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.

Keeping Estero Looking Beautiful. Engaged Volunteers Make a Difference!

The weekend before Christmas, the Engage Estero’s Adopt a Highway Program volunteers collected 780 pounds of bagged litter and miscellaneous items such as wood, metal, and plastic parts. The Florida Department of Transportation established the program, and our efforts helped clean Hwy 41 between the Vines entrance (Breckenridge Road) north of Walmart and south of Coconut Road.

The volunteers represented Rapallo, Pelican Sound, Bella Terra, Copperleaf, The Vines, Belle Lago, Stoneybrook, Riverwoods, Grandezza, and Meadows of Estero. We extend our appreciation for their dedication to keeping Estero looking its best.

this season. Everyone involved in the clean-up appreciates their ongoing support.

Engage Estero also thanks all of our neighbors in the community, especially those in Pebble Pointe and Breckinridge, who regularly pick up litter on their walks in Estero. Others participating in the Adopt a Road program through Lee County or the Village include GS Team, RMS, Heatherstone at Rookery Pointe, Genova, Country Creek, Cascades, Mirasol, and Lighthouse Bay.

If you want to help clean up our roads to make a difference in our environment, please email Julie Yellig at ecclhwy41@gmail.com.  Julie will put you in touch with local groups that help clear up our road network and explain how to help with the Hwy 41 Adopt a Highway program.

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Engage Estero is an all-volunteer, nonpolitical, nonprofit Community Engagement Association. We exist to inform citizens of significant community issues and encourage citizen engagement to impact the quality of life in greater Estero favorably.

“Be Informed, Get Engaged, and Make an Impact!”