Dotty Woodson

Dotty Woodson

Extension Program Specialist - Water Resources
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Woodson is a water resource program specialist at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center - Dallas. Woodson's programs cover landscape water conservation practices, rainwater harvesting, rain gardens, irrigation efficiency and drip irrigation. She works with county Extension agents, water utilities and districts, elected officials, nurserymen, landscapers, irrigation and rainwater harvesting professionals, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalist and homeowners.

Woodson is one of the creators of Texas SmartScape, a landscape water conservation design and maintenance program promoted by the North Central Texas Central of Governments,

Woodson is a member of the Extension Stormwater Team for North Texas that provides education and demonstrations about landscape water conservation, rainwater harvesting, rain gardens, irrigation efficiency and drip irrigation.

Woodson has presented water conservation presentations at national, international, state and regional conferences. Woodson was recognized with 2 national awards for her water program in Tarrant County.

Through public outreach presentations and demonstrations, Woodson reaches about 5,000 people. Evaluations of Woodson's program show 98% of participants will adapt landscape water conservation practices mentioned at the presentation.

Woodson is a member of the Water Educators of North Texas, North Central Texas Stormwater Education Task Force, Fort Worth Water Department's Conservation Committee, Texas Water and the American Water Works Association.

Woodson appears weekly on NBC Channel 5 Sunday Morning News and writes a weekly column for the Fort Worth Star Telegram.