ECCL Adopt A Highway Volunteers

ECCL’s Adopt-A-Highway volunteers John Hersh, George and Diane Silca gathering litter along US 41

Estero residents have joined together in an effort to help keep our roadways free of litter.  This community effort also includes assistance from some of our local merchants as well.

The Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) started their clean-up campaign through the FDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway Program in October 2020.  Between last year and this year’s efforts, the 40 volunteers from 15 communities have gathered well over three tons of litter along a four-mile long portion of US41, starting from The Vines entrance down to Coconut Road.

Marathon Fuel/Dos Amigos Authentic Mexican Grill has generously provided water and ice for these volunteers since they first started their clean-up project.

Residents wanting to join this campaign to keep our roadways free of litter may contact Julie Yellig, who serves as the ECCL/Adopt-a-Highway Coordinator.  She can be reached at

Estero Parkway Adopt a Highway

Estero Parkway/Adopt-A-Road volunteers Roman and Alexandra Lucky, Theresa Maier, and Kathie Lavery at the entrance of the Cascades of Estero.

The Cascades of Estero community has 25 volunteers involved with their Estero Parkway/Adopt-A-Road Program.   On their inaugural event on December 11 this year, they collected 160 pounds of litter along a 1.7 mile-long portion of the roadway.

The MedExpress at US 41/Estero Parkway provided their dumpsters for the litter that was collected and the 7-Eleven on Estero Parkway kindly provided water and ice for these volunteers.

If you would like to join those working on Estero’s newly initiated Adopt-A-Road Program on Estero Parkway, you may contact Coordinators Char McKenzie or Hugh Ivany.  You may reach Char at  or Hugh at

Or you may wish to coordinate your own neighborhood group by going to the Lee County’s Adopt-A-Road Program webpage.   You may also volunteer with Keep Lee County Beautiful, a non-profit  which supports any group who wants to pick up anywhere in the county.