RA News
July 29, 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: Camp Counselors' View

Camp counselors provide their unique perspectives on what makes RA Camps so special. Click the image above to watch this week's Reston Today video on YouTube. 
talloaksCounty Approves Tall Oaks Plan
The Fairfax County Planning Commission approved the redevelopment plan for the Tall Oaks Center last Thursday. As one of the conditions for approval, the developer (Jefferson Apartment Group) has agreed to give Reston Association $10,000 for improvements to the nearby Tall Oaks pool facility. The amount going to RA was originally $20,000 as stated during last week's planning commission meeting. However, during the county Board of Supervisors' session Tuesday, it was decided that the money would be divided between RA and Fairfax County Public Schools. Supervisors voted to approve the plan, which will include the construction of residential units, retail spaces and recreational spaces. The residential units will be a part of RA. Click here for more information.
weevilsWeevils Take On Invasive Plant
As part of Reston Association's Integrated Pest Management program, 1,000 weevils (Rhinoncomimus latipes) were recently released to feed on the invasive Mile-A-Minute vine. Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. released 500 of the weevils in a restored stream reach by South Lakes High School and RA staff released another 500 weevils along the gas pipeline easement near Trails Edge Lane.  
NOTICE: Pools to Close Early Sunday
Hunters Woods, Lake Audubon and Lake Newport pools, normally open until 8 p.m., will be closing at 7 p.m. this Sunday for the Lifeguard Olympics. All other pools will close at their regularly scheduled 7 p.m. time.
behindBehind the Badge
Saturday, July 30
9 a.m.-noon
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

An overview of the Fairfax County Police Department will be presented with information about policies and procedures, what to expect during a traffic stop, use of force and other topics. Click here for more information.
stjohnsSt. John's Wood Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 4
6:30 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

In preparation for the upcoming Fairfax County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors hearings, Supervisor Catherine Hudgins, together with the Reston Association, will hold a community meeting about the St. John's Wood redevