RA News
Oct. 3, 2014
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter


WORK UPDATE: Go to the RA Facebook page for an update on the dredging project at Bright and Butler ponds. Click here




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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 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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 RA Receives Plaque from Y

Reston Association Board President, Ken Knueven (left), is presented with a plaque from the Executive Director of the YMCA Metropolitan Washington, Joseph Crawford, at last week's board meeting. The recognition was for RA's involvement in the Reston Kids' Triathlon last summer. Also pictured are RA's Senior Director of Parks, Recreation and Resources, Larry Butler (second from the right) and sponsor, Boofie O'Gorman. Net proceeds from the race benefit youth scholarship programming.
lakeanneAir-conditioning Referendum
Residents who live in the Lake Anne vicinity will be able to vote on whether the air-conditioning covenant will be repealed. (See a list of the clusters below.)

The Reston Association Board of Directors approved plans last week to move forward on a proposal to hold a referendum on residential air-conditioning units in clusters around the lake. If the referendum passes, RA members would then be permitted to have individual air conditioners.

According to the RA deed, residents must use a special area-wide system to cool their homes. The system uses water from the lake to help cool homes in the warmer months.

The board set up a schedule to organize the referendum and appointed an independent counting (Intelliscan) agent to collect and tally votes. Results of the election will be announced in February 2015. Click here for more information about last week's board action and the schedule for the referendum.

Number of housing units in each cluster:
  • Coleson Cluster 45
  • Govenours Square Cluster 29
  • Hickory Cluster 90
  • Wainwright Cluster 42
  • Washington Plaza Cluster 47
  • Waterview Cluster 90
wingsThings with Wings
Monday, Oct. 6 or Tuesday, Oct. 7
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 Oct. 3. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
As the weather grows cold, birds begin to migrate south. But birds are not the only animals with wings. Learn what animals have wings and how they use them. Enjoy a story about wings, make a craft and take a short hike to find winged animals.
newcomerNewcomers' Night
Thursday, Oct. 9
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Learn more about Reston Association and the many services, amenities and programs it provides for you. Meet member of other local organizations, RA board members and staff. Find out how you can get involved in Reston. Light refreshments will be available and door prizes will be awarded. RSVP to Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577.
mushroomMushroom Hike
Saturday, Oct. 11
10:30 a.m.-noon
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$5/person RA members, $7/person Non-members. Adults.
Reservations required by Oct. 8. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Explore the forest with local mushroom expert Mark Richman. Look for the fruiting bodies of these curious organisms that live 99% below ground. Learn about their life cycle, the types found in our area and which edible mushrooms are commonly foraged for.
expoHome & Garden Expo
Saturday, Oct. 11
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Join us for the 2014 Reston Home & Garden Expo to learn about products and services available to Reston homeowners. The event is free for residents.

Click here to see what exhibitors will be in attendance. For more information please contact Lisa Delgado at ldelgado@reston.org.
latinoLatino Festival & Soccer Tourney

Saturday, Oct. 18 

2-6 p.m.

Southgate Community Center,

12125 Pinecrest Road.


The Southgate Community Center will host the 5th Annual Latino Festival of Reston. This block party celebrates the rich diversity of Reston and Fairfax County. The event will include a DJ, folklore dancers, contemporary Latin dances, free raffles, food vendors and moon bounces for the kids. The event is free.


In conjunction with the Latino Festival Southgate is holding a "Take it to the Streets"  youth street soccer tournament for 7th to 12th graders. All games will be played throughout the morning of Oct. 18. Teams consist of four players and one substitute player. Register at the Southgate Community Center ($5 per team). 

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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.  

fallCleanupVolunteer for Fall Cleanup
Saturday, Oct. 18 
10 a.m.-noon 


Potential sites located near the Hunters Woods Village Center, Southgate Community Center, Cedar Ridge Apartments and in the woods near Great Owl Circle.

All ages are welcome.


Tons of trash end up in the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay every year from our watersheds. Litter is harmful and an eyesore in our neighborhoods and open spaces. Let's do our part to clean it up. Click here for more information on how to volunteer. 

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