On March 22nd, past, present and future Pioneers of Mason High School attended Texas Water Day at the state Capitol. Pioneers Board of Directors member and President and CEO of the Texas Water Foundation, Carole Baker, invited the students to be a part of Texas Water Day to learn about our state’s current water issues and pending legislation that would affect our region. This was also an opportunity for these students to meet people who are doing groundbreaking work in the field of water conservation.
The students spent the first two hours of the morning sharing information about Texas Water Day with the offices of each representative and state senator, deftly navigating the busy halls of the Capitol during session. Next, they attended the water conservation exhibits and talked with representatives from The Colorado River Alliance, ARCSA (American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association), and TESPA (Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Association). Baker, who is also the Chair Emeritus for the Alliance for Water Efficiency, treated the students and Pioneers teacher Megan Bierschwale to lunch at the Capitol Grill. Read more from Mason County News