RA News
July 31, 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: Volunteering in Reston

In this week's edition of Reston Today, learn how to get involved in the community by joining Reston Association's volunteers. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube.
RA Closes on Tetra Property
tetrReston Association finalized the $2.65 million purchase of the Tetra property last week. RA Board President, Ellen Graves, called the purchase "historic."

"It is the first time in RA's history that property has been acquired to protect against over development, to enhance greenspace and to increase community and recreational use opportunities for members," said Graves.

Click here to read more about the purchase.
ceoJuly CEO Report
Read about the the Parks & Recreation survey, the Town Center North redevelopment plan, land-use activities and other Reston Association news and initiatives in the July CEO Report.
pipeLake Audubon Restrictions Lifted
Reston Association lifted recreational restrictions for Lake Audubon late last week after water-quality tests showed the lake to be safe for boating and fishing.

A sewer pipe leak occurred at the lake on Monday, July 20. It was repaired by Fairfax County by Tuesday. Testing was then done to determine bacteria levels in the water. By Friday, caution signs were removed around the lake and boating and fishing restrictions were removed.

Click here for more information.
algaeAlgae on Lake

A bluish-green substance, reported to be floating near the eastern shoreline of Lake Newport this week, is a type of algae (Cyanobacteria), said Reston Association environmental staff. The algae, which has also appeared on other Reston lakes in past years, will likely dissipate on its own over the next couple of weeks. RA advises residents to not touch the algae, as some forms of Cyanobacteria can be toxic.
BoatsBoats Found on Lake Anne
Two more canoes were found a drift on Lake Anne last week. The boats have been reported as found property to the Fairfax County Police Department. If you believe one of these boats are yours, call Will Peterson at 703-435-6535.
trucksTotally Trucks
Friday, Aug. 7
Ongoing 9:30 a.m.-noon. (Stop by any time)
Reston Association's Central Services Facility, 12250 Sunset Hills Road. Free.

Bring the kids and check out all the big trucks that Reston Association uses. In addition, we may have a police and fire truck on display. Children will receive a truck coloring book and a "Totally Trucks" construction helmet.
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.
kneedeepKnee Deep in a Creek
Thursday, Aug. 13
1:30-2:30 p.m.
WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
$5/child RA members, $7/child non-members
Ages 3-5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Aug. 10. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Wade in the cool waters of The Glade stream in search of frogs, tadpoles, minnows and other 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.
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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.  

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.