RA News
Nov. 1, 2013


Civil War Program
Habitat Heroes



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To commemorate Reston's 50th birthday in 2014, Reston Association presents the My Community video contest. Send in a short video showing why you love to Live, Work, Play or Get Involved in 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.

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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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IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements
radioCounty Radio Station Online
The county has a new radio station that will stream live updates and bulletins during emergencies or weather-related events. Fairfax County Government Radio will also have other non-emergency programming. Click here to listen now. Fairfax officials hope to eventually expand Internet broadcasts to an AM radio frequency already owned by the county. Click here to read more about the new station.
supporttroopsSupport Our Troops
The Hunter Mill District Office is requesting that Reston residents contribute to the Support Our Troops project.

The office is teaming with South Lakes High School, along with help from Reston Youth Association, and Reston Soccer Association, to bring a taste of home to a unit of 78 soldiers and sailors serving in Ghazni, Afghanistan.

The unit's forward operating base commanding officer is Navy Commander Halle Dunn, a hometown son and graduate of South Lakes High School.

Students and football fans are encouraged to bring food and other general donations and letters of support to the South Lakes' varsity football game on Nov. 8. Click here for more information.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
libraryCivil War Library Program
Thursday, Nov. 7
7 p.m.
Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive.

Award-winning author William Connery will speak on his new book, Mosby's Raids in Civil War Northern Virginia. Virginia's "Gray Ghost," Col. John Singleton Mosby's elite band of raiders was one of the most feared units fighting in Northern Virginia during the Civil War.
legisFollow-up to Legislative Update
Thursday, Nov. 7
7 p.m. Free.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

At the request of Reston Association members for a follow-up to the annual Legislative Update presented in June, attorneys representing  RA from the law firm of Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn, PC will lead a discussion regarding recent Virginia General Assembly legislation. Click here for more information. 

shapesNature Shapes

Monday, Nov. 11 or Tuesday, Nov. 12

10-11 a.m.

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

$5/child RA members, $8/child non-members.

Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Reservations required by Nov. 7. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.


As the leaves fall off the trees, there are all kinds of shapes to be found. Search for squares, circles, triangles and more. Make a shape necklace to help you on a hike through the woods. We will really "shape up" at this program.

specialbudgetSpecial Budget Session
Monday, Nov. 11
8 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

The Reston Association Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on the 2014/2015 budget. The meeting is open to the public.
natureATnightNature At Night
Wednesday, Nov. 13
6-7:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA members, $8/person non-members.
Senior adults, 55 years and older.
Reservations required by Nov. 8. E-mail Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577.

Grandparents are invited to bring their grandchildren out for a fun evening hike.  Explore the woods after dark to see who is still awake. Listen for owls, flying squirrels and other nocturnal creatures. We will end our evening at Nature House with warm refreshments. Click here for information about this and other events for seniors.
publichearingPublic Hearing and Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 21
6 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Reston Association will hold a public hearing and board meeting on the following topics:
  • Proposed land exchange with Lake Anne Development Partners.
  • Proposed 2014/2015 budget and 2014 Reston Association Assessment amount.
More information on both topics can be found on www.reston.org prior to the meeting date.

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)

UPDATED: Fall guide.
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.

Upcoming Events:
Nov. 4
Volunteers will replant natives, including shrubs and trees provided by Fairfax ReLeaf. More details on where to meet once you're registered for this project.

To volunteer please contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

Nov. 23
Join the Habitat Heroes to remove the English Ivy from the natural areas behind Sanibel Drive. Please park along Sanibel Drive. Look for the white RA truck. Click here for details.

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