In the summer of 2017, the Lake of the Woods District Stewardship Association kicked off a unique partnership with Lake of the Woods Brewing Company in Kenora, Ontario –  one that saw 5000 red pine seedlings planted in May 2018. Lake of the Woods Brewing Company brews a beer called Papermaker Pilsner, named in recognition of the historic and economic impact of the former Kenora paper mill. Committed to contributing in a tangible way to the preservation of the area’s environment, the local brewery sponsored the purchase of 5000 seedlings from sales of Papermaker.  Entitled “One 4 pack – One Tree”, this initiative saw one tree planted for every 4 pack of Papermaker Pilsner sold in the brewery retail store. The actual planting in May 2018 was done with the help of Kenora area students from Beaver Brae Secondary School and St. Thomas Aquinas High School and supported by LOWDPOA.