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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 […]

VISTA Summer 2022

What’s in this issue: Steep Rock preserves overview; Climate change, big picture; Hillside on the horizon; Events; You impact; and Conservation, Climate, and Community. Read this issue: VISTA Summer 2022

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 Winter 2014

What’s in this Issue: Partnerships and Land Preservation; New staff; Protecting the Nettleton Hollow Area; Future plans; Explorations in Nature events; Hiking routes interrupted by Shepaug River; Steep Rock Tunnel study; and Trail maintenance.   Read this issue: VISTA Winter 2014

VISTA Winter 2013

What’s in this Issue: Conservation leaders, Merrell (Ted) Clark and Robert (Bob) deCourcy; Improve trail safety; Explorations in nature events; and Reflection from Executive Director. Read this issue: VISTA Winter 2013

VISTA Summer 2013

What’s in this Issue: From the Executive Director, Respecting rules; Explorations in nature events; Pets and wildlife; Save the Date, Annual Picnic; and New Trail maps. Read this issue: VISTA Summer 2013 

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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