RA News
May 15, 2015
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter




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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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tetraTetra Referendum Passes

After a month-long referendum that ended last Friday, and with almost 33% of eligible Reston Association voters casting ballots, the RA Board of Directors is now authorized to borrow up to $2.65 million to purchase the 3.47-acre Tetra property (formerly the Reston Visitors Center), located at 11450 Baron Cameron Ave.


Nearly 53% of voters cast ballots in support of Reston Association purchasing the property, which the RA board believes will protect against over-development, increase and enhance green space by removing the commercial office/restaurant development potential on the site, and will expand community and recreational use opportunities.


Click here to read more. 
golfBoard Passes RNGC Motion

The Reston Association Board of Directors unanimously voted on Monday to direct Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, PC, on behalf of RA, to coordinate with Fairfax County, its Zoning Administrator and other homeowners adjacent to the golf course, to file an appeal to the Circuit Court regarding the April 15, 2015 decision of the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals regarding Case # A2012-HM-020 RN Golf Management, LLC. Board director, Jeff Thomas, was absent and did not vote. 


The decision reflects RA's position that any redevelopment of PRC zoned land within Reston, including the Reston National Golf Course, must be reviewed and compared to the existing zoning development plans, and any proffers or conditions attached to the development plans.


Click here to read more. 

artArtwork Featured in Reston Today

Learn about the new sculpture in Reston Town Center in this month's edition of Reston Today. See how the sculpture was made from local resources and hear the artist describe his goals in creating the piece. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube.
RA Offers Two New Camps
Reston Association is now offering two new sports-related camps. In addition to the long-time Sportsters camp, the following summer camps are available:

POP Golf - Participants in this camp are taught by trained golf enthusiasts and professionals.

Youth Triathlon Camp - Beginners and intermediate athletes learn and practice basic swim, bike, and run skills, drills and technique.

Click here for more information on these camps.
rcaRCA Call for Candidates
The Reston Citizens Association (RCA), a community non-profit organization that promotes and protects Reston's founding principles, is accepting applications through May 23 for board members. See http://bit.ly/2015-RCA for information and application form.
yardsaleReston Community Yard Sale

Saturday, May 16, (rain date 5/17)

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.


Ninety-five families will be selling a variety of items, so this event is a great opportunity to find things for a new home or a college dorm. Vendor space is sold out. In case of rain in the forecast, call 703-435-6577 the morning of the event for a recorded message. No calls for space please.

invertInvertebrate Institute
Ages 5-12. Free.
Join the Walker Nature Center staff for fun and exciting programs about Reston's invertebrates from May through August. Attend four programs by the end of summer to earn a graduation button, plus an invitation to a free invertebrate program in September.
Get started Sunday, May 17, from 1-4 p.m. with the Invertebrate Institute Kick Off at Walker Nature Center,  11450 Glade Drive. Drop in to see insect and invertebrate displays. Bring in pictures of bugs you want to identify. Play invertebrate games. Pick up your Invertebrate Institute ID card and a list of qualifying programs. No reservations required.
Click here to find out more about the first program "Invertebrates Are Everywhere!"
pondWho Lives in Our Pond
Tuesday, May 19
10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/child RA members, $7/child non-members.
Ages 3-5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by May 15. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
The pond is an important source of water for wildlife. Discover the many animals that live, hunt, swim, and drink there. Search the pond for dragonflies, frogs, water snakes, aquatic insects and more.
legalLegal Seminar Series
Thursday, May 21
6:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

This free session for clusters and homeowner associations includes a legislative update. The seminar is approved by Community Association Managers International Certification Board (www.camicb.org) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA certification. Register here for the Reston seminar.
farmEnvironmental Film: Farmageddon
Friday, May 22
7-9 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Free ($5 suggested donation). Adults.
Reservations requested by May 20. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Created by a mother of four and raw milk advocate, this film examines the effect of federal and state bureaucracy on small, independent farmers as they try to preserve individuals' rights to access food of their choice. Co-sponsored by Friends of Reston. Special Guest: Caitlin Lundquist of Sustainable Reston. Watch the movie trailer here.
publichearingsPublic Hearing Notice

Thursday, May 28, 6 p.m.

Thursday, June, 25, 6 p.m.

Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.


The Reston Association Board of Directors will hold two public hearings to consider adding to the RA the real property known as Comstock Partners LC - BLVD Residential at Reston Station. Topics for discussion will include money to be directed towards recreation and the purchase of the Tetra property located at 11450 Baron Cameron Avenue. For more details, click here.

TriRegistration Open for Triathlons

Reston Kids Triathlon

Sunday, Aug. 2
Race begins at 8 a.m.
Registration open now: http://www.restonkidstri.org/ 
kids tri Age categories are 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14 based on the participants age on Dec. 31. 

Each participant competes in a swim, bike, and run distance based on their age. See website for details and to register.


Reston Relay Triathlon

Sunday Aug. 16
Race begins at 7 a.m.

Registration open now:

The Reston Relay Triathlon (RRT) is a team-based triathlon that gives families, friends and coworkers the opportunity to compete together with one person completing each leg of the race;  400-meter swim, 11.5-mile bike or a 3.1-mile run.  See website for details and to register.

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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.  

garlicGarlic Mustard Everywhere

Saturday, May 30

10 a.m.-noon

Wainwright Natural Area.


Volunteers will battle garlic mustard, one of the many invasive plants taking over the Wainwright natural area. Reston needs as many hands as possible to pull garlic mustard from the forest floor to help create space for native plants to grow. Meet at Wainwright Drive near the recreational field. Look for the RA truck. There is poison ivy at this site.


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