RA News
March 18, 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: Maker Faire Photos

This week's Reston Today video features a slide show of photos from the 2016 Northern Virginia Mini Maker Faire held last week at South Lakes High School. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube.
profferProffer Reform Bill Signed
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a bill recently that limits what localities can accept in proffer agreements with developers. However, land-use attorneys for Reston Association said last week the final version of the proffer reform bill will have minimal impact on Reston. Read why
springSpring Beauties
Wednesday, March 23
1:30-2:30 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 18. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Before the leaves appear on the trees, wildflowers bloom to soak up the sun. Plant flower seeds that will bloom later in the year, go on a scavenger hunt, and find beautiful wildflowers tucked away in the spring woods.
dogparkDog Park Issue on Agenda
Thursday, March 24
6:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

The Reston Association Board of Directors is asking residents interested in the ongoing Baron Cameron Dog Park issue to attend this meeting of the full board. Read more.

bearsEnvironmental Film: Bears
Friday, March 25
7-9 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Free ($5 suggested donation)
Adults and children 7+ years.
Reservations requested by March 22. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Disneynature's documentary showcases a year in the life of a brown bear family as two cubs are taught life's most important lessons. Follow their journey through the change of seasons in one of the planet's last great wildernesses - Alaska. Co-sponsored by Friends of Reston.
openhouseOpen House
Thursday, March 31
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

Learn about your community at Reston Association's Open House. This event is for new and long-time residents. Click here for more information about this free session.

nativeNative Plant Sale
Order Deadline: Friday, April 1, 5 p.m.
Pick Up: Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
Want to use more native plants in your landscape but have trouble finding them or don't like the prices once you do? Pre-order some nature center favorites and enjoy the savings. Species include sun and shade loving perennial flowers and ferns that do well in a variety of growing conditions, and add value to your backyard habitat. Plants are deer-resistant and neonic free. Click here to download an order form and more information about the plants.

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.
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.

lifeguardLifeguard Class Registration
Opens Monday April 4
Online or in-person at Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. 

Certification class fee: $175 (members); $225 (non-residents)
Recertification class fee: $95 (members); $120 (non-residents)
Reston Association is a licensed training provider of American Red Cross Health and Safety courses. All courses are taught by certified instructors and the fee includes all class materials. Email aquaticsinfo@reston.org or call 703-435-6543 for more information. View the entire class schedule here
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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.  

arborReston Arbor Day
Monday, March 28 (rain or shine)
9:30 a.m.-noon
Reston sites: Old Trail Drive natural area, Old Westbury recreational area and Lake Newport soccer natural area.

All ages welcome. Children 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Click here to register to volunteer now.
Reston is a Tree City USA as certified by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Join us as we help plant native trees, shrubs, ferns and wildflowers. Learn about Reston's trees and shrubs, including proper planting and care.
A special Arbor Day presentation and flag-raising ceremony will take place at 11:45 a.m. at the Walker Nature Center followed by a free pizza lunch for volunteers. Special guests will include Jim McGlone of the Virginia Department of Forestry. For more information please contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org.