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.

The ECCL is pleased to report another extraordinary effort from volunteers helping clear the rubbish along an Estero section of Hwy 41 this weekend. That brings this season’s total – starting in October 2021 – to 3,240 pounds, and our total since October 2020 to 8,280 pounds, which is over 4 tons!!!!

Adopt a Highway Feb 2022The volunteers over the weekend were from Rapallo, Copperleaf, Cascades, Pelican Sound, Wildcat Run, Bella Terra, Riverwoods Plantation, Meadows of Estero, and RMS Residential Maintenance Solutions. We are indebted to their enthusiasm and willingness to help keep the greater Estero area looking as beautiful as it can be.

Thanks again to Marathon/Dos Amigos Authentic Mexican Grill, who have continued to provide ice and water to our volunteers to help clean up US 41 since the program’s start.

The ECCL would also like to thank the volunteers from Cascades and Genova involved in Estero’s Adopt a Road Initiative for Estero Parkway and Via Coconut Point.

Adopt a Highway Feb 2022ECCL President Jim Gilmartin said, “The ECCL is proud of the work that Julie Yellig has done in encouraging and managing this significant initiative in the Greater Estero area. Of course, it wouldn’t be possible without the support of so many volunteers over the last two years. We are grateful for their efforts and wish the program continued success making Estero a charming and appealing place to live.”

The ECCL also posts these details on its Facebook page. If you would like to write a personalized message of thanks to these committed volunteers, please go to your Facebook page, type in “Estero Council of Community Leaders,” and then “share.” You can look at the posting of this article and other topics, but if you press “like” and write a short message, the volunteers would be most appreciative.