Macricostas Expansion

DONATE A Campaign to Expand Macricostas Preserve into Pinnacle Valley and Beyond With its breathtaking view over Lake Waramaug from the pinnacle at Waramaug’s Rock and its pristine wetlands for bird watching, Macricostas is a popular destination for visitors. Although Macricostas is the smallest of Steep Rock’s preserves, its 4.5- mile trail to the pinnacle […]

Hillside Farm Protected: The Power of Preservation Partnership

Steep Rock Association is thrilled to announce the newest addition to its preservation portfolio – Hillside Farm. The 86-acre property located on Nettleton Hollow Road at the junction of Washington and Woodbury is a mosaic of prime farmland and critical habitats including meadow, forest, wetlands, and streams. This exciting acquisition, made possible through public/private partnership, ensures […]

2021 Annual Community Picnic

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Steep Rock Annual Community Picnic on September 11, 2021. This event continues our long-lived end-of-summer tradition here in Washington.

Rossiter Run 5K Race and Fun Run/Walk

Thank to all the runners and walkers who joined us at Steep Rock Association’s first annual Rossiter 5K Race and Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, October 9th at 9:00 am in Steep Rock Preserve!  What an amazing day thanks to you!   We would also like to send a special shout out to Dropps for sending each […]

September Round up for a Cause

New Morning Market Proud to Partner with Steep Rock Association. Woodbury, CT September 2021 New Morning Market is proud to partner with Steep Rock Association (SRA) through their September Round Up for a Cause effort. Steep Rock Association is a nationally-accredited land trust whose mission is to conserve ecologically and historically significant landscapes and riparian […]

2021 Open Garden

Not even Hurricane Henri bearing down on Connecticut could keep us from showing off Judea Garden on August 21. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, recipients, volunteers, supporters, and guests gathered to celebrate the Giving Garden’s 13th season growing vegetables for our neighbors in need. This was just one way to say thank you to the […]

Remarkable Returns on your Conservation Investment

Stewardship of our lands and waters for biological diversity, ecological integrity, and passive recreation is a complex endeavor. Planning and permitting, consultation and coordination, equipment and resources are just some of the pieces necessary to effectively implement conservation projects. We engage in habitat enhancements and scientific studies to make informed decisions on how to best steward our lands. Thank you for making a conservation impact with your support, which has enabled us to:   Conduct targeted research on imperiled species […]

Preserving an Agricultural Legacy at Johnson Farm

Photo: Haley Bates This past summer, SRA staff and dozens of volunteers worked tirelessly to construct new hiking trails at SRA’s newest publicly accessible nature preserve, Johnson Farm. The trails at Johnson Farm meander through pastures and active agricultural fields, skirting a series of stone walls that perfectly frame the breathtaking hillside panorama to the […]

A High Summer Day in the Preserves

by: Rory Larson, Conservation Science Manager A firmly held tenet of our management approach is that the public’s enjoyment of the preserves derives directly from their natural character and diversity of flora and fauna. Lucky for you, there is no better time than now to experience the full spectrum of the natural world that we […]

2021 Interns

Steep Rock’s eight-week paid internship program immerses students in all aspects of our organizational operations, helping them to build leadership skills and learn about a variety of conservation, environmental, agricultural, and nonprofit career paths. At the same time, Steep Rock’s interns offer valuable support that helps our land trust meet important goals.  Meet our 2021 Interns: Judea Garden […]