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 Estero Council of Community Leaders is proud to share this article from the Village of Estero with it’s 3,800 recipients of web, email and social media communications.


The Village of Estero and the Lee County School District will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a Joint Educational Advocacy Task Force at 10 a.m., Monday, May 21, 2018, at the Estero High School, 21900 River Ranch Road.

Village Councilmembers and staff, the principals of the four Estero schools and District staff will be taking part in the signing ceremony.

The official Memo of Understanding will:

  • Create mentoring and tutoring possibilities
  • Promote the development of career academies and job skill programs with local businesses
  • Encourage student internship programs
  • Promote the colocation of future educational and recreational facilities
  • Promote coordination and shared financing of infrastructure projects
  • Encourage the use of school facilities by Estero residents when not in use by students

Village of Estero officials and staff, and the principals of the four Estero schools and District staff will sit on the task force.  Its members will find, plan and implement programs, partnerships and promotional opportunities.  They will meet at least quarterly to work on their objectives.

“It is truly exciting to be involved with the School District to develop a collaboration which will help meet the needs of the students in the schools in Estero,” says Village of Estero Councilmember Nick Batos.  “I strongly believe that the better the educational system and facilities are, the more the students will benefit. I also believe that the better our schools are the more desirable our community becomes both for residents and businesses.”

“These kinds of partnerships are critical to our student’s success,” says Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins.  “They open up a world of new experiences for our children and cement our relationships with the communities we serve.”

The School District has four Estero-area schools: Estero High School, Three Oaks Middle School, Pinewoods Elementary and Three Oaks Elementary.