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Prized Vernal Pools: Hotbeds for Spring Wildlife

Grab your rubber boots and polarized glasses. It’s not too late to explore a vernal pool near you. Vernal pools are woodland depressions that hold water in Spring and then typically dry throughout Summer. Several amphibians are dependent on the temporarily inundated environment for breeding and offspring development. Vernal pools provide habitat for a host […]

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 

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

Matching Gifts

 Did you know many companies match donations made by employees, employees’ spouses, and retirees, allowing employees to DOUBLE their generosity and impact? 

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 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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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