Trail Work on the Horizon

There’s always something new happening at the Steep Rock Association Preserves. In the coming year, our staff are preparing to build stone steps along eroded sections of trail, repair bridges, and expand the trail system at our newest preserve that is open to the public, Johnson Farm. Stay tuned for more details as these exciting […]

April 2021 E-News

Celebrating the Earth with Wood Warblers What better place to celebrate a healthy and hospitable natural world this April than in Washington, CT, New England, the USA, and planet Earth. As always, Steep Rock Association is thrilled to be your host. Lucky for us, we’ll be joined by a few special passerine guests, some just […]

March 2021 E-News

Harbingers of Spring Welcome to Spring! As the days get longer, the temperature warms, and bird songs fill the morning air, what is your favorite harbinger of spring—red winged blackbirds, crocuses, fiddleheads, mourning cloak butterflies? For Steep Rock Association, spring means getting outside with you! We are excited to begin offering our slate of spring events […]

Summer Internships @ Steep Rock

Special Projects - Summer Internships

Summer Internships are a great way to get outside and work in conservation this summer. Steep Rock Association (SRA), an accredited non-profit land trust in Washington, CT is hiring summer interns!  We are recruiting college and high school students who want to make a difference in our community this summer, gain real-world skills in land conservation, sustainable agriculture and nonprofit management, and have fun in […]

NestWatch 2021

NestWatch photo

NestWatch A Citizen Science Opportunity Bluebird eggs in a nest box at Macricostas Preserve. Photo by Lisa Breese (2018 NestWatcher) Virtual Training: March 29, 2021 at 5:00PM Field Season: April 5, 2021 – August 27, 2021 Do you enjoy hearing the musical call of eastern bluebirds at a forest edge, or marveling at the iridescent […]

February 2021 E-News

Planning Season Photo: Snowrollers in Hidden Valley Preserve, by Danielle Brightman As the snow flies in February and the polar winds blow their seasonal chill, winter means black bears are slumbering in dens, wood turtles are nestling in hibernacula, and juncos are scurrying to scoop seeds off the ice-covered ground. At Steep Rock, winter means […]

January 2021 E-News

Resolution: For the Birds                                                                                  Photo: Peary Stafford Happy New Year everyone. I hope this finds you […]

The Year in Pictures

Dear Steep Rock Community, As this long and challenging year comes to a close, Steep Rock Association wanted to offer a special thank you for all of your support during these unprecedented times. We had an amazing year at Steep Rock and would like to share it with you. Please click on our three links below. Our “Year in Review” […]

Annual Appeal 2020

Legacy giving

Dear Steep Rock Community, As the year 2020 draws to a close, we hope this email finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. The surreal nature of this year has been unimaginable and unprecedented, hasn’t it? The global pandemic, political polarity, social  unrest, and climate crisis have dominated headlines. Through it all, though,  we were here for you; we hope you found refuge within Steep Rock’s  preserves. And with heartfelt thanks, you have been here for us. That is the  inspiration […]

December 2020 E-News

A Time For Reflection     Photo: Joan Mikalson This has been quite a year! It is easy to get lost in the seemingly unending negative headlines of the day. While we recognize the local and global impacts of 2020 events, December offers us an opportunity to reflect on these experiences, focus on the positive and […]