The Friends of BERT have been hard at work growing our base of advocates for the proposed rail-trail conversion. Since September, the number of individual supporters has grown from just a handful to over 2600! Efforts to get homeowners association boards to endorse BERT have resulted in 20 HOA boards, representing owners of over 16,000 homes, endorsing BERT. Emails of support have been flooding the offices of the village of Estero and the city of Bonita Springs. Our next focus is to lobby local businesses and business associations to endorse BERT. The Bonita Springs-Estero Realtors is the first business group to do so and there are many more in the works. If your board or business hasn’t endorsed BERT yet, please reach out to Steve Gunther at for help. 

List of HOA’s which have endorsed BERT:

  • Pelican Landing
  • Pelican Sound
  • Forest Creek Villas
  • Bonita Isles
  • Bonita Bay
  • Riverwoods Plantation
  • Hacienda Village
  • Bonita Fairways 
  • Fountain Lakes
  • West Bay
  • Rapallo
  • Bella Terra
  • Copper Leaf 
  • Lighthouse Bay
  • Toscana Village
  • Bermuda Park Condo Association
  • Estero Bay Village Residents Club

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