RA News
May 16, 2014


Wainwright Restoration

Mosquito Traps

RCA Election



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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
lightPyramid of Light on Display

For the last year, South Lakes High School students have worked with Reston Association and the Initiative for Public Art-Reston to create artwork at the Lake Thoreau spillway. A celebration of the completion of that project, called the Pyramid of Light, was held last week. The temporary artwork can be seen from South Lakes Drive. Click here to view more photos on the RA Facebook page.
mosqCounty Sets Up Mosquito Traps
The Fairfax County Health Department has begun trapping mosquitoes at 68 locations throughout the area as part of an effort to monitor for West Nile virus.

Officials said they have installed the traps away from well-traveled areas but are asking the public and other agencies to not tamper with the devices if found.

Click here for more information about the country's surveillance efforts.
appApplication Deadline Extended

Reston Association has extended the deadline for anyone seeking to apply for two open positions on the volunteer Covenants Committee. The new deadline is June 2. 

One member is needed to fill the Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District seat and the other member is needed for the South Lakes District opening. Both are three-year terms.  


The Covenants Committee, appointed by the Reston Association Board of Directors, is responsible for administering the Use and Maintenance Covenants set forth in the Reston Deed of Dedication.


If you are interested in applying to be a member of the Covenants Committee, please forward a resume and brief statement of interest via email to stadele@reston.org or mail to Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston VA 20191 ATTN: Sabrina Tadele. Click here for more information. 

GarlicGarlic Mustard Challenge Results
garlic mustard The 2014 Garlic Mustard Challenge resulted in about 1,000 pounds of the invasive plant being removed by residents from various areas around Reston. Winners of the contest were announced at the Reston Association Spring Festival earlier this month. To see who won the contest click here.
rcaRCA Call for Candidates
The Reston Citizens Association is holding its annual Board of Directors' election. Seats are open in the following districts: North Point, Lake Anne/Tall Oaks/Town Center, South Lakes, Hunters Woods. There is also an At-Large position open. Candidates must file an application by May 23. Click here for more information from RCA.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
Save the Date
Race: June 22

Presented by Reston Association and The Y Fairfax County Reston

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.
beesBuzzing Bees
 Monday, June 2 or Tuesday, June 3
10-11 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members.
Children 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by May 29. Call 703-476-9689 or email naturecenter@reston.org.

Flowers are blooming and bees are busy gathering nectar and pollen. Get your own antennae and stingers and fly around like a bee. Make a bee craft and taste a yummy honey treat.
The date of the Fairfax County Animal Services indoor cat workshop was incorrectly listed in RA News last week. The correct date is Saturday, June 7.
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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