RA News
June 27, 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 on July 26, 2014.

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metroopenMetro Announces Opening Date

Metro officials announced in a news release this week that the Silver Line will open for service on Saturday, July 26.


Phase 1 of the Silver Line will run from Reston to Tysons Corner and into Washington and suburban Maryland. Phase 2, due to be completed in 2018, will have additional stations in Reston, Herndon, Dulles Airport and Loudoun County.


"The five new Silver Line stations will open to customers at noon, and the first Silver Line train will depart Wiehle-Reston East, bound for Largo Town Center, at that time," said Metro General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles. 


The Metro news release also included the following:


Metro plans to conduct a week of "simulated service," starting Sunday, July 20.  During the service simulation, Silver Line trains will run on the system without carrying passengers to or from the five new stations. However, the "simulation" trains will carry passengers between East Falls Church and Largo Town Center.


Riders can check fares and travel times, get station information and learn more about the project by visiting silverlinemetro.com.


Click here to read the entire Metro news release.


See The Washington Post to learn more about the history of the project. 


Speak to the Board

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CampsSpace Available in Camps
Most of Reston Association's summer camps are full, but space is available in the following:

Walker's Rangers (ages 6-8). Sessions 2B, 4A & 4B.
Sportsters (ages 6-8). All sessions.
Science Camp (ages 8-12). Sessions 1-3.
Skate Camp (ages 6-13 years old). Sessions 2A & 5.
Teen Camp. Sessions 3 & 4.

Go to www.reston.org to login and register. You can also register in person at Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. For more information contact camp@reston.org or call 703 435-6551. Waiting lists are available.

ButterflyButterfly Class and Count
Butterfly Class
Thursday, July 10: 7-8:30 p.m.
$5/person or free for count participants
Butterfly Count
Saturday, July 12: 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Class and count will meet at the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Adults  (Participants between 12 and 16 may participate with an adult.)
Learn the basic identification and life cycles of our local butterflies at the Butterfly Class. Then, join staff and volunteers for the annual Butterfly Count through Reston's natural areas. Meet fellow butterfly lovers, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to collect important information on our fluttering friends. Reservations required by July 7. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
EasternTrip to Eastern Market
Saturday, July 12
8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bus pick-up times & locations:
8 a.m. - Ledo Pizza at Hunters Woods Shopping Center.
8:15 a.m. - Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane.
8:30 a.m. - Lake Anne Fellowship House, 11450 North Shore Drive.

$25/RA members; $30/non-members.


Join Reston Association for a shopping experience at the Eastern Market, Washington, D.C.'s oldest continually operated fresh food public market located in the heart of the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood. Shop the indoor market for the finest meats, poultry, seafood, produce, pasta and more. Then head outside and check out everything from farm-fresh produce to handmade jewelry. 

Click here to download the registration form. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

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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 donates 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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