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VISTA Summer 2023

In this VISTA, we take you “behind the scenes” of our land trust, offering you a glimpse of the day-today activities and long-term work involved in protecting and stewarding the lands you love. From acquiring critical conservation lands to stewarding our forests and waterways and ensuring high quality hiking trails for your outdoor enjoyment, Steep […]

Judea Garden kicks off 15th Anniversary Season

Judea Garden – The Giving Garden, a Steep Rock Association Community Project, is thrilled to announce the commencement of its 15th season and the celebration of the Garden, the People and their Stories. This remarkable milestone highlights a decade and a half of hard work, dedication, and community involvement that has allowed the garden to […]

VISTA Summer 2017

What’s in this Issue: National Recognition Earned; A generous spirit, Estelle Bronson; Notes from the field, All about bats; Donor spotlight, Eliot Johnson; Farm life, Agronomy through the Ages; News & Notices; From the Garden, Eagle Scout project; and Nest Watcher volunteers.  Read this issue: VISTA Summer 2017

VISTA Winter 2016-2017

What’s in this Issue: Invasive plants at Steep Rock; Hemlock research; In the Arena, behind the scenes at Steep Rock Association; From Judea Garden; Notes from the field, conservation easement; Children’s Nature book review; Volunteer Spotlight, Missy Stevens and Natalie Dyer; and a Kestrel Family.  Read this issue: VISTA Winter 2016-2017

VISTA Spring 2016

What’s in this Issue: The Valley Station Bridge; Note from Executive Director, Lori Paradis Brant; Notes from the field, Land Management and Stewardship; Meet the team; Explorations in Nature events; In the Garden, Summer Intership; and Land Trust accreditation.  Read this issue: VISTA Spring 2016

VISTA Winter 2015

What’s in this Issue: A year of bridges, Hauser Bridge, Reich Bridge, and Thoreau Bridge; Return on your Steep Rock Investment; New Board Leadership; Judea Garden Growing; Explorations in Nature Events; Managing Biodiversity, inventory; and Steep Rock Honey. Read this issue: VISTA Winter 2015

VISTA Summer 2015

What’s in this Issue: Vernal pools; Steep Rock Vision; New Trustees; Students lead Judea Garden; Explorations in Nature events; Reich Bridge reopens; and The Van Sinderen family and Hidden Valley. Read this issue: VISTA Summer 2015

VISTA Fall 2009

What’s in this Issue: Judea Garden at Macricostas; Steep Rock challenge: Landscape your yard for Wildlife; Native plants; Steep Rock Members; Shepaug River; Montessori students volunteer; and New Trustees, Waddy Davidson, Larry Gendron, and Eliot Johnson. Read this issue: VISTA Fall 2009

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Our legal name: Steep Rock Association, Inc.
Tax ID: #06-6069060
Mailing address: PO Box 279, Washington Depot, CT 06794

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Steep Rock Association
PO Box 279
Washington Depot, CT 06794