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Community & Membership Meeting: Proton Therapy for Cancer

Learn about why Proton Therapy can provide an important alternative to traditional radiation treatment. This form of treatment which was only available in other parts of the USA now means that residents will have this form of treatment on their doorstep.

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Estero Park & Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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Village of Estero Meetings

01 May
9:30 am
14 May
15 May
9:30 am
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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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Road Safety in Greater Estero

Road Safety in Greater Estero

Road Safety in Greater Estero By Contributing Author, Mark Novitski, and Engage Estero Consultant.  Everyone has their definition of what determines road safety or, conversely, what makes our roads unsafe. In writing extensively about Corkscrew Road, I have...

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Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comprtroller Kevin Karnes is now offering an alert notification system for Lee County property owners to reduce fraud. When you sign-up, if a deed, mortgage, or other non-Court official record is recorded in your name, you will be...

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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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Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

The facts Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 300,000 lives annually. Approximately 95 percent of SCA victims die before they reach a hospital or receive medical attention. How Can We Help Reduce This...

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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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Estero High Cambridge Students Recognized

Estero High Cambridge Students Recognized

By Mike Wasson, Director, Engage Estero The Village of Estero Council issued a Proclamation its Meeting on Wednesday, March 6th honoring 39 Estero High School Students who were presented the Cambridge Outstanding Learners Awards. In his remarks, Jon McLain, Village of...

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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.

Estero Bay

After three years of negotiation with Bonita’s Zoning and Planning Office and the Bonita Springs Council, London Bay Homes was given the “green light” at Wednesday’s (October 21st) council meeting to proceed with their Bayview development at the western end of Coconut Road near the Hyatt Hotel. The ECCL offers congratulations and a successful conclusion of the project.

To be clear, the ECCL has never been opposed to the planned Bayview development. During the last two years, the ECCL has only advocated on behalf of residents and boaters in our area who expressed a desire for convenient access to an important local recreational amenity – Estero Bay.

ECCL representatives discussed boater’s desires with senior London Bay managers and expressed our views at:

  • The Bonita Springs planning office
  • The London Bay “Town Hall” presentations
  • The Planning and Zoning Meetings earlier this year
  • The recent Bonita Springs Council Meeting

Despite the best efforts of the ECCL’s team of Allan Bowditch, Irv Nathanson, and the late Bob King, we were not successful in overcoming the single boat ramp sticking point.

But to their credit, London Bay Homes did listen to boaters and made several significant changes to their initial plans:

  • They made special provision for paddleboarders and kayakers to launch their boards and kayaks in a separate location with easy water access away from the boat ramp
  • They significantly improved the design of the staging area for parking boat trailers
  • They increased the parking for boat trailers on-site from 10 to 15
  • They improved the moorings where boats could be secured when launching or returning to the area
  • They enhanced the opportunity to come and look at the sunset
  • They widened the single ramp to 18 ft
  • They agreed that the access to Estero Bay would be in perpetuity

Although disappointed that we were not successful in increasing the single boat ramp to two, we appreciate the changes made and wish them success going forward.

Thank you for your support in our advocacy efforts.