RA News
May 9, 2014


Wainwright Restoration

Wireless Tower Meeting

Bike to Work Day

Art Reception

Indoor Cat Workshop



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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.

50th Anniversary Events

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IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements
rtReston Today on YouTube

Watch this month's Reston Today video and find out about all Reston has to offer to residents wanting to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. Click here.
commBoard Committee Assignments
Reston Association recently released the new Board of Directors' committee assignments. They include:

Board Planning Committee:
President Ken Knueven; Vice President Ellen Graves; Secretary Michael Sanio; Treasurer John Higgins; Directors Eve Thompson and Jeff Thomas; and CEO Cate Fulkerson.


Legal Committee: President Ken Knueven; Directors Rachel Muir, Eve Thompson and Richard Chew; CEO Cate Fulkerson; and Legal Counsel.


Fiscal Committee: Treasurer John Higgins and Director Michael Sanio.


Governance Committee: President Ken Knueven; Vice President Ellen Graves; Secretary Michael Sanio; Treasurer John Higgins; and CEO Cate Fulkerson.


Covenants Committee Liaison: Director Eve Thompson.              


Design Review Board Liaison: Directors Eve Thompson and Rachel Muir.

Initiative for Public Art in Reston:
President Ken Knueven.

Click here to download the complete list of committee assignments. 
Status of Median Mowing
Reston Association is currently waiting on a ratified contract with the Virginia Department of Transportation to enable RA crews to mow the roadsides and medians on Reston roadways. As soon as the contract is ratified RA crews will begin mowing.

campsCamp Space Still Available
The following Reston Association camps still have slots open for the 2014 season:

Walker's Rangers (6-8 years old)
Sessions 2B, 4A & 4B 


Sportsters (6-8 years old)  

Sessions 1-4


Day Camp (7-11 years old)  

Sessions 1, 2, 3


Science Camp (8-12 years old) 

Sessions 1, 2, 3


Skate Camp (6-13 years old)

Sessions 2B & 5


Teen Camp Sessions 2, 3, 4


Go to www.reston.org to login and register. You can also register in person at Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. For more information contact camp@reston.org or call 703 435-6551. 


CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
hunterswoodsHunters Woods Safety Meeting
Saturday, May 10
2 p.m. at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church.

Hear what the community has been doing to address safety concerns at Hunters Woods Shopping Center. The community meeting is sponsored by Cornerstones, Reston Association, Reston Community Center and Fairfax County.
celltowerWireless Tower Project Meeting
Monday, May 12
7 p.m.
Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods.

There will be a community meeting  to discuss a proposed 115-foot  tower that would provide wireless coverage at Hunters Woods Park, located at 2401 Reston Parkway.


AT&T identified a gap in coverage at the Hunters Woods location and is working with Milestone Communications to address the problem.
Click here for more information. 

enviEnvironmental Film

Friday, May 16

7-8:30 p.m.

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

Free ($5 suggested donation). Adults. 

Reservations required May 14. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.


What happens to a vegetarian who moves to Alaska and marries a commercial fisherman and deer hunter? Join her on a wry search for a sustainable, healthy and ethical meal. With humor and compassion, this film shows natives and non-natives trying to balance buying industrial processed foods with growing their own and living off the land in the 21st century. There will be a post film discussion with members of Sustainable Reston's local food group. Watch the trailer here.


pitstopBike to Work ... Reston Pit Stop
Friday, May 16
6:30-9 a.m.
Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station Plaza.

Comstock Partners and Reston Association invite you to join more than 400 local commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Register and meet at the new Metro station to receive a free T-shirt, refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a free bicycle. This is a new location above Fairfax County's first secure bike parking facility, just blocks from the W&OD Trail. Be sure to register online at http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.
twinNature Walk: Twin Branches Trail

Saturday, May 17

2-3:30 p.m.

Twin Branches Trail, park on Glade Drive near Twin Branches Road.

Free. Adults. 

Reservations required May 14. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.


Join a naturalist for a hike along the renovated Twin Branches Nature Trail to experience its diverse habitats. Find dragonflies, water snakes, and other aquatic life along the banks of Snakeden Branch. Look for Mountain Laurel and listen for songbirds (and maybe a Barred Owl) under the shady canopy of the forest. Co-sponsored by Reston Historic Trust.

turtTerrific Turtles

Tuesday, May 20

10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

$7/child RA members, $9/child Non-members

Ages 3-5 years (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Reservations required by May 16. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.


Learn about the many turtles of Reston. Meet our resident box turtle, touch real turtle shells, and make a turtle craft to take home. Go on a short hike to look for turtles in the forest and at the edge of Lake Audubon.
ArtNightArt Reception Open to Public
Tuesday, May 20
5-7 p.m.
Parkridge 5 building, 10780 Parkridge Blvd.

The League of Reston Artists is inviting the public to the "Art Night" reception. Meet the artists and exchange ideas on how the LRA can support the visual arts in Reston. Click here for more information.
catsTransition Cats to Indoors
Saturday, June 2
10 a.m.-noon.
Fairfax County Animal Services, 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax.

In this free workshop, American Bird Conservancy's Grant Sizemore will explain why it is better for cats to stay indoors and how to transition them from outdoors to indoor living.

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.

naturalNatural Area Restoration
Saturday, May 24
10 a.m.-noon.
1709 Wainwright Drive.

Help restore Reston's natural areas by pulling English ivy and garlic mustard. Both of these plants are non-native, invasive plants that spread quickly in the natural areas. English ivy spreads by creeping vines and garlic mustard produces lots of seeds. Park along Wainwright Drive and we will meet by the basketball court of the Wainwright Recreation Area.


For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer & community outreach coordinator at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.  

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