The English Coulee Restoration Pilot Project is a partnership between the City of Grand Forks, Grand Forks Park District, and Dakota Audubon. The goal of this partnership is to manage weed growth and improve water flow through a section of the English Coulee between 17th Avenue South and 24th Avenue South. Work began on Phase 1 during the summer of 2018 with regular mowing along the coulee to control the burdock along the banks.
Phase 2 of the restoration plan began in 2019 and involved mowing and herbicide spraying in preparing the soil for seeding. The wet weather of this spring and summer delayed the herbicide spraying and plantings, but seeding is expected to take place in early August. This planting will include a mix of native grasses and wildflowers to provide a transition from the cattails to the grass.
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.
Audubon English Coulee Restoration Project