Working to protect the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities area

Farewell Bob Spaulding

After six years of working on FMR’s river planning, policy and advocacy work, Bob Spaulding is leaving FMR to work take a position in Minneapolis with Toole Design Group, a national planning, engineering and landscape architecture firm specializing in bicycle and pedestrian transportation.

Bob has had a huge impact on FMR and our growing body of work to improve the health of the river. Some of Bob’s key accomplishments include extensive research, writing and analysis of the Mississippi River Critical Area program, local riverfront plans and ordinances and state rulemaking for the corridor, which will be completed in 2014. He also played a constructive role in numerous planning efforts to expand and improve riverfront parks in the Twin Cities, including St. Paul’s Great River Passage, Minneapolis’ Above the Falls Plan, Lilydale Park Master Plan, and many others.

As if that wasn’t enough, he took on the majority of FMR’s graphic design work during the past two years, creating beautiful maps, fact sheets, displays, flyers, and invitations, a fresh look for the Mississippi River Challenge and the 2012 State of the River Report.

Bob and his good work will be missed at FMR and we wish him all the best in all that he endeavors to achieve.