more than 10 years but some live up to 24 years.
  • The beaver, in danger of extinction during the first half of the 20th Century, was reintroduced and can now be found across Canada. A licence is needed to hunt beaver in New Brusnswick.
  • In New Brunswick, more than 10,000 furs, valued at approximately $180,000, were exported in 2008/09. Consult the Government of New Brunswick Hunt and Trap book for more information.

The beaver, Canada’s emblem, works as a keystone species in an ecosystem by creating wetlands that are used by many other species. Such wetlands are cradles of life with biodiversity that can rival tropical rain forests. Almost half of endangered and threatened species in North America rely upon wetlands. Next to humans, no other extant animal appears to do more to shape its landscape. American Indians called the beaver the "sacred center" of the land because this species creates rich habitats for other mammals, fish, turtles, frogs, birds and ducks.

Actions and interactions:
  • Do not feed wild animals.
  • Make your own video and propose it to Hinterland Who's Who. (The new Hinterland Who’s Who series with its accompanying Web site will rebuild the connection thousands of Canadians made with wildlife through the original series.)
  • In case of conflict with the beaver, let’s use other methods (like the Clemson beaver pond leveller) to control the water level without harming the beaver or its habitat.
  • Send your observations to the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group.


Upcoming activities

Jan 18, 2020 - Nature Trust NB presentation

Hosted by the garden club `In Giardino`
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Shediac Multipurpose Center, 58 Festival Street in Shediac NB E4P 1S4
A free will offering will be appreciated to defray expenses
Doors and cash bar will open at 12H30

Jan 18, 2020 - Community dinner - Fried smelts

Organized by Cocagneries and Center 50 de Cocagne
5:00 p.m. 
$ 12 per person, tickets for sale at E.A. Melanson and Cocagne Variety
Fundraiser for St-Pierre de Cocagne Church

Feb 12, 2020 - FREE! Understanding 5G technology

6.30 p.m.
Place to be confirmed
Understanding 5G technology: the why, the how, the impact on health and learning to protect yourself /> With Laurence Marie and Rachelle Poirier
Film in English, animators speak French

Feb 15, 2020 - Cocagne Winter Carnival

Community breakfast with students of Blanche Bourgeois School at Center 50
Old-fashioned dinner at Center 50, $ 12 per person
Other activities will be added. If you have any suggestions or you can offer help, please don't hesitate to contact Marcelle Paulin, director of the rural community of Cocagne 576-2202

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
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.

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures


The Pays de Cocagne in pictures