Projects & Programs

ESMMYC Input at York County Council Public Hearing

Mar. 25, 2021 (York County, SC) The ESMMYC and Bike/Ped Coalition advocacy groups gave public input into community needs. We asked that they support new developments that are designed to be walk and bicycle-friendly, fill in gaps, and provide funds for safe walking and bicycling pathways on collector and arterial roads. This would support local economic development, the ability of lower-income residents to earn and save money, safe alternatives to car transportation, and the health and wellness of all York County residents and workers overall.

ESMMYC Meeting Featured Muni Parks & Rec Leaders – Notes

Oct. 13, 2020 (York County, SC) ESMMYC’s October general membership meeting featured leaders of Parks and Recreation Departments from across York County municipalities! We learned about programming, participation and safety measures in the current environment; and going forward, plans and expectations. Leaders also responded to questions from the audience.

Catawba Riversweep 2020

Oct. 4, 2020 (Tega Cay, SC) The Catawba River flows a little cleaner today thanks to the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation’s 1,300+ volunteers who headed outside to collect trash – by land and by river – for yesterday’s Catawba Riversweep! For 17 years, in partnership with the Lake Wylie Marine Commission, the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation has held the annual Lake Wylie Riversweep. ESMMYC chair has been site captain at the Tega Cay Marina, championing Tega Cay Healthy Kids, since 2010.

Free Meals for York County Kids (Summer Feeding)

June 11, 2020 (York County, SC) Let’s keep all kids fed in York County this summer! Times are hard but free meals are available. A nutritious meal is vital to the health, happiness and growth of a child. Current feeding sites for kids are listed here.

Questions to Gauge Candidate Support for Active Living & Healthy Eating Policies

May 11, 2020 (York County, SC) SC’s primary elections will be on June 9. Issues highlighted during this COVID-19 public health crisis and economic challenges show that ESMMYC focus on making the healthy choice the easy choice in York County remains critical. Reach out now to candidates running for office to understand their positions on policies related to active living and access to healthy foods!

ESMMYC Feb. 2020 Meeting Summary – Healthy Bucks

Mar. 24, 2020 (York County, SC) ESMMYC welcomed Kelsey Allen to our February 11, 2020, general membership meeting. She spoke about Eat Smart Move More South Carolina (ESMMSC) work on House Bill H-32-50 on Healthy Bucks. Lynn Caldwell discussed ESMMYC Access to Healthy Foods work. The meeting concluded with a roundtable discussion.

Bike/Ped Coalition Advocacy Comment on New Interchange (Rock Hill)

Mar. 13. 2020  (Rock Hill, SC) The Bike/Ped Coalition of York County submitted feedback in response to “SCDOT’s Public Notification of a New Interchange Project on I-77″ asking the SCDOT to incorporate safe access for people walking, bicycling, and otherwise rolling (e.g., wheelchairs and strollers) into the planning.