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A Year of Protecting What I Love

“The original one hundred acres has grown to nearly 5,800 acres of protected land. Basic trails are being upgraded to an ever-expanding network of sustainable trails and improved infrastructure. Steep Rock has been recognized throughout the state as being a leader in the world of land trusts. None of this would be possible without the help of thousands of people over the last ten decades who all loved Steep Rock and I am honored to be an integral part of stewarding the land that we all love.”

Steep Rockers Transform Meeker Trail

The Steep Rockers Rock Crew, which formed last fall, continued their work on the Meeker Trail throughout this past year. After receiving further training from Artie Hidalgo and Kent Stivers of the Jolly Rovers Trail Crew, the Steep Rockers continued to hone their craft throughout the year. Together, the dedicated team worked to “harvest” rocks […]

Staying Safe

Hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding are all incredible ways to take in the beauty and tranquility of our nature preserves. As you explore our 47 miles of trails, be sure to plan ahead to ensure a safe and fun experience for you and your fellow visitors. Take a look below to help you avoid some […]

A Season of Reflections

Walking in the woods after a fresh snowfall is always a serene experience, the silence and solitude seem to echo infinitely amidst the landscape of whites, green and greys, as though the entire natural world was at rest, if only for the day. In these moments, I’m always reminded of the quiet rhythm of winter, […]

Managing Trails For A Changing Climate

Managing Trails for Changing Climate

Featured image: Stone steps built by SRA Staff along a vulnerable riverside trail. In the last century, average precipitation in the Northeast increased 10 percent, with a corresponding 70 percent increase in heavy rains since 1958. It is not terribly surprising then that over the next century, as the climate continues to warm, the Northeast […]

Matching Gifts

 Did you know many companies match donations made by employees, employees’ spouses, and retirees, allowing employees to DOUBLE their generosity and impact? 

Contact your employer today to see if they will match your gift.


 If you are 70½ years of age or older, you can take advantage of a popular gift option called a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) also known as a IRA charitable rollover.  QCDs offer simple ways to benefit Steep Rock and receive tax benefits in return.

To learn more, visit here.

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When granting through your donor-advised fund, please use the following information:

Our legal name: Steep Rock Association, Inc.
Tax ID: #06-6069060
Mailing address: PO Box 279, Washington Depot, CT 06794

Check Donations

Please make checks payable to Steep Rock Association. Our mailing address is:

Steep Rock Association
PO Box 279
Washington Depot, CT 06794