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.


Research and Reports


Our Research and Reports highlights Engage Estero’s commitment to producing original research, objective reporting, and tracking development in the greater Estero area throughout the decades. Each report outlines community issues such as new and planned developments, environmental changes, healthcare, urbanization, and the impact of these factors on the community. The goal is to keep residents informed and engaged with the changes affecting Estero.

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.

Greater Estero Community Report Qtr1, 2024<br />

February 2024

  • New and Planned Developments
  • Road Developments
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

September 2023

  • Recent and New Developments Planned or Under Construction
  • Transportation and Infrastructure Developments
The Impact of Urbanization on Greater Estero - GECR cover

November 2023

  • The Impact of Urbanization on Greater Estero
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

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 


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The People of Ukraine are in our Prayers

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