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This website is designed to inform you of an upcoming partnership between the City of Grand Forks, Grand Forks Park District and Dakota Audubon. The goal of this partnership is to begin work on a pilot project to manage weed growth and improve water flow through a section of the English Coulee between 17th Avenue South and 24th Avenue South. This will be done through a multi-pronged approach including mowing, spraying, and planting native grasses.

Staff is working out the legal details of this partnership. The next step will be to develop a multi-year plan to establish healthy vegetation along the coulee. Before then, a contractor will be mowing and spraying the weeds along this section of the coulee. This will give the restoration contractor a better understanding of what lies beneath the weeds and how to move forward. Crews will also be removing some vegetation and trees on both sides of the box culverts on 17th Avenue South to try improve water flow. This work is expected to take place in the next few weeks.

This pilot project is expected to take several years to develop and show positive results. We appreciate your patience as we work to improve the water flow through the system.


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    • How is this project being funded?

    • Why isn’t this being done along the entire coulee?

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    • What is being done?

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    • What is the goal of this project?