adopt a highway volutneers April 2021The team of volunteers participating in ECCL’s Adopt a Highway initiative have collected well over two tons of rubbish which has included litter, tires, pieces of metal and other miscellaneous items since they started the program in October last year. This weekend’s haul totaled 560 lbs of bagged litter.

The ECCL congratulates Julie Yellig who has organized the collection over the last six months and her enthusiastic army of local volunteers. This weekend the team included volunteers from Rapallo, Copperleaf, Pelican Sound, Meadows of Estero, FGCU, Bella Terra, Stoneybrook and Riverwoods Plantation.

The ECCL also extends thanks to those residents who are taking the time to keep other roads in Estero free of trash. Your actions are also appreciated for helping to make Estero even more beautiful. Your commitment helps to ensure Estero looks its best for residents and visitors alike. The appearance of our locality is vital in encouraging commercial investment and home buyers in a community that prides itself on how it looks. It makes a difference!

ECCL President, Jim Gilmartin, Board of Directors and the whole of the ECCL’s Management Team would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude for what has been accomplished.

adopt a highway collection in April 2021The ECCL also wishes to express their gratitude to Marathon fuel/Dos Amigos Mexican Grill (formerly Sunmart Food and Fuel) for donating water and ice to the volunteers during the last 7 months. We thank you for your generosity in support of this important program to keep Estero looking beautiful.

The ECCL also posts these details on its Facebook page. If you would like to write a personal message of thanks to these fantastic volunteers, please go to our Facebook page, type in “Estero Council of Community Leaders,” and then “share.” You can look at the posting of this article and other topics, but if you press “like” and write a short message, the volunteers would be most appreciative.

The ECCL works with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to help clean an approximate four-mile section of Tamiami Trail. Each month’s work involves teams of volunteers who clean areas of the highway, between the Vines entrance (Breckenridge Road) north of Walmart and south to Coconut Road.

The new season’s clean-up campaign to make Estero look even more beautiful will commence again in the Fall. If you would like more information on how you can help when the program restarts please contact Julie Yellig via email at for more details.

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