RA News
Jan. 30, 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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PropertyProperty Purchase Referendum

The Reston Association Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to approve the action of sending the issue of purchasing the Tetra Property (the former Reston Visitor's Center) located at 11450 Baron Cameron Avenue, Reston, VA 20190 to referendum amongst Reston Association Category A and B Members.


The exact price will be determined after an appraisal and, during the upcoming March District Meetings, the board will seek member input on best RA uses of the facility.


The board also adopted the proposed schedule for the referendum, which includes public hearings in February and March and a voting period of April 13-May 8, 2015.


In the same motion, the board appointed Intelliscan as the independent counting agent to receive and tabulate the results of the Tetra Property Purchase referendum and, authorized the CEO in coordination with legal counsel, to negotiate a letter of intent for the board's consideration during a special meeting on Feb. 9.


Click here to download the proposed referendum schedule. 

lakeLake to be Lowered for Repairs
Reston Association will be lowering the water level in Lake Audubon approximately two feet to repair portions of the Snakeden Branch stream bed at the Nature Center beginning Feb. 2, weather permitting.

It is estimated that the repairs will take two weeks to complete after which the lake will begin to fill back up naturally with rain and snowmelt.

For more information, contact Nicki Bellezza, Watershed Manager at nicki@reston.org or 703-435-6560.
groundhogGroovy Groundhogs
Monday, Feb. 2 or Tuesday, Feb. 3
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 Jan. 30. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Celebrate Groundhog Day by learning about our largest rodent. Groundhogs have many names, and can do more than dig holes. Learn their other names, how deep they can dig, and what else they do besides dig. Make a groundhog puppet to take home, and enjoy a snack and story.
symphSymphony Orchestra Rehearsal
Thursday, Feb. 5
8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
(The concert is from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington D.C.

$28/RA Members

Bus pick-up times and locations:
8:00 a.m. - Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza)
8:15 a.m. - Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane
8:30 a.m. - Lake Anne Plaza parking lot


Click here for registration form.

owlsOutstanding Owls
Saturday, Feb. 7
11 a.m.-Noon
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members
Ages 3-5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Feb. 4. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Owls are masters of the night, fierce and fascinating predators that live right here in Reston. Get up-close looks at their feathers, beaks and talons. Explore what is inside an owl pellet. Discover the animals that are their prey, and how owls catch them. Make an owl craft to take home.
puzzleRegister for Jigsaw Puzzle Event
Wednesday, Feb. 11
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.
$10/RA members; $14/non-members.

Do you like to put together jigsaw puzzles? Join Reston Association as an individual or as a couple for this fun event. Each team will be doing a Reston-themed puzzle. Enjoy coffee and conversation while doing one of America's favorite past times. Lunch will be provided. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org to register.
HomeMaintainHome Maintenance Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 12 (snow date: Feb. 19)
6:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Show your house some love this February by attending a home maintenance workshop.  A bit of TLC can go a long way in preventing large-scale projects and restorations. Erik Major of HB Services will go over tips and to-do lists to help keep your home in tip-top shape. Please RSVP by Feb. 10 to member_services@reston.org.
Thursday, Feb. 12
7-8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members
Adults. Reservations required by Feb. 9. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Hear a presentation by Trish Strat, a Fairfax Master Naturalist, who will share her photographs and knowledge of local Bald Eagles that she acquired from following a pair of eagles and their two eaglets.
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The 2015 World Police & Fire Games are coming to Reston. Learn how you can help get involved in this event by clicking the image above.