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.

Development / Community Planning Articles

New and Planned Developments: GECR Quarter 1, 2024

February 2024 Greater Estero Community Report Our 1st quarter GECR provides a comprehensive list of new and planned residential, commercial, recreational and transportation developments in the Greater Estero Area.  This list is always a work in progress but...
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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8/22/23 Village Meeting: Planning, Zoning and Design Board

8/22/23 Village Meeting: Planning, Zoning and Design Board

Items of Interest on Aug. 22, 2023 Village Planning, Zoning and Design Board Meeting Agenda The Village of Estero Planning, Zoning and Design Board will discuss several important matters at its next meeting on Tuesday, August 22. These meetings are an opportunity for...

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How you can impact development in greater Estero

How you can impact development in greater Estero

How You Can Impact the Future of Greater Estero Development | Traffic | PlanningEngage Estero, an all-volunteer, nonpolitical, nonprofit Community Engagement Association, believes there is a critical need to look closely at the collective impact on traffic because of...

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Will the Village Reconsider the Closure of the Golf Driving Range?

The Williams Road Golf Driving Range is Slated to Close

The Williams Road Golf Driving Rangeis Slated to Close!The Village management and Council have decided that the Driving Range will close. Given the facility's remarkably elevated level of use and the lack of access to practice facilities within a reasonable distance,...

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Are you in the Incorporated Village of Estero or Not?

Are you in the Incorporated Village of Estero or Not?

Do you live in the Incorporated Village of Estero or Not?People are unsure whether they live within the incorporated Village of Estero, the incorporated City of Bonita Springs, or in an unincorporated area, especially for those living along East Corkscrew Road.By Mark...

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What Estero Residents Care About the Most

What Estero Residents Care About the Most

What Estero residents want to know and how they want to know about itThe results of the Engage Estero 2023 Communications Survey, conducted in April, has provided important guidance for the management team. The objective was to determine how best to keep residents...

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