Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM

Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM LMAWM features history of Fritch Tx, history of Lake Meredith, large realistic dioramas of local wildlife in their natural habitats, and 2 large aquariums.
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04/01/2020

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Website Link: https://www.fritchcityhall.com

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For the first time, you can choose to respond online, by phone, or by mail. Respond today!

WHY? Responding helps shape resources for children and your community over the next decade. Your Response Matters!

Complete the Census Online Today or Download A Sample Form.

Website Link: https://www.fritchcityhall.com

03/31/2020
City of Fritch - Official

City of Fritch - Official

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the Nation, the State, and in the pandhandle area, local officials have established a new resource to held provide regular updates. Simply text the word HUTCHHEALTH to 888-777. That's it... Updates will consist of official confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the State and in Hutchinson County. Additional information would include text notices if new Declarations or Emergency Orders are issued.

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
03/31/2020
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

News Release: As of March 31, 2020 fishing piers and mooring docks at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area are closed to fishing. This step has been taken in the interest of public health and safety to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The closure will last through the end of April. The full news release can be read at: https://www.nps.gov/lamr/learn/news/lake-meredith-n-r-a-is-modifying-operations-to-implement-local-health-guidance.htm

03/31/2020
SharKens Honeyhole & RV Park

SharKens Honeyhole & RV Park

I just got off the phone with the superintendent of the park service @ Lake Meredith. The boat docks are still open to load and unload boats. Boat ramps are still open.
No fishing from these docks for the next 30 days. Shoreline/bank fishing, hiking, trails are all still open . Social Distancing is a real thing folks. The Park Service is doing everything they can to keep our lake open. I personally appreciate all they are doing for us.
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area Texas Parks and Wildlife - Panhandle Wildlife - TPWD District 2 Inland Fisheries Panhandle District - Texas Parks and Wildlife

Storm Search 7 Chief Meteorologist Steve Kersh
03/31/2020

Storm Search 7 Chief Meteorologist Steve Kersh

Better picture from Wes Luginbhyl of the landspout tornado that touched down for about 2 minutes, roughly 7 miles south of Fritch, around 5:15pm. No damage or injuries have been reported so far.

03/29/2020
Estes Photography
03/27/2020

Estes Photography

3.26.20

#bethelight #sfisd #texas #fritchtexas
Sanford-Fritch ISD

03/26/2020
Stellarium Web Online Star Map

Stellarium Web Online Star Map

Stellarium Web is a planetarium running in your web browser. It shows a realistic star map, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

Something to brighten your day!
03/21/2020

Something to brighten your day!

Much needed time away at Lake Meredith this past week! 76.95ft and climbing! Enjoy

03/21/2020
Fritch at Lake Meredith Economic Development Corporation

Fritch at Lake Meredith Economic Development Corporation

Local restaurants are still OPEN to serve you and your family! Lets keep supporting local!

Please SHARE and help us keep our economy strong during these trying times!

#Shopfritch #Shoplocal #EatLocal

03/20/2020
City of Fritch - Official

City of Fritch - Official

Statements from Mayor and City Manager regarding the City of Fritch and COVID-19 response

City of Fritch - Official
03/20/2020

City of Fritch - Official

On Friday, March 20, 2020, following the issuance of the Declaration of Local State of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency by Hutchinson County Judge Cindy Irwin, Mayor Dwight Kirksey has issued a Local Disaster Declaration for the City of Fritch. Citizens are encouraged to continue ‘social distancing,’ proper hand hygiene, covering your coughs and sneezes, and cleaning frequently touched surfaces. Additionally, citizens are encouraged to avoid public gatherings greater than 10 people until further notice. Updates will continue to be posted on the City’s website and the City’s page.

