Saunters: Johnson Farm 10/11/2023

Join Executive Director Brian Hagenbuch on a casual walk around Johnson Farm. The 52-acre Johnson Farm Preserve showcases several active agricultural fields, as well as a mix of sunny meadows and shady, open forests, with 1.25 miles of hiking trails crisscrossing the landscape, offering breathtaking hillside views.  ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY […]

Hidden Valley Expansion Celebration

Hidden Valley Expansion Invitation

Thanks to you, Steep Rock recently acquired four forested properties that expand Hidden Valley Preserve by 25%–a project that’s been 17 years in the making. Now, it’s time to celebrate! Please join us Friday, October 20 at 1pm for the opening ceremony, or Saturday October 21 at 9AM for a hike to the newly acquired […]

Welcome New Trustees

Steep Rock is thrilled to welcome Andria Budd, Carol Maxwell, Richard Rosen, and Steven Fisch as new Trustees to our board. With diverse backgrounds and a shared love for nature, these individuals bring valuable expertise and a deep commitment to our mission. From Andria’s financial acumen to Carol’s extensive community involvement and passion for outdoor […]

VISTA Summer 2023

In this VISTA, we take you “behind the scenes” of our land trust, offering you a glimpse of the day-today activities and long-term work involved in protecting and stewarding the lands you love. From acquiring critical conservation lands to stewarding our forests and waterways and ensuring high quality hiking trails for your outdoor enjoyment, Steep […]

Give Local 2023: April 25 & 26

Thank You For Protecting What You Love! We are thrilled to announce that the 2023 Give Local event, sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation, was a huge success for Steep Rock. Over 185 individuals from six states came together in a remarkable display of generosity and support for our mission to protect the natural resources and […]

Qualified Charitable Distributions, IRA Charitable Rollovers.

>QCD Initiation Form Qualified Charitable Distributions, also called IRA Charitable Rollovers. If you are 70½ years of age or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit Steep Rock and receive tax benefits in return. You can give any amount up to $100,000 per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity […]

Gratitude Report 2022

View Gratitude Report As we reflect on our accomplishments over the past year, we are truly indebted to you.   Nearly 100 years ago, we began as an organization tasked with the protection of a 186-acre parcel of land to protect the Steep Rock summit. From our small humble origins in land preservation, SRA has […]

VISTA Summer 2022

What’s in this issue: Steep Rock preserves overview; Climate change, big picture; Hillside on the horizon; Events; You impact; and Conservation, Climate, and Community. Read this issue: VISTA Summer 2022

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.

Stock or Wire

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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