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.

The New Estero Fire Station 45

Increased Safety for those Living on East Corkscrew Road!

The ECCL is pleased to inform you that the building of the new Estero Fire Station 45 located on east Corkscrew is well advanced and should be completed by this fall. Susan Lindenmuth, Director of Public Affairs, Estero Fire Rescue, has provided an update on the Estero Fire Station 45 Construction. You can view a construction video at Estero Station 45 Construction Tour – YouTube.

The availability of this “state of the art” fire station will be a welcome and essential facility for those living on east Corkscrew Road. Not only will it mean that response times to an emergency will be significantly reduced, but the availability of a Lee County EMS ambulance on site will also enhance the response times for emergency medical situations. As with other Estero Fire and Rescue Fire Stations, firefighters will be 24-7 on-site, and for those stationed there, they will have available:

  • living quarters
  • kitchen facilities
  • a day room for relaxing
  • patio area

efr engineSome of the significant features of the Estero Fire Station 45 include:

  • A full-sized training room for in-house training and training classes open to the public
  • A tower training facility on site that will eventually have live-fire training opportunities
  • An EMS treatment room for walk-in emergencies
  • A designated decontamination area of bunker gear with specialized washing machines
  • Specially designed locker areas for the storage of firefighting equipment
  • Five fire engine bays have been included in the design to allow for future expansion
  • A sixth bay will initially be used for equipment storage but could also be developed to facilitate an additional fire engine at a future date
  • An enhanced design that can accommodate firefighters and equipment from other locations which might be closed in the event of a hurricane

Please take a few minutes to review the Estero Fire Station 45 Construction Tour video and its advanced facilities at Estero Station 45 Construction Tour – YouTube. Considerable thought in the design and planning has gone into developing the facility, and there is no question that it will enhance the safety of residents in the greater Estero area.

Allan Bowditch, ECCL’s Chief Communications Officer.