RA News
July 24, 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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Watch RA Board Meetings
Monthly meetings of the Reston Association Board of Directors are streamed live on YouTube. Click here to watch the July 30 meeting. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. Recorded videos of past meetings are also available on www.reston.org.

worldgamesVideo: Living With Red Foxes

In this week's edition of Reston Today, Ken Rosenthal of the Walker Nature Center explains how Restonians and red foxes are co-existing in our community. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube.
workshopsWorkshops for Members

Reston Association will hold a series of home/neighborhood-related workshops for members beginning in September. The free workshops, which are mostly organized by the RA Covenants staff, will be geared towards informing members about various subjects pertaining to living in Reston, home maintenance and RA related issues. 


The first workshop, titled "ABC's of DRB," will provide information on how applications are reviewed by the Design Review Board and processed by RA staff. Helpful tips will be provided on what is required for submission of complete applications and best practices for updating cluster standards. There will also be a Q&A session. The workshop will be held on Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. 


All workshops are scheduled to be held at Reston Association headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Email inquires about the workshops can be sent to covenantsworkshops@reston.org.


Click here to download the full 2015-2016 schedule of workshops.

surveyParks & Recreation Survey
Reston Association will be conducting a survey of members concerning Parks & Recreation programs, services and amenities. The survey will be mailed to 2,500 random Reston residents by the end of July. Recipients of the survey will have the option of filling out and returning the form electronically or by mail. Click here for more information.
pipeCounty Halts Sewer Pipe Leak
Fairfax County Wastewater Management fixed a leak from a sewer pipe that was draining into Lake Audubon earlier this week.

Residents are being asked to restrict recreational activities (boating, fishing, etc.) on the lake until further water-quality testing and potential clean-up efforts are completed. Reston Association has posted caution signs around the lake and is expecting the results from its water testing as early as this afternoon. The county is also expected to take and test water samples today.

For safety reasons, residents should abide by RA's standing regulations that prohibit swimming in any of Reston's four lakes.

Click here for more information or call the county at 703-324-5033.
poolsAll Pools to Close Early
All Reston Association pools will close at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 26 for RA's Annual Lifeguard Olympics. Please feel free to join us at Lake Newport Pool at 7:30 p.m. on this date to cheer on your favorite staff.
Critters in the Creek
critterMonday, Aug. 3 or Tuesday, Aug. 4
10-11 a.m.
Buttermilk Creek Nature Trail, 11032 Ring Road, park at Uplands Pool.
$5/child RA members, $7/child non-members.
Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by July 29. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.

Search the cool waters of Buttermilk Creek for frogs, tadpoles, minnows and other aquatic creatures. Be ready for a fun hike and a wet time. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We will provide nets and buckets.
filmSummer Shorts Film Fest
Friday, Aug. 7
7-9 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
Free ($5 suggested donation). Adults.
Reservations requested by Aug. 4. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Temperatures are hot outside, so join us inside for some of the coolest short films that shed new light on environmental topics in concise, creative and quirky ways. Popcorn, soda and beer available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Friends of Reston. For more information, click here.
panTrip to See Peter Pan

Friday, Aug. 14

6:30-10:30 p.m.

Ages: 5 years and older.


Register now for a chartered-bus trip to experience Peter Pan like you never have before at the Threesixty Theatre in Tysons Corner. Fly to Neverland in a whole new way with a spectacular innovative live stage production that combines intimate theater-in-the-round, overhead surround CGI projection, actors in dazzling flying sequences forty feet in the air, and whimsical puppets that bring J.M. Barrie's classic tale to fantastical life.


Registration is required. Click here to download form. All sales are final. 


Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 for information.

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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.  

poolpartyPool Party for Volunteers

Friday, Aug. 7
4-7 p.m.
Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road.

Reston Association will hold a pool party in appreciation of its volunteers. This family-friendly event will include food, music and door prizes. Contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or RSVP at http://bit.ly/1LAFAb3.

Help With Reston Kids' Triathlon

triSunday, Aug.2

8-11 a.m.

Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road.


kids tri The YMCA Fairfax County Reston and Reston Association will be holding the 5th Annual Reston Kid's Triathlon. The event is intended to be a fun opportunity for youngsters to stay active through the summer and learn about the fast-growing sport of triathlon. In keeping with the missions of the sponsoring organizations, a number of the participants will be from families who might not be able to afford the entry fee and equipment for the event. Through individual and corporate sponsors, their costs will be covered. All net proceeds from this event will be used for The Y and RA youth scholarship programs.


Volunteers receive a T-shirt, breakfast and participation in a feel-good event.  

We strongly discourage parents from volunteering if your child is in the race. For more information on the event go to www.restonkidstri.org.

Volunteers are needed for many different areas and if you would like to support local kids and volunteer for this event, please sign up at: http://bit.ly/1Clc2uw.