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.

Pond Clean-Up

Thank you Sacramento Tree Foundation (, Rose Foundation and volunteers! Post (https://www.faceb...Read More

Refuge celebrates 20th Anniversary!

The Refuge and a number of its friends celebrated 20 years as the 505th National Wildlife Refuge. It was a beautiful day, and the Sandhill Cranes...Read More

No Place Like Home

How great is it that we don't have to go this far to experience a National Wildlife Refuge? These signs were recently put up at Blue Heron Trails...Read More

Friends of the Refuge comment on the BDCP

On July 25, 2014 the Friends of Stone Lakes NWR signed a letter transmitting our comments and concerns regarding the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (...Read More

Docent led birdwalks

This is the perfect time of year to go on a docent led birdwalk at the refuge. You will see areas of the refuge that aren't open to the public. ...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

Visit the Refuge

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


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.