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.

Cranes on the Wing

Sandhill cranes have been seen near North Stone Lake on their annual southward migration! More to come! Visit the Refuge and see the cranes danci...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

Wildlife Observation Paddle Tours

Docent led Paddle Tours at the Refuge start June 1, 2014! Bring your own kayak or canoe and experience local wildlife on a wandering tour of norm...Read More

See spectacular wildlife art!

Linnea Fronce is a Sacramento artist who specializes in landscape and wildlife art. She will be featured in an exhibit on the third floor the Sa...Read More

Enjoying the Natural World

On the first day of summer, I celebrated by going on a docent-led paddle tour at Stone Lakes. It was a hot day, but we started early and ...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.