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June 14, 2013

IPAR Casino Night

Habitat Heroes Projects



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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.

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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.
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.

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RA Pro Shop 
Great prices on Babolat racquets and shoes, and K-Swiss tennis and running shoes. Please call Rob at 703-435-6502.

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NOTICE: Because the Orioles vs. Yankees game on June 30 has been changed to an night game, the bus pick-up time for the trip to Camden Yards has been moved to 5:30 p.m. Click here for more information. 

IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements
Reston Today June 2013

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Learn about clusters, camps and the search for a Reston Association CEO in this month's video news magazine, Reston Today. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube.
candidatesCandidates Sought for Board Seat
Reston Association's Board of Directors is seeking candidates to fill the unexpired term of the Hunters Woods/Dogwood District director seat. The term ends April 2014. The position was previously held by Cheryl Beamer. She resigned in May.

The board determines the association's goals and policies, making a significant and lasting contribution to the community.

To apply, candidates must:
  • Be residents of the Hunters Woods/Dogwood District.
  • Complete a Candidates Statement (download below).
  • Meet with the Board of Directors to discuss your interest and qualifications for the position.
To be considered, your Candidate's Statement must be received by the association no later than Monday, June 24, 2013 at 5 p.m.

For information contact 703-435-6512 or e-mail cate@reston.org.

Download Statement of Candidacy
- Word document version
- PDF version
LordsReston's "Lords and Ladies"
Three Reston Association members, including one who is on the Board of Directors, were named "Lords and Ladies Fairfax" last week.

Amanda Andere, who is the apartment owners' representative on the RA board, along with Reston residents Patricia Nicoson and Arthur Hill, received the honor from Fairfax County.

The county honors residents who have demonstrated volunteerism, heroism or other accomplishments. Since 1984, more than 500 citizens have been honored as Lords and Ladies Fairfax. Click here to read more.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
Family Bird Walk
Satbird counturday, June 15
8-10 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
For ages 10 and older. Free.
No reservations required. For more information, call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

Help budding naturalists identify and learn about local birds. Bring binoculars if you have them. Co-sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia. Leader: Audubon Society's Bill Brown.
legisLegislative Update
Monday, June 17
7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Free.
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.
It is recommended that all neighborhood associations have at least one representative attend this informative workshop.
RSVP:  Arlene Whittick, 703-435-6503 or Arlene@reston.org.
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Casino Night Supports Public Art

Thursday, June 20
6-10 p.m.
Reston Town Center Pavilion.

Come roll the dice under the stars at the professional casino game tables. Enjoy live music and support public art in Reston. The event is will be hosted by the Initiative for Public Art-Reston (IPAR). Click here for tickets or more information.
SunriseSunrise Valley Nature Walk
Saturday, June 22
10 a.m.-Noon
Sunrise Valley Wetlands, 12700 Sunrise Valley Drive. Park on the left (west) side of the office building.
Adults. Free.
Reservations required by June 19. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Sunrise Valley Wetlands is home to birds of prey, waterfowl, aquatic reptiles and amphibians, and a dazzling array of insects. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the wetlands and get an up-close look at this diversity of life. Co-sponsored by Reston Historic Trust.
PhotogIntro to Wildlife Photography
Satcameraurday, June 29
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

$10/person RA members, $15/person Non-members.
Adults. Reservations required by June 26. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Join local photographer John Eppler to learn how to get the best photographs of wildlife in your backyard. Learn how to attract wildlife to your yard and what camera equipment and settings to use. Take photographs at the nature center property. Be sure to bring your camera.

GET INVOLVED: Volunteerism at RA
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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

Habitat Heroes Project
(Formerly Weed Warriors)

Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive exotic plants like English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle and Bamboo. That is why we need heroes like you to join us in rescuing Reston's beautiful parkland from these aggressive plants. These fast growing, invasive plants escape from people's yards and seriously threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife populations. 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.

Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect against poison ivy, thorny plants and biting insects. RA will provide tools, gloves, snacks and water.

Stevenage Natural Area Restoration
Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m-noon
Want to learn how to use a Weed Wrench? Join the Habitat Heroes this month to help restore the Stevenage Road natural area. We will use neat tools like the Weed Wrench, hand saws and loppers to remove Bush Honeysuckle, Burning Bush, Bradford Pears and more from this unhealthy patch of woods. These shrubs and trees produce seeds and spread rapidly, decreasing the space for native plants to thrive. With your help, we can restore the woods and provide healthy wildlife habitat. 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. There is poison ivy at this site.

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