RA News
Jan. 15, 2016
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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camp2016 Camp Roundup
Registration Opens Monday, Jan. 25
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Reston Association posted its 2016 camp calendar on www.reston.org. Click the image above to download the planner.

Three new summer camps have been added for this year. The new camps are: Bricks 4 Kidz w/Legos, Wilderness Camp and Soccer Camp. Fresh T-shirt designs and a wide range of other program enhancements are in the works, ensuring that RA camps remain fun and accessible.

Member registration for RA summer camps begins Jan. 25 at 8:30 a.m. Non-member registration opens on Feb. 1. Online registration for camps is available through the RA Marketplace. Email camp@reston.org for more information.

Attend the Reston Camp Expo at Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, to learn more about all the summer camps offered in the area. Click here for more information about the event.
videoVideo: Snow Removal in Reston
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This week's Reston Today video features a segment on snow removal. Learn how Reston Association clears the pathways and find out who is responsible for snow removal throughout the entire community. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube.
trailW&OD Trail Maintenance
Dominion Virginia Power will be pruning and removing trees along 8-10 miles of the W&OD Trail, from the Reston area east, for the next several weeks. The Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority said the work is part of routine transmission line right-of-way maintenance. Read more on Patch.com.
winterWinter Discovery Series
Thursdays: Jan. 21, Feb. 11 & Mar. 17
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$21/child RA or RCC members, $42/child non-members.
Ages 3-5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Jan. 17. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Introduce your child to the joys of nature through this three-month series of educational programs. Each program will include fun and educational activities such as short, exploratory hikes, simple nature crafts, and entertaining stories based on the uniqueness of the winter season. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.
FilmEnvironmental Film
Antarctic Edge 70 South
Friday, Jan. 22
7 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
Free ($5 suggested donation). Adults.
Reservations requested by Jan. 19. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Follow a team of world-class scientists as they explore the West Antarctic Peninsula. See the stunning landscapes and seascapes of Earth's southern polar region. While navigating through 60-foot waves and dangerous icebergs, the film tracks the team as they make land on Charcot Island to study the Adelie Penguin, considered one of the greatest indicator species of climate change. Co-sponsored by Friends of Reston. Click here to watch trailer.
BayCreatures of the Chesapeake
Sunday, Jan. 24
1:30-2:30 p.m. or 3-4 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$8/person RA members, $12/person non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Jan. 21. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Join a marine biologist from Under the Sea to meet and touch live creatures native to the Chesapeake Bay such as a horseshoe crab, a flounder and an American eel. Learn about bay ecology and how the way we treat water at home affects the water quality and wildlife found in the bay.
raceNature House 5K Race/Walk
Saturday, April 2
8 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
Adult Fee: $25 (prior to March 19), $30 regular
Children's Fee: $15 (prior to March 19), $20 regular. Register online or in person starting at 7 a.m. on race day.
Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Nature House 5K Race/Walk. All ages are invited to enjoy this rolling and beautiful course on paved paths and natural surface trails. Post-race festivities include an awards ceremony, refreshments and random prize drawings. T-shirts provided to all pre-registered participants and walk-ins as supplies last. The event is hosted by Friends of Reston. Please click here to register.
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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.