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Oct. 9, 2015
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter



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METRORAIL SILVER LINE
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.


 

DEVELOPMENT / FUTURE
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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IN THE NEWS
budgetBoard Holds Budget Workshop

The Reston Association Board of Directors held its fourth budget workshop last week. The board discussed funding for pools, camps, capital projects and other topics related to the 2016/2017 budget. The biennial budget will be approved in November. Click the image above to watch the video from the Oct. 1 workshop.

Every other year, the association CEO develops a two-year budget which reflects the changes in association's needs, costs and priorities as related to the organization's Strategic Plan. Input is sought on the budget from association members at monthly board and committee meetings, and public hearings.
videoVideo: Reston Volunteers
In this week's Reston Today video, learn about Reston Association's volunteer program and find out how you can get involved in the community. Click the image to watch the video on YouTube.
UPCOMING EVENTS
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.