Save the Dam Mill and Pond

We want your input and opinion.

Needler's Mill, the Millpond and the Millbrook dam in Millbrook, Ontario, are currently undergoing an Environmental Assessment. This means that an Engineering and environmental firm is studying the dam and will recommend a solution to some concerns by the owner. A solution may include repairing, replacing or even removing the dam.

Part of the EA involves public consultation. This is your chance to share comments, ideas and suggestions. What do you want for our mill, pond and dam?

Get the latest news about the EA report here.
"For more than 192 years Millbrook’s residents have lived, laughed, worked and played next to the pond, dam and Needlers Mill. The pond is a skating rink, a favourite fishing spot, and home to heron, otters, frogs, fish and osprey."

There can be no mill without a dam. The dam, in 2004, was identified as having “high hazard potential”. The integrity of the Millbrook Dam is the responsibility of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority. The future of the dam is the subject of discussion and study by the Millbrook Dam/Needler’s Mill Future Directions Advisory Committee, along with consideration of Needler’s Mill. The Needler’s Mill Group (blog) supports extensive repairs to the dam and adjacent berm, or replacement with a structure in keeping with the surrounding heritage features. The dam, the millpond and the mill are inextricably intertwined and are an integral part of the village and region.

Get the latest news about the EA report here.

News & Updates

March 26, 2013, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Peterborough This Week: Plan calls for...

March 26, 2013, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Peterborough Examiner: Public turn out in droves...

March 26, 2013, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Public Meeting in Millbrook. Township of Cavan Monaghan (Gymnasium) 988 County Road 10, Millbrook, Ontario LOA 1G0

February 2, 2013

New Web site goes live.

January 30, 2013

Public Meeting in Millbrook. See the video at Chextv.com.

January 29, 2013

Public Meeting in Millbrook. Read the coverage at MyKawartha.com.

January 28, 2013

Announcement of Public Meeting. Read the coverage at MyKawartha.com.

January 28, 2013

Needler's Mill Future... Read the coverage at ThePeterboroughExaminer.com.