MEA is committed to providing safe, reliable power to our members. Effective vegetative management is vital in the effort to reduce tree-related outages. For the safety of the public and crews, please keep clear of the work zone while crews are accessing and clearing rights-of-way. Call 761-9306 or 761-9267 with any questions.
2017-2020 Clearing Map
We will be clearing all vegetation within the full width of the easement with mowing machines, bucket trucks and hand cutting. All trees and brush in the easement will be disposed of with a chipping machine. Logs of 6 inches in diameter will be stacked along the easement for use by our members. Stumps no higher than 4 inches may be left. Please remove all items from easement in the area including vehicles, animals, equipment and unlock all fences and gates. We ask that all members, especially children stay away from clearing activity for their safety and that of our crews. Members will receive an auto-call ahead of clearing activity in their neighborhood and a door hanger within 4 days of clearing activity on their property.
2017 Clearing Projects
We are in the process of finalizing our 2017 clearing schedule. Below are a couple projects planned for 2017. Check back in the coming weeks for more detailed information and maps of the areas affected. MEA’s clearing season begins as soon as weather permits and generally lasts until mid-November.
- Palmer (map available here); Palmer Fishook Road, New Hope Street and Edgerton Parks Road. Assigned to MEA clearing crew. Estimated completion: April/May.
- Big Lake (map available here); Big Lake Road and Beaver Lake Road. Contractor: JCC. Estimated timeline: March – July 2017.
- Wasilla (map available here); Church Road and surrounding areas. Contractor: Carlos Tree Service. Estimated timeline: March – May 2017.
- Eagle River (map available here); Eagle River Nature Center towards downtown along Eagle River Road. Contractor: Carlos Tree Service. Estimated timeline: Anticipated start date of May 2017. (Start date will depend on completion of Wasilla clearing.)