RA News
March 28, 2014



PBAC Call to Youths

Watershed Cleanup

Arbor Day

Fund Run & Walk

Annual Founder's Day

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NOTICE: There will be several lane closures during the March 30 marathon and half-marthon races through south Reston. Click here for more information.



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Board of Directors

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.

50th Anniversary Events

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IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements

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ere are only four days left to vote in the Board of Directors' election. Each race needs a 10 percent quorum to make the election results official, so please remember that your vote is important.
boardBoard Votes on Two Items
The Reston Association Board of Directors voted this week to approve paddle-boarding classes at Reston lakes. The board also approved key strategic actions for the next 12 months. 
 merchAnniversary Merchandise On Sale
In celebration of Reston's 50th anniversary, members can purchase items with the Reston Association 50th logo. Items include polo shirts, T-shirts and coffee mugs with prices from $5 to $15. Contact Member Services for more information.
friends50 Trees for Reston's 50th
Friends of Reston to Match $5,000 
In honor of Reston's 50th anniversary, Friends of Reston will donate 50 trees to the community to be planted on Arbor Day, Monday, April 7 from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m., rain or shine. Volunteers are being recruited to help plant the commemorative trees and shrubs. To volunteer, contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986. 

"We've selected a variety of native trees and shrubs to plant in specific areas in Reston with many goals in mind," said Katie Shaw, Executive Director of Friends of Reston. "The community benefits in many ways from these plantings from improved air and water quality to enhanced wildlife habitat."

Tax deductible donations toward the purchase of the commemorative trees are gratefully received by Friends of Reston, which will provide up to $5,000 in matching funds. To donate, contact Katie Shaw at kshaw@reston.org or 703-435-6510.

Click here to read more.
biketoworkRegister for Bike to Work Day
Registration is now open for the May 16 Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association "Bike to Work Day."

Join over 10,000 area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. Attend one of 70 pit stops throughout region to receive a free T-shirt, refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a bicycle. Join us at the Plaza at the Wiehle-Reston-East Metro Station at 6:30-9 a.m. Click here to register for free online.
lightsFriday Night Lights
The public is invited to attend the first game under the new lights at Brown's Chapel Park on Friday, April 4 at 6:15 p.m. Two Reston Little League AAA teams will attempt to become the first victorious team at the Brown's Chapel #1 baseball field. Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase through Flippin Pizza.

After working with the community to get the lighting approved by the Reston Association Design Review Board last summer, Reston Little League officials said there is renewed excitement for youth baseball. The league is hoping residents will come out to support the teams in this inaugural game next month.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
foundersFounder's Day

Saturday, April 5 

Noon-3 p.m. 

Lake Anne Plaza and Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. 


The 2014 Founder's Day features a celebration of Reston's 50th anniversary as well as Robert E. Simon's 100th birthday. Simon is the founder of Reston. There will also be a showing of the Reston Story documentary as well as other activities. Click here for more information.

membersmeetAnnual Members' Meeting
Tuesday, April 8
7-9 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Learn about the state of Reston Association and what lies ahead for Reston, its members and various new initiatives. The association will also recognize residents for their service to the community. RSVP to annualmeeting@reston.org or 703-435-6530
newraceRelay Triathlon Debuts in Reston
Sunday, June 22
Race begins at 7 a.m.
Various locations throughout Reston.
$55 per person; $165 per team.

Sign up now for the inaugural Reston Relay Triathlon. This relay-only triathlon offers an opportunity for families, friends and co-workers to participate in a triathlon as one team. Form a team of three and pick an event: 400-meter swim, 11.5-mile ride, 3.1-mile run. Click here for more information or to sign up.

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.

potomacPotomac Watershed Cleanup
Saturday, April 5
9 a.m.- noon

The 26th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleaup is coordinated by the Alice Ferguson Foundation and Reston Association.There will be free pizza afterwards at the Walker Nature Education Center.


RA is hosting several sites along Snakeden Branch and Colvin Run, two tributaries to the Potomac River. 


Reston Sites:

  • Snakeden Branch Upper - meet at Hunters Woods Village Center
  • Snakeden Branch Middle - meet at Soapstone Drive
  • Nature Center - meet at the Walker Nature Education Center
  • Colvin Run -  meet at Tall Oaks Pool
  • Stevenage Road - meet at Reston North Park off Stevenage Road.
  • Hidden Creek -  meet at Unitarian Universalist Church off Wiehle Avenue


Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and come prepared to get a little wet and dirty.  Gloves and trash bags will be provided. To volunteer or for more information email  habrock@reston.org. 

fundrun5K Fund Run & Walk

Saturday, April 12 (rain or shine)

Volunteer hours: 7:30-9:30 a.m.  

Walker Nature Center 11450 Glade Drive.

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.


The Walker Nature Center needs volunteers to help with the 5K Fund Run & Walk. Fifteen race marshals will be positioned along the trails  Volunteers direct runners and walkers through the course, assist runners and offer encouragement.


There will be a mandatory volunteer orientation for race marshals on Friday, April 11 from 6- 7 p.m. at the nature center. To volunteer or for more information email habrock@reston.org. 


pbacPBAC Seeking Youthful Input
If you are a youth resident member of Reston Association (14 years or older) and would like to become more involved in issues of walkability and bicycle transportation in your community, consider attending a meeting of RA's Pedestrian & Bicycling Advisory Committee. The committee meets every second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at RA headquarters at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Your joining this committee can contribute toward your volunteer service-hour requirements.
For more information or to apply to be a committee member, please click here.
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