RA News
Feb. 20, 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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tetraPublic Hearing on Tetra Property
The Reston Association Board of Directors will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, Feb. 26 during its regular meeting at 6 p.m. at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments on a draft referendum question to be mailed to residential property owners asking:
  1. Should Reston Association, acting through the Board of Directors, be authorized to: purchase the Tetra property, inclusive of land and improvements, located at 11450 Baron Cameron Avenue, Reston, VA 20190 in the North Point District as an addition to Common Area pursuant to Article IV, Section IV.10 of the Reston Deed.
  2. Borrow up to $2.65 million on behalf of the association to make the purchase and repurpose the property for future community and recreation uses?
For more information, please call 703-435-6570 or visit the web site at www.reston.org.
pooltennisPool & Tennis Pass Discounts

Reston Association members can purchase passes online and save money. Pay your assessment in full or pay the first installment by March 1 via your www.reston.org account and get a 20% discount on adult and child passes purchased online before April 15. Shipping and pickup fees apply.


Non-members can buy passes on or before April 15 for a $50 discount on "Pool & Tennis" and "Pool Only" options or a $20 discount on "Tennis Only" options.

wingsEnvironmental Film: Wings of Life
Friday, Feb. 27
7 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5 suggested donation.
Adults and children 7+ years.
Reservations required by Feb. 24. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
From Disneynature, a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world's food supply depends on these incredible - and increasingly threatened - creatures, the pollinators. Guest speaker: Mona Miller, Local butterfly expert and gardener. Co-sponsored by Friends of Reston.
bunnyGarden Club Meeting
Tuesday, March 3
1 p.m.
Nature House at Walker Nature Center,
11450 Glade Drive, Reston.

Rinotta Holt, horiculturist and landscape designer with Merrifield Garden Center, will be the presenter. Guests are encouraged to attend and new members are welcome. For more information go to therestongardenclub.org.
bunnyBunny Bounce
Monday, March 9 or Tuesday, March 10
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 March 5. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Bounce along the trails following the footprints of a cottontail rabbit. Make bunny ears, munch on bunny food and feel bunny fur. Discover where rabbits live and make a soft nest for bunny babies.
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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

joinJoin a Committee or DRB

Reston Association is seeking members to serve in the following volunteer leadership positions: 

  • Hunters Woods-Dogwood district representative on the Covenants Committee for a term of three years.
  • Design professional (architect, land planner, or landscape architect) on the Design Review Board for a term of three years (two positions).
  • Lay member on the Design Review Board for a term of three years.

The Covenants Committee is responsible for administering the Use and Maintenance Covenants stated in the Reston Deed of Dedication.

The Design Review Board interprets, administers and renders decisions involving the design covenants in accordance with the Design Guidelines of Reston Association.

If you are interested in applying to be a member of the Covenants Committee or DRB, please fill out the Committee Volunteer Application Form by 5 p.m. March 6 and submit it via email to stadele@reston.org.


GMCGarlic Mustard Challenge
Reston Association is sponsoring the third annual Garlic Mustard Challenge to encourage residents to help eliminate Garlic Mustard from Reston. The Garlic Mustard Challenge for 2015 began on Feb. 1 and will end at the Spring Festival at the Nature Center on Saturday, May 2.
Participants in the challenge will be divided into four categories:

(1)   Individuals
(2)   Small groups (10 or fewer people)
(3)   Large groups (10 or more people)
(4)   Corporate 

Winners in each category will be based on the total weight (in pounds) of Garlic Mustard pulled per group. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Regularly scheduled Habitat Heroes events will take place on March 28, April 25, and May 2. Additional organized events may be scheduled. Participants are encouraged to volunteer in some or all of the organized events, but participants are also encouraged to pull Garlic Mustard on their own when time permits.  Individuals and groups not familiar with Garlic Mustard identification are encouraged to participate in the March 28 Habitat Heroes event to learn to identify Garlic Mustard.

Register now: http://bit.ly/17nlSOi.  Contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org for more information on the challenge or the Habitat Heroes projects.
worldgameVOLsVolunteer at Police & Fire Games

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.