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.

Education Articles

The Future Plans for our Schools and Students’ Education in Greater Estero

The Future Plans for our Schools and Students' Education in Greater EsteroBrought to you by the Engage Estero Education Councilby Mark Novitski, Consultant to Engage EsteroPrincipal Leslie Gunderson in her office at Pinewoods Elementary School behind a table full of...
LEAD Estero raises scholarship funds thanks to you!

LEAD Estero raises scholarship funds thanks to you!

LEAD Estero raises scholarship funds with "Breaking Par at Grandezza"Left to Right: Goflers Lawrence Sutherland, Fred Manley, and Michael BreesonLeft to Right: Amy Kuchenbecker (Engage Estero) and Dr. Sandra Kauanui (Guest of Honor). Credit: Michael Stevens, Lee...

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An Amazing Achievement by Estero Students

An Amazing Achievement by Estero Students

An Amazing Achievement by Estero StudentsLEAD Estero is a non-profit that provides scholarships and leadership opportunities for Estero High School students. What’s different is students formed this non-profit to help students. Brothers Jeffrey and Matthew Stevens...

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Junior Achievement Efforts in 2022

Junior Achievement Efforts in 2022

The ECCL taught Junior Achievement (JA) classes in April/May of 2022 to 63 seniors at Estero High School and 55 students in 8th grade at Three Oaks Middle School. Personal Financial Management was the subject taught by three (3) volunteers at the high school totaling...

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2022 Essay Scholarship Winners

2022 Essay Scholarship Winners

2022 Estero Essay Contest Three $1,000 Scholarships for Estero High School Seniors.Congratulations to Estero Students Estero Schools ended their year with a burst of activity and awards. Congratulations to the 305 students that graduated from Estero High this year. At...

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Health and Safety Issues: GECR Quarter 2, 2022

Health and Safety Issues: GECR Quarter 2, 2022

Important Health and Safety Issues in the Greater Estero Area The ECCL is pleased to provide the second quarter’s Greater Estero Community Report (GECR) for 2022. Each of the articles contained in the report focus on aspects of importance in our area. We discuss:...

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Exceptional Talent in Estero: GECR Quarter 1, 2022

Exceptional Talent in Estero: GECR Quarter 1, 2022

Exceptional Talent in the Greater Estero Area The ECCL is pleased to provide the 1st quarter’s Greater Estero Community Report (GECR) for 2022. Each of the articles contained in the report focus on aspects of cultural talent in our area.   We discuss: World Class...

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FGCU Day

FGCU Day

The ECCL is a proud supporter of all that FGCU contributes to our community. Come experience the ways this University contributes. From training world-famous musicians and arts talents, to the practical development of new, entrepreneurial businesses, FGCU brings in...

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Estero High School Assistant Principal Named AP of the Year

Estero High School Assistant Principal Named AP of the Year

The Lee County School District announces David Howdyshell of Estero High School has been named Assistant Principal of the Year. The assistant principal at Estero High since 2017, Mr. Howdyshell previously taught math at Estero and Oak Hammock Middle School. This year...

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