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.

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

"Ride to the Refuge Grant" Funds School Transportation!

The Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge offers high quality field trips with hands on experiences for students. In order to help students get to ...Read More

An Interview about the Sandhill Cranes

Listen to an interview with Nina Faust of Kachemak Crane Watch in Homer, Alaska and Bart McDermott of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in Elk ...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

In Memory of Tom Hall

In Memory of Tom Hall (January 29, 1922 to April 4, 2016) Tom Hall, long-time Friend of the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, p...Read More

Nature Bowl

Friends of Stone Lakes NWR will once again participate in the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Nature Bowl. The event, focusing on 3...Read More

California Duck Days 2017

Friends of Stone Lakes will once again participate at the annual California Duck Days celebration on February 25, 2017. The event is sponsored by...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.