RA News
June 13, 2014


Camp Senior Counselors Wanted
Must have at least two summers-worth (as a counselor or coach) of group childcare experience or equivalent. Pay starts at $9.50/hour. Apply here.

Help Pull English Ivy

Scholarship Winners

Taste of Reston



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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
restontodayRA Video: Reston Today

Watch Reston Today on YouTube. This month's edition features segments on public art and the recent community yard sale. Click the image above to watch the video. 

lakecleanLake Cleanup a Success
The 8th Annual Lake Cleanup was a success last weekend. Forty-five volunteers joined in the effort to clean up Lake Anne, Lake Thoreau and Lake Audubon. For more information and to view pictures of the event, please go to our Facebook page.

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Click here to read an update on the recent fish kill at Lake Thoreau. 

scholarsHospital Awards Scholarships

Reston Hospital Center awarded 17 Northern Virginia high school seniors with scholarships in recognition of their excellence in education and passion for pursuing a career in healthcare. The scholarships totaled $16,000. Stephanie Huard and Arnim Jain, from South Lakes High School, were among the recipients. Melissa Cisneros and Elizabeth Kim from Herndon High School also won scholarships.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
lakeanneconcertsConcert Series at Lake Anne
Thursdays (now through Aug. 28)
7-9 p.m. Free.
Lake Anne Plaza.

The "Take a Break" Concert Series at Lake Anne features everything from jazz to Latin music. The free concerts are presented by the Reston Community Center. Click here for a schedule of performances.

3-11 p.m.

12-11 p.m.

Be sure to visit the Reston Association booth

natureexploreNature Exploration
Lake Anne by Canoe/Kayak
Saturday, June 21
2-4 p.m.
Lake Anne Public Boat Docks, Washington Plaza in the Lake Anne Village Center.
Free, boat rental fees apply.
Reservations required by June 18. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Join a naturalist to explore Lake Anne from a different perspective. Paddling is a leisurely and enjoyable way of getting up close to waterfowl, fish, turtles and other wildlife. Bring your own kayak or canoe or rent one for $6. Co-sponsored by Reston Historic Trust.
triReston Relay Triathlon
Sunday, June 22
7 a.m.
Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road.

The Reston Relay Triathlon is a non-profit race presented by The Y-Fairfax County Reston and Reston Association. Proceeds will provide scholarships to support kids' programs offered by RA and The Y. This is a team event. Click here for more information.
photogWildlife Photography
Saturday, June 28
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$10/person RA members, $15/person non-members
Reservations required by June 25. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Join local photographer John Eppler to learn how to attract and photograph wildlife in your backyard. Learn about what equipment and settings to use, and then go outside to apply what you have learned. Be sure to bring your camera.
solarHow to Make a Solar Oven
Sunday, June 29
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA members, $8/person non-members
Reservations required by June 25. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Solar ovens use sunlight to slow cook or warm foods without the aid of electricity or other fuel sources. Build a simple oven and receive a simple recipe. All supplies provided. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Sustainable Reston.
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.


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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