RA News
July 10, 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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worldgamesVideo: World Games Review

Reston hosted the triathlon event during the World Police & Fire Games last week. Click the image to watch a wrap-up of the action on Reston Today.
boatThree More Boats Found
Reston Association recovered three more unclaimed boats last week. Two canoes and a rowboat were found near Lake Anne. If you believe one of these boats are yours, call Will Peterson at 703-435-6535 to provide a description of your missing boat.

If you have a boat that is not currently moored and you do not have a "General Lake Access" permit, please call the number above to obtain a permit.
HomeFoodHome Food Preservation
Tuesday, July 14
7-8:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA or RCC members, $7/person non-members. Adults.
Reservations required by July 11. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Learn to preserve your garden's bounty at this introductory class, covering a variety of methods, including canning, fermentation, drying/dehydration, and freezing. Learn about the science behind food preservation, safety precautions, kitchen set up, and jar and equipment prep as well as food and recipe selection. There will be a "dry" demo of the procedure for filling jars and ample time for questions. Guest Speaker: Katie Strong of the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.
dragonDragonfly Class and Count
Dragonfly Class
Thursday, July 16
7-8:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person (Free for count participants)
Dragonfly Count
Sunday, July 19
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Meet at Bright Pond Lane. Park at the end of the cul-de-sac.
Learn about basic identification, natural history and conservation of our local dragonflies at the class.  On the count, meet local dragonfly experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to obtain important information on our fast-flying friends. Reservations required by July 13. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
camoThe Art of Camouflage
Saturday, July 18
11 a.m.-Noon
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by July 15. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Some animals simply blend in, while others take camouflage to amazing levels. From green-colored frogs and bugs blending into the undergrowth to moths that resemble bird droppings, there are amazing examples of camouflage right under our noses. Explore the gardens and trails in search of hidden critters.
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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.  

bushBeat the Bush Honeysuckle

Saturday, July 25

10 a.m.-noon

Oldfield Drive Natural Area.


Habitat Heroes volunteers will battle bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard surrounding the Oldfield tot-lot. We need help cutting back the large invasive bush honeysuckle that have taken over the woods and hidden its natural beauty. Meet at the Oldfield tot-lot, and park along Oldfield Drive. The entrance steps are adjacent to 10805 Oldfield Drive. Look for the RA truck.


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

jointetraJoin Working Group
The Reston Association Board of Directors is seeking volunteers to serve on a working group to assist staff in developing a concept plan by November 2015 for the use of the new Tertra property site and identify facility rental and programming opportunities that will best suit the needs of the Reston community.
Please click here for more information or download the Working Group Application.