RA News
July 15, 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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RA Seeking Proposals for Independent Review of Tetra/Lake House Project. CLICK HERE

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 Cornerstones gathering last Friday.
Cornerstones became the first organization to lease space at The Lake House on Lake Newport last Friday. The nonprofit organization helps those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing and childcare services. Approximately 50 people gathered at The Lake House for the Cornerstones function, which was a
year-end reception for the board and staff.

"Our attendees especially enjoyed being able to sit outside on the lake-side porch," said Amelie Bailey of Cornerstones. "The location feels like a true retreat, though it wasn't far at all from our main offices -- the neighborhood is peaceful and the view is stunning." 

Reston Association's newest community facility, sponsored by Comstock, is open for business and is booking rental dates for company functions, workshops and private events. The facility can accommodate up to 145 people. Click here for more information about this waterfront property. Rates start at $100 per hour.
videoVideo: RA Summer Camps

Reston Association has the longest operating camp program in Reston. RA's summer camps are safe, fun and help build self esteem through positive interactions. Click on the above image for a brief Reston Today video overview of summer camps or check out our website for more information about the association's wide variety of youth and camp programs. 
campfireCampfire Folklore
Thursday, July 21
7-8:30 p.m.
WNC Campfire Ring, Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
$7/person RA members, $9/person non-members
All ages.
Reservations required by July 18.
Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689. 
The campfire has always been a great place to gather and hear stories of past and present. Did you know that many a lesson has been passed down from generation to generation while sitting around the fire? Hear a few fables and share a story of your own if you would like. Roasting marshmallows will be part of the fun.
dragonflyDragonfly Class & Count
Dragonfly Class
Thursday, July 28
7-8:30 p.m.                                   
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$5/person (Free for count participants)
Dragonfly Count
Sunday, July 31
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Meet at Bright Pond Lane. Park at the end of the cul-de-sac. Free.
Learn about basic identification, natural history and conservation of our local dragonflies at the class. On the count, meet local dragonfly experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to obtain important information on our fast-flying friends. Guest Naturalist: Ken Rosenthal, Arlington County Parks. Reservations required by July 25. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
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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.  

streamVolunteer for Stream Monitoring
Saturday, July 16
8-11 a.m.
Meet at the Walker Nature Center.

Please email wpeterson@reston.org or call 703-435-6535 for volunteer information about tomorrow's stream monitoring event near Stewarts Bridge. Stream-monitoring volunteers collect data and identify insects with the goal of assessing the health of Reston's streams.
invasiveHelp Remove Invasive Plants
Saturday, July 23
10 a.m.-noon
Stones Throw Drive Natural Area.

The heavy vines of Oriental Bittersweet continue to strangle trees and take over shrubs in the natural area at Stone Throw Drive. Oriental Bittersweet is one of the most invasive and vigorous weeds in Reston. Please help eradicate this aggressive vine and liberate our native plants. Meet at the asphalt path near the intersection of Fieldview Drive and Stones Throw Drive, across the street from 11300 Stones Throw Drive. Sign up at http://bit.ly/2016HabitatHeroes.
triKids' Tri Volunteers Needed
kids tri The YMCA Fairfax County Reston and Reston Association will be holding the sixth annual Reston Kids' Triathlon Aug. 7 at 8 a.m. The event is intended to be a fun opportunity for youngsters to stay active through the summer and learn about the fast-growing sport of triathlon.

In keeping with the missions of the sponsoring organizations, a number of the participants will be from families who might not be able to afford the entry fee and equipment for the event. Through individual and corporate sponsors, their costs will be covered. All net proceeds from this event will be used for the Y and RA youth scholarship programs. The Reston Kids' Triathlon can only be a success with the help of community volunteers.

Volunteers are needed for many different areas and if you would like to support local kids and volunteer for this event, please sign up here.