RA News
May 23, 2014


Wainwright Restoration

Silver Line Update

Master Plan Open House

Library Series



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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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Pools Open this Weekend
Memorial Day
Reston Association offices, including the Nature House and Central Services Facility, will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 26.

IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements
specialSpecial Board Meeting
There will be a special meeting of the Reston Association Board of Directors on June 12 to determine the conditions under which the Covenants Committee may grant temporary exception permits to members bound by Reston Deed Section VI.2(b)(15) on Air-Conditioning Units. 

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Reston Association headquarters. Click here to download the June 12 agenda.
boatrentalBoat Rentals at Lake Anne

boats Boat rentals are now available at Lake Anne. Enjoy a journey across the lake in a canoe, kayak, paddleboat, or rowboat. Rental tickets can be purchased at Reston's Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza (near the fountain). Contact the Book Shop by calling 703-435-9772. Click here for more information about Reston's lakes 


Hours of Operation
Thursday: 4-8 p.m.
Friday: 4-8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $6 per boat for 1-hour rental. Cash only.

The boat operator must be at least 16 years of age. A parent or legal guardian (18 years of age or older) must sign a waiver/ agreement and accompany passengers under the age of 16. Swimming is not permitted. Pets are not allowed in boats.

silverSilver Line Under Metro Control
The new Silver Line will come under Metro's control later this month. The announcement was made by Metro officials earlier this week and moves the delayed transit project closer to completion.

The Federal Transit Administration and the Tri-State Oversight Committee will need to do safety reviews before the rail service between Reston and Washington can accept passengers.

Click here to read more in The Washington Post.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
library"Great Discussions" Series
Friday, May 30
2-4 p.m.
Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive.

This month's roundtable discussion on U.S. foreign policy will be about energy independence. Contact the library at 703-689-2700 for more information.
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.
birdSummer Bird Class & Count
Bird Class
Wednesday, June 4
7-8:30 p.m.
$5/person or free for count participants.
Bird Count
Saturday, June 7
6:45 a.m.-Noon
Class and count will meet at the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Adults  (Participants between 12 and 16 may participate with an adult.)
bird count Learn the basics of bird identification, and how to look and listen for the common birds of Reston at the Bird Class. Then, join us for the half-day annual Summer Bird Count throughout Reston's natural areas. Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping us obtain important information to help our feathered friends. Reservations required by June 2. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
masterMaster Plan Open House
Saturday, June 7
8:30-10:30 a.m.
United Christian Parish Church, 11508 N. Shore Drive.

Supervisor Cathy Hudgins and the Fairfax County Department of Planning & Zoning will host an open house on the  Reston Master Plan Special Study Phase II.

energyReston Energy Fair
Sunday, June 8
1-4 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
All ages.
Learn how to make your home more energy efficient, save money and reduce your carbon footprint. See a showcase of alternative energy gadgets, appliances and solar-cooking demonstrations.

Representatives from organizations such as Reston Environmental Action (REACT), North American Geothermal and the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) will be in attendance.

Co-sponsored by Sustainable Reston. For more information, email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.

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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