In The Community
An urban wildlife refuge, Stone Lakes NWR works closely with our neighboring communities and land owners to provide both public use and quality wildlife habitat.
The refuge is actively supported by a 501(c)(3) non-profit friends group, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Association. The Association is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors and manages a refuge endowment, memberships, quarterly newsletter, and supports many volunteer and educational programs. Checkout our friends group Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Association website for more information about their involvement in the community and refuge, or how to support the Association.
Eagle Scouts have contributed numerous projects over the years enhancing the refuge for both the wildlife and community health and enjoyment. Learn more about past and currently available projects.Learn More
Throughout the school year, various schools come to the refuge to experience hands-on project learning, such as habitat restoration, while helping the refuge accomplish wildlife and habitat goals.Learn More
Youth Conservation Corps
During the summer months, the refuge hosts a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program, where a team of local high school students are employed to learn new skills performing outdoor projects while learning about the refuge and conservation.Learn More
Page Photo Credits Sandhill Cranes along the Freeway / Amy Hopperstad, Eagle Scout / Randy Pieterson, Service Learning / Amy Hopperstad
Last Updated: Apr 01, 2015