City Website: https://www.fritchcityhall.com/

City of Fritch - Official
03/20/2020
City of Fritch - Official

City of Fritch - Official

City of Fritch Coronavirus Update

Across all reputable outlets, the message has been conveyed that, to slow the spread of COVID-19, people should practice “social-distancing,” cover your coughs and sneezes, wash your hands, and clean frequently touched surfaces. I sent this very same message out one week ago, today. To “practice what we preach,” effective immediately and until further notice, all City buildings (City Hall, Police Department, Annex, etc.) are being locked down to unnecessary visitors.
Due to the nature of City business, I recognize that there are some instances where it is near impossible to make this an absolute mandate. Where I believe this has the most potential for impacting customers are for those who are accustomed to paying their City bill in-person. I am encouraging all City customers to pay their City bill online at https://fritchcityhall.com or by phone at 806-857-3143. To pay online, a customer will need to have a debit or credit card. Once on the website, customers will need to click on the blue tab labeled “Pay Water Bill/Utility Service App.” In that tab, there will be a black box labeled “Online Water Bill Payment” that will take you to the external website for the City’s credit/debit card vendor. Payments over the phone can be made with debit/credit cards, also. Concerning late fees and disconnects, the City of Fritch will continue with adhering to those applicable City Ordinances until it is no longer safe to do so.
Customers who would prefer to pay with a check or by cash may drop their payments in the drop box located outside of City Hall. In either of these cases, it is important that you write the account number on your check and/or include the payment stub from the bill so that the payment can be applied to the correct account. Any cash payments in excess of the amount due will be credited on your account. For your convenience, and now for your safety, the drop box has been moved so that it can be utilized as a drive thru.
The City’s Recycling Center will remain open at this time. However, workers at the Recycling Center will be practicing “social distancing” and, as such, we ask anyone using the Recycling Center to follow the instructions of those workers. Additionally, Police, Fire and EMS are still providing their respective services with the exception of Police and Fire remaining outside a residence for medical calls unless they have proper Personal Protective Equipment on. Anyone needing to make a police report is asked to contact the Fritch Police Department at 806-857-3490 and make that report over the phone.
We have been in communication with TCEQ and our vendors to confirm we are taking the appropriate measures to ensure that water system and the sewer system could be sustained in the event there is a disruption to the supply chain. The water remains safe to drink.
I thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we all work through this difficult time in our Nation’s history. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this information, please contact me by email at [email protected] or by phone at 806-857-3143.

Drew Brassfield
City Manager

03/15/2020
John

John

I thought that the Museum might like this old video - I recorded this with an old VHS 2 piece video recorder back in 1980 -1981 time frame. This is of the museum when the National Park Service was helping the City maintain the display through an agreement. I did a bunch of work on the aquariums.

Spring fishing season starts March 19
03/09/2020
Spring fishing season starts March 19

Spring fishing season starts March 19

Texas Parks & Wildlife stocked thousands of fish into Lake Meredith in 2016, when the lake level started to rise following nine years of drought. Small Mouth fingerling, Bluegill fingerling, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie and Walleye were the fish species that were put in the lake. Anglers are reel...

03/09/2020
Extended Hands

Extended Hands

Free yup Free fun family outing Did someone say Prize Egg

We got Eggs lots of eggs... For EGGFEST 2020 Community Easter egg hunt at Fritch City Park. We chose April 4th so we wouldn't conflict with your church or family plans... come hang out with us that day. Egg hunt, food and games. Starting at 11.

Should anyone like to be a part of putting this on we still could use some Candy. I know alot of people do not have time to volunteer but hey if you have a chance to buy a bag of candy we would really appreciate it. Proceeds from the Pink Fireworks stand in Buna Vista is what makes all this possible along with some amazing people that donate time talent and treasure.

03/07/2020
Texas Walleye Association

You don’t want to miss this!!!

2020 Tournament Lineup
All tournaments to be held at Lake Meredith

March 28th
May 9
June 6
Oct 31-Nov 1 (championship)

Cabelas NTC (Lake Winnebago)
May 27-30

Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM
03/06/2020

Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM

🎉🐢🏁FREE T-SHIRTS!!!!🏁🐢🎉

The first 50 kids and/or adults that sign up will receive one free t-shirt!
Forms are available at City Hall or May be requested via email, [email protected]

Thank you to the citizen that donated the t-shirts!!!! You rock!

