RA News
Jan. 9, 2015
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter





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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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ACAir-Conditioning Referendum

Voting has begun in the referendum relating to the Reston Deed Section VI.2(b)(15) Air-Conditioning Units. The referendum, which runs through January, is limited to members who live in the area near Lake Anne and are subject to the air-conditioning covenant. Eligible voters were mailed a letter by Reston Association earlier this week informing them of the referendum. 


Currently, the Reston Deed states that "In any residential cluster in which central air conditioning service is available to the lot line, no individual air-conditioning units of any type shall be permitted." The covenant may only be amended or revoked through a vote of residential clusters on the service.


Click here to download the fact sheet about the referendum or go here to cast your ballot.  

Eligible voters with questions regarding balloting may email John Arbitell, Account Manager for Intelliscan, at johnarbitell@intelliscaninc.com

topicsReston Topics: Board Election

The call for candidates continues, as Reston Association looks to fill four seats on its Board of Directors. Watch video or go to www.reston.org.
wildlifeWildlife Habitat for 15 Years

Reston Association will celebrate 15 years as a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in 2015. A Community Wildlife Habitat is a community where the residents make it a priority to provide habitat for wildlife by providing the four basic elements wildlife need: food, water, cover and places to raise young.


Claudia Thompson-Deahl, RA's Senior Environmental Resource Manager, started the certification process at the beginning of the millennium by initiating a community wide initiative. Thompson-Deahl  spoke at cluster and condo meetings, went to different businesses in Reston and approached various individuals throughout the community to encourage them to certify their backyards through the National Wildlife Federation's certification program. She helped to certify more than 100 properties. She also organized native plant sales and attended many festivals to educate the community about creating healthy wildlife habitats.


If you would like to garden for wildlife and certify your property, please go to the  National Wildlife Federation website.


Read more about coexisting with wildlife on www.reston.org

tennisReston Tennis Spring Programs
Reston Association's spring tennis programs are now on sale. Click here to see what programs, lessons and other tennis activities RA has to offer in the new year.
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. 9. 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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