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Water Quality Monitoring Expert Volunteer needed.

The Sherbrooke Lake Stewardship Committee oversees the implementation of the water quality monitoring program at Sherbrooke Lake to aid in the evidence-based decisions concerning the development of the properties acquired by MODL for public use.

MODL is seeking applications from interested community members to serve on the Sherbrooke Lake Stewardship Committee.  The vacancy is for an on-going volunteer member with professional knowledge of the techniques of water quality monitoring.

This vacancy will be advertised until filled.

pdf Application Form (358 KB)

pdf Terms of Reference (141 KB)

For further information and to submit applications contact:

Bill Schurman, Director of Recreation Services

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Sherbrooke Lake, located in Lunenburg County, is a 15-minute drive east of the community of New Germany and a 35-minute drive north of Bridgewater. The lake is home to permanent residents, lakefront cottages, and a summer camp; however, it does not currently have a dedicated space for the general public to enjoy the lake.

For over three decades, the Municipality has identified public access to large bodies of water as a priority for its recreation network.

In 2003, the Municipality developed and adopted its Open Space Strategic Plan. The plan formalized a variety of priorities for acquiring and developing open space recreational land. Public access to Sherbrooke Lake was identified as a priority.

In 2010, the Municipality reviewed and updated the Open Space Strategic Plan to reflect the completion of some projects and to ensure the original priorities were still applicable. The Plan placed access to Sherbrooke Lake as one of the Municipality's top five open space priorities. Council is now exploring options for how public access on Sherbrooke Lake should be designed.

Access Advisory Committee

Council established the Sherbrooke Lake Access Advisory Committee to provide broad based community advice to the Municipality, provide options available for establishing public access to Sherbrooke Lake, and to engage the public using various methods to ensure community input throughout the process of determining public access to Sherbrooke Lake. The Committee is made up of municipal staff and ten volunteers drawn from permanent lake residents, cottage owners, and residents of the larger community. The Committee includes volunteer residents from both the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and the Municipality of the District of Chester.

Access Advisory Committee agendas and minutes are available at the bottom of this page.

The final report of the Sherbrooke Lake Access Advisory Committee is now available.

Please click the links below for Sherbrooke Lake Access Advisory Committee documents. For more information, contact Bill Schurman, Director of Recreation Services at (902) 541-1333 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public Consultation Report Released

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their opinion! The survey team has analyzed this feedback and produced a consultation report, available below with two different levels of quality / file size:

Public Consultation Report - pdf Higher Quality (10.10 MB)  
Public Consultation Report - pdf Lower Quality (4.67 MB)