RA News
June 20, 2014


Party for Volunteers

Help Pull English Ivy


Get a home-energy checkup and be eligible to win a new heating and cooling system.



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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 new Metrorail Silver line will provide transportation from Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington. The first phase of the Silver Line is expected to open in the summer of 2014.

Click here for more information.

50th Anniversary Events

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IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements
NorthPointRA Seeks North Point Candidates

The Reston Association Board of Directors is seeking to fill the vacant North Point District Director seat. The term will expire in April 2015. RA members interested in applying for the seat must complete a Statement of Candidacy and submit it to the assistant secretary by July 21 at 5 p.m. 


Tim Cohn, the previous North Point District Director, resigned his position on May 30 for personal reasons. His term was to expire in April 2016. However, the new board-appointed member will only serve until the new election is held next year. At that time, the North Point position will be placed on the ballot and the winner will serve out the term until 2016.


Click here for more information or to download the candidacy form. 

acAC Amendment Passed

The Reston Association Board of Directors voted to amend the Use and Maintenance Standards Resolution 15 regarding air-conditioning service in clusters at Lake Anne (see map). The unanimous vote came at last week's special board meeting.


The amendment allows for Lake Anne residents to apply for an exemption to the covenant, thereby allowing for the use of individual air-conditioning units under the terms of the resolution. Click here to read the resolution.


Download the application for an exemption from the air-conditioning service covenant by clicking here.

meetvideoWatch Last Week's Meeting
A video of last week's special meeting of the Reston Association Board of Directors is on the RA YouTube channel. Click here to watch.


CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
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.

poolpartySave the Date
Volunteer party is Aug. 1. RSVP by July 28.


Come spend an evening with your fellow volunteers and let RA staff serve you. Enjoy food, music, door prizes and giveaways at Lake Newport Pool. Bring your family and enjoy a relaxing evening.

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