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Community & Membership Meeting: Proton Therapy for Cancer

Learn about why Proton Therapy can provide an important alternative to traditional radiation treatment. This form of treatment which was only available in other parts of the USA now means that residents will have this form of treatment on their doorstep.

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Village of Estero Meetings

01 May
9:30 am
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15 May
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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Road Safety in Greater Estero

Road Safety in Greater Estero

Road Safety in Greater Estero By Contributing Author, Mark Novitski, and Engage Estero Consultant.  Everyone has their definition of what determines road safety or, conversely, what makes our roads unsafe. In writing extensively about Corkscrew Road, I have...

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Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comprtroller Kevin Karnes is now offering an alert notification system for Lee County property owners to reduce fraud. When you sign-up, if a deed, mortgage, or other non-Court official record is recorded in your name, you will be...

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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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Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

The facts Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 300,000 lives annually. Approximately 95 percent of SCA victims die before they reach a hospital or receive medical attention. How Can We Help Reduce This...

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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.

The Florida Senate and House are now considering legislation to end credits homeowners receive on their electric bills when their home installed solar panels provide electricity to the power grid.

Senate bill SB 1024 and House bill HB 741 would “undermine current solar net metering statutes in the state,” according to Bob Moore, senior vice president of a Boston-based health care company and co-chairman of the Sanibel-Captiva Renewable Energy Working Group. “Florida’s net metering rule sets standards for all investor-owned utilities in the state to allow rooftop solar to work with the grid. It provides credits to consumers when they produce more electricity than they use, and those credits offset the cost of energy drawn from the grid when they need it.1

Moore notes, “Renewable energy, like rooftop solar, is a critical component of addressing the climate crisis. There are also economic benefits to investments in solar. Nationally, a solar installer is one of the fastest-growing, good-paying jobs in the country. In the Sunshine State, which produces the 3rd most electricity from solar panels in the country, rooftop solar supports nearly 40,500 jobs.”

“We should be encouraging innovation in renewable energy,” says Moore. “By contrast, these bills would:

  • Remove language from statute calling for the state legislature to promote the spread of clean, renewable energy
  • Codify anti-solar utility talking points into law (Florida’s largest utility first drafted these bills)
  • Reduce the amount that utilities compensate for customer-generated clean and renewable energy
  • Allow utilities to impose new charges, fees, and minimum bills, which hurt Florida consumers

Florida should be a leader in addressing climate change through renewable energy and promote market competition and job creation for Floridians.”

How to Reach Your Representatives

Moore encourages voters to contact their Florida House and Senate representatives to oppose these bills. Representatives in Lee County include:

Senator Ray Rodrigues Representative Adam Botana
400 Senate Office Bldg.
404 S Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399District Office
2000 Main Street
Suite 401
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 338-2570
422 The Capitol
402 S Monroe St.
Tallahassee FL 32399District Office
Sunshine Professional Center, Suite 2215
9240 Bonita Beach Road Southeast
Bonita Springs, FL 34135-4251
(239) 949-6279



1 Naples Daily News, Guest opinion: Save rooftop solar, Bob Moore. January 29, 2022. https://news.yahoo.com/guest-opinion-save-rooftop-solar-120057908.html

(Prepared by Mike Wasson, ECCL’s Communications Committee)