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.

The Cranes are Coming!

We have news from Nina Faust of Kachemak Crane Watch in Homer, Alaska that the Lesser Sandcranes that summer there are starting to migrate! It usu...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

More Refuge Flooding

There has been more flooding at the Refuge after the last storm. These photographs were taken on February 14, 2017 at Blue Heron Trails and the R...Read More

Recent Flooding

The recent flooding in south Sacramento County has been a boon for the wildlife, if not for the humans. The photos show the water threatening to f...Read More

Blue Heron Trails Enhancement

Completion of Multi-year Project by an Incredible Partnership In March 2012, the Sacramento Tree Foundation ( received a ...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

Elk Grove History Week Tour of the Refuge

Refuge History Tour September 30, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am Join us for a tour on Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge as part of Elk Grove H...Read More

STEM Event Participation

The Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge participated in the second annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) event at th...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.