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About Friends of Lakes Folsom and Natoma (FOLFAN)

FOLFAN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the cooperating association for the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (FLSRA).  Our mission is to enhance education and recreation opportunities for the public and to protect the wonders and resources of lakes Folsom and Natoma

FOLFAN has a bald eagle interpretive program which is undertaken in cooperation with California State Parks and the US Bureau of Reclamation. The program service to inform and educate park visitors about these wild and protecting birds who live (seasonally) in the state park. The program includes docents who answer park visitor questions, informing them how to safely and respectfully view nesting bald eagles, as well as providing information about the eagles and their behavior and development. Docents also provide spotting scopes on weekends and holidays so park visitors can see the eagles close-up at a designated viewing area. Visitors are also encouraged to visit FOLFAN’s YouTube page to view unique bald eagle content.

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (FLSRA)

FLSRA includes Lake Natoma, Folsom Lake, and the American River which connects the two lakes. It includes more than 100 miles of trails, 100 miles of shoreline, beautiful blue oak woodlands teeming with wildlife, and wonderful opportunities for appreciating and experiencing nature and recreation. It is also home to several pairs of nesting bald eagles, as well as heron and egret rookeries.