RA News


May 18, 2012
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter


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NEW   Fine Arts Festival 


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.

Board of Directors

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Ken Knueven
Mike Collins
Andrew Sigle
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. 

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tennis 2012


Come Play Tennis in Reston      

Reston Association offers a variety of tennis programs, leagues and lessons for players of all skill levels. Click the image above to download information about RA's offerings for members and non-members this summer.


Aquatics Information, Programs


Senior Swim for Fitness Registration Open

Helps students correct their swim stroke, build endurance and get more from their time at the pool.
Four sessions for 2012. Click here for details.

Ages: 55 and older.

Mondays and Wednesdays for two weeks.

$45/RA members.



Register Now: Water Safety Instructor Certification  

June 23-July 1
Times vary by day.
$230/RA members
All registrations must be received by June 5.


Kayak Classes in Reston

For beginners to advanced.

Held at Lake Audubon.

See www.kayakreston.com for details.  

Events, Programs and Community Announcements

Fine Arts Festival     

Friday, May 18: 5-8 p.m.
Saturday, May 19: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, May 20: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Reston Town Center. 

Greater Reston Arts Center presents an interactive experience to view and purchase art directly from more than 200 unique and talented artists from across the nation. There will be contemporary performances, artist demonstrations, children's activities and live music.


Bird Walk   

Sunday, May 27

7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Location: Glade Stream Valley. Park near the intersection of Glade Drive and Twin Branches.

Leaders: Joanne and David Bauer.


Beginning and expert birders are all welcome to help find birds in some of Reston's most beautiful natural areas.  We will visit a variety of sites on each walk. Our collaborative efforts usually produce a variety of local birds. These walks are sponsored by Reston Association and its Environmental Advisory Committee, the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store. There are no fees and registration is not required. 


Backyard Composting   

Thursday, May 31

7-8 p.m.

Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

Reservations required by May 29.

$5/person RA members, $8/person Non-members

Adults-only event.

For reservations, please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.


Learn how to recycle fallen leaves the natural way on your own property. Plants thrive in the rich organic soil that composting efforts provide. Participants will learn how kitchen waste and other yard debris can be composted. This program is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association.


Summer Bird Count   

Saturday, June 2

6:45 a.m.-noon.

Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

Sign up by May 31.

Free event.

To sign up, call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or e-mail enviroed@reston.org.


Join us for the half-day annual Summer Bird Count throughout Reston's natural areas. Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping us obtain important information to help our feathered friends. Enjoy an optional lunch, tally results and swap stories back at Nature House after the count.

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:

Old Trail Restoration Continues

Saturday, May 19, 2012
10 a.m.-Noon
Help restore the Old Trail Drive natural area and remove the Garlic Mustard that has invaded the Snakeden Stream watershed. Click here for more information about this event. 


Please meet at the Glade Drive pool parking lot at the corner of Soapstone and Glade Drives.
To volunteer contact Ha Brock, community outreach specialist II at 703-435-7986 or e-mail to habrock@reston.org


Click here for information about Weed Warriors and other environmental volunteer opportunities. 

Clean the Bay Day - Reston Cleanup
June 2, 2012
10 a.m.-Noon
Access points at Lake Audubon, Thoreau and Anne
Please sign up by May 29. Click here for more information.
Join fellow boaters and lake enthusiasts for the 6th annual Reston Lake Cleanup. We are looking for volunteers to get on their boats and to walk the shorelines of each lake to collect trash.
To volunteer contact Ha Brock, community outreach specialist II at 703-435-7986 or e-mail to habrock@reston.org.

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