RA News
May 29, 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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branchSummer Edition Now Online

Click the image above to download the Walker Nature Center publication, Branching Out.
ceoDownload the May CEO Report

The latest CEO Report includes information about garden plots, Earth Day at the Nature House and the 2015 Garlic Mustard Challenge results, as well as other other important news about Reston Association. There is also information on how to apply for the Covenants Committee and an overview of the 2016-2020 Strategic plan. Click here to view all CEO Reports.

bikesafeBike-Pedestrian Safety Survey

A bicycle-pedestrian safety assessment took place earlier this month near the Wiehle-Reston East Station on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority's Silver Line.  It was one of 52 Department of Transportation-led surveys of conditions for pedestrians and cyclists taking place this year.


The Reston assessment focused on access to the Metro station. A team of federal, state, and local transportation staff and community members evaluated safety and accessibility issues at bus stops, the rail station, parking lots, crosswalks, traffic signals, street frontages and sidewalks.


Click here for more information.

covCovenants Training
The Reston Association Covenants Department office will be closing at noon on Friday, June 5 so  staff may attend a training session. If you need immediate assistance during this time, please contact Member Services at 703-435-6530, or Member_Services@reston.org.
triTriathlon Benefit this Sunday

Sunday, May 31

7 a.m., beginning at Lake Newport Pool.
Note: Lake Newport pool will open late, at 1 p.m., in support of this event.

The 9th Annual Reston Sprint Triathlon will benefit Cornerstone. More than 600 participants will swim in the pool, bike on Reston Parkway, Wiehle Avenue and Baron Cameron Avenue, and then finish with a 5K run on Reston Association pathways north of the pool and through North Hills Park. This sold-out event is supported by over 100 community volunteers. For many participants, this will be their first triathlon.

Please contact aquaticsinfo@reston.org if you have questions about this event.

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.
backThe Backyard at Reston Station
Thursday, June 4
4-7 p.m.
Reston Station, 1886 Metro Center Drive (Free parking in the VDOT surface lot on Sunset Hills Road or paid garage parking at Metro for under $5.)
Enjoy happy hour at the newest plaza in town. There will be live music 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.
solarSolar Oven Workshop
Sunday, June 7
2-4 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/person RA or RCC members, $9/person non-members.
Adults and children 10+ years
Reservations required by June 4. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Solar ovens use sunlight to slow cook or warm foods without electricity or other fuel sources. Join us for a solar cooking demonstration, and build a simple oven to take home for your yard or next camping trip. All supplies and recipes provided. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.
publichearingsPublic Hearing Notice

Thursday, June, 25, 6 p.m.

Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.


The Reston Association Board of Directors will hold the second of 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.

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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.  

cutoutCut Out the Double File Viburnum

Saturday, June 27

10 a.m.-Noon

Old Trail Drive Natural Area.


The Habitat Heroes will challenge the invasive double file viburnum, a tall flowering shrub that has taken over a large portion of the natural area. Meet between 2337 and 2339 Old Trail Drive. We will follow the wooden stairs down to the natural area. Look for the RA truck.


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