Many residents expressed a desire for town beautification like additional trees or flowers on street lights. While Council appreciates having more greenery throughout town, we are limited due to a number of factors, including:

  • Limited space: We are unable to plant trees along road sides due to narrow easements, proximity to underground utilities, and a lack of town owned property. For example, the land south of Railway Avenue is either owned by CP Rail or not in the Town boundaries and we are unable to authorize tree planting in that area.
  • Limited human resources: To install hanging baskets on street lamps in town would be beautiful but would also require staff operated equipment to mount them, water them, remove them, etc.

There is also a local resident driven committee working towards creating a Community Garden space. Contact Wade Sali at for more information.

Recently, staff were able to secure 50 free poplar seedlings. The trees were planted north of the recreational field and around Meadow Park to hopefully grow into a mature shelter belt. The trees are watered frequently when the stale fire truck water is changed out.

Council and staff continue to explore opportunities for beautification. In early 2021, Council created the Beautification Committee which is made up of 2 councillors and 3 members of the community. The committee’s mission is to pursue beautification initiatives that enhance quality of life, foster civic pride and promote the Town of Grand Coulee. If you are interested in being considered a volunteer, or have an idea you would like to share, feel free to speak to any member of Council or email the office to have your idea passed on to the committee.