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Preserve Experiences


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Nature provides us with the opportunity to rejuvenate and explore.  We asked visitors to share memorable experiences they have had in our preserves.  Please enjoy reading about these priceless moments, and be inspired to create your own. “Today was my first day hiking the trail to the lookout, a gorgeous day with old friends.” – LM “Hiking to the pinnacle in Hidden Valley this summer with my mom, my kids, nephews, niece, and sister and remember how we used to […]

We’re hiring!


Are you our next Trails and Preserve Coordinator? Check out our job description and send your cover letter and resume in one (1) PDF to jobs@steeprockassoc.org by Monday, Oct 23, 2017.  

Senior Community Outing


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Where might the senior community go when looking for a place to explore the outdoors with friends and neighbors? They go to Steep Rock Preserve, of course. On Tuesday, August 29th 2017, Steep Rock Association (SRA) held a Senior Community Outing. Almost 40 seniors attended the event from the towns of Washington, Bridgewater, Watertown, as well as a group of adults from Litchfield Hills Adult Day Care. Vans shuttled the attendees and SRA staff to the end of Tunnel Road […]

Donor Spotlight on…Eliot Johnson


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Eliot Johnson is a part-time farmer and the owner of West Mountain Builders. Eliot lives, farms, and does business on property that once housed his grandfather’s dairy farm –  which began in 1941.  A spirit of service endures via Eliot’s contribution to the volunteer Board of the Washington Art Association; he also previously served as a Trustee for the Steep Rock Association (SRA). Recently, we had a chance to hear from Eliot on why he supports the work of the […]

Spring 2017 Clean Up Day(s) at Judea Garden


Steep Rock Association achieves Land Trust Alliance Accreditation


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Hurrah! Hurrah! We are thrilled to announce that Steep Rock Association (SRA) has achieved national recognition through a rigorous accreditation process. We had to provide extensive documentation and undergo a comprehensive review as part of the accreditation application. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent project of the Land Trust Alliance (LTA) awarded our accreditation, signifying its confidence that SRA’s lands will be protected forever. “The LTA Accreditation process has helped Steep Rock Association enormously in focusing on the highest […]

Black Bears Have Been Spotted At Steep Rock!


Follow the link below for some helpful Do’s and Don’ts as published by the CT Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection: CT DEEP Black Bears Do’s & Don’ts