RA News
July 11, 2014


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

Bike Room Open House

Remove Burning Bush



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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
metro logo 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.

Click here for more information.

50th Anniversary Events

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Reston Association's monthly news video provides a quick way to get an overview of what is going on in Reston. It features events, programs, activities and other information of interest to local residents. Click here to watch this month's Reston Today.
bikeshareReston Bikeshare Studied

Fairfax County is studying ways to extend the Capital Bikeshare system to Reston. Tentative plans call for 13 bike stations to be added, mostly in north of the Dulles Toll Road.


The Washington-metro area has about 2,500 stations where riders can essentially rent bikes. Click here for more information from Fairfax County about its various bicycling initiatives or download the following maps related to the Bikeshare program coming to Reston.



 Proposed Station Plan 



 Proposed Station Sizing 


candidatesCandidates Sought for Board
The Reston Association Board of Directors is seeking to fill the vacant North Point District Director's 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 of the association by July 21 at 5 p.m. Click here for more information or to download a form.
inclementInclement Weather Policy
Reston Association is required to close pools during inclement weather. Click here to learn more about RA's pool-closing policy.
dragonDragonfly Class and Count
Dragonfly Class
Thursday, July 17
7-8:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$5/person (Free for count participants)
Reservations required by July 14. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call (703) 476-9689.
Dragonfly Count
Sunday, July 20
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Meet at Bright Pond Lane. Park at the end of the cul-de-sac.
Reservations required by July 17. E-mail naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
dragonfly Learn about the fast, colorful and fascinating lives of Reston's "flying dragons." In the class, guest naturalist Kevin Munroe of the Fairfax County Park Authority will focus on basic identification, natural history and conservation of our local dragonflies. Then join the annual Dragonfly Count through Reston's natural areas. Meet local dragonfly experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to obtain important information on our fast-flying friends.
bikeroomBike Room, Metro Open House
Saturday, July 19
9:30 a.m.
Meet at Isaac Newton Square before proceeding to the new Bike Room at Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station.

A marching band from South Lakes High School will lead bicyclists to the grand opening, which will begin at 10 a.m. There will be information tables at the site. Email pbac@reston.org for more information.

The bike event is being held in conjunction with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at the new Metro station on Wiehle Avenue. You can learn about various transportation options, including Fairfax Connector's Silver Line bus service.

Click here to download a map of the Reston station.
nosesScent-sational Noses
Saturday, July 19
11 a.m.-noon
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by July 16. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
How much do you know about noses? How many animals use scent to communicate? Which animals use something other than a nose to smell? Learn all this and more through fun activities, and take the "Great Smelly Challenge."
summerSongsSummer Songs Campfire
Friday, July 25
7-8:30 p.m.
WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
$6/person RA members, $8/person non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by July 22. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Summer is a musical time of year. Insects and birds fill the air with the sounds of their activities. Listen for these sounds and discover who is making them through stories, songs and fun activities.
RecAreaRecreation Area Meeting
Wednesday, July 30
6 p.m.
Pony Barn Pavilion.

Reston Association will be holding the first in a series of community meetings to discuss the history of the Pony Barn/Steeplechase Recreation Area and to introduce ideas for renovating and re-purposing the site, including the possibility of the Initiative for Public Art Reston's (IPAR) Memorial Garden of Reflection proposal. The area is located at the corner of Steeplechase Drive and Triplecrown Road.

At the meeting, there will be an opportunity for residents and members to ask questions and serve on a volunteer task force to work with RA staff and IPAR on developing ideas. Please RSVP to member_services@reston.org.
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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

bushGet Rid of the Burning Bush
Saturday, July 26
10 a.m.-noon

Corner of Deer Forest Road & Reston Parkway.

Join Habitat Heroes and remove invasive shrubs like burning bush and bush honeysuckle from the natural area. These shrubs are a threat to biodiversity and are linked to the decrease in song bird populations. The natural area surround the Deer Forest Tot Lot needs your help. Please park along Deer Forest Road. Look for the RA truck. Click here for more information.

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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