RA News
Oct. 31, 2014
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter





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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 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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snowsummitRA to Host Snow Summit
Reston Association is inviting its members to participate in the Community Snow Management & Removal Summit scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Reston Association Conference Center.

snowflake This snow summit will help educate the community about the shared responsibility of snow removal and create opportunities for grassroots collaboration and planning on a local level for improved snow-removal solutions.

There will be a variety of speakers from the Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County government on hand at the meeting.

If you would like to attend the meeting, please RSVP to Member_Services@Reston.org.
inputRA Provides Phase II Input

Next Public Meeting is Nov. 8

The Reston Association Board of Directors voted last week to direct RA staff to prepare a letter to be sent to Fairfax County officials and agencies, incorporating and recommending the points and proposed amendments to the "Straw Man Version" of the draft Phase II Comprehensive Plan text for Reston as prepared by legal counsel.


The Fairfax County Department of Planning & Zoning initiated Phase II of its review of the Reston Master Plan to identify appropriate changes to the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan to help guide future development in Reston.


Three meetings have been held to date to discuss the wider Reston community including the residential neighborhoods, village centers, convenience centers, and commercial area north of Baron Cameron (near Reston Town Center).


fairfax logo The next Fairfax County meeting on Phase II Comprehensive Plan is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8. The tentative location/time: Aldrin Elementary School at 8:30 a.m.


Click here to read Reston Association comments on the draft of the Phase II Comprehensive Plan as well as related development and redevelopment information.

reapNominate Employee of the Year
Each year Reston Association honors an employee who has invested their time and taken an initiative to make significant contributions to the organization and community over the course of the year, with consideration given to past achievements and contributions.

Employees and members are encouraged to nominate RA personnel deserving of the recognition.

Please click here to download the nomination form and award criteria. Deadline for submission to HR@reston.org is Friday, Nov. 21.
puppetPuppet Show: Earl's Lunch
Monday, Nov. 3
10-10:45 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-Noon
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child Non-members
Ages 3 to 7 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Oct. 30. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Munch on a morning snack while you enjoy a creative puppet show about what the animals at the nature center like to eat. Afterwards, create an animal puppet of your own to take home.
gardenGarden Club Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 4
1 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

Guests and members are encouraged to attend the November meeting of the Reston Garden Club. The meeting will include a program presented by Dr. Dennis Koop, a recently retired USDA Extension Entomologist.
skatSkate for Character Counts!
Wednesday, Nov. 5 and Thursday, Nov. 6
11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion.

A fundraiser for Character Counts! Reston Coalition will be held during open skating hours. Character Counts! is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative designed to help youngsters and adults develop and practice the basics of good character. The non-profit group will receive 50% of ice skating admission fees.

The Reston Coalition assists by providing leadership, coordination, and resources to promote character development throughout the community. Coalition members include Reston Association, Reston Community Center, Cornerstones, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Reston Citizens Association, YMCA of Reston, and the office of Fairfax County Hunter Mill District Supervisor, Cathy Hudgins.

The RTC rink is scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, Nov. 1. Click here for more information on the fundraiser and the rink hours and fees for the 2014-2015 season.
leafLeaf Magic
Monday, Nov. 10 or Tuesday, Nov. 11
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 Nov. 6. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
The woods look very different in the fall. Discover which trees have lost their leaves and which are still holding onto them. Search for fall colors and make a craft from fallen leaves. Listen to the crunch of leaves under your feet as you walk along the trails.
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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

ivyStop the Choking Hazard
Saturday, Nov. 22
10 a.m.-noon
Please park at the cul-de-sac on Sanibel Drive. Walk down the asphalt path turning behind the houses to the left.

Help protect the natural area by Sanibel Drive by removing the English ivy that is battling native plants for a place to grow. We have had immense success in the past and invite you to join us in protecting the woods at Sanibel Drive natural area. Thick ivy can accelerate rot by holding in moisture, which can also attract mosquitoes. There is poison ivy at this site.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer and community outreach coordinator, at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

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