RA News
Aug. 28, 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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videoVideo: RA Camps in Review

In this week's edition of the Reston Today, Camp Program Manager, Dan Merenick, reviews Reston Association's summer camps and looks forward to new programs on the horizon. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube.
skedCovenants Advisor Appointments
Beginning Sept. 1, Reston Association members will be able to make appointments to meet with their specific Covenants advisors. RA advisors are a resource for information on how homeowners can improve their property while adhering to the community's protective covenants. Click here for more information about how to schedule an appointment.

See related workshop information below.
prParks & Rec Survey Reminder
Reston Association's survey of members concerning Parks & Recreation programs, services and amenities is underway. The survey has been mailed to 2,500 random Reston households. If you have completed the survey, we thank you in advance for your participation. Recipients have the option of filling out and returning the form electronically or by mail. Click here for more information.
branchRead About Reston's White Oaks

Read the fall edition of the Walker Nature Center publication Branching Out. This issue features an article on Reston' white oak trees. Click here to access the online edition.
lakeUpcoming Lake Projects
Lake Newport water lily treatment is scheduled for today. If it is raining, the treatment will be rescheduled for early September.

Also, Lake Anne dredging will tentatively begin at the end of September. Notices to Lake Anne residents will be mailed. Check RA News and the RA website for more details in September.

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SEWER PIPE UPDATE: Fairfax County contractors will begin work to replace a sewer pipe in the West Cove area of Lake Thoreau on Aug. 31. The project was originally scheduled to begin on Aug. 17 or 24, according to a county engineering technician. Click here for more information.

sunsetSunset Stroll
Friday, Sept. 4
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Meet in Lake Audubon pool parking lot, 2070 Twin Branches Road.
$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Sept. 1. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Start the Labor Day weekend with a relaxing stroll through nature. Ramble through a stream valley in search of animals getting ready to turn in for the night and try to catch a glimpse of nocturnal creatures waking up. Enjoy the color change over Lake Audubon as the sun sets and watch for bats circling above the water.
gardenGarden Club Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 8
1 p.m.
The Nature House, Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Guest speaker, Karen Rexrode, will be constructing a "Miniature Garden." Rexrode is an estate gardener at Oak Hill and can be found on weekends working at Merrifield's Fair Oaks Garden Center. Guests and members are welcome. Click here for more information.
splendidSplendid Spiders
Wednesday, Sept. 9
10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members
Ages 3-5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Sept. 4. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Some spiders are drab shades of brown or black, while others have beautiful colors. Learn how their color helps spiders survive. Make a colorful spider craft, and take a short hike in search of spiders.
DRBworkshopABC's of DRB Workshop
Thursday, Sept. 10
6:30-8 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

This interactive workshop will feature a discussion with Design Review Board members and staff on how applications are processed by staff and reviewed by the DRB. Helpful tips will be provided on what is required for submission of completed application and best practices for updating cluster standards. There will also be a Q&A session.

Please RSVP by Thursday, Sept. 3 to covenantsworkshops@reston.org.

Click here to download the full 2015-2016 workshop schedule or go to our Property Owner Resources web page for related 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.  

orientalOriental Bittersweet
Saturday, Sept. 26
10 a.m.-Noon
Stones Throw Natural Area.

The heavy vines of Oriental Bittersweet continue to strangle trees and take over shrubs in the natural area at Stone Throw Drive. Oriental Bittersweet is one of the most invasive weeds in Reston. Please help Habitat Heroes eradicate this aggressive vine. Meet at the asphalt path near the intersection of Fieldview Drive and Stones Throw Drive, across the street from 11300 Stones Throw Drive. Look for the RA truck.
To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/1C52xeM.
TriVolunteers Needed for Triathlon
Sunday, Sept. 13
7 a.m.
Race starts at Lake Audubon.

Reston's longest-running athletic event, the Reston Triathlon, is in need of volunteers, particularly run and bike course marshals. The 32nd Reston Triathlon is the last major athletic event in Reston this year that is wholly supported by volunteers. Be part of this community tradition and support the more than 600 athletes who will swim, bike and run in south Reston. Course marshals are needed to ensure the safety of the participants and to make sure no one goes of course. All volunteers get a custom T-shirt and are welcomed back to the high school for post-race refreshments. Click here to sign-up to volunteer and for more information.