RA News
Nov. 13, 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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openspaceCourt Rules in Favor of RA
Last Friday, Fairfax County Circuit Court vacated and voided the April 15 county Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) decision concerning the Reston National Golf Course. The circuit court ruling is considered a defeat for the owner of the golf course and is significant because any redevelopment of the course must now be preceded by the filing of specific plans with the county. Reston Association and others are trying to preserve open space by preventing development of the course. Read more.
videoVideo: Transportation Vision

In this week's Reston Today video, local transportation issues are discussed by Reston Association's CEO, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce president and others. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube.
boardWant to Run for the RA Board?
The Reston Association Board of Directors will have three available seats in 2016. They include:
  • At-Large Director
  • North Point District Director
  • Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District Director
For more information or instructions on how to become a candidate, go to the Board Elections page on the RA website. Candidacy forms must be filed by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.

RA will hold an Election Information Session at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 for individuals considering candidacy. In addition to receiving key information about the 2016 election, potential candidates will learn about the responsibilities of the nine-member RA board.
holidayRegister for Holiday Break Camp
Registration is now open for Reston Association's Holiday Break Camp. This school-break camp is for children ages 6-11. Sessions run Dec. 22-23 and Dec. 28-30. Click here to register online or contact the Dan Merenick, Camp Program Manager, at 703- 435-6567 for more information. Download details about this new RA camp.
dredgeDredging Begins at Lake Anne

Reston Association began dredging operations at Lake Anne this month. The contractor, Lake Services, expects the dredging to be completed by early December. RA is dredging the coves to clear accumulated sediment and leaf debris to improve boat and shoreline access as well as provide additional water storage areas and deeper areas for fish. For more information contact Paul Priestley at 703-435-6541.
inspectInspections of Open Space
Reston Association staff will begin inspections of the association's open space today, weather permitting. Signs have been posted alerting residents to the planned inspections. The team will look for:
  • Dumping of leaves and yard debris in the common area
  • Hazard trees
  • Invasive plant species
  • Litter
  • Encroachments and clearing of the open space
  • Other environmental problems
Click to view posted sign.
If you have any questions about the inspections and how you can help protect the common area, please contact the Environmental Resource Supervisor, Patricia Greenberg at 703-435-6552 or pgreenberg@reston.org.

Meeting Topic: 2016-17 Budget

Thursday, Nov. 19
6 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

The Reston Association Board of Directors will hold a second public hearing on the proposed 2016-17 biennial budget. Click here to access the latest draft of the budget.
turkeyTurkey Trail
Saturday, Nov. 28
11 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 Nov. 23. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Let's get moving after your big Thanksgiving meal. Sharpen your skills of logic as you follow the clues left from a "wild" turkey to see where they lead you. Discover more about these fascinating birds.
oliverTrip to See Oliver - The Musical
Tuesday, Dec. 1
5:30 -11:30 p.m.
Arena Stage, Washington D.C.
Ages: 55+
Bus pick-locations: Hunters Woods Shopping Center, Thoreau Place, Lake Anne Plaza parking lot. Fee: $67/RA members; $77/non-members.

Join Reston Association for the theatrical event of the holiday season. Charles Dickens' unforgettable characters burst to life in this classic Tony Award-winning musical about an innocent orphan thrown into the dark world of double-dealing thieves and con men of 19th-century London. All sales are final.
Email Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information, or click here to download the registration form.
wreathsWinter Wreaths
Saturday, Dec. 5
10:30 a.m.-noon or 1-2:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$20/wreath RA members, $25/wreath non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Dec. 2. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Get started on your holiday decorating by making festive wreaths for your home. Listen to seasonal music and enjoy mulled cider and cookies. All supplies provided. When making reservations, please include the number of people in your party and how many wreaths you would like to make.
cprCPR/AED, First Aid Certification
Saturday, Dec. 12
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.
Fee: $75 RA members, $95 for non-member.
Reston Association is proud to be a Licensed Training Provider of American Red Cross Health and Safety courses. All courses are taught by certified instructors and the fee includes all class materials.
Registration is open now. Online at www.reston.org or in-person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. For questions please contact aquaticsinfo@reston.org or 703-435-6543.
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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.  

callcovCall for Candidates
Covenants Committee Volunteers
Reston Association seeks a dedicated volunteer to serve as an At-Large member on the Covenants Committee. The Covenants Committee, appointed by the Reston Association Board of Directors, is responsible for administering the Use and Maintenance Covenants set forth in the Reston Deed of Dedication. The minimum time commitment is a 1 to 3-hour meeting once per month plus property inspections prior to meetings dates.

If you are interested in applying, please complete a Committee Volunteer Application Form and submit it to stadele@reston.org no later than Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.
IvyHelp Remove English Ivy
Saturday, Nov. 21
10 a.m.-noon

Volunteers will meet at the Hunters Woods Pool parking lot and walk to the natural area to remove English ivy that is choking native trees and ground covers. Volunteers will dig roots and pull the vines until the English ivy is removed. We will also be planting native trees, shrubs and ground covers to help restore the site.

To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/1C52xeM.