Research and Reports


Engage Estero produces original research, objective reporting, and decades-long tracking of development in the greater Estero area.

Greater Estero Community Report

It is our goal to provide you with a timely and comprehensive summary of key issues affecting our community and details on advocacy initiatives undertaken, to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all residents in the greater Estero area. Click an issue below to read the quarterly report.

GECR Qtr 2 2002

March 2023

  • Environmental Changes and Dangers to our Water
GECR Qtr 2 2002

May 2023

  • Healthcare Changes and How they Will Affect You
GECR Qtr 2 2002

January 2022

  • World Class Musical Talent
  • FGCU Day
  • Essay Contest
GECR Qtr 2 2002

April 2022

  • Dangers of Cane Toads
  • Mental Distress in Children During COVID-19
  • How residents can help to improve our water quality in greater Estero
GECR Qtr 2 2002

September 2022

  • Recent and New Developments Planned in the Greater Estero Area
  • Latest Transportation and Infrastrusture News
GECR Qtr 2 2002

December 2022

  • Resident Survey Results
  • A Blueprint for Change
Workforce Housing

February 2022 Special Report

Why we need workforce housing in the Greater Estero area

Workforce Housing

2022 Annual Report

Key Issues Addressed, Future Developments and a Blueprint for Change are among the items covered in the 2022 Annual Report of the ECCL.

protect and preserve

January 2021

Combating Climate Change
Education in Estero

safety is a priority of the ECCL

April 2021

Pedestrian Safety
Fire Department Response Times
Hurricane Readiness

East Corkscrew Construction

September 2021

East Corkscrew Road Developments
Growth Impact on Roads, Schools

East Corkscrew Construction

November 2021

Greater Estero Virtual Information Center
FGCU: A Gift to the Area
Lee Health Building Project

protect and preserve

January 2020

Protecting and Preserving Paradise


April 2020

Residents Survey Results
Veterans Services

bike paths

August 2020

Bike and pedestrian paths
Water Supply & Quality


November 2020

Dangerous Algae Cocktail
LHCP Observation Unit

Estero Development Report Archive 


FEATURE: Which Way will the Tide Turn?

FEATURE: Which Way will the Tide Turn?

Estero residents weigh in on Estero Bay waterway access The Weeks Fish Camp, which was located just off Coconut Road on the west side of U.S. 41 has been a family owned and operated fishing village for some 70 years. In April 2018 it was sold to a developer for $12.75...

Feature: Excellence in Education

Feature: Excellence in Education

The Village of Estero and Lee County Schools create gold star collaboration Embracing the philosophy that education is the passport to the future, the Village of Estero, the ECCL Education Outreach Council, and the Lee County School District have joined together to...

Feature: Creating a Legacy

Feature: Creating a Legacy

A long-term vision to preserve green space, protect the river, and provide recreational opportunities for generations to come moved one step closer to reality on September 20, 2018 as the Village Council voted unanimously to move forward with a $24.5 million purchase...

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