GCI donation helps preserve Alaska lands and encourage youth leaders

July 13, 2017

Helping to instill respect for the Alaska wilderness in the next generation of leaders, GCI made a $12,500 donation to the National Student Conservation Association this summer. The funds will be used to support the organization’s dedication to maintaining Alaska’s wild lands and the vast resources the state has to offer.

Crews are currently doing trail work and conservation projects in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in western Alaska.

“GCI is so pleased to be able to help youth get a great learning experience in the Alaska wilderness while gaining the skills they need to solve problems and work as a team,” said Heather Handyside, senior director of corporate communications for GCI. “We hope these teams develop lifelong friendships and an enduring respect for Alaska’s resources.”

The Student Conservation Association of Alaska is a non-profit group consisting of 270 volunteers committed to making a difference in their environment. Many members participate in habitat protection, trail construction and historic restoration along with various other environmental projects. The organization works to make a difference in everyday environmental challenges by partnering with the U.S. Forest Service Alaska Region, National Park Service Alaska Region, the National Ecological Observatory Network, Municipality of Anchorage-Girdwood Parks and Trails and Alaska Geographic.

For more information on the Student Conservation Association, visit https://www.thesca.org/about/region/sca-alaska/

Media Contact:

Heather Handyside, GCI
907-301-3481, hhandyside@gci.com