Friends of Stone Lakes News

Public Comment on Proposed Northstate Hospital

Join Friends of Stone Lakes NWR in voicing your opinion.

Upcoming Guided Activities

All group activities at the Refuge are on hold due to COVID-19.

2019 Annual Report

We all know what a tumultuous year 2020 has been. It has taken us longer than usual to put it together, but here is a summary of what the Friends and Refuge did in 2019.

Delta Conveyance Scoping Comments

Friends of Stone Lakes NWR has submitted comments to the Department of Water Resources in regards to the Notice of Preparation for the Delta Conveyance Project.

Comment on CA Water Resilience Portfolio Initiative

On September 23, 2019 the Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge sent a comment letter to the California Water Resilience Portfolio Initiative. The Friends want to insure that concerns about the grave impacts to all species are addressed in the planning of infrastructure projects

Friends comment on proposed Medical Center

The Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge has sent a comment letter to the City of Elk Grove Development Services Department regarding the proposed building of the the California Northstate University Medical Center.

Good Information from the Refuge

Our Assistant Refuge Manager, Beatrix Treiterer, contributed information for this article in Estuary News. There is good information in here about why it is so important to protect Refuge habitat and the Delta in general!

Comment on Proposed Hospital

Stone Lakes is an urban Refuge, and while that presents opportunity for more folks to conveniently experience good wildlife habitat, proximity to urban uses has led over the years to numerous threats to the Refuge's habitat and its wildlife.

Nature Bowl 2019

Nature Bowl 2019 Semi-Finals hosted by Friends of the Refuge were held at Blue Heron Trails in Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge on April 30th and marked the 34th year for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s event.

KCRA 3 visits the Refuge

Last week KCRA 3 news visited the Refuge and got a wonderful taste of what it has to offer. In case you missed their news report, here is a link to it. Enjoy!

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(9453). Thanks for caring about Sacramento's wildlife!

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 wildlife and plants at the Refuge and what the Friends do to support the Refuge.


Learn More About The Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge!

Since Friends of the Refuge serves an auxiliary function to the Refuge itself, many visitors to this website will find that certain of their inquiries will be more appropriately addressed through their website.

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