RA News
April 3, 2015
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter



Reston Station
The Silver Line provides rail 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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For general questions about Reston Association, please contact the Member Services team or call 703-435-6530.

The Annual Members' Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at Reston Association. RSVP annualmeeting@reston.org or call 703-435-6530 for more information.

propRA Seeks to Add New Property

Reston Association's Board of Directors passed a motion last week that will begin the process of potentially adding a new property into the association. The portion of the property is known as BLVD Residential at Reston Station and is located near the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station. It is owned by Comstock Partners.


The process of adding the property into RA will include the opportunity for public input through two public hearings in the months of May and June. Click here to read more. 

ceoCEO Report Now Online
The latest Reston Association CEO Report features findings about members' priorities relating to the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. The report also includes information on pool preparations and seasonal hiring. Read about these and other topics by clicking here.
bowlsEmpty Bowls Fundraiser
Friday, April 10
5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon.

This is Giving Circle of HOPE's eighth year hosting an Empty Bowls fundraiser. Tickets are $25 and guests will receive a handcrafted ceramic bowl to keep and a simple soup supper. All proceeds will go to hunger relief in Northern Virginia. Tickets can be purchased online at www.givingcircleofhope.org. Prepaid tickets will be held at the door. For questions please email emptybowls@givingcircleofhope.org or call 703-665-9334.
raceNature House 5K

Saturday, April 11

8 a.m.

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

Adult fee: $25 (prior to April 1), $30 regular

Children's fee: $15 (prior to April 1), $20 regular

Register at active.com or in person starting at 7 a.m. on race day.


Get into nature on one of the most scenic courses in the area. There will be prizes, music and refreshments following the race. Funds go to Friends of Reston to support new green building enhancements, and educational displays and exhibits.

fishFascinating Fish
Monday, April 13 or Tuesday, April 14
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 April 8. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Which fish live in Reston's lakes and streams? Get up-close looks at local fish, both wild and not-so-wild. Enjoy a fishy snack, make a fishy craft, and listen to a fishy story while learning about our wild fish.
springSpring Festival
Saturday, May 2
1-5 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
All ages welcome.
For more information, click here or call 703-476-9689.
The festival will feature hands-on activities and entertainment, including acoustic music, live animals, craft making for kids, displays and information from environmental groups as well as fishing and canoe/kayak rentals on Lake Audubon. There will also be a native plant sale by Nature By Design. Entertainment Sponsor: Reston Community Center.
biketoworkRegister for Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 15
6:30-9 a.m.
On the Plaza at the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station.

Comstock Partners and Reston Association invite you to join more than 450 local commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. Register and meet us on the Plaza at the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station to receive a free T-shirt, enjoy light refreshments and be entered into a raffle for a free bicycle. This location is above Fairfax County's first secure bike parking facility, just blocks from the W&OD Trail.
Register at http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.
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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 Ivy

Saturday, April 25

10 a.m.-noon

Colts Neck Drive Natural Area.


Habitat Heroes will stop the choking hazard that English ivy creates on the trees by pulling up the vines at the Colts Neck natural area. The vines harbor mosquitoes, reduce the health of native trees and spread elsewhere. Please meet at the Hunters Woods Pool parking lot. To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/1C52xeM