2020 Internships: A Summer of Inspiration

Thank you for your interest.  We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020 season. Please check back in 2021. Are you a high school or college student who wants to gain experience in gardening, conservation, or non-profit administration? Build your resume and gain real-world skills by applying for one of Steep Rock Association’s 2020 …

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A Land Trust Supported By Your Donations - Storywalk


Macricostas Preserve has a StoryWalk! This community collaboration between Steep Rock Association, Gunn Memorial Library, and Washington Supply offers a fun and educational outdoor activity for families.  Pages from nature-focused children books are posted on display boards along a short, designated trail.  Books are changed seasonally so be sure to visit each new season. Summer 2020 Book …

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3 Peaks Challenge

Introducing the 3 Peaks Challenge sponsored by Steep Rock Association’s Outreach Committee. To participate, ascend all three peaks: Hidden Valley’s Pinnacle, Macricostas’ Waramaug Rock, and the Steep Rock Summit.  There is no time limit for completing the challenge. Use the second page of the registration form (found below) to mark and date each summit reached by the …

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Hikers Challenge

Steep Rock Association is sponsoring a hiker’s challenge. Walk all 40 +/- miles of trails in the three Steep Rock Preserves — Hidden Valley, Steep Rock and Macricostas — and become a member of Steep Rock Association’s hiking club. To participate, please fill out the Hiker’s Challenge registration form:  Hiker’s Registration form **Email pictures to as .jpeg …

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It all starts with a plan and permit when wetlands are concerned, but the latest stewardship project at Macricostas Preserve simply involved maintenance on a previously approved stretch of boardwalk through Meeker Swamp.  Several sections had deteriorated after a decade of great use and needed replacing.  The beat boards were white oak, a good choice …


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Protect Your Public Lands on Election Day

Did you know that our public lands, which provide places for recreation, water quality protection, homes for wildlife, can be – and have been – give(n) away or sold without public comment? On Tuesday, November 6th, citizens of Connecticut can vote “YES” on the statewide ballot to protect public lands. It’s true that our preserves …

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A Summer to be Inspired

Steep Rock Association’s first ever Van Sinderen Intern, Karlie, shares her experiences at Steep Rock Association this summer: Starting off the Van Sinderen Conservationist Internship with a nest check of a kestrel box containing five screeching kestrel nestlings was an awesome experience. The siblings were all at different stages of development, and the youngest was …

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