RA News
June 10, 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: Racing for a Cause

Click on the image above to watch the latest Reston Today video. This week's video recaps last weekend's Reston Sprint Triathlon. About 900 participants competed in the 10th annual event. Learn how the money raised from the race helps supports families and individuals in need within the Reston community. 
lifejacketNew Lifejacket Policy
Reston Association has a new policy aimed to improve safety for children using association pools this summer. RA permits U.S. Coast Guard approved lifejackets only. Inflatable water wings, inner tubes and foam bathing suit inserts are prohibited. Lifejackets are available at each pool and may be checked out from RA pool employees. Read more about the new policy or contact aquaticsinfo@reston.org for additional information. 
five5% Day at Whole Foods
Wednesday, June 15
11660 Plaza America Drive.
Download flyer here.
Shop at Whole Food Market Reston on June 15 and 5% of the day's net sales will be donated to Friends of Reston, Reston Association's 501c3 supporting organization. Friends of Reston funds community projects such as environmental education, habitat restoration, youth scholarships and Helping Homes. Learn more about Friends of Reston at www.friendsofreston.org
beakWhose Beak Is It Anyway?
Wednesday, June 15
10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/child RA members, $7/child non-members
Ages 3-5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by June 12. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Birds have developed a wide variety of beak types to eat different types of food. What type works best for finding grubs in a tree or cracking open nuts? What about eating fish? Experiment with these useful adaptations yourself.
Free Workshop
workshopGovernance, Legislative Updates
Thursday, June 16
6:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

This free workshop will address the latest legislative updates and the relationship between cluster/condo boards and Reston Association. Please RSVP by Monday, June 13 to covenantsworkshops@reston.org
baltTrip to Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Thursday, June 16
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
$28 RA members; $35 non-members.

Join Reston Association for a charter bus trip to Baltimore's Inner Harbor. You will be on your own to enjoy some shopping, lunch at one of the many restaurants, tour the National Aquarium or the Maryland Science Center or just relax and do some people watching. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org to register or visit our 55+ Events & Trips website page for more information about pick-up locations. 
policePolice Station Grand Opening
Saturday, June 18
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
1801 Cameron Glen Drive.

Go on a guided tour of Reston's new police station and check out the police cars, trucks and motorcycles on display at this open house. 
stickWalking Stick Workshop
Saturday, June 18
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members
Ages 5-12 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by June 15. Email  naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
School's almost out, and it's time to explore new territory. Make a walking stick that can travel with you on your next hike. Choose the perfect stick, make a leather grip, and with help, engrave your name or initials to make it your own. All supplies 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.  

Call for Volunteers
pedestrianPedestrian Lighting Group
Reston Association is seeking volunteers to serve on its Pedestrian Lighting Working Group. The group will prioritize and study community lighting needs and report its findings to the Board of Directors by November. The next meeting of the working group is scheduled for June 29 at RA headquarters. For more information, email Sabrina Tadele.
HabitatHelp Remove Invasive Plants
Saturday, June 25
10 a.m.-noon
10805 Oldfield Drive.
garlic mustard Remove the bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard surrounding the Sunrise Valley Recreation Area. These invasive plants have taken over the field edge and hidden the natural beauty of our woods. Meet along Oldfield Drive. The entrance steps to the play area are adjacent to 10805 Oldfield Drive. Look for the Reston Association truck. To volunteer go to:  http://bit.ly/2016HabitatHeroes