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Environment Council

Our Mission

The purpose of the Environmental Council is to be knowledgeable of current environmental issues that potentially negatively affect the quality of life for residents of the greater Estero area and to counsel ECCL leadership on actions, options, and recommendations for improvement.



What we’re doing…

The ECCL Environment Council monitors threats to Southwest Florida habitats, wetlands, water quality, wildlife and any issue that affects the quality of the environment affecting Estero. We work with agencies including The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, and others to inform residents of actions they can take to preserve and protect our paradise.

Environment Campaigns…

Water Quality

Lake Okeechobee Releases
Algae Blooms
Red Tide
Flood Prevention

Wildlife Protection

Florida Panther
Sea Turtle Nesting
Manatee Protection

Limerock Mining

Protection of DR/GR
Traffic Impact
Blast Damage

Parks & Public Lands


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Troyer Brothers Mine – Action Alert

Troyer Brothers Mine – Action Alert

We need new voices on Aug. 21   The final hearing on the Comprehensive Plan and a new Troyer Brothers mine.Aug. 22:Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve all the changes in favor of the Troyer Brothers mine, with Commission Mann being the only opposing vote. ...

Damage to the Big Cypress Preserve

Damage to the Big Cypress Preserve

ECCL is supporting the efforts of four environmental organizations in their effort to reduce damage being done to the Big Cypress Preserve just a few miles from Estero by the Burnett Oil, Inc in its activities exploring there for oil.  You can, too. We ask that you...

Old Corkscrew Mine Application Being Reviewed by County

Old Corkscrew Mine Application Being Reviewed by County

The rezoning application for this proposed limerock mine is currently before the Lee County Zoning Examiner and has again been extended to April 24 at 9 AM. The Examiner is hearing testimony as to whether zoning for this 4,205 acre parcel should be changed from...

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