Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is an organization of citizen volunteers which works to support the Refuge. On this website, you can discover our many activities and the ways in which we help the Refuge. You will also discover the benefits that accrue to Friends members in doing this work. You are invited to join Friends of the Refugedonate, and/or volunteer.

"Ride to the Refuge Grant" Funds School Transportation!

Need a Ride to the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge? The Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge offers high quality field trips with hands o...Read More

Friends Join Twin Tunnels Lawsuit

The Friends joined with a coalition of ten other environmental groups to challenge the approval of the Delta twin tunnels project, called the...Read More

Found a Baby Bird or Injured Wildlife?

The Refuge is not equipped to take in or care for injured or orphaned animals. Please contact the Wildlife Care Association at 916-965-WILD(9...Read More

Come Enjoy Brunch With The Birds!

A free event to introduce you to the Refuge and those who spend time there. ...Read More

Visit Blue Heron Trails

There is always something to see at the Refuge. Come to Blue Heron Trails and be surrounded by the songs of Redwing Blackbirds and Meadow Larks. ...Read More

Cranes on the Wing

The Sandhill cranes have arrived at Stone Lakes! Visit the Refuge and see the cranes dancing and foraging in the wetlands. You can also take tou...Read More


We Need Your Support – Join Us Today!

Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge has raised over $150,000 for several projects in the past few years. We welcome donations and volunteers.