RA News
Dec. 18, 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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Reston Camp Expo
Reston Association will participate in the 2016 Reston Camp Expo on Jan. 23. The annual event features more than a dozen camp providers and will be held at the Reston Community Center.

HOLIDAY CLOSING NOTICE: Reston Association offices, including the Nature House and Central Services Facility, will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. The trails at the Walker Nature Center will be open. There will be no RA News next week. 

lakeVideo: Giving Back to Reston

This week's Reston Today video takes a look at the Friends of Reston, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization supporting Reston Association and benefitting the entire community. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube.

Support the non-profit in your backyard.  
Please consider making a year-end charitable contribution to the Friends of Reston. Check the 2016 Assessment Statement recently mailed to members for information on how to make a donation to the Friends of Reston.
lakeanneRevitalization Project Halted
Artist rendering of village center.
The Lake Anne revitalization project's main developer, Lake Anne Development Partners (LADP), said last week that its public-private partnership with Fairfax County to redevelop the Crescent Apartments and the Lake Anne Village Center is no longer considered economically viable. 
Therefore, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and LADP are in the process of terminating their current contract. 

The plan to renovate the apartments and the commercial plaza area at Lake Anne was going to be done in phases, taking more than a decade to complete. After years of debate and discussion, the plan was approved in early 2015, but the work never began. Click here to read more. 
ceoreportDecember CEO Report
This month's CEO Report includes the announcement of Reston Association's Employee of the Year, information about strategic accomplishments and other RA-related news.
puppPuppet Show: Wild Winter Break
Wednesday, Dec. 30
10-10:45 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-noon
Walker Nature Center,  11450 Glade Drive.
$6/child RA members, $8/child non-members
Ages 4-12 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Dec. 27. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Enjoy a creative puppet show about how the animals at the nature center are spending their winter break. Create an animal puppet of your own to take home.
birdcountWinter Bird Count
Saturday, Jan. 2
7 a.m.-Noon
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
Free. Adults.
Reservations required by Dec. 30. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Join us for a half-day annual bird count throughout Reston's natural areas. Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping obtain important information about our feathered friends. Volunteers are invited to enjoy a free lunch and tally results back at Nature House following the count from noon-12:30 p.m.
roundRound-Table Discussions
Thursday, January 14
6:30 p.m.

Join Reston Association as it hosts discussions covering a variety of community topics. Hear from RA Covenants staff and other Reston community members on how to handle community challenges, including design changes, maintenance issues and neighborhood repairs.  RSVP to covenantsworkshops@reston.org by Monday, Jan. 11.
Click here to view the 2015-2016 Workshop Schedule.
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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.  

multimodalMultimodal Committee Forming
The Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee was established by the Board of Directors in Sept. 2015 in support of its strategic focus on leading sustainable change in Reston.

Reston Association is now seeking volunteers to participate as members of this committee. To apply for appointment, download a Committee Volunteer Application Form and submit to Sabrina Tadele no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 using the instructions on the form.