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Village of Estero Meetings

05 Jun
9:30 am
11 Jun
19 Jun
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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Corkscrew Road: What is going on, and when?

Corkscrew Road: What is going on, and when?

Corkscrew Road: What is going on, and when?(Written by Mark Novitski, Consultant to Engage Estero)March 2024 Corkscrew Road UpdatesCorkscrew Road Widening – Jump to:Ben Hill Griffin to the East side of Bella TerraEast side of Bella Terra to Alico RoadThree Oaks Pkwy...

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Hurricane Safety in 2024

Hurricane Safety in 2024

Hurricane Safety in 2024Local Safety Improvements since Ian.Several hurricane shelters in Southwest Florida have received significant upgrades to increase their ability to handle Category 5 storms, the most dangerous and potentially catastrophic hurricanes. The...

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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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Loneliness and social isolation are problematic!

Loneliness and social isolation are problematic!

Loneliness and social isolation are problematic!By Mike Wasson, Engage Estero Board Member and Communications Team Member.“Loneliness causes people to feel empty, alone, and unwanted,” says Kendra Cherry, a Master of Science in Education, Author, Psychosocial...

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Understanding and Coping with Dementia

Understanding and Coping with Dementia

Health Understanding and Coping with Dementia Written by Allan Bowditch, Chief Communications Officer Engage Estero Understanding the Difference: Alzheimer’s Disease vs Dementia Dementia is a collective term that refers to various symptoms affecting cognitive...

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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.

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.

Our Mission:

We communicate reliable and accurate information to Engage Estero leadership, community officials, and citizens to make informed decisions and encourage community engagement. Collaborating with local, state, and national conservation organizations, we are active in many issues affecting greater Estero’s environment. We focus on improving water and air quality and mitigating and eliminating the effects of climate warming in greater Estero.

Our Purpose:

We exist to serve as the voice of the citizens of greater Estero. Fighting for what’s right and striving to right what’s wrong, we seek opportunities, offer solutions, challenge threats, and monitor local, county, and state government water quality and environment improvement actions and performance.

Our Values

Values essential to success and longevity:

  • Integrity
  • Open and honest communication
  • Respect for other ideas and expertise
  • Shared responsibility and resources
  • Follow through on what you say you will do
  • Care about what we are trying to achieve
  • Innovation and creative thinking (open to doing things in a new way)

Our Vision:

To have an informed citizenry engaged in improving the quality of water and environment, resulting in a community that delivers related programs that affect our desired quality of life.

Resources

Lee County: Our Water Story

Southwest Florida Eagle Cam

Watch our local eagle nest, with a countdown to eggs hatching, courtesy of Dick Pritchett Real Estate. Click the image to be taken to the website.

Environment Campaigns…

Water Quality

DR/GR
Lake Okeechobee Releases
Algae Blooms
Red Tide
Flood Prevention

Wildlife Protection

Florida Panther
Sea Turtle Nesting
Manatee Protection

Limerock Mining

Protection of DR/GR
Traffic Impact
Blast Damage

Parks & Public Lands

Preservation
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