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.

Over the past couple years, the ECCL’s Education Outreach Council has partnered with Junior Achievement to recruit and coordinate volunteers, raise funds, and gather sponsors for the programs they offer in our schools. This year, JA won national recognition for the program we helped support!

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2019)

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has earned national recognition for meeting each of its parent organization’s operational standards for compliance, student impact, operational efficiency, financial stability, and sustainability.

Currently celebrating its 25th year of serving Collier, Lee, and Charlotte County students, the Southwest Florida area of Junior Achievement was one of 45 nationally, and one of just three in Florida, to achieve the prestigious five-star rating.

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“Junior Achievement has continued to grow in Southwest Florida through strong support from our community partners and the never-ending commitment from our loyal volunteers,” said Angela Fisher, president, and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. “Our goal is to reach more students than ever this year, delivering valuable lessons on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship at both public and private schools, as well as after-school programs and special at-risk groups across the region.”

During the 2017-2018 school year, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida partnered with more than 200 volunteers from the business community, providing nearly 63,800 hours of instruction to more than 11,600 students in 519 classes throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.

“These Five Star Award winners represent the best Junior Achievement has to offer,” said Jack E. Kosakowski, president, and CEO of Junior Achievement USA. “They set the standard by which Junior Achievement ‘s success is measured at the local level. Their commitment and dedication to young people are reflected in their achieving this honor.”

To learn more about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and its programs, visit  www.JASWFL.org  or call the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590.

About Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.

Today, JA reaches 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. Locally, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida partnered with more than 200 classroom business volunteers during the 2017-2018 school year to provide nearly 63,800 hours of instruction to more than 11,600 students in 519 classes throughout Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties. For more information on Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239- 225-2590 or email info@jaswfl.org.