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 and College of Public Health;
- 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 thousands of local schoolchildren;
- Collaboration with the 501(c)(3), Boone Watershed Partnership and the City of Johnson City to restore Sinking Creek and to develop an environmental education park.
“Jacob’s Project” developed from collaboration with the Johnson City Morning & Evening Rotary Clubs, numerous local businesses, and hundreds of volunteers over the years. 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 Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek. If you would like to financially support this development, please make your online tax-deductible contribution at http://boonewatershed.org/index.php/get-involved/donate1/; or, mail to: BWP-Jacob’s Park, P.O. Box 774, Milligan College, TN 37682. For in-kind contributions and community service opportunities, contact Johnson City Parks & Recreation Park Nature Program Coordinator, Connie Deegan at email@example.com, or Bill Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.org.