RA News
July 22, 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: Recycling in Reston

Did you know RA has a recycling program? Click the image above to view our video or call 703-437-7658 to learn about how you can do your part to keep Reston green. 
lakehouseLake House Proposals Sought
Reston Association has begun the process of soliciting bids for the independent review of the Tetra/Lake House property purchase and renovation project. RA will accept submissions for proposals Aug. 10-12. Read more
beaverBeaver Hike
Thursday, Aug. 4
7-8:30 p.m.
WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members.
All ages (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by July 31. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Reston's beavers are busy, and The Glade Stream Valley is the best place to observe their activities. Explore their history in Reston, their unique characteristics and the habitats they create. Meet "Buster the Beaver," then hike to the Beaver Management Area. 
shortsSummer Shorts Film Fest
Friday, Aug. 5
7-9 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
Free ($5 suggested donation).
Reservations requested by Aug. 4. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Temperatures are hot outside, so join us inside for some of the coolest short films that shed new light on environmental topics in concise, creative and quirky ways. Popcorn and drinks for sale. Co-sponsored by Friends of Reston. 
piePie Party at the Nature House
Thursday, Aug. 11
4:30-6 p.m.
Nature House, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/RA members; $7/non-members.
Ages: 55+
Join us for an end of summer Pie Party at the Nature House. This first annual social event will allow registrants to mingle while enjoying a various selection of pies as well as games. There will also be door prizes. Contact events@reston.org or call 703-435-6571 for more information or to register.
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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.  

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.
appreciationVolunteer Appreciation Party
Thursday, Aug. 18
4-7 p.m.
Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road.

Reston Association's annual volunteer appreciation party will include food, music, door prizes and special gifts for RA volunteers and staff. Family members of volunteers are also invited. Please RSVP by Aug. 10. Click here to sign up.
covenJoin the Covenants Committee
Get involved in keeping our neighborhoods beautiful by volunteering to serve on the Reston Association Covenants Committee. The Hunters Woods/Dogwood District seat is currently open for a three-year term.
As a member of the Covenants Committee, you will have an opportunity to influence the community by working with neighbors to keep their homes well maintained.
To apply, please fill out the Committee Volunteer Application Form and submit it via email to stadele@reston.org.
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.