RA News
Feb. 19, 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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videoVideo: Candidates' Statements

This week's Reston Today video features statements from all five candidates running for the three open seats on the Board of Directors. The Reston Association voting period begins on March 7. Members are encouraged to vote in the board election. For more information on the election, go to www.reston.org. Click the image above to watch the candidates' video on YouTube. 
profferRA Calls for Veto of Proffer Bill
Reston Association sent a letter to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe last week asking for a veto or amendment of the Proffer Reform Legislation passed by the Senate. There is also a similar House version of the legislation. The final House and Senate product is expected to go to McAuliffe to be signed into law in the coming days or weeks.

Board President, Ellen Graves, said in the Feb. 12 letter to McAuliffe that the association "opposes the Proffer Reform Legislation (Senate Bill No. 549 and House Bill No. 770) as it is currently written because it adversely affects the ability of Reston Association, the county and a developer to mitigate impacts of residential development on Reston Association's budget, facilities and programs." Click here to read more.
tennisReston Tennis Seeks Players
tennis ball Reston Tennis is looking for men and women with a USTA rating of 3.5 to 4.5 to play in its Wednesday and Thursday RTT leagues. Similar to World Team Tennis, these co-ed teams play matches consisting of five 8-game sets, including men's singles, men's doubles, women's singles, women doubles and mixed doubles.

The RTT season will start in mid-April and run until late October. For more information please contact Robert Tucker in the tennis office at 703-435-6502 or tennis@reston.org.
pirateIt's a Pirate Parrrty
Tuesday, Feb. 23
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive
$8/RA members; $12/non-members.
Ages: 3-5 years.

Ahoy, me Hearties! Ye all be invited fer a pirate parrrrrty! This pirate adventure will transform your child into a pirate, complete with dress-up, and allow them to take part in a real treasure hunt on land. Enjoy crafts, games and fun activities. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 to register.
BagEnvironmental Film: Bag It
Friday, Feb. 26
7-9 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Free ($5 suggested donation)
Reservations requested by Feb. 23. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Could you go a day without plastic? This touching and often flat-out-funny film follows "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. See how our crazy-for-plastic world has caught up to us and what we can do about it. Co-sponsored by Friends of Reston. Click here to watch trailer.
happyHappy Birthday Dr. Seuss
Sunday, March 6
2-3:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/person RA members, $9/person non-members.
All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by March 1. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
You would not, you could not, want to miss, a celebration as fun as this! Would you, could you, come and play? Dr. Seuss has been teaching valuable lessons for generations such as "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose." Steer your shoes to the nature center for a fun afternoon of crafts, food and birthday party fun in celebration of Dr. Seuss' 112th birthday.
dancingDancing Wind
Monday, March 7 or Tuesday, March 8
10-11 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members
Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by March 3. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
March is the windy month. Take a walk and feel the wind as it dances around you. Blow around like a gale and float like a breeze. Make a windsock so you can always tell which way the wind is blowing.
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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.  

streamsHelp Monitor Streams
Saturday, March 5
Noon-3 p.m.
Various locations.

Reston Association welcomes new volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations throughout Reston. Get involved with a small team during all seasons to collect data and identify insects with the goal of assessing the health of Reston's streams.
If you are interested in assisting with stream monitoring for more than one or two sessions, training and practice opportunities are offered by joining seasoned volunteers and RA staff. You can earn a stream monitoring certificate after successfully demonstrating your ability to identify macro-invertebrates. Each monitoring session consists of 2-3 hours. Any interest and commitment level is appreciated.
For more information, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org.