This season has been challenging for the program. We all have had to make sacrifices for the safety of our neighbors and loved ones. I want to take a moment to thank you all for your patience, resilience and activism in these trying times. We’ve all had to adapt and make changes the past few months and the Summit Stewardship Program is no different. Due to budget constraints, we cut two seasonal positions and delayed the start of seasonal staff to June 18. This did not mean our commitment to this program dwindled. We altered the work plans of two of our full-time educators, and one seasonal staff member so that they had the ability to steward the peaks this summer. Thanks to this support we’ve been on the mountains since Memorial Day weekend.