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.

Nature Bowl 2016

Nature Bowl 2016 Semi-Finals were held at Blue Heron Trails in Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge on April 20th and marked the 31st year for the...Read More

City of Elk Grove Sphere of Influence Amendment

An application has been filed with the Sacramento Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) to amend the sphere of influence for the City of...Read More

Comment Letter on proposed Casino Project

On February 29, 2016, Friends of Stone Lakes NWR sent a comment letter on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Tribal Project Environmental Do...Read More

Friends Comment on "The Tunnels"

After considerable time and study, the Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge has completed our comment letter on the latest version of t...Read More

New Grant Funds School Transportation to the Refuge

Need a ride to Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge? A new grant funds school transportation! So far 4 schools have been approved for grants to ...Read More

Learn about our Hidden Jewel - Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

The Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is ready to present a free, richly illustrated slideshow to your group. It describes the wild...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

STEM Event Participation

The Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge participated in the first-ever Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) event at the M...Read More

Visit the Refuge and meet the Friends

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.