RA News
Feb. 26, 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: Developers Break Ground
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This week's Reston Today video features a segment on the groundbreaking ceremony for the VY at Reston Heights project. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube.

The mixed-use project is being developed by The JBG Companies near the Reston International Center off Sunrise Valley Drive. VY will provide additional residential buildings as well as retail and office space. When completed, the approximately 380 new residential units will become part of Reston Association. Click here to read more about the project.
assessAnnual Assessment Notice
Reston Association Member Services will extend its hours for residents to pay their annual assessment on the following days:
  • Saturday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 29, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 1, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Assessments are due March 1. Members can also take advantage of the 20% discount on pool & tennis passes if they pay their assessment online by March 1 (either the full amount or the first installment) and purchase their passes online by April 15. Click here for more details.
ceoFebruary CEO Report
Read about the latest ways Reston Association is fostering community engagement and optimizing member experiences in the February CEO Report. Also included in this issue are updates on the Pony Barn and Lake Anne dam projects. Click here to download the report.
swimReston Swim Team Association
New Swimmer Evaluation
Sunday, Feb. 28
8 a.m.
Reston Community Center
Registration (returning families only)
Tuesday, March 1
Online at www.rsta.org

Registration for the Summer Swim Team begins next week and returning families have two weeks to reserve their space on their selected team. New swimmer evaluations are required for all new participants under age 11. Go to the Reston Swim Team Association website for more information.
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.
orgOrganic Gardening
Thursday, March 10
7-8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA or RCC members, $7/person non-members. Adults.
Reservations required by March 7. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Organic gardening uses landscape design and the environment to improve and maximize the health and the development of plants and soil without the use of commercial pesticides and fertilizers. Learn about this mainstay method of sustainable gardening, and bring your questions. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.
workshopWorkshop: Landscape, Compost
Thursday, March 10
6:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Do you have questions about plants, tree maintenance and/or composting? Then don't miss this free workshop. Join Reston Association and landscaping experts for an informative workshop on tree care, landscaping tips, composting best practices and more. RSVP to covenantsworkshops@reston.org by Monday, March 7.
Click here to view the full workshop schedule.
rescueRescue Reston Fundraiser
Thursday, March 10
7 p.m.
Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods.

The Rescue Reston grassroots organization will hold a "Paint the Town Green Paint & Sip Fundraiser." Click here for more information.
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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.
RAhiringPT Volunteer Assistant Wanted
Reston Association is hiring a seasonal part-time Volunteer Assistant (27 hours a week) from March-November. Must be able to work some nights and weekends. The Volunteer Assistant provides support and assistance to the Volunteer Supervisor. If you are interested in the position or know someone who might be interested, and have the skills and experience, direct them to http://careers.reston.org/ for job details.