RA News
Aug. 29, 2014
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter


Read the fall edition of the Walker Nature Center's quarterly publication.




Visit the Reston Association website for information on property ownership, governance, parks and recreation, and other subjects. The site includes "Shop RA," which allows you to purchase various products and services offered by RA.

RA Publications
Keep up on Reston Association news and initiatives by reading our various publications. Get event and program schedules, and read useful and interesting features about our community.

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 new Silver Line will provide transportation from Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington. The first phase of the Silver Line opened on July 26, 2014. Click here for more information on the Silver Line and the Wiehle-Reston East station.

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magLatest Issue Now Online
The fall edition of Reston magazine was delivered to Reston Association members' homes this week and is also available online. The quarterly publication contains information about RA's various programs and events.

The current issue also includes news you can use about local farmers' markets, the value of trees and other feature articles about life in Reston.

reenergizeRe-energize Contest Winner
The Lundquist family of Reston won a new Energy Star-rated heating and cooling system (valued at $8,000 including installation). Sponsored by the Local Energy Alliance Energy (LEAP), Reston Association, M.E. Flow and Rheem, the contest was open all summer to homeowners who completed a home energy check-up as part of the Re-energize Reston Community Challenge.

The Lundquists live in Reston's Longwood Grove neighborhood. Re-energize Reston is offering all Longwood Grove residents $10 off the $45 home energy check-up today through Oct. 31.
LABOR DAY: Reston Association's offices, including the Nature House and Central Services Facility, will be closed for the holiday on Monday, Sept. 1.

chalkfestChalkFest at Town Center
Sept. 5, noon-11 p.m.
Sept. 6, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Reston Town Center.


ChalkFest At Reston Town Center is presented by the Initiative for Public Art - Reston (IPAR) and Reston Town Center. All are invited to create chalk drawings on Market Street. The event is open to professional artists, amateurs, businesses, families and kids of all ages. There will be prizes for professional artists, amateurs, families and kids, in addition to the "Audience Choice Award." Click here for more information on sponsorships and contest rules.
yardsaleCommunity Yard Sale

Saturday, Sept. 6, (rain date Sept.7)

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.


Ninety-five families will be selling a variety of items. Vendor space is sold out. In case of rain in the forecast, call 703-435-6577 the morning of the event for a recorded advisory. No calls for vendor space please.
birdsFall for the Birds
Sunday, Sept. 7
2-3 p.m.
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 Sept. 4. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.

September can be an exciting time to watch birds as many different types pass through on their journey south. Examine preserved specimens and learn to identify the different parts of a bird. Then borrow a pair of binoculars and hike through the woods in search of our avian friends.
deerDeer Me!
Monday, Sept. 8 or Tuesday, Sept. 9
10-11 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members
Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Sept. 4. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Fall is a great time of year to see deer. Read a story about deer, make an antler craft and go in search of deer. Find out what they like to eat and why their antlers are so important.
parkMeeting on Parking Concerns
Tuesday, Sept. 9
6:30-8 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Representatives from Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty & Bunn P.C. will discuss how to ensure your governing documents address various parking issues in Reston neighborhoods/clusters and help you be prepared to offer solutions.
Please RSVP to vern@reston.org.
tennisTennis Tourney to Raise Funds
Sept. 20-21
Matches are at various times.
Lake Newport tennis courts.

Money raised from the Rally for a Cause tennis tournament will go to Cornerstones and the USTA Foundation. There will be men's and women's singles and doubles matches. There is a $30 donation for each player. Registration is now open. Click here for more information.
natureNature Calls:
True, personal stories
about things that can't be ignored

Saturday, Sept. 27
8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
Adults. Fee: $15 on sale at http://naturecalling.eventbrite.com/ or at the door. Advance tickets are recommended due to limited seating. Brought to you by Friends of Reston and Better Said Than Done.
Enjoy a fun evening of personal storytelling as told by Virginia's premiere storytelling troupe Better Said Than Done. Refreshments (beer, wine, coffee, sodas and snacks) available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the nature center.
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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.

Click here to see fall Volunteer Programs flier.  

bushBeat the Bush Honeysuckle
Saturday, Sept. 27
10 a.m.-noon
10805 Oldfield Drive.

Reston Association needs volunteers to remove bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard surrounding the Oldfield tot lot. Meet at the Oldfield tot lot, and park along Oldfield Drive. The entrance steps are located between 10803 and 10807 Oldfield Drive.

If you would like to join this dedicated group, please contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer & community outreach coordinator, via e-mail habrock@reston.org or 703-435-6798.
countersPedestrian, Cyclist Counters
Thursday, Sept. 11
5-7 p.m.
Several locations throughout Reston. 

The Pedestrian and Bicycling Advisory Committee is looking for volunteers to help collect bicycle and pedestrian counts in Reston. This regular data collection is part of a national project to document walking and cycling as modes of transportation. More information about the national effort can be found at http://bikepeddocumentation.org.

Volunteers will be counting the numbers of either pedestrians or bicyclists that go past various locations and writing it down on a log sheet.

If you are interested in helping with this effort, please email brian@reston.org.
triathlonHelp at Sept. 7 Race
Race-day volunteers are needed. Receive a T-shirt, lunch and service hours. Contact Bunny Bonnes at 703-476-3592 or 703-380-1911.
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