WILLOW AREA COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION, INC.

Your local forum for discussion, participation and comment in matters of concern to the community. WACO promotes the social, cultural and economic welfare of the Willow area.
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This website is a service for the community of Willow, Alaska. Find WACO meeting minutes and agendas as well as information about committees, the community center and, local groups. Committee and group news or announcements are also posted as received. View the calendar for the schedule of local activities/events.

WACO meetings are the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Willow Community Center.

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WACO Community Meeting

The first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM

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1 day ago

Willow Area Community Organization

Explore both Willow's trails and the Willow Public Library this summer by participating in the Willow Trail Challenge! Pick up your passports starting this Saturday, May 25th at the Library. While your there, participate in the Library's 5th Annual 5K Walk & Run at 10am. ...

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love that idea

Emil Hamptonemil

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7 days ago

Willow Area Community Organization

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Police Powers Taskforce met today for the fifth time at the Palmer State Office Building. An update will be provided at the May 21 regular Assembly Meeting. ...

1 week ago

Willow Area Community Organization

It's Day 4 of Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week in Alaska and today's topic is burn barrels.

Burn barrels are a great way to get rid of cardboard, paper, untreated wood and other organic debris but they also can and do start numerous wildfires every year in Alaska because people don't use them properly.

You need a small-scale burn permit from the Alaska Division of Forestry to use a burn barrel and you must clear the area around the barrel down to mineral soil or gravel for at least 6 feet. Burn barrels should be in good condition with three evenly spaced 3-inch square vents backed by metal screen. A metal screen with holes no larger than 5/8 of an inch should be placed on top of the barrel when burning to prevent embers and sparks from escaping and causing a wildfire.

Most burn barrels are located in close vicinity to homes and if a fire does escape into dry grass it can spread quickly and threaten to burn your home or your neighbor's home.

Below is a diagram of a proper burn barrel set up and some common mistakes that lead to violations, wildfires and burned homes.

#BurnSmart #BurnSafe #AllItTakesIsOneSpark
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Who carries the metal screens for sale in Wasilla area. Thank you

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Willow Area Community Organization

Registration forms also available via email [email protected] ...

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Willow Area Community Organization

It's Day 3 of Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week in Alaska.

Did you know that debris burning is the number one cause of human-caused wildfires in Alaska? Every year, dozens of wildfires begin as the result of fire escaping burn piles.

Here are some tips on safe debris burning:

1) Get a burn permit from the Alaska Division of Forestry and follow the safe burning guidelines on them. Burn permits are required from April 1 to August 31and are free at local Area forestry offices or can be downloaded and printed online at forestry.alaska.gov/burn

2) Clear the area around your debris pile down to mineral soil for at least 6 feet in all directions.

3) Have tools and water on hand to prevent the fire from spreading.

4) Never leave a debris burn - or any fire - unattended for even a short period of time.

5) Never burn on windy days.

Go to forestry.alaska.gov/burn for more information about burn permits and safe burning practices in Alaska

#BurnSmart #BurnSafe #AllItTakesIsOneSpark
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Tell that to the military in Delta. 😉

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