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

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.

WACO Meetings

WACO Community Meeting

The first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM

Willow Community Center

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21 hours ago

Willow Area Community Organization

BURN SUPSENSIONS IN EFFECT TODAY, TUESDAY, JUNE 25 FOR FAIRBANKS, KENAI PENINSULA, MAT-SU VALLEY AND TOK due to high fire danger as a result of the hot, dry conditions. Open debris burning and the use of burn barrels is prohibited during a #burnsuspension. Small campfires under 3 feet in diameter are allowed but are not advised given the fire danger and weather conditions. Please be extremely careful with any activity that could spark a wildfire in these conditions. For more information about safe burning, go to www.forestry.alaska.gov/burn. ...

4 days ago

Willow Area Community Organization

Recognizing that Alaska’s firefighting resources are already committed to existing fires and that new lightning fires are expected, the Alaska Division of Forestry is asking people to use extra caution with anything that could start a wildfire. There were more than 6,000 lightning strikes recorded in Alaska on Friday (see map below) and 12 of the 15 new fires reported yesterday were the result of lightning strikes, according to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center.

There is a Red Flag warning in effect today from noon to midnight for high lightning activity in the middle Tanana Valley and Deltana Flats. The strongest concentration of lightning is expected to be in the central/southern Interior between Fairbanks and Delta. Despite cloud cover, showers are expected to be isolated and vegetation will continue to be dry and receptive to ignition. This means that fires will continue to grow rapidly and be more resistant to control. To report new wildfires, call 911.
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6 days ago

Willow Area Community Organization

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2 weeks ago

Willow Area Community Organization

Today is the 4th anniversary of the Sockeye Fire, a wildfire that devastated our neighboring community of Willow with nearly 100 structures lost. Houston FD was the second department on location, and our crews were on that fire for weeks. Many of our current members are veterans of the fire.

We ask you to honor the anniversary by burning safely, or better yet by waiting until the fire danger level decreases. It is very dry out there, and beetle-killed trees are everywhere. It only takes one mistake to repeat the result.
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2 weeks ago

Willow Area Community Organization

Get your CAMERA out! The Willow Lion’s Club 2nd Photo Contest has just begun! Check out the details below!! Good Luck... ...

2 weeks ago

Willow Area Community Organization

The highest in the Mat-Su today, the fire danger in the city of Houston is at High per the State of Alaska Division of Forestry. Do not leave any fires unattended, and remember you must have water and hand tools at your burn site in case it starts to creep away from the designated area.

Burn permits are required for any outdoor burning except campfires, including burn barrels. If we come knocking, it's just to be sure that you're burning safely. Tomorrow is the 4th anniversary of the Sockeye wildfire, which was caused by debris burning.
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