RA News
Jan. 29, 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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stormReston Recovering From Storm
Last weekend's blizzard has kept Reston Association and VDOT crews busy clearing pathways and roads. Residents are also doing their part to dig out from the historic snowfall. The storm dumped over two feet of snow in Reston and surrounding areas. RA Central Services Facility staff has been working to keep the association's 55 miles of pathways passable. RA is also clearing portions of Fairfax County-owned trails as part of a newly ratified agreement between the county and RA. To read more about RA's snow-removal policies, click here.

Woodbrook Lane
As VDOT workers clear our streets, they have also created large snow banks on Reston paths. With four bombardiers, one Bobcat and one loader, RA staff continues to break through the curb cuts. This work will continue into next week. Residents are also encouraged to help remove snow mounds in areas (like the one pictured here) in order to clear spots for school children and adults who use public transportation

You can contact the association at the phone numbers and email addresses listed here. RA offices have resumed regular hours after having been closed earlier this week due to the aftermath of the storm.

Click image to watch video of pathway cleanup.
healthyRA Chosen as Healthy Workplace
The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Reston Association as a GOLD-Level Healthy Workplace. The Healthy Workplace Initiative is designed to recognize businesses that understand the importance of having a healthy workplace and encourage the health and well-being of their employees. The chamber implemented the Healthy Workplace Initiative for our members to provide resources to the business community that  will assist in driving wellness activities to their em­ployers.
ceoJanuary CEO Report
Read the January CEO Report online. This month's issue examines Reston Association's multi-year strategic plan and includes information on the recent "Day of Service," a new point-of-sale registration system and more. Click here to read the CEO Report.

CampexpoExplore Camps at 2016 Expo
Saturday, Jan. 30
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods.

The Reston Camp Expo will provide information about hundreds of Reston-area summer camps offered by more than a dozen providers, including Reston Association. Click here to download the event flyer.

Reminder: RA camp registration for non-members opens Monday, Feb. 1. Registration for RA members is already in full swing, having opened earlier this week. Learn more about RA Camps.
warmWarm and Fuzzies
Monday, Feb. 1 or Tuesday, Feb. 2
10-11 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members
18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Jan. 29. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call
Come snuggle in on a chilly morning and learn about the animals that have spent the winter hibernating in our woods. Read a story about our fuzzy friends and enjoy a snack of cookies and milk. Make a lovable craft to bring home with you.
loveLovely Nature
Wednesday, Feb. 10
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 Feb. 5. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call
Love is in the air. Celebrate the love with fun themed games, crafts and stories. Take home a Valentine for a special friend or animal.
parentsParents' Night Out
Friday, Feb. 12
7-9:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$15/child RA members, $20/child non-members
Ages 5-12
Reservations required by Feb. 9. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call
Parents, get a headstart on your Valentine's Day celebration while your children have a fun-filled night at the nature center. Kids, play nature games and go on a night hike (weather permitting). Design a special clay Valentine and make a red treat. Finish the night watching classic cartoons, starring our favorite animal characters. Drop off begins at 6:45 p.m
wineWine & Design Painting Party
Saturday, Feb. 20
6:30-9 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Ages: 21 and older.

Unleash your creative side, and join us for an evening of wine & painting. Paint, canvas, brushes and a glass of wine will be provided while our experienced instructor guides you step by step through the process. At the end of the night, take home your masterpiece. Don't worry, no experience is necessary. Registration required. Must cancel 72 hours in advance to receive a refund. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 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.  

DRBServe Reston - Join the DRB
Reston Association is seeking members to serve on the Design Review Board in three volunteer leadership positions. All terms are for three years.
The Design Review Board interprets, administers and renders decisions involving the design covenants in accordance with the Design Guidelines of Reston Association. Through this role, members of the DRB have an opportunity to impact the future of Reston. Open positions include:

Design professional (2 seats): Architect, land planner, or landscape architect.

Lay Member (1 seat): Need not be a design professional.

If you are interested in applying to be a member of the DRB, please fill out the Committee Volunteer Application form and submit it via email to stadele@reston.org by 5 p.m. March 4.