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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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Gratitude Report 2023

>2023 Gratitude Report As Steep Rock reflects on our accomplishments over the past year, we want to celebrate you, to recognize you, and to thank you

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Giving Guide

Did you know that many of our supporters give non-cash gifts, such as stocks, QCDs and grants from donor advised funds? We encourage you to

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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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Outdoor Recreation


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

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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