Our Work

Environment Council

The ECCL is a network of communities working together to serve as the “Voice of the People” to advocate for positive change.

Our Values


Protecting our future by preserving our
wetlands, wildlife, and wilderness.

What we’re doing…

The ECCL Environment Council monitors threats to Southwest Florida habitats, wetlands, water quality, wildlife and any issue that affects the quality of the environment affecting Estero. We work with agencies including The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, and others to inform residents of actions they can take to preserve and protect our paradise.

Environment Campaigns…

Water Quality

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


Take Action


Wetlands at Risk: Contact the BOCC

Wetlands at Risk: Contact the BOCC

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will be voting on Wednesday to advance a comprehensive plan amendment that will incentivize and encourage the loss of wetlands and wetland functions in Lee County. We are asking that you attend the meeting and speak before the...

Damage to the Big Cypress Preserve

Damage to the Big Cypress Preserve

What's at Stake:New mines within the DR/GR water and habitat protection area;Reduced accountability for future mine proposals in Lee County and especially in the DR/GR of Southeast Lee CountyWhat You Can Do:Attend the Local Planning Agency Meeting and oppose the...

Old Corkscrew Mine Application Being Reviewed by County

Old Corkscrew Mine Application Being Reviewed by County

ECCL is supporting the efforts of four environmental organizations in their effort to reduce damage being done to the Big Cypress Preserve just a few miles from Estero by the Burnett Oil, Inc in its activities exploring there for oil.  You can, too. We ask that you...

Why Should We Care about the DR/GR

Why Should We Care about the DR/GR

The Situation After 15 years of fighting to keep the 4,000 acre Edison Farms property, located across I-75 from the Brooks, free of development and the CR951 roadway, we have a real opportunity to see it acquired for permanent conservation. On Tuesday morning at 9:30...

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