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.

  • Friends Group

    Friends Group logo

    The refuge is supported by a 501(c)(3) non-profit friends group, Friends of Stone Lakes. The Friends group is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors and manages refuge endowments, memberships, quarterly newsletter, and supports many refuge programs. Checkout the Friends of Stone Lakes website for more information about their involvement in the community and refuge.

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  • Eagle Scouts

    Eagle Scout

    Eagle Scouts have contributed numerous projects over the years enhancing the refuge for both the wildlife and community health and enjoyment.

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  • Service Learning

    Service Learning

    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.

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  • Youth Conservation Corps

    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.

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