RA News
May 22, 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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WATCH LIVE: Reston Association Board of Directors' meetings are streamed in HD. Watch the May 28 meeting by clicking the following link: http://bit.ly/RABoard05282015
poolPools Slated to Open Saturday
Reston Association's 15 pools are scheduled to open tomorrow. Pool passes are required. Please go to the Aquatics section of the RA website for more information, including the entrance options for the North Shore pool facility during construction. The main pool will not be heated and the spa amenity will be closed until propane lines are reconnected in early June.
MikeLeoneNew Director to Join RA

Reston Association has announced the hiring of Mike Leone as Director of Communications & Community Engagement. He will join RA's senior leadership team June 9.


Leone's most recent position was Chief Communications Officer for the nonprofit, Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C. He has also held previous executive level positions in community relations, communications, government and public affairs. Leone has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communication from Suffolk University in Boston. 


As part of his new job at RA, Leone will be involved in all matters related to association communications including: internal and external communications; media, public and community relations; marketing and community outreach efforts.


Click here to read more.
appealRA Files Appeal in Circuit Court

Reston Association has filed an appeal of the decision made by the Fairfax County Board of Zoning appeals regarding Reston National Golf Course. The appeal, submitted last week in Fairfax County Circuit Court, challenges the BZA's April 15, 2015 ruling that overturned the Zoning Administrator's earlier decision related to the course and the Comprehensive Plan.


In overturning the administrator's 2012 decision, the BZA said an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan was not a pre-requisite for filing development applications for the golf course property.


Owners of the golf course property want to redevelop the land and build residential housing. RA, along with grassroots organizations such as Rescue Reston, wants to protect the 166 acres of open space from unwanted development.

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tennisTennis Players Sought
Reston Tennis is looking for women tennis players with a 3.5 rating to join the Reston Team Tennis league, which plays on Wednesdays. You must be an RA member with a 2015 tennis pass to join.
For questions about the league please call Juan Figueroa at 703-438-6534 or email Juan@reston.org.
pathwayPathway Construction Update
Click the map to the left to see which paths near Terraset Elementary School are open or closed. Construction will continue for the next several months.
boatsBoats Claimed in Raffle
Reston Association recently raffled off six abandoned boats. All the boats have now been claimed. Email wpeterson@reston.org for more information.
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.

backyardThe Backyard at Reston Station
Thursday, May 28
4-7 p.m.
Reston Station, 1886 Metro Center Drive (Free parking in the VDOT surface lot across the street or paid garage parking at Metro for under $5.)
Enjoy happy hour at the newest plaza in town. There will be live music by local jazz band Stolen Moments, plus food trucks (EatCarolinaQ, Feelin' Crabby Food Truck, South Meets East and Sweetz Cheesecake). All beer and wine sales benefit the non-profit in your backyard, Friends of Reston, and our efforts to fund camp scholarships, bike racks, recycling bins, community gardens, nature education and tree plantings throughout the community. Co-sponsored by Reston Association and Comstock.
policePolice to Hold Meeting

Thursday, May 28

6:30 p.m.

Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road


Members of the Reston District Police Station will hold a meeting to discuss crime trends and general concerns of residents in the Glade Drive area. For more information, call 703-478-0904. 

wineWine Tasting at Nature House
Friday, May 29
4-6 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$10/person RA members, $14/person non-members.
Adults, 55 years and older.
Reservations required. Email Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577.
Enjoy an evening of wine tasting in a beautiful setting. Sample red and white wines along with a variety of cheese and crackers. The evening includes a tour of the nature center's gardens and a short trail walk. Look for spring wildflowers, as well as birds and insects that are sampling their own sweet ambrosia.
birdclassSummer Bird Class & Count
Bird Class
Wednesday, June 3
7-8:30 p.m.
$5/person or free for count participants
Bird Count
Saturday, June 6
6:45 a.m.-Noon
Class and count will meet at the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Learn the basics of bird identification, and how to look and listen for the common birds of Reston at the Bird Class. Then, join us for the half-day annual Summer Bird Count throughout Reston's natural areas. Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping us obtain important information to help our feathered friends. Reservations required by June 1. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
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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