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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. We invite you!




Make a Difference!

Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge has raised over $150,000 for several projects in the past few years. Here are a few ways you can support us! Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.



Join our Board!

February 24, 2024

Come join the Friends' Board of Directors.

Upcoming Guided Activities

October 25, 2023

Guided tour at the Refuge on February 10, 2024

Bird Banding at the Refuge

January 4, 2024

Find out how and why the birds are banded.


Visit the Blue Heron Trails

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.  Keep your eyes open for all sorts of wildlife.  A bird/animal list is available for download at Wildlife List and Blue Heron Trails is open free, 7 days a week.  

There are occasional docent led walks (fall through spring) and staff led kayak trips on the lakes (summer).  These events take place in areas that are not normally open to the public.  


To find out about upcoming events, go to:  Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge


And remember to bring your camera and your binoculars!

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