RA News
Oct. 2, 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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Lake Newport Aquatic Plant Will Dissipate in Cooler Weather
Lake Newport has been experiencing a dramatic growth of bladderwort, a submerged aquatic plant that floats to the surface forming dense mats. Bladderwort is unique in that it captures its food in tiny bladders, similar to the Venus Fly Trap. There are no health-related issues associated with the existence of this plant on the lake. Click here to read more about how Reston Association is addressing the issue.
videoVideo: Multicultural Festival

In this week's Reston Today video, we take a look at last weekend's Multicultural Festival at Lake Anne. Click the image to watch the video.
meetingsWatch RA Board Meetings Live
YouTube Reston Association streams live video of its Board of Directors' meetings each month. RA News will list the link to the YouTube stream the Friday before the upcoming board meeting. On the night of the meeting, go to your computer or tablet and simply click the link to watch the meeting in real time. The next meeting of the board is scheduled for Oct. 22. Links for upcoming live streams of board meetings:
boardRA Board Actions
The Reston Association Board of Directors passed two motions concerning development and also formed a new Multi-modal Advisory Committee and Tetra Working Group.

Read about the development, committee and other actions from last week's board meeting by clicking the following links:
websiteWebsite Has Updated Section
As the Reston Association staff, Board of Directors and legal counsel navigate through a number of land use, development and redevelopment issues, the association has revised its website to provide useful information for residents and developers.

The Development & Future of Reston section of the RA website now includes the following:
  • A "What's Coming" page with links to ongoing and proposed projects
  • Information about how development will impact Reston
  • Suggestions on how members can get involved in the development process
  • What developers need to know about Reston
acTiny Acorns, Mighty Oaks
Monday, Oct. 5 or Tuesday, Oct. 6
10-11 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members
Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Oct. 2. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Acorns may be small, but they grow into towering oaks. Go on a hike in search of acorns and oaks big and small. Find out what animals eats acorns, which live in trees, and make an acorn craft to take home.
ragRagtime at Toby's Dinner Theatre
Wednesday, Oct. 7
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fee: $65 RA Members, $71 non-members.
Age: 55+

Join Reston Association on a chartered-bus trip for a buffet lunch and show at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Md.  Ragtime is a musical filled with pageantry, emotion and hope. All sales are final. Click here for registration form. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.
openRA Open House
Thursday, Oct. 8
6:30-9 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Members are invited to attend the Reston Association Open House. Learn about the many services, amenities and programs RA offers. Find out how you can get involved in shaping Reston  by serving on the Board of Directors, committees or volunteering in the community. Light refreshments will be available and door prizes will be awarded.

Please RSVP to member_services@reston.org or call 703-435-6530.
snakesSnakes Big and Small
Tuesday, Oct. 13
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 Oct. 9. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Take one last look for snakes before the fall weather gets too cold. Discover how big and how small snakes can be in Reston. Make a scaly craft and meet a snake up close.
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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.  

streamFall Stream Cleanup
Saturday, Oct. 17
10 a.m.-noon
Snakeden Branch Upper: Meet at Hunters Woods Village Center.
Snakeden Branch Middle: Meet at Soapstone Drive.
Cedar Ridge Apartments: Off of North Shore Drive North of Lake Anne.

Tons of trash ends up in the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay every year from our watersheds. Reston Association volunteers will help remove this trash. Click here to sign up (by Oct. 10) or contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 for more information. 
NeighborwoodsNeighborWoods Month
Saturday, Oct. 24
9 a.m.-noon
10803-10807 Oldfield Drive.

As part of National NeighborWoods Month, volunteers in Reston will pull invasive shrubs at the Sunrise Valley Recreation Area. Volunteers will also plant trees and shrubs at the site. Click here to volunteer.