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Welcome our Newest Trustes

Ellen Hanson Ellen Hanson and her husband Richard Perlman settled in Washington in 2020 enticed by the natural beauty of the hills and the caring

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Seniors in Steep Rock Relaunched

Photo Credit: Mark Szantyr Steep Rock Association is pleased to announce the return of our popular “Seniors in Steep Rock” programs. Together with the Washington

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Steep Rock Celebrates Earth Day

Steep Rock staff will participate in Washington Environmental Council’s (WEC) Roadside Cleanup on Thursday, April 18 cleaning up Christian Street and Route 202 where it

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Pets in Our Preserves

Your pets are welcome at all Steep Rock Association nature preserves that are open to the public. When visiting our Preserves with your pets, please

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Notes From The Field

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.”

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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