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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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Part 2 Public Concerns &  Future Actions 

Part 2 Public Concerns & Future Actions 

The Engage Estero Public Forum Traffic Congestion in Greater Estero (Written by Allan Bowditch, Engage estero’s Chief Communications Officer) Go to Part 1 Questions and Comments from the Public The Engage Estero team would like to thank all those who attended the...

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Part 1 Key Questions Addressed

Part 1 Key Questions Addressed

The Engage Estero Public Forum Traffic Congestion in Greater Estero (Written by Allan Bowditch, Engage estero’s Chief Communications Officer) Introduction The building boom in the Estero area started in 1998 when the airport, Florida Gulf Coast University, Miromar...

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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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Landmark Victory for Florida’s Future

Landmark Victory for Florida’s Future

Landmark victory for Florida’s future will impact the proposed Bellmar and Kingston Developments, as they cannot receive their permit through Florida’s flawed program. By the Conservancy of Southwest Florida with permission to Engage Estero. February 16, 2024 Federal...

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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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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.

No such thing as a healthy tan – dermatologist

No such thing as a healthy tan – dermatologist

No such thing as a healthy tan.As we continue to be concerned about the high temperatures being recorded across the USA and Europe, Engage Estero’s management team would like to remind you of the continued need for caution when outside in the sun not just from...

What you need to do when visiting the doctor/caregiver 

What you need to do when visiting the doctor/caregiver 

What you Need to do when Visiting the Doctor/CaregiverWhen you are all set for your yearly, or an upcoming appointment with your primary care provider or practice nurse, your provider maybe ready for you, but are you?Your physician and other caregivers have limited...

Right to Clean Water

Right to Clean Water

Engage Estero needs your help supporting the Right to Clean Water Florida constitutional amendment before time runs out.How do I Help?In order to be on the ballot, the amendment must receive a set number of signatures from Florida registered voters. Click for petition...

Estero Historical Society Ribbon-Cutting

Estero Historical Society Ribbon-Cutting

Jim Gilmartin, President of Engage Estero, (fourth from the left) was proud to represent the organization on April 15 at the Estero Historical Society cottage ribbon cutting for the deck replacement. Engage Estero donated $3,000 and executed a fund-raising effort that...

In the News

In the News

"The Evolution of Engage Estero" is an article published in Estero Life Magazine in March, 2023. It insightfully covers how the changes in Estero brought about a change in the focus and presentation of Engage Estero itself.  Check out the article here:...

Mr. Estero, A Legend in Our Time

Mr. Estero, A Legend in Our Time

Don Eslick passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at the age of 88. Don is survived by his wife, Suzie Eslick. The Board of Directors and Management of Engage Estero (formerly ECCL) is very saddened by his passing and expresses our sincere condolences to Suzie. Don...

How You Can Protect Wildlife in Lee County

How You Can Protect Wildlife in Lee County

How You Can Protect Wildlife in Lee CountyMost people are familiar with the looming climate change crisis in the form of extreme weather events and natural disasters. However, human lives aren't the only thing at stake when discussing the need for climate action. As...

Adopt a Highway March 2023

Adopt a Highway March 2023

Congratulations To Our Adopt A Highway Team And All Volunteers Keeping Estero's Roads Clean! The Engage Estero's team of volunteers collected 780 pounds of bagged litter and debris during the weekend of March 11th. Since early November, this season has amounted to...

The Dangers Associated with Septic Systems

The Dangers Associated with Septic Systems

The Dangers Associated with Septic SystemsEstero has changed dramatically since the first inhabitants settled in the early 1900s. These early settlement areas did not have sanitary sewer systems, and homes relied on wells and septic systems. Some of those holdover...

CPR –An Emergency Life Saving Procedure

CPR –An Emergency Life Saving Procedure

CPR –An Emergency Life Saving Procedure       An Important Message on CPR from ECCL’s Health Council’s Cardiac Subcommittee. According to American Heart Association statistics, 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year. Seventy percent of...

Estero’s Volunteers Recognized at Awards Ceremony

Estero’s Volunteers Recognized at Awards Ceremony

Estero's Volunteers Recognized at Awards Ceremony for Keeping Our Roads Clean On March 2, at the Keep Lee County Beautiful (KLBC) Environmental Stewardship Awards Ceremony, Estero volunteers were recognized as "Outstanding Adoption Groups" for removing tons of litter...

ECCL is now Engage Estero Presentation

ECCL is now Engage Estero Presentation

An Enjoyable Evening at Rapallo: Introducing Engage EsteroAlthough the rebranding of the ECCL to Engage Estero officially occurred on February 1st, over 70 residents and members of Engage Estero got together for a celebratory evening at Rapallo on February 16th....

Avoiding one of Aging’s Most Dangerous Events

Avoiding one of Aging’s Most Dangerous Events

Health: Avoiding one of Aging’s Most Dangerous Events                  Accidents can happen at any time. Did you know that the number one cause of accidental death in those over 65 is a fall? Forty-six million Americans are...

Black Mold: What you need to Know

Black Mold: What you need to Know

Black MoldWhat you need to KnowBackground Moist places generate mold. When mold spores drop where there is excessive moisture, they will grow. Examples include leaks near roofs, windows, or pipes or where there has been flooding. Many building materials provide...

Caring for Your Largest Organ

Caring for Your Largest Organ

Health: Caring for the Largest Organ in your Body  Know what it is?              (If you answered “the skin,” you go to the top of the class!) So, what’s its function? There are many, but to mention a few it: Prevents water loss...

2022 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report2022 was a productive year for The ECCL and the Greater Estero Area. This Annual Report covers the Key Issues Addressed by the organization, Future Developments that are planned, and a Blueprint for Change, including a preview of The ECCL's...

How to Extend Your Life Expectancy by7 Years!

How to Extend Your Life Expectancy by
7 Years!

Health: How to Extend Your Life Expectancy by 7 Years!                  We are fortunate to live in Southwest Florida and Estero in particular. Given the endless sunny days we experience, many year-round outdoor activities...

The Vaccines You Need to Consider Seriously Receiving

The Vaccines You Need to Consider Seriously Receiving

HealthThe Vaccines you Need to Consider Seriously Receiving - Now.Hurricane Ian devastated SW Florida, and our hearts go out to all those who suffered! Although we were more fortunate than many, many residents, especially those living in West Broadway Estero, are...

Great Results from the Second Adopt-a-Highway Season

Great Results from the Second Adopt-a-Highway Season

The Adopt a Highway Program has Re-commenced its Third Season to Keep Estero Looking Beautiful Want to help? The ECCL has embarked on its third season collaborating with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to help clean Hwy 41 between the Vines entrance...

Estero West Broadway: A Tale of Resilience & Hope

Estero West Broadway: A Tale of Resilience & Hope

Estero West BroadwayA Tale of Resilience and HopeHurricane IanHurricane Ian's center hit Florida at 150 mph near Cayo Costa, a barrier island west of Fort Myers, shortly after 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. In greater Estero, the hurricane selectively...

November 2022 Meeting of the ECCL

November 2022 Meeting of the ECCL

Thursday, November 17 at 10:00 Estero Park & Recreation Center9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero, FL 33928(239) 533-1470 MAPThe meeting opened with a status report on the major issues facing the Greater Estero area, followed by current Hurricane Ian community...

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