Practical workshops - Living Shorelines : A Natural Way to Manage Coastal Erosion (Cocagne)

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Caraquet - Tuesday August 24 2021, Registration : 8:30 am, workshop: 9 am to 3 pm, Hotel Super 8, 9 avenue du Carrefour, Caraquet NB.

Cocagne - Thursday August 26 2021, Registration : 8:30 am, workshop: 9 am to 3 pm, Cocagne Marina, 130 Marina Rd, Cocagne NB.

(Maximum of 50 participants per workshop)

These hands-on workshops will be presented by Rosmarie Lohnes of Helping Nature Heal. This Nova Scotian entrepreneur uses materials from nature, advanced science and ecosystem restoration expertise to restore vegetation and stabilize shorelines.

This approach called "Living Shorelines" is done manually with the least possible mechanical intervention and helps protect coastal and riparian zones against erosion accentuated by climate change.

The objective of the Living Shoreline approach is to naturalise protective walls, riprap and other fixed structures to protect coastal areas against erosion.

The practical workshop, one in Caraquet and the other in Cocagne, is inspired by the workshops held in 2020 in Pokemouche and Shediac. The workshop will begin with a discussion of methods related to the Living Shorelines approach. The workshop will continue with the practical application of natural shoreline stabilization techniques. Participants will learn the types of plants and planting methods suitable for coastal sites.

The workshop is organized in accordance with Covid-19 prevention measures. Maximum of 50 participants.

Cocagne: Bring your lunch or order at the Marina restaurant

Caraquet: Bring your lunch or order at the local restaurants: Le Café La Fringale, Marie Belle or Creek fishMarket.

Bring your own water bottle - there will be a water station and snacks on site

Bring appropriate clothing, in anticipation of the weather and outdoor work

Bring your chair for the presentation and lunch

Cost: $ 20, Pay on-line while registering, or in person

This initiative is made possible by the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund, the New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund, Nature NB, the New Brunswick Environmental Network, and the Rural Community of Cocagne.

Agenda :

  • 8:30 am Registration
  • 9:00 am Presentation of the Living Shorelines approach
  • 10:00 am Demonstrations and practical work
  • 11:30 am Lunch break
  • 12:45 p.m. Continuation of demonstrations and practical work
  • 2:45 p.m. Overview of maintenance work
  • 3:00 p.m. End

Register at the top of this page.

For more information:

Acadian Peninsula Region / Caraquet:
Benjamin Kocyla
Acadian Peninsula Regional Service Commission
Tel: 506-727-7979

South-East Region / Cocagne:
Serge LaRochelle
Groupe de développement durable du Pays de Cocagne
Tel: 506-576-8247

Event Information

Event Date 26 August, 2021 8:30 am
Event End Date 26 August, 2021 3:00 pm
Cut off date 26 August, 2021 10:00 am
Individual Price $20.00
Location Marina de Cocagne
Categories Workshop

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