Entry forms are available at City Hall
104 N. Robey Ave. Fritch

Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM
03/06/2020

Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM

🎉🐢🏁FREE T-SHIRTS!!!!🏁🐢🎉

The first 50 kids and/or adults that sign up will receive one free t-shirt!
Forms are available at City Hall or May be requested via email, [email protected]

Thank you to the citizen that donated the t-shirts!!!! You rock!

Entry forms are available at City Hall
104 N. Robey Ave. Fritch

🎉🐢🏁FREE T-SHIRTS!!!!🏁🐢🎉The first 50 kids and/or adults that sign up will receive one free t-shirt! Forms are available a...
03/06/2020

🎉🐢🏁FREE T-SHIRTS!!!!🏁🐢🎉

The first 50 kids and/or adults that sign up will receive one free t-shirt!
Forms are available at City Hall or May be requested via email, [email protected]

Thank you to the citizen that donated the t-shirts!!!! You rock!

Entry forms are available at City Hall
104 N. Robey Ave. Fritch

Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM's cover photo
03/06/2020

Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM's cover photo

Fritch at Lake Meredith Economic Development Corporation
03/03/2020

Fritch at Lake Meredith Economic Development Corporation

02/29/2020
Wright-On Bait, Tackle and Watercraft Rental

Wright-On Bait, Tackle and Watercraft Rental

Starting tomorrow, 2-29 our hours are as follows until further notice! We hope y’all are as excited as we are for another great season!!🎣
Mon-Thurs : Closed
Fri-Sun : 8am-7pm

02/22/2020

Good evening all! If you participated last year and/or want info on this years Triathlon and/or Car show, please follow this Museum FB page for those updates coming soon!
I’ve attached the link from last years event in the comments section below. **Please note the link is for last years event**

I want your suggestions! If you have any ideas and/or suggestions please leave a comment below.
Also, please invite your friends to this page! If these events continue to grow, they will continue to happen! Let’s keep these fun events going for our sweet community!!! Please show support ❤️
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Friends of Lake Meredith and Alibates
02/22/2020

Friends of Lake Meredith and Alibates

For those of you wanting to donate to your National Park Events this year here is our letter and detailed approach this year. Any and all donations can be mailed to the PO Box on the letter. Be aware Fireworks will not happen this year if we do not get enough donations from local businesses and individuals to cover all of the events offered in our parks. Thank you for supporting your National Park! We look forward to a fun and eventful 2020!

Friends of Lake Meredith and Alibates
02/22/2020

Friends of Lake Meredith and Alibates

What movies would you like to see at the amphitheater this summer? 🍿 🎥

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
02/21/2020

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

WORK, LEARN, PLAY, AND GROW

Get paid to accomplish needed conservation work on public lands with the United States Youth Conservation Corp (YCC). Work on park structures, cleaning and rehabilitation of campsites, and painting park facilities.

Participants will be required to provide their own work boots with an eight-inch-high top and jeans. Work shirts, hard hats, and other necessary safety equipment will be provided.

What is the Youth Conservation Corps?

The United States Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer youth employment program that engages young people in meaningful work experiences on national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and fish hatcheries while developing an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility.

Who is eligible?

Youth, 15 through 18 years of age, who are permanent residents of the United States, are eligible for employment without regard to social, economic, racial, or ethnic backgrounds.

What would you do?

Youth Conservation Corps members work in a healthy outdoor setting on a variety of projects, maintaining landscapes, cleaning up campgrounds, improving wildlife habitat, and more!

You'll also participate in outdoor experiences where chances are you'll see wildlife or history before your eyes, hike and stand on a Mesa top, or view 44,978 acres of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area.

How do you find an opportunity?

