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Trail Manager Info

It takes a village to keep our trails pristine. That’s why Steep Rock Association (SRA) relies on a group of volunteer Trail Managers to be the eyes and ears of our trail system. Trail Managers not only report issues to staff, they also perform light trail maintenance. To join in this effort or for more information, contact Mike Giapponi, SRA’s Trails and Preserves Manager, at

Information for current trail managers

A heartfelt thank-you to all of our Trail Managers for helping to keep SRA trails safe and pristine. As a reminder, please walk your trail at least once a month or after major storms. Send your reports using the Trail Manager Report Form button or through the Ramblr app (instructional video below). To pinpoint an issue, please refer to the provided Reference Maps.


Training Videos and other materials

Before heading out, take a quick look at this Presentation to refresh your skills and responsibilities. Also, if you have signed up to maintain your trail, read through the Trail Maintenance Guide for a brief overview of tool safety and maintenance techniques and refer to the videos below. 

For help with identification of invasive plants, refer to Invasive Flashcards created by Connecticut Forest and Park Association.

Safety is always important when you are out on the trails. We suggest that you take a buddy with you or tell someone where you will be. Bears have been seen in the Preserves so make yourself aware of what to do should you encounter one by visiting the CT DEEP site. And, of course, should you ever feel uncomfortable going out on your trail, please let us know.

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