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.

Another Stellar Volunteer Clean-Up Event Along Hwy 41 In Estero!

In January, Engage Estero’s Adopt a Highway team collected 560 pounds of bagged litter, along with various items of wood, metal and assorted plastic parts. That amounts to 1.6 tons which has been collected from Hwy 41 (41 between the Vines entrance (Breckenridge Road) north of Walmart and south of Coconut Road) since the end of last season by our volunteers. This is now Engage Estero’s 4th season working with FDOT clearing litter from Hwy 41. The work continues to make an important contribution to keeping Estero looking its best.

Volunteers this month represented Rapallo, Pelican Sound, Bella Terra, Copperleaf, The Vines, Belle Lago, Riverwoods, Grandezza, and Meadows of Estero.

Marathon/Dos Amigos Authentic Mexican Grill is again providing water and ice this season. Engage Estero’s management is extremely appreciative of their continued support for the volunteers who help with the litter collection along Hwy 41.

We are also grateful to all Estero’s residents who take a bag on their walks and pick up litter in the community, as well as those who participate in one of the area’s Adopt a Road programs. You continue to make a difference to our community.

If you would like to lend a hand in helping to keep Estero looking its best, please contact Julie Yellig at ecclhwy41@gmail.com  for information about volunteering for an Adopt a Road or Highway program.

Thanks to everyone for being an important part of our vision for a beautiful and environmentally healthy Estero.