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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.


An online survey was conducted in the latter part of 2019 generating almost 600 responses (from who provided their email addresses to keep in touch with the activities of the ECCL) from over 40 neighborhoods in the area. 58% of respondents were males and 42% female, with almost 2/3rds having lived in the locality for 11 years or more (41% for over 15 years). Although a lower response than we would have liked, it still provides very valuable feedback and will be an important source of information for the ECCL management team as we address our future priorities.

Most (over 90%) receive their ECCL information via email updates and the majority (80%) felt this was the best way of obtaining such information, although there was interest in communications being made via social media too.

Most understood and seemed aware of the ECCL’s main aims relating to:

  • Being kept informed of issues threatening our quality of life
  • Protection and preservation of water, wetlands, wildlife and wilderness
  • Maintaining the appearance of building development according to agreed community design plans
  • Improving transportation and planning for safe roadways, walking/biking trails and multi -use paths

Looking to the future, residents felt the ECCL should focus their advocacy efforts on:

  • The Environment (A clear winner)
  • Community Development
  • Health and Healthcare
  • Transportation.

There was little interest in more large box stores being built, or commercial business development, Olympic Swimming Pool, or an Arts and Craft center. Many added comments such as:

“Limit building so as to not over-burden the infrastructure.”

“Control growth and prevent overbuilding”

“Stop building apartment buildings…we have enough MDU’s”

But from a list of possible future developments that might be considered, the highest level of interest was for a Performing Arts Center.

The most important issue that residents felt the ECCL should focus on in the future was the “environment” (79% put this as their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice).

73% agreed with the idea of using funds to enhance landscaping on Estero major roadways.

79% approved of expanding the arts, recreation and entertainment offerings in the area with most interest focused on:

  • Enhancing access Estero river for walking, fishing, boating (58%)
  • Marina Access to Estero Bay for boating, paddle boarding etc. (52%)
  • Shakespeare in the park + other open-air-plays (43%)
  • A “Taste of Estero” (33%)

Thank you to all those who took part in the survey and we hope we can count on your continued support and interest in the activities of the ECCL as we move forward.

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