RA News
May 30, 2014


New Alerts System

Master Plan Meeting

Chalk Festival



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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.
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50th Anniversary Events

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IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements
alertsEmergency Alerts System

Fairfax County has a new emergency alerts system. Please click the image above to watch a short video about the system.
prePre-register to Speak at Meetings

In order to make your experience at public meetings more efficient, and to ensure we best serve you, Reston Association is pleased to announce a pre-registration tool for our members to use to speak at meetings of the Board of Directors.


Do you have any comments, concerns or ideas for the board? If so, pre-register here to speak at the next meeting. When you arrive at the meeting, you will already be scheduled to speak during the public comment period.


As we hope to encourage more involvement and engagement by our members, please feel free to share this email and/or link with others.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
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.
foodHome Food Preservation

Thursday, June 5

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members


Reservations required by June 2. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.


This introductory class will cover food preservation methods including canning, fermentation, drying/dehydration and freezing. Learn about the science behind food preservation including proper safety precautions, and watch a "dry" demo of the procedure for filling jars with food to be canned. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Sustainable Reston.

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.

chalkLake Anne Chalk Festival
June 7-8
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
IPAR logo The Lake Anne Chalk Festival is a two-day street-painting festival on Lake Anne Plaza where participants will create sidewalk art. Artist Michael Kirby will create an interactive 3D street painting that will be completed during the festival. There are three categories of prizes. This event is fun for the whole family and will benefit Initiative for Public Art Reston (IPAR). To reserve a square click here.
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.
specialSpecial Board Meeting
Thursday, June 12
6 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

There will be a special meeting of the Reston Association Board of Directors 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. 

Click here to download the agenda.
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