RA News
Jan. 2, 2015
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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RNGCJanuary Pivotal Month for RNGC
Advocates for the preservation of open space in Reston are gearing up for three dates in January related to the ongoing effort to prevent the rezoning of Reston National Golf Course.

The "Rally to Save Open Space" will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. at Hughes Middle School in Reston. The informational rally, organized by Rescue Reston, is being held in advance of the Jan. 21 Board of Zoning Appeals hearing. The hearing could determine whether owners of the golf course can proceed with their proposal to rezone the land for development. Rescue Reston, as well as Reston Association and others, opposes plans to rezone the property.

Rescue Reston is encouraging residents to attend the BZA hearing, which will be held at 12000 Government Center Parkway at 9 a.m..

In addition to the rally and BZA hearing, a joint news conference about the golf course situation will be held at Reston Association headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. There will be speakers in attendance from Rescue Reston and Reston Association, including Ken Knueven, RA's board president.

Click here to read more about the RNGC issue and upcoming BZA hearing.
ceoRead the December CEO Report
The latest CEO Report focuses on Reston Association staff. RA's senior leadership team is now in place. Click here to read about the team and other staff news. Past issues are available here.
boardactionsRecent RA Board Actions

At its regular meeting last month, the Reston Association Board of Directors voted to:

  1. To rescind the board's decision of Dec. 12, 2013 authorizing the construction of a bocce court on Reston Association common area located at Cabot's Point Recreation Area. It is further moved to direct RA staff and the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee to explore more practical and cost-effective approaches to bring bocce to Reston.
  2. To accept the 2014 Capital Project Carry Forward Report and authorize the amendment of the 2015 Capital Budget to accommodate necessary project cost adjustments, including ball field renovations, as proposed by staff.

Click here to read more. 

meetingsWatch Board Meeting Online
If you missed the last regular Board of Directors' meeting for 2014 or just want to revisit the board session, you can watch it online by clicking here. Reston Association live streams and archives monthly board meetings on YouTube.
childrenARTCall to Young Artists

Friends of Reston will host a Children's Art Show at the Walker Nature Center in celebration of the new official bird of Reston, the Pileated Woodpecker. Deadline for art submissions is Saturday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m. All art will be displayed inside the Walker Nature Center's Nature House on Feb. 1-7 and posted on its Facebook page.


Children of all ages can submit drawings and paintings in pencil, crayon, watercolor or other media. Please use paper no larger than 9" x 12" and be sure to include your name and age on the paper. Art submissions can be mailed to Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston, 20191, or delivered during the open hours of Monday and Wednesday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 703-476-9689, or email naturecenter@reston.org.

elecinfoElection Information Session
Wednesday, Jan. 7
7 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Attend this Election Information Session to find out what is involved in running for a seat on the Reston Association Board of Directors.


Four board seats will be opening in April 2015:

  • Two At-Large Directors
  • South Lakes District Director
  • North Point District Director

In addition to receiving information about the 2015 election, potential candidates will learn about responsibilities of the RA board.


The 2015 Election is open to property owners and renters within Reston Association.


Email ElectionsCommittee@reston.org 

or call 703-435-6570 for more information.
cheerCheery Chickadees
Wednesday, Jan. 7
10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members.
Ages 3-5 years (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Jan. 2. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Chickadees don't fly south for the winter. Learn about these hardy, small and energetic birds. Make a bird craft, and then become a chickadee and see the forest through their eyes. 
coyotesCunning Coyotes
Monday, Jan. 12 or Tuesday, Jan. 13
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 require by Jan. 8. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Who is the noisiest wild dog? The smartest? The biggest in Reston? The coyote, of course. Learn about coyotes, howl in a coyote chorus, feel real coyote fur and make a coyote mask to wear home.
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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

mlkMLK Day of Service

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Two sessions:

9 a.m.-noon at Southgate Community Center.

1 p.m.-3 p.m. at The Closet, Herndon, Va.


Join Reston Association at Southgate Community Center and The Closet, Inc. for a "Day of Service." Volunteers will engage youth and adults in honoring the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and focus on ways to build our local community. Click here for more information. 


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