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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Education Council

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

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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 ECCL collaborates with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to help clean an approximate four-mile section of the Tamiami Trail. Each month’s work involves teams of volunteers who clean areas of the highway, between the Vines entrance (Breckenridge Road) north of Walmart and south to Coconut Road.

During the weekend of January 15th, the ECCL’s team of volunteers collected over 700 pounds of litter from Hwy 41. That brings this season’s total – starting in October 2021 – to 2,500 pounds (1.25 tons) and our total since October 2020 to 7,540 pounds (3.8 tons). These fantastic volunteers said, “We are all happy to be a part of promoting the vision of a litter-free Estero.”

The volunteers who spent the recent weekend helping the “Adopt a Highway” initiative represented Rapallo, Copperleaf, Cascades, Pelican Sound, Wildcat Run, Bella Terra, Riverwoods Plantation, Meadows of Estero, and the Place at Corkscrew. The ECCL congratulates you all on your commitment to this worthwhile initiative.

The ECCL also wishes to express its sincere thanks to Marathon/Dos Amigos Authentic Mexican Grill, who have continued to provide ice and water to our volunteers to help them clean up Hwy 41 since the start of this initiative in October 2020.

The ECCL appreciates the widespread community support given by Keep Lee County Beautiful. The ECCL also recognizes those volunteers in Estero working through the Lee County Adopt a Road program, and the Village-supported Adopt a Road Initiative. In addition, many neighbors pick up litter on their regular neighborhood walks. All these efforts make a significant difference in our community’s environmental health and beauty.

The ECCL also appreciates the multiple businesses that have stepped up and significantly improved litter pickup around their properties in the last year or two.

If you are interested in finding out more about participating in one of our monthly small group events, please email ecclhwy41@gmail.com.

The ECCL posts these details on its Facebook page. If you would like to write a personalized message of thanks to these fantastic volunteers, please go to your Facebook page, type in “Estero Council of Community Leaders,” and then “share.” You can look at the posting of this article and other topics, but if you select “like” and write a short message, the volunteers would be most appreciative.

Jim Gilmartin ECCL President