We have a Youth Conservation Corps program at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. We will hire four individuals between the ages 15-18. The eight-week program will run from June 7th through July 31st, 2020. Youth participants will be paid $9.00 per hour and will work a 40-hour. National Park Service personnel will supervise the work crew and manage the program.

How do you apply?

Youth may apply from Feb. 20th to March 27, 2019. Applications may be picked up at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area Headquarters, located at 419 East Broadway, Fritch, Texas, between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

What benefits will you receive from participating?

Not only would you get paid to work at one of the coolest places in the country, but you will also have the chance to learn about careers with the National Park Service and gain valuable work skills that can help you land your next job!

You will be working with other incredible people and hopefully you will build a lifetime bond. If you like to hike, backpack, fish, kayak, bike, horseback ride, etc. our national parks are perfect for that!

Photos: YCC Official Logo;
YCC Crew members at work

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
01/16/2020

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

It’s Explorer Month...Journey back in time with us as we bring you excerpts from nature journals from the past...

In 1845, two young army lieutenants—James Abert and William Peck—made preparations to explore the Canadian River Valley...Lt. Abert kept a nature journal with charming descriptions of natural history, landscapes, and the people they met along the way.

All American explorers of the 1840s were expected to report on the natural history of new lands they were exploring...Lt. Abert also included drawings and sketches in his journal.

September 6, 1845...”Horned lizards, “agama cornuta,” are also in abundance, and increased in number as we proceeded...We find the Canadian still increasing in width and velocity of its waters, which have now a deep tinge, and justly merit the name of Colorado.”

September 7, 1845... “Our Road was everywhere beautified by luxuriant profusion of plum trees and grapevines... In the neighborhood of our camp, we found several coveys of quails.”

In this journal from 1845, there are many similarities to what we see today in the Canadian River Valley... Lt. Albert certainly provided us with a beautiful nature journal for a memorable reading experience about the history of this area.

Source—“Journal of Lieutenant J.W. Abert, from Bent’s Fort to St. Louis, in 1845.”

Photos: Shots of the Canadian River and the Canadian River Valley

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12/29/2019

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God Bless Texas! ❤️

Address

101 North Robey Ave
Fritch, TX
79036

The Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum is located approximately 30 miles northeast of Amarillo

General information

Located just 30 miles northeast of Amarillo near beautiful Lake Meredith in Fritch, Texas this museum offers six realistic dioramas featuring local wildlife in their natural habitats depicting the rock, soil, plant life and seasons that occur within the Texas Panhandle. Art Enthusiasts will delight in the work of several artists inspired by nature, wildlife, and the Texas Panhandle. Educational programs are conducted throughout the year to students of all ages. The museum maintains two aquariums that together hold more than 4000 gallons of water displaying a variety of freshwater fish found in Lake Meredith. Interactive exhibits help support the mission to advance knowledge and enable people to appreciate, protect and enjoy their natural and cultural heritage. Playas: Gems of the Plains illustrates the wetlands of the plains states and covers the history, biology, and geology of this natural phenomenon. The museum exhibits include a large fling display and facts about people who lived along the Canadian River bluffs as early as 900-1200 A.D.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(806) 678-7847

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My husband's family was killed there by a drunk driver in 1976. He needs help. Won't anyone in that town help him? He's disabled.
Enjoyed the market this morning. Lighting Strike’s woodwork vendor was amazing. Love my bottle opener!
Am I correct in that the parade starts at 10:30 and line up for the car show is at 10? So you cannot participate in both? Please let me know.
I thought that the Museum might like this old video - I recorded this with an old VHS 2 piece video recorder back in 1980 -1981 time frame. This is of the museum when the National Park Service was helping the City maintain the display through an agreement. I did a bunch of work on the aquariums.
What kinds of live bait can he used here and is it legal to net cast for bait
Love this museum!!
Thought you might want to know my daughter did her Texas presentation on the museum! She is the great-granddaughter of Lanelle Poling, and we love telling her stories that Lanelle used to tell us about building the dioramas. We stop by every few years when we are in the area!