RA News
May 27, 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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Reston Association offices, including the Nature House and Central Services Facility, will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. 
videoVideo: Bike to Work Day

Click on the image above to watch the latest Reston Today video. This week's segment is about the recent Bike to Work Day in Reston. As the local host organization, Reston Association helped register about 500 cyclists. Sponsors included Comstock Partners, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Great Harvest Bread Co., Leidos, Whole Foods & Amazing Race Timing.  
branchingDownload Branching Out

The summer edition of the Walker Nature Center publication Branching Out is now available online. Click here to download the latest issue, which includes a feature article on Reston's lakes.
Still Time to Enter Contest
artfulArtful Bike Rack Designs
The Initiative for Public Art - Reston (IPAR) and the Reston Association Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee (MTAC) are seeking design proposals for permanent, artist-designed outdoor functional bike racks to be installed at specific locations throughout Reston. The goals of the project are to provide safe bike parking for cyclists throughout Reston and to weave art into the fabric of Reston's infrastructure. The deadline for entries is May 29Read more. 
golfGolf Pathways Clarification
Click for RNGC map.
As a followup to a notice in last week's RA News, Reston Association would like to clarify that the Reston National Golf Course paths are for golfers (in carts) only and the RA pathways, that cross or run next to the course, are intended for non-golfing pedestrians and cyclists. For safety reasons, anyone on the marked RA pathway should use caution when walking or cycling through the golf course. The RA pathway mainly goes through Golf Course Square and Newbridge Court, but also runs along the 1st, 8th and 10th holes. Residents who are not playing golf should not go on the cart paths or course grounds intended for use by golfers.

Additionally, residents are asked to use caution on RA pathways that go through the Hidden Creek Country Club golf course. Click on the map (left) to locate RA pathways at Hidden Creek.  
pickleWant to Try Pickleball?
Thursdays-Fridays (through June 23)
10 a.m.-noon
Southgate Community Center, 12125 Pinecrest Road.

The first indoor pickleball court in Reston is available to residents who want to sample the sport. Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Call 703-860-0676 for information about court availability.
birdSummer Bird Class & Count
Bird Class
Thursday, June 2
7-8:30 p.m.
$5/person or free for count participants.
Bird Count
Saturday, June 4
6:45 a.m.-Noon
Class and count will meet at the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Learn the basics of bird identification, and how to look and listen for the common birds of Reston at the Bird Class. Then, join us for the half-day annual Summer Bird Count throughout Reston's natural areas. Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping us obtain important information to help our feathered friends. Reservations required by May 30. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
exploreExplore Lake by Canoe/Kayak
Friday, June 3
6:30-8 p.m.
Lake Anne Public Boat Docks, Washington Plaza in the Lake Anne Village Center.
$7/person RA members, $9/person non-members
Ages 7 and older. (Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required May 30. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Explore Lake Anne from a different perspective. Paddling is a leisurely and enjoyable way of getting up close to waterfowl, fish and turtles that seem far away from shore. Beginner paddlers welcome. Boats and equipment provided. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center. 
countCount to 10
Monday, June 6 or Tuesday, June 7
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 June 2. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
The summer woods offer lots of opportunities for counting. Enjoy a guided nature walk and look for a series of fun items to count. 1 log to walk along, 2 large rocks, 3 birds in the sky - give your child a head start on preschool skills and a chance to notice numbers in our natural world. Snack and craft included.  
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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.  

LakeCleanReston Lake Cleanup
Saturday, June 4 
10 a.m.-noon
Lakes Anne, Audubon and Thoreau.
Join fellow boaters and lake enthusiasts for the 10th Annual Lake Cleanup. We are looking for volunteers to get on their boats and to walk the shorelines to collect as much trash as possible.Supplies will be available at each lake.

To sign-up, call Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org.
tennisTennis Volunteers Sought
Reston Tennis will be hosting the sectional tournament for 8 & under Junior Team Tennis on Saturday, June 11 at North Shore Tennis Courts. About six volunteers are needed to help with scoring of matches and to help keep the children moving at a good pace throughout the day. No tennis experience is needed. To volunteer please contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986. 
twoTwo Triathlons Need Volunteers
Two community triathlons are seeking volunteers to help with the races this summer. Various volunteer positions are needed. Click the links below for more information or to sign up, or email kelsey@reston.org.

Relay Triathlon (June 26)
The Reston Relay Triathlon is a community event that encourages healthy and active lifestyles for children.

Reston Kids' Triathlon (Aug. 7)
The Reston Kids' Triathlon is a youth scholarships benefit event. The race is from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.