Since 2004, Jacob’s Project has raised over $70,000 to support local E. coli awareness campaigns, educational programs, and environmental protection projects:
- ETSU Foundation for Jacob Francisco Lectureship Series, Quillen College of Medicine;
- Stop Foodborne Illness, a national nonprofit public health organization dedicated to safe food, advanced education and assistance for victims of foodborne illness;
- Ongoing educational programs that have reached over 2,000 local schoolchildren;
- Collaboration with the 501(c)(3), Boone Watershed Partnership, and the City of Johnson City to develop an environmental education park at Sinking Creek wetlands.
Jacob’s Project is supported by the Johnson City Morning & Evening Rotary Clubs and numerous local businesses. Jacob’s Project received the 2014 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award for Excellence in Education and Outreach.
Jacob’s Project is at the forefront to help the Boone Watershed Partnership and the City of Johnson City develop the Sinking Creek Environmental Education Park, a/k/a Jacob’s Park. If you would like to financially support this development, please make your tax-deductible contribution to: BWP-Sinking Creek, and mail it to Boone Watershed Partnership, c/o Matt Dake, 578 Beaver Creek Rd., Bluff City, TN 37618. For in-kind contributions and community service opportunities, contact Johnson City Parks & Recreation Park Naturalist Program Coordinator, Connie Deegan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Bill Francisco at email@example.com.