The Saratoga National Fish Hatchery celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend.
It is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and attracts around 3-thousand visitors a year. It raises both native and non-native trout species for stocking lakes and rivers and works with conservationists to protect endangered Wyoming Toads.
Ryan Moehring is a spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He says the hatchery will be hosting some special events in honor of the centennial.
"The public can learn how the hatchery spawns, hatches, and ships various trout species, how we grow cutthroat trout for stocking, and how we rear the Wyoming toad. We’re also hosting a kid’s fishing day event so kids 12 and under can bring their rods and tackle boxes to the pond at the Saratoga resort and spa," he says.
The centennial coincides with Independence Day celebrations in the town, and the hatchery is taking part. It will have a float in Saratoga’s July 4th parade.