RA News
June 19, 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.


On the Rise
New projects and construction continue around Reston. Keep up with all the latest news by visiting the Development & Future of Reston section of RA's website.


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Storm Damage Updates


Reston Association and VDOT crews are cleaning up from yesterday's storm. Click here for updates and important contact information.

worldWorld's Finest Coming to Reston
Town Center to Host Police and Fire Athletes

Reston Town Center will host the World Police & Fire Games Athlete Village. The RTC location will be used for registration, games information, competitions and nightly entertainment. Activities will take place in the pavilion, northeast lot and Presidents Park. The games run from June 26 to July 5. Click here for more information.

About Fairfax 2015 
Fairfax 2015, Inc is a nonprofit corporation established to organize, manage and operate all activities related to the 2015 World Police & Fire Games. Its main objective is to honor and celebrate public safety officers from around the world.

RA Getting Involved 
Reston Association supports community efforts to welcome the athletes and to engage the community in this event. Please follow us on Facebook and at www.reston.org for more information on how RA is getting involved throughout the games.

ponybarnPony Barn Concept Selected

The Pony Barn Working Group has formed its final conceptual plans for the renovation of the recreational area located near Steeplechase Drive and Triple Crown Road.


The plan, which was decided on at a meeting last week, calls for an improved pavilion area with amenities such as play areas, picnic tables and barbecue grills. The proposal also calls for new fencing and landscaping. A butterfly meadow is part of the plan. It will include a viewing deck. Click here for more information and to see the conceptual renderings.


The group's proposal still needs to be presented to the Design Review Board and Board of Directors. The board is tentatively scheduled to hear the group's report at a Thursday, July 30 meeting. If approved, the plan then will go to the DRB on Tuesday, Aug. 18.  

pipe"Floating" Sewer Pipe to be Fixed

Fairfax County has contracted with Corman Construction, Inc., to repair some of the straps that hold down a 20-inch sewer pipeline at the West Cove area of Lake Thoreau.


Four of the seven straps that hold the pipe in place were found to be broken during a June 8 inspection of the line, causing the pipe to buckle about 18 inches near one of the manhole covers on the south side of the cove. The county found no evidence of a break or leakage into the lake.


According to the Director of Wastewater Collection for Fairfax County, Thomas J. Russsell, it could take several weeks to repair the "essentially floating" pipe. Normal use of the lake by residents should not be affected, he said. Sewer service will not be interrupted. 

sidewalkPathway Work Near School


A section of the new pathway adjacent to Terraset Elementary School, and just south of the nearby underpass, will be closed on or about June 22. It will remain closed until mid-July while additional pathway and sidewalk work is done. 


The Fairfax County Public Schools Design and Construction Division is in charge of the project. After the work is done, which should be sometime next year, Reston Association will check to make sure pathways that traverse the school property are in good, safe condition.

swimtimesSpecial Pool Opening Times

pool swim Reston Association is hosting youth swim meets through the middle of July, therefore some pools will be subject to opening at 1 p.m. on Saturdays instead of normally scheduled times. Please check RA's Facebook page and bulletin boards at the following pools for notices about schedule changes: Autumnwood, Glade, Golf Course Island, Hunters Woods, Lake Audubon, Lake Newport, Newbridge and Ridge Heights. Click here for the regular pool schedule. 

lakeLake Thoreau Treatment

Reston Association contractors will treat targeted areas at Lake Thoreau on June 23 for fanwort and yellow floating heart, both considered invasive plants. This is a follow-up to the initial treatment that was done on May 15.


For more information contact RA's Watershed Manager at 703-435-6560 or nicki@reston.org

talloaksTall Oaks Open House
Monday, June 22
7-9 p.m.
Reston Community Center at Lake Anne,
1609-A Washington Plaza.

Fairfax County Supervisor, Cathy Hudgins, and the Jefferson Apartment Group are hosting an open house to share the revised proposal for the Tall Oaks Village Center. 


There will be a briefing on the project and residents will have an opportunity to provide feedback. For additional information please email Goldie Harrison or call 703-478-0283.

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.

photographyIntro to Wildlife Photography
Saturday, June 27
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$10/person RA members, $15/person non-members
Reservations required by June 24. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Join local photographer John Eppler to learn how to photograph wildlife in your backyard. Discuss setting up your backyard to attract wildlife. Learn about what equipment and settings to use. Go outside to apply what you have learned. Be sure to bring your camera.
brunoBruno's Barnyard Bash
Tuesday, June 30 (rain date July 2nd)
10 a.m.-Noon
North Hills Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road.
Ages: 2-5 years.
$8 per child, $4 per adult/RA members.
$12 per child, $6 per adult/ non-members.

Bring the kids to enjoy crafts, a petting zoo, games, delicious food, and plenty of photo opportunities. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund. Contact Events@reston.org or call 703-435-6571 for more information.
boxturtlesBox Turtles
Monday, July 6 or Tuesday, July 7
10-11 a.m.
Hunters Woods Pavilion, 2501 Reston Parkway, park at Hunters Woods Pool.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members.
Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by July 1. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Meet the nature center's box turtle up close. Learn why they are called "box" turtles, what they eat and where they live. Make a turtle craft to take home. Enjoy a snack while reading Box Turtle at Long Pond by William T. George.
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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 

triWant to Help With Triathlons?
Volunteers are needed for the Reston Kids' Triathlon and Reston Relay Triathlon. For information or to sign up, click the following links:
VolCanoeVolunteer Canoe Paddlers Needed
Reston Association will be hosting the World Police and Fire Games Open Water Swim and Triathlon this summer at Lake Audubon. RA is seeking experienced paddlers to volunteer for the triathlon event to accompany lifeguards in canoes on the lake. Boats, paddles and floatation devices will be provided. If interested, please contact aquaticsinfo@reston.org.