PO Box 1027, Willow, AK 99688 (907) 495-6633 [email protected]


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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.

WACO Meetings

WACO Community Meeting

The first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM

Willow Community Center

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The Mat-Su Area Forestry station has issued a burn permit suspension for the Susitna Valley effective immediately today, Thursday, May 28 due to a #RedFlagWarning issued by the National Weather Service from 1-9 p.m. today for hot, dry and windy conditions. The affected sub areas are the Parks Highway corridor from Houston north. That includes the Hurricane Corridor, Mat-Su North and Mat-Su West sub areas. The use of burn barrels, burning of brush piles and burning of lawns is prohibited during a burn permit suspension.

Burning remains open in the Mat-Su Core and Mat-Su East sub areas.

The affected areas are highlighted on a map at dnr.alaska.gov/burn/fireareas. For more information about burn permits and safe burning practices, go to dnr.alaska.gov/burn.

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Tomorrow, May 25th,
is the last day for the
Willow Road Clean-Up.
Yellow bags available at Community Center. 9am-5pm.

Approximately 100 feet of top rail has been stolen from the Newman's Memorial Park's fenced dog park. The damaged section is the east side bordering on the Sunnybrook neighborhood and care was taken to avoid seeing the damage from the Willow Creek Parkway. Date of theft between 5/15 and 5/19/2020. If you have any information that might help catch the thief and/or help with the return of the fencing materials, please contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-352-5401 (Wasilla Police dispatch and ask for the troopers). The report number: Ak20034235. Thank you. ...

Comment on Facebook 115240552455398_572093726770076

Was this the same dates when the tractor was stolen too?

How unfortunate!

Is it safe to bring dogs. This dog park is a such a blessing I drive 30 miles one way with my two Huskies. Only wish I lived closer.

Where is the decency these days...so sad.

Can we drag them behind a Dog team when they’re caught? I say 200 hours of community service scooping dog 💩

Exact same thing happened last summer. I reported it to WACO and it was repaired. So sad to see this continues.

Was stolen last year as well right?

I really dislike theifs!!!! What is toprail?

What Ugly people.

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With your support, the Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation offers grants to a variety of projects in the Mat-Su Valley!

During the Fall of 2018, we were able to provide some of the funding needed for the Willow Area Community Organization (WACO) to build a fenced-in Dog Park at Newman Memorial Park in Willow. Dogs, and their owners, can now enjoy this world-class forested dog park 24/7 all year round! Thanks, Willow Area Community Organization, for providing the Mat-Su with another public off-leash dog park. We appreciate all of your hard work!

Check out some of the other projects we've been involved with -> matsutrails.org/20…/…/10/we-spread-the-love-in-2019/

Willow Clean Up Week
Tuesday May 19- Monday May 25

WACO has a MSB dumpster @ the Willow Community Ctr.

Clean up bags will be available and bags returned with roadside trash only can be with dropped off with volunteers:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:00 am -1 pm
5:30 pm- 7pm

9:00 am -5 pm

Clean up bags can also be picked up at Newman’s Tesoro.

Clean up bags will not be accepted at the Willow Transfer Station

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Hello what can be put in the MSB dumpster. Thank you

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A John Deere tractor has been stolen from Newman's Memorial Park, sometime between 5/5 and 5/15/20. A trooper report has been filed. We are hoping that someone has information that would lead to the return of the tractor and to an arrest. Description: John Deere Green, 2018, model 3025e. Has front end loader, and a ballast box on the back. 60-70 hours of logged use.
Please contact troopers directly or leave information on the WCC phone: 907-495-3366.

Comment on Facebook 115240552455398_568945080418274

SO SORRY! Hate thievery !

Thieves!! 😡!! We’ll keep a look out for it!!

Notify Craig Taylor Equipment the John Deere dealer. If purchased from there they will have all the information on the tractor serial number etc.... but also will keep an eye out. May help.

Praying to get it back



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Will you also be giving the test that if you think you Already had it

You’ll need to contact them at the number listed on the flyer to ask questions.

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Watch a streamed news briefing from the Mat-Su Borough today at 11am from the MSB Facebook page. Link below. www.facebook.com/MatSuBorough ...

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