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Land Management

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To log or not? To let fallen trees lie and rot, or clear them? What to do about run-off and drainage? Trail erosion? Increased public access? Cars? Mountain bikes? Dogs? Horses? Camping? Fires? There are many complicated — and controversial — issues with which Steep Rock’s Trustees must grapple. Over the years, hundreds of deliberate decisions have been made to retain the seemingly natural appearance of Steep Rock, while keeping it safe for increasing public use.

Over the years, innumerable volunteers — Scouts, students and staff of local schools, neighbors, members of Washington’s Rod & Gun Club, Garden Club, etc. — have pitched in to help the Association’s paid staff to maintain trails, dig water diversion ditches, clear brush, repair footbridges, clean up debris that washes down the river, paint signs, build picnic tables, mark boundaries and inventory birds, wildlife, pests and invasive plants within the reservations. This spirit of community involvement was important to the founders of Steep Rock, and it is gratifying that it continues today.

Make A Difference

Your donation today helps Steep Rock Association protect and steward special places for you to learn about nature and explore the great outdoors.

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.

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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