The Lake Superior Binational Forum announced the recipients on the 9th annual Lake Superior Binational Program's Environmental Stewardship Award.
The award recognizes those that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental stewardship through leadership in one of six categories: Youth, Individual Adult, Business, Industry, and Municipality, Organization, or First Nation/Tribe.
The recipients have taken action to help minimize negative impacts on the natural environment in the Lake Superior basin.
For the youth category, the winners were the Drummond Area School District. The district set a goal to become a "Green and Healthy School" to increase students environmental awareness to help make schools a safe and 'green' learning environment.
For the business category, Burned Down Cafe, on Madeline Island won. The restaurant started a reuse and recycling program which has kept almost 50,000 pounds of materials out of the island's waste stream.
For the tribe category, The Fond du Lac Resource Management Division won for their managing, protecting and restoring of the natural and cultural resources of the Reservation.