Safety Council

Engage Estero Safety Council is made of volunteers serving as a voice for the citizens of greater Estero on safety and transportation priorities and issues. We advocate for related solutions to Village, County, and State Government organizations.

Latest news…
Traffic on Corkscrew Road – Traveling East Corkscrew Road. Is it Safer?

Traffic on Corkscrew Road – Traveling East Corkscrew Road. Is it Safer?

East Corkscrew Road had improvements in 2014/2015 to help with traffic, but it was not enough. Lee County Department of Transportation (LDOT) collaborated with the developer as the Wild Blue Estero, FL development was planned and approved. LDOT required the Wild Blue east entrance to line up with Bella Terra Blvd.

In 2018, with road impact fees, LDOT installed a traffic signal at Bella Terra Blvd and Corkscrew Road. In April 2021, East Corkscrew Road widening, Phase I (Ben Hill Griffin to the east border of Bella Terra) started. As the Rivercreek development was planned and approved, working with LDOT, their entrance was aligned with the west entrance of Wild Blue. In 2023, the Rivercreek developer, GL Homes, worked with LDOT to fund a traffic signal. There is still hope the Wild Blue community will pay their fair share, as the warrants are not there for LDOT to fund a traffic signal.

read more
The State of Development: GECR Quarter 3, 2023

The State of Development: GECR Quarter 3, 2023

September 2023 Greater Estero Community Report Our 3rd GECR provides an essential update on the various building developments that will likely be scheduled in greater Estero over the next few years, together with an update on what changes we can expect regarding our...

read more

Environment Council

Engage Estero Environment Council is a volunteer group focusing on improving water and air quality and mitigating and eliminating the effects of climate warming in greater Estero.

Latest news…

Health Council

Engage Estero Community Health Council comprises health* and safety-minded volunteers who think about community health comprehensively with a common desire to improve the overall health of the citizens of greater Estero.

Latest news…
Your Healthcare Actions for 2024

Your Healthcare Actions for 2024

Health: Your Healthcare Actions for 2024                  In the early part of the New Year, taking stock of your health and the actions you should consider to help minimize your reliance on physicians and other healthcare...

read more
What helps to enhance Longevity?

What helps to enhance Longevity?

What helps to enhance Longevity?During the recent Engage Estero Community Meeting on January 25th at the Estero Recreational Center, Jodi Walborn, Blue Zones, and Policy Lead discussed the thought-provoking but realistic insight into what we can do to increase our...

read more

Education Council

Engage Estero mobilizes volunteers in our schools, sponsors scholarships, and promotes the involvement of the community through announcements and public forums.

Latest news…

Updates on Issues of Impact

Engage Estero believes the best way to get a community involved is to make sure they are aware of the issues impacting their future, and know how to impact those decisions before they are made. We conduct and publish original research and articles aimed at getting residents Engaged.

The Adopt A Highway Program Has Been Re-Commenced Keeping Estero Looking Beautiful. Want to help?

Engage Estero’s Adopt a Highway group of volunteers has embarked on a new season working with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to help clean Hwy 41 between the Vines entrance (Breckenridge Road) north of Walmart and south of Coconut Road.

This is Engage Estero’s 4th season participating in FDOT’s Adopt a Highway program. We organize teams monthly to clear Estero’s section of Highway 41 during snowbird season. In addition, over fifty businesses and communities participate in the mission to optimize Estero’s environmental health and beauty through the Adopt a Highway and Adopt a Road program through FDOT, Lee County, and the Village of Estero. Many neighbors regularly pick up litter and debris on their walks through our greater community, making a significant difference to our Estero community.

If you want to help, make a difference in our environment, and help clean up our roads, please email Julie Yellig at ecclhwy41@gmail.com. Julie can put you in touch with any groups that help clear up our road network and explain how to help with the Hwy 41 Adopt a Highway program.

Last weekend, our volunteers collected 740 pounds of bagged litter. Volunteers this month were represented by those who live in Rapallo, Grandezza, Riverwoods, Pelican Sound, Bella Terra, Copperleaf, The Vines, and Meadows of Estero.

Jim Gilmartin, President Engage Estero, our Board of Directors, and the Executive Management Team appreciate these dedicated volunteers’ commitment.

Marathon/Dos Amigos Authentic Mexican Grill is our water and ice provider again this season; they have supported our volunteers since the beginning of our program, for which our volunteers and Engage Estero are very grateful.

These efforts are making a significant difference in our community’s beauty and environmental health.

Engage Estero also posts these details on its Facebook page. If you want to write a personal message of thanks to these admirable volunteers, please go to your Facebook page, type in “Engage Estero,” and then “share.” You can view this article and other topics. If you press “like” and write a short message, we know the volunteers would appreciate your comments.

Engage Estero is an all-volunteer, nonpolitical, nonprofit Community Engagement Association. We exist to inform citizens of significant community issues and encourage citizen engagement to impact the quality of life in greater Estero favorably.

“Be Informed, Get Engaged, and Make an Impact!”