RA News
Aug. 7, 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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NOTICE: Reston Association offices will close at 4 p.m. today (Friday, Aug. 7) for an employee function.

worldgamesVideo: Reston Kids' Triathlon

In this week's edition of the Reston Today video, watch young competitors running, biking and swimming in the annual Reston Kids' Triathlon. About 300 kids participated in this year's triathlon. Click here to view results or go to the Reston Associaton Facebook page to see photos.
PonyBarnBoard Approves Pony Barn Plan
The Reston Association Board of Directors approve a plan last week to improve the Pony Barn Pavilion. A working group's proposal for the facility includes several new amenities and upgrades to existing features of the property. Funding for the project will be considered during the 2016-2017 budget process, which kicked off last week with a preliminary presentation to the board. Click here to read about the pavilion and future plans.
LLYouth Baseball Donates to RA

Jason Walker, Doug Bushée and Matt Babey from Reston Youth Baseball presented Ellen Graves, president of the Reston Association Board of Directors, with a $20,000 donation for Reston's Little League fields at last week's board meeting.
reminderReminder: Protect Common Areas

To keep Reston Association's lakes clean and safe for the whole community to enjoy, members are asked to abide by common area guidelines, which prohibit the use of any herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers in or near the water. All maintenance of common areas, including the lakes, is performed by RA in a manner which protects the environment.  


If you have any questions about maintenance regulations, property lines or other related topics, please contact the Central Services Facility at 703-437-7658 or csfstaff@reston.org.

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.
geoFamily Geocaching
Saturday, Aug. 15
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$6/person RA or RCC members, $8/person non-members.
Adults and children 10+ years (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Aug. 12. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Geocaching is high-tech treasure hunting, using a handheld GPS unit to find hidden containers. Bring your GPS device or borrow one of ours. There will be a quick lesson, then you will hit the trails in search of caches (treasures) on the nature center property. Find all the caches and collect an ecofriendly prize. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.
streamStream Slosh
Saturday, Aug. 22
10:30 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 Aug. 19. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Dip into a cool stream to escape the heat of summer. Use a net to search for fish and frogs, and take a peek under rocks to look for insects. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We'll provide the 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.  

relayReston Relay Triathlon
Sunday, Aug.16
7-11 a.m.
Lake Newport Pool at intersection of Lake Newport Road and Reston Parkway.

Volunteers who work this event will receive a T-shirt and a free breakfast.

The Reston Relay Triathlon (RRT) is a team-based Triathlon race and operates under the Reston Relay Triathlon Board. The purpose of the race is to introduce athletes to the sport of triathlon, without the daunting task of having to be proficient in each of the three disciplines. It is also to encourage families, friends and co-workers to participate in an event that promotes a healthy lifestyle and camaraderie.

The Reston Relay Tri is a non-profit activity presented by the YMCA Fairfax County Reston and Reston Association.  Proceeds will provide scholarships to support kids programs offered by The Y and by the Reston Association, including summer camps and classes.

Click here for more information on volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers are needed for many different areas.  To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/1gjS9Kh.