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Beckoning Bats

October is Bat Appreciation Month. Connecticut’s nine different bat species are simply amazing creatures that play the important role of keeping insect populations in check.

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Citizen Science

Countering the Barberry Invasion

Steep Rock recognizes invasive plants and animals as some of the most significant threats to the well-being of our protected natural and agricultural lands. In

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2022 Interns

Steep Rock Association’s ten-week paid internship program immerses college and high school students who want to make a difference in our community, gain real-world skills in land conservation, sustainable agriculture and nonprofit management – and have fun in the process. At the same time, Steep Rock’s interns offer valuable support that helps our land trust meet important goals.

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NestWatch photo
Citizen Science

NestWatch 2021

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

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Citizen Science

Calling Marsh Birds

Calling Marsh Birds – Beams of mist shine from the headlights as I turn into Macricostas Preserve’s parking lot.  Wheels lightly crunch over dirt and

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Cottontail species hunkered down in a hollow tree
Citizen Science


They’re not the easiest to obtain.  Stooping, crawling, and dipping through young forest, citizen scientists with Steep Rock Association (SRA) earned their cottontail scat (or

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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

If you’d like to give a gift via wire or stock, please reach out to for our account information.


You can donate through your donor advised fund in just three clocks on our website
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