also combines her
day job with her
passion â€" conservation.
Sheâ€™s the coordinator/educator with the Jay County Soil
and Water Conservation District.
Sheâ€™s also the leader of the Portland 4-H Soil and Water Club
took over the club a few years ago, the club had not one member.
niece and enlisted a few other kids.
Now the club has grown to 10 members, and sheâ€™s tickled. â€œConservation was very big with my father, and I want to leave the same legacy.â€
, known as the â€œWorm Ladyâ€ to students in the county for her
entertaining school programs, said her
4-H group visits the Loblolly wetland each season. â€œA lot of people donâ€™t know this exists out here,â€ she
said. â€œNot enough people take advantage of it.
Thatâ€™s a bald eagle in that dead tree over there â€¦ now where are you going to see that?â€
This trip, her
kids helped plant the plugs of wetland grasses. â€œConservation is in the hands of our future,â€ said Jacobs
, a Jay County REMC consumer, â€œâ€¦ and these kids are our future.â€