Former Trailnet chief Ralph Pfremmer joins Magnificent Missouri |

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Ralph Pfremmer

After stepping down as executive director of Trailnet, Pfremmer has assumed the same position at Magnificent Missouri, which works to promote the Katy Trail and the Missouri River Valley.

Pfremmer is the first executive director for the group, which was formed in 2012. He will work to broaden its conservation-based efforts and special events, said Dan Burkhardt, the group's president.

MoBikeFed comment: There have been big changes at both Trailnet, where long-time Deputy Executive Director Cindy Mense recently stepped up to become Executive Director.

Ralph Pfremmer has moved to Magnificent Missouri, which works to promote the Missouri River Valley and Katy Trail region.

More from Magnificent Missouri's press release:

Dan Burkhardt, President of Magnificent Missouri, announced today that the not-for-profit has hired its first Executive Director, Ralph Pfremmer. Pfremmer was previously the Executive Director of Trailnet, a St. Louis-based organization advocating for better connectivity for biking and walking in St. Louis. In his new role, Pfremmer will focus on expanding the reach of Magnificent Missouri in its mission to increase appreciation of the natural, scenic, cultural and historic value of the last 100 miles of the Missouri River Valley and the Katy Trail. An incredibly valuable asset for the entire region, this corridor is the “backyard” of St. Louis and Magnificent Missouri is devoted to the conservation of this area. Pfremmer will broaden conservation-based educational efforts, special events and collaborative projects throughout Missouri River Country.

Magnificent Missouri was formed in 2012. Past activities have included creation of publications about the region, collaboration with the Katy Land Trust and Missouri State Parks on projects along the Katy Trail, and jointly sponsoring activities with other conservation organizations.

Burkhardt says, “We believe that people conserve what they love, and Magnificent Missouri is all about getting Missourians to love this remarkable part of our state a little bit more.” Pfremmer added, “Magnificent Missouri believes that the Missouri River Valley and Katy Trail are unique assets with great economic value to the communities along the river and to the entire St. Louis region. Magnificent Missouri will add to that value in a variety of ways and support the work of others with a similar mission.”