Hoggard Millpond restoration
The Hoggard Millpond Restoration Project is a collaborative partnership working to improve degraded river herring habitats. Hoggard Millpond, built in 1736, is located on the lower end of Hoggard Mill Creek and the headwaters of navigation on the Cashie River. Storm events in recent years have decimated the dam and water control gates, rendering the current millpond unmanageable as a river herring habitat and spawning area. The planned restoration effort will restore anadromous fish passage while also protecting a historically significant landmark in Bertie County. Mid-East RC&D is coordinating this restoration effort.