RA News
May 1, 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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RA Board Urges a Yes Vote for Tetra
Tetra Referendum to Decide Whether
Association Will Acquire Open Space and Additional Facility for Members

This is the final week members can vote in the Tetra property purchase referendum. Click here to cast your ballot or go to www.reston.org
for more information.

Click here to download an informational document and letter to members that explains why the RA Board of Directors supports a "yes" vote.

talloakssiteTall Oaks Site Plan
Developers for the Tall Oaks Village Center held two community meetings this month, including one earlier this week, outlining proposals to renovate the shopping center. Please go to the Reston Association website for details about the project and a look at the initial mixed-use site plan.
ponyOptions for Pony Barn Pavilion
Visit the Pony Barn page on the RA website to download three renderings of initial design proposals that are being considered by the working group.
gardenGarden Club Camp Donation
The Reston Garden Club presented a check for $1,000 to Katie Shaw, Executive Director of the Friends of Reston, to be used for the Reston Association Camps Scholarship Program.

Each year donations from organizations, businesses and individuals make it possible for economically disadvantaged children of Reston to attend RA summer camps. The Reston Garden Club's donation will make it possible for at least two children to attend camp, receive extended day care, and provide them transportation for pick-up and drop-off to camp.
festivalSpring Festival
Saturday, May 2
1-5 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
All ages welcome
For more information, 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. Click here for entertainment schedule.
swimSwim Lesson Information
Level Placement Day
Saturday, May 2
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road.
Free. No registration required.
If you need assistance determining what group swim lesson level to take, please join us for a fun evaluation of skills. Wait-time is typically less than 15 minutes and participants will be seen in the order they arrive.

Monday, May 4 for RA members.
Wednesday, May 6 for non-members.
Opens at 8:30 a.m. Online at www.reston.org or in-person at our Member Services Department, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Please click here for details.
natureNature Walk:
Sunset at Sunrise Valley Wetlands
Thursday, May 7
7-8 p.m. Free.
Sunrise Valley Wetlands, 12700 Sunrise Valley Drive. Park on the left (west) side of the office building.
Reservations required by May 4. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Sunrise Valley Wetlands is an aquatic jewel on the border of Reston and Herndon. Twilight is a time of transition as diurnal animals shelter for the evening, while nocturnal animals begin their nighttime activities. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the wetlands as we try to catch glimpses of nature's "shift-change." Co-sponsored by Reston Historic Trust.
momMother's Day Tea Party
Saturday, May 9
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/person RA members, $9/person non-members.
All ages (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by May 6. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
In honor of Mother's Day, bring your mom to a delightful morning at the nature center. Sip tea or juice and sample a variety of pastries and fruits. Make a bouquet of paper flowers for mom to display on her special day. Take a stroll through the gardens to look for spring-blooming wildflowers.
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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.  

invasiveInvasive Plant Removal Day

Saturday, May 2

9 a.m.-noon

Old Trail Drive

Help restore the Old Trail Drive natural area and remove the garlic mustard that has invaded the Snakeden Stream watershed. Spring is the best time of the year to identify garlic mustard and pull it out of the ground before it goes to seed. Please meet at the Glade Pool parking lot. There is poison ivy at this site.


To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/1C52xeM