RA News
June 6, 2014


Help Pull English Ivy

Summer Concert Series

CASA Meeting



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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.
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IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements
bikeroomBike Room at Reston Station

The new Reston-Wiehle East Station will house Fairfax County's first enclosed, secure bicycle parking facility with a capacity for over 200 bicycles. Click here to watch a video about the new facility on the Fairfax County government YouTube channel.

cohnCohn Resigns from RA Board

tim cohn Reston Association Board Director Tim Cohn, North Point District, resigned from the board, citing personal reasons. The association's CEO, Cate Fulkerson, said the process to fill Cohn's seat will be discussed at the special board meeting on June 12. The term expires in April 2016.


Cohn was elected to the board in April 2013. During his tenure, he served on the CEO Selection Committee and as board liaison to the Pedestrian & Bicycling, Transportation and Tennis advisory committees.


"Tim's commitment to RA was evident in his time on the RA board. His passion for the essential elements of Reston guided his thoughtful decision making process and illustrated his dedication to maintaining the unique characteristics which define Reston," said Fulkerson.


Board President Ken Knueven echoed Fulkerson's remarks by saying, "We are going to miss Tim's insight and perspective on the board but know the Reston community will still benefit from his active involvement and steadfast loyalty to the successful future of Reston."

fishkillFish Kill Reported at Lake

Reston Association is investigating possible causes of a recent fish kill at Lake Thoreau. Lake consultants for the association have reported seeing similar fish kills in other area lakes they manage.


The recent 90 degree weather followed by a cold spell and heavy rains, along with stress from spawning at this time of year, could be the cause of the kill, according to experts. Another potential cause could be a bacterial infection called Columnaris disease. RA does not believe toxins are responsible for the fish kill at Lake Thoreau.

developDevelopment Review Process

The Reston Association Board of Directors voted to accept the proposal for the association's Procedures for Commenting on Development/Redevelopment Projects as developed by RA staff and Land Use Counsel in coordination with Fairfax County Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins and County Planning staff. Click here to read more about last week's vote. 


CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
rtcFree Summer Concerts at RTC
Saturdays through August
7:30-10 p.m.
Reston Town Center Pavilion

The annual Reston Concerts on the Town opens this weekend with a performance by Hard Day's Night, a Beatles tribute band. 

The summer concert line-up features a diverse variety of music from across the country, including boogie-woogie blues, swing, jazz, Latin fusion, bluegrass, zydeco, funk and Motown. A stage-front dance floor area will be available at most concerts. Attendees of all ages are invited to bring their own chairs and picnic blankets. Click here for the full concert schedule.
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.
LEAPLEAP Presentation at Lake Anne
Tuesday, June 10
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Reston Community Center at Lake Anne.
In partnership with Reston Lake Anne Air Conditioning Corporation (RELAC), the nonprofit Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) will be presenting a short talk about the Re-Energize Reston Community Challenge, a community effort to improve the comfort, health and performance of your home.

This presentation is part of a RELAC public meeting to go over its first year of operations, its goals for operations, explain what improvements were done last year, current plans for improvements and long-term vision for RELAC. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Barbara Englehart at Barbara@leap-va.org.

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ABCNature ABCs
Thursday, June 12
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 June 9. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
"A" is for acorn, and "B" is for bird. Take a short walk in the woods to see how many letters you can find. Spot a "V" in a tree and an "O" in the ground. Sing the ABCs and make an alphabet craft.
NationalHarborTrip to National Harbor

Thursday, June 12
8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Join us for a chartered-bus trip for shopping at the new Outlet Mall at National Harbor. This new addition to the National Harbor area houses 84 shops with plenty of opportunities for bargains. You will receive a coupon book for even more great shopping bargains upon arrival. We will shop until Noon then re-board the bus and head to the waterfront area of the National Harbor for lunch on your own at one of their many great restaurants.

$25/RA members

Bus pick-up times & locations:
8 a.m. Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo's Pizza)
8:15 a.m. Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane
8:30 a.m. Lake Anne Plaza parking lot

Registration required. Click here for registration form. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

fishingFishing with Fathers
Saturday, June 14
10:30 a.m.-Noon
$7/person RA members, $9/person non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by June 11. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Celebrate Father's Day by fishing with us at Lake Audubon. Learn fish facts, fishing basics and practice casting. We'll provide rods and bait. Those 16 and older wishing to fish will need a fishing license available online.
CASAHelp Neglected Children
Saturday, June 14
11 a.m.-noon
Reston Regional  Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive.

Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will host an information session about its organization. If you would like to learn about advocating for abused or neglected children, please call 703-273-3526, x22, email ekosarin@casafairfax.org, or visit www.fairfaxcasa.org.

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chokingPull English Ivy
Saturday, June 28
10 a.m.-Noon
2501 Reston Parkway.

Help restore Reston's natural areas by pulling English ivy. English ivy can choke-and kill the beautiful trees that give our yards and neighborhoods shade and character. The plant can strangle trees, accelerate rot, attract mosquitoes and cause mature trees to fall down during storms.

We will meet at the Hunters Woods pool parking lot and walk down the trail to the site.

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