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 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.

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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.  Learn more about past and currently available projects.

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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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