RA News


June 15, 2012
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter

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Updates about RA pools.

Taste of Reston


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
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.


Information about a quicker way to get around the Beltway when traveling through Northern Virginia.

Progress Report
Keep track of Reston's development and redevelopment projects.

About RA NEWS  
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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Reston Today - June Edition 

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Learn about wildlife in Reston and the farmer's market at Lake Anne in this month's edition of Reston Today. The monthly Reston Association-produced video also includes information for apartment renters.


RA Participates in Food Drive   

Reston Association is joining forces with the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce in the first Governor's Bowl Chamber of Commerce Challenge Food Drive - a competition among select Virginia chambers of commerce and their member businesses.

The drive runs through Independence Day. At its conclusion, the chambers that collect the most food statewide will be recognized by Gov. Bob McDonnell.


You can drop off food at one of the following Reston Association collection boxes through July 2:

Member Services
12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

Nature House
11450 Glade Drive

Central Services Facilities
12250 Sunset Hills Drive

All donations will be given to the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), which will then be distributed to several nonprofits in our community (including Reston Interfaith). Ultimately, the food will be given to people in need across Fairfax County. Click here to download a list of the 10 most-wanted food items. 


Special Notice 

  • Reston Association offices will close at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 for an employees' picnic at Lake Anne Pavilion.

Events, Programs and Community Announcements

Taste of Reston & Carnival

June 15-17 

Reston Town Center. 

Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce presents Northern Virginia's largest outdoor food festival, featuring samplings from the region's favorite eateries, live music, beer and wine gardens, fun and games at The Family Fun Zone, and a three-day carnival. Free admission; tickets $1 each. Click here for details. 







Creatures of the Chesapeake Bay  

Sunday, June 24
2-3 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/person RA members, $10/person non-members.
For all ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by June 21. Call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

Reston is in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. How we treat water here at home affects the water quality and wildlife found in the bay. Join an educator from Under the Sea to learn about the ecology of the Chesapeake, and meet and touch live creatures native to the bay.


INOVA Blood Drive   

Tuesday, June 26
12-7:30 p.m.
Schedule appointments at 1-866-256-6372 or
click here. On site registration available.



Butterfly Class and Count   

Butterfly Class
Thursday, July 5
7-8:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person (Free for count participants).
Sign up by July 2. Call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

Butterfly Count
Saturday, July 7
9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Sign up by July 4. Call -703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

Discover the colorful and diverse lives of Reston's "flying flowers." The butterfly class will focus on the basic identification and life cycles of our local butterflies through a combination of field guides, handouts and a Power Point presentation. Then, join staff and volunteers for the annual Butterfly Count through Reston's natural areas. Meet fellow butterfly lovers, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to collect important information.

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.


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