RA News


April 20, 2012
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter


pool tennis passes
Available online or at RA Member Services desk.
kids tri 2012
Registration now open.

NEW  Ride to Provide

NEW  "USE" Meeting


Weed Warriors Days


Visit the Reston Association website for information on property ownership, governance, parks and recreation, and other subjects. The site includes "Shop RA," which allows you to purchase various products and services offered by RA.

RA Publications
Keep up on Reston Association news and initiatives by reading our various publications. Get event and program schedules, and read useful and interesting features about our community.

 (click names to e-mail)

Ken Knueven
Michael R. Sanio
Richard Chew

Click here for more information about the board.

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Board Business

- Meeting agendas
- Meeting minutes

Reston's paths are one of the community's greatest joys. Set as your goal to explore all 55 miles of paved and natural surface pathways winding throughout Reston's open spaces. Not only do these paths provide a great place to exercise and get some fresh air, they also connect neighborhoods, recreation areas and shopping centers.

Download Trail Maps


Reston Station

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is constructing a 23-mile extension of the Metrorail system, which will be operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority from East Falls Church to Washington Dulles International Airport. The extension will serve the Reston-Herndon area, the state's second largest employment concentration. It will provide a one-seat ride from Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington. Click here for more information.

Progress Report
Keep track of Reston's development and redevelopment projects.
Click here
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RA News includes information about association and other non-profit community events and programs. The free newsletter is sent to subscribers on Fridays. Items for submission must meet RA approval and are due on the Monday prior to publication. 

Featured this Week
Weekend Hours: Reston Association's Member Services Department will be open from 9 a.m. to noon starting this Saturday. The new Saturday hours will extend to July.

News, Updates and Alerts
Annual Meeting 2012
Annual Meeting 2012

Missed the Annual Meeting? 

No problem. You can click the above image to watch the video presented at the Reston Association Annual Meeting last week.


Volunteers Service Awards 

The Volunteer Service Awards honor volunteers and businesses who have made a significant contribution to the work of Reston Association and the Reston community. The award is given to individuals, youth group and community partners that have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and civic participation over a course of a year.  

Volunteer of the Year
Shawn E. Endsley, Chairman of the Reston Association Fiscal Committee.

Business Partner of the Year
Bow Tie Cinemas

Youth Group Volunteer Service
South Lakes High School National Honor Society

Click here for more information on RA's Volunteer Service Awards winners.

President's Perspective on the Future
Reston Association's new president, Ken Knueven, writes about having a solid foundation upon which to build the future.
Click here to read Knueven's first blog post. 


Abandoned Boats

Reston Association is looking for the owners of the following boats found on Reston lakes:


Lake Thoreau: A red "Mohawk" canoe.

Lake Anne: A green Coleman canoe.

Lake Audubon: A yellow and blue Old Town Otter kayak, a green Old Town Loon kayak.


If these boats are not claimed, they will be raffled off on April 26. To enter your name or to claim your boat, please contact Brian Petty at 703-435-6535 or e-mail bpetty@reston.org. Deadline for name submission is April 23. For Reston residents only.

Events, Programs and Community Announcements

Ride to Provide 

Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Reston Town Center Pavilion.

"Ride to Provide" is presented by Washington Redskins player Lorenzo Alexander. Join teammates, media personalities, wounded military veterans and hundreds of children and adults on the W&OD trail for a 10- to 53-mile scenic bike ride and post-event activities. Benefits ACES Foundation and Ride 2 Recovery.  Information and registration at ridetoprovide.org.


Parking, Pets and People Workshop Tuesday, April 24, 7-9 p.m.

Reston Association Conference Center.


Join representatives from the Fairfax County Police - Reston Station and Fairfax County Animal Control as they answer questions about parking, pets and working through neighborhood issues. RSVP: Arlene Whittick at 703-435-6503 or Arlene@reston.org. 


Bicycle Safety Rodeo

Saturday, April 28 

Ongoing from 1-4 p.m. (Course takes 20 minutes to complete)
Lake Newport Pool Facility, 11601 Lake Newport Road.
Free. Ages: 5-12 years
Click here for more information or contact Ashleigh@reston.org. 


Useful Services Exchange Meeting Saturday, April 28 

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Useful Services Exchange (USE), a time bank through which services are traded, will hold a "meet and greet" event for members and prospective members. All are invited to learn about USE, enjoy refreshments, and hear music by folksingers Karen and Rick Elliott.  Membership in USE is open to anyone who lives or works in Reston or Herndon. For more information, see www.restonuse.org or call 703-860-5141.





Activities, Entertainment Abound 

Saturday, May 5
1-5 p.m.
Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
For more information, please call 703-476-9689.

The festival will feature hands-on activities and entertainment, including live animals, craft making for kids, displays and information from environmental groups as well as fishing and canoe/kayak rentals on Lake Audubon. There will be a native plant sale by Nature By Design. Click here for schedule of events.


Swim Lesson Testing Day  

Saturday, May 5
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ridge Heights Pool: 11400 Ridge Heights Road.
Free. No registration required.
If you need assistance determining what group swim lesson level to take please join us for a fun evaluation of skills. Wait time is typically less than 15 minutes and participants will be seen in the order they arrive.


Swim Lesson Registration   

Monday, May 7 for RA members.
Wednesday, May 9 for non-members.
Opens at 8:30 a.m.
Online at www.reston.org or in-person at our Member Services Department, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive
Click here for more information.


Sunset Splendors  

Friday, May 11
7-8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Reservations required by May 8.
$4/person RA members, $6/person non-members.
For all ages (Children under 12 must br accompanied by an adult.)
For reservations, please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

Sunset marks a transition in nature. Day turns to night, the sun gives way to the moon and diurnal animals trade places with nocturnal ones. Walk the trails to observe these changes, and transition yourself from using your eyes to using your ears.

Get Involved by Volunteering at Reston Association
RA's volunteer program consists of members in our community working in a variety of capacities. Volunteers are RA's strongest line of communication with the community. Each year a diverse group of RA members donate thousands of hours to the association. Through their dedication, we are able to provide a wide range of high-quality programs, services and events that make Reston a great place to Live, Work, Play and Get Involved.   


Weed Warriors Project

Native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive exotic plants like English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle and Bamboo. That is why we need warriors like you to join us in rescuing Reston's beautiful parkland from these aggressive plants.


Please spend a couple hours in our parkland protecting our forests every fourth Saturday of each month as we help restore Reston's forests to their natural state.


All projects: 10 a.m.-Noon.

Please wear long sleeves and long pants if you are allergic to poison ivy. RA will provide tools, gloves, snacks and water.


For more information, contact Community Outreach Specialist, Ha Brock, at ha@reston.org, 703-435-7986.


weedwarrioreventsUpcoming events:  

Protect the Trees at North Village Road  

Saturday, April 28


Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day
Saturday, May 5
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon
Glade Pool Parking Lot, 11550 Glade Drive


Click here for information about both of these Weed Warriors volunteer opportunities. 



Volunteers Needed for Festival 

Saturday, May 5
Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Volunteer hours: 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for face painting, Earl the Squirrel and assistant, assist with canoe & kayak rentals, hands on activities, carnival games and concessions.

For more information or to volunteer contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org.

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