Pilot Station is a small village of less than 700 inhabitants located in western Alaska along the lower Yukon River, approximately 80 miles from the Bering Sea. This year, Brice Environmental together with Brice Inc. and STG Pacific became Village Sponsors, allowing SKIKU to bring Nordic skiing to Pilot Station residents. Last year, Brice Environmental was a Village Sponsor for Hooper Bay.
Skiku is a nonprofit Alaska-based program promoting Nordic skiing in villages across Alaska. Program volunteers spend a week in each village teaching youth and adults interested in learning the basics of Nordic skiing.
“Brice enjoys supporting SKIKU’s mission of fostering and promoting healthy outdoor activity throughout rural Alaska. I’m a long-time skier myself and think Nordic skiing is a great outdoor activity for the whole family. Also, when there’s an opportunity to do something special for the village communities of the Calista Native Region, we are more than happy to contribute. This year we co-sponsored the Pilot Station village along with our sister subsidiaries Brice Inc. and STG, because all three companies happened to be working on various projects in the Pilot Station area,” said Craig Jones, President of Brice Environmental.
Brice received a letter from SKIKU Executive Director, Robin Kornfield who stated: “We thank Brice Environmental for helping make it possible to bring the benefits of healthy outdoor activity to children and adults all across Alaska.”
SKIKU served over 6,000 Alaskans in 40 locations in 2017.