Shelley Pridgen | Environmental Specialist | Texas Department of Transportation

Shelley Pridgen is an Environmental Specialist with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Dallas District. She obtained her Master of Science Degree in Biology from Texas State University in 2002, and has served the State of Texas for over 14 years. Shelley’s experience is diverse and includes working in the Veterinary and Public Health Sector before moving on to Environmental Quality as an Environmental Investigator with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in 2007.

After being offered an opportunity to join the TxDOT family in 2013, she accepted and served as the Dallas District Maintenance Environmental Team Lead, the District Clean Air Program Coordinator and the District Recycling Team Lead.  As of 2016, her focus at TxDOT shifted to National Environmental Policy Act compliance for various TxDOT projects with an emphasis on Local Government, Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects.  She also currently serves as the District Bicycle Coordinator. 


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The White Rock Lake Foundation was formed in 1985 and has been instrumental in improving White Rock Lake. The Foundation works closely, effectively, and cooperatively with the Dallas Parks & Recreation Department (DPARD). We assist DPARD in long-term planning and design, and spearhead private fundraising efforts.
Fundraising continues to be critical to the goals, safety, and improvements at White Rock Lake and is responsible for amenities at the park such as signage, benches, landscaping, and other important and desirable improvements.