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19 Jun
9:30 am
03 Jul
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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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Driving Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility!

Driving Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility!

One of the major causes of vehicular accidents is distracted driving. We have entered the “100 Deadliest Days” - the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically. Parents are the best line of defense to ensure a safe ride!...

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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) Updated May 2024 Corkscrew Road Updates Corkscrew Road Widening – Jump to: Ben Hill Griffin to the East side of Bella Terra East side of Bella Terra to Alico Road Three...

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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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The “Skinny” On Obesity

The “Skinny” On Obesity

By Robert P. Belin, M.D. Chairperson, Health and Wellness Breckenridge, Golf and Tennis Club, and member of Engage Estero’s Health Council For the first time, the FDA has approved medication for weight loss! So, why is this important and in the news non-stop? It’s...

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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.

Julie Yellig

Featured Volunteer
Mike Wasson

Adopt-a-Highway Coordinator
ECCL Environment Council

Julie’s career has involved 33-years as an ICU registered nurse in Ohio, retiring two years ago. She has been a seasonal resident in Estero for 13 years.

In 2019, Julie approached the ECCL to consider adopting Hwy 41 in Estero through the FDOT Adopt a Highway program, and the program commenced in October 2020. Participants from over 30 communities and businesses have stepped up and helped in these efforts on Hwy 41. Marathon/Dos Amigos Authentic Mexican Grill has provided water and ice at each event to support the volunteers.

Julie also participates in Lee County’s Adopt a Road program and Keep Lee County Beautiful events. Julie helped initiate the Village of Estero Adopt a Road program, starting with Estero Parkway, and encouraged others to clean up roads and properties. Her efforts resulted in more volunteers stepping up and adopting other county and village-maintained roads in Estero.

Julie said, “I am very pleased to be a part of efforts to promote the environmental health and beauty of Estero while increasing awareness throughout our community.”

Julie’s efforts were recently acknowledged by the Estero Village Council at a recent meeting (recognizing Julie Yellig), the ECCL/Adopt-a-Highway Coordinator. 

(From left to right- Vice-Mayor Jon McLain, Councilmember Larry Fiesel, Julie Yellig, Councilmembers Joanne Ribble, Jim Wilson, Jim Ward, Jim Boesch, and Mayor Katy Errington.)

More than 4 tons of litter have been collected since the program began. Yellig also assists volunteers for the local Adopt-a-Road program supported by the Village of Estero and the Keep Lee County Beautiful program. The ECCL is immensely pleased to have Julie as a part of our team of volunteers.

We have many opportunities to contribute your talent, experience, and skills. If you are encouraged by Julie’s commitment, please visit Volunteer | Estero Today to learn about our health, recreation, education, environment, safety and transportation, communications Councils and committees, and other programs.

For more information, please get in touch with our Chief Operations Officer, Mark Novitski, ecclsecretary@gmail.com, to learn more about how you can participate, be productive and give back to our community.