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May 25, 2012
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter


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NEW  RTC Concerts


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

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Board Business

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- 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.
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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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RA Events, Programs, News  
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Reston Today - May Edition
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Andy Sigle hosts the latest video news magazine about Reston. New Board President, Ken Knueven, talks about his goals for Reston Association. Other topics include information about the Useful Services Exchange (USE) and the new kids' tennis courts. 


Branching Out Now Online  

Read about snakes in this summer's edition of Branching Out, the seasonal newsletter from the Walker Education Nature Center. Click the image to see the interactive issue. 

Events, Programs and Community Announcements

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.


Concerts at Reston Town Center   

Saturdays, June through August.

7:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; rain or shine. Free. 

Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11900 Market St. 

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy free, live music. Click here to download full schedule.


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.


Our Bodies, Our Selves

Stories of Self Discovery and Self Destruction   

Saturday, June 2
Two shows, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
Fee: $15 on sale at http://ourbodystories.eventbrite.com or at the door. Advance tickets are recommended due to limited seating.

Brought to you by Friends of Reston and Better Said Than Done, Voted Best Performance Act in the state by Virginia Living Magazine

The storytelling-event will feature entertaining performances of true stories about the things we do, good and bad, with our own bodies. The show is intended for an adult audience. For more information or to see videos of past shows, visit www.bettersaidthandone.com. Refreshments (beer, wine, coffee, sodas and snacks) available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Friends of Reston and support its mission of community improvement and nature education. 


Legislative Update 

Monday, June 4 

7-9 p.m. 
Reston Association Conference Center, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.
Pia Trigiani, founder of the MercerTrigiani law firm, will lead this annual review of the recent Virginia General Assembly legislation that affects residents and common-interest communities.
RSVP: Arlene Whittick, 703-435-6503 or Arlene@reston.org

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:


Stevenage Natural Area Restoration
Saturday, June 23.
Join the Weed Warriors to help restore the Stevenage Road natural area. Please meet at the parking lot of Reston North Park behind Home Depot at the corner of Reston Parkway and Stevenage Road. Look for the RA truck. Click here for more information about this and other Weed Warriors' events.


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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