Mission Statement

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Steep Rock Association is a land trust whose mission is to conserve ecologically and historically significant landscapes in and around Washington, CT and the Shepaug River Valley and to enhance the community’s connection with nature.

In pursuing its mission, Steep Rock Association will:

  • Use best management practices to maintain and manage the lands and improvements entrusted to it for passive recreation, the protection of native flora and fauna, and to support sustainable agriculture.
  • Strive to raise environmental consciousness by enhancing the community’s knowledge and appreciation of nature and its awareness of Steep Rock’s on-going contributions to the culture and history of the Town of Washington.
  • Pursue land-based non-commercial activities that benefit both Steep Rock and the community.