RA News
June 17, 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.


Click the icon above to sign up to speak at a Board of DIrectors' meeting.

Board Agenda Packets

(painting services discount for RA members)


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videoVideo: Giving Back to Reston

Click on the image above to watch the latest Reston Today video. This week's video shows ways the local business community is giving back to Reston through volunteer efforts. 
codeCode of Ethics Study
The Reston Association Board of Directors will review an independent report and consider how to proceed with the next steps toward implementing an RA code of ethics at its June 23 meeting.

The recently formed Code of Conduct Task Force, with guidance from the Vienna-based firm, Quantum Governance, is studying how to improve upon the association's conduct policies for employees, board members and volunteers. Read more.

Click the image on the left to check out the new Working Group & Task Forces page on the RA website.
grandopeningGovernment Center Opening
Saturday, June 18
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
1801 Cameron Glen Drive.

The grand opening of the North County Governmental Center will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the unveiling of the newly completed public art sculpture, tours of the center and police station, and various family activities. For additional information, please contact the Hunter Mill District office at 703-478-0283.
Environmental Film
filmAntarctic Edge 70 South
Friday, June 24
7 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Free ($5 suggested donation)
Reservations requested by June 23. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Follow a team of scientists as they explore the West Antarctic Peninsula. See stunning landscapes and seascapes of Earth's southern polar region. While navigating through 60-foot waves and dangerous icebergs, the film tracks the team as it studies the Adelie Penguin, considered one of the greatest indicator species of climate change. Co-sponsored by Friends of Reston. 
swimWorld's Largest Swim Lesson
Friday, June 24 
6 p.m.
Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road.
Free event.
For questions call 703-435-6532 or contact poolparty@reston.org.
The "World's Largest Swimming Lesson" is a promotional event designed to build awareness about the importance of teaching kids to swim.
campCamping: A Family Experience
Saturday, June 25
2-3:30 p.m.
WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
$5/person RA or RCC members, $7/person non-members.
Adults and children 7+ years.
Reservations required by June 22. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Prepare for a positive family camping trip. Learn about different camping styles (tent, hammock and bivy), how to set up and break down your campsite, and build "Leave No Trace" habits to last a lifetime. Essential packing  lists and local family camping destinations will be provided. Co-sponsored by Reston Community Center.
triaReston Relay Triathlon
Sunday, June 26
7-11 a.m.
Note: Lake Newport Pool will open at 12 p.m. Sunday and the parking lot will be closed at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Click here to sign up to compete or click here to volunteer to help with the race.

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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.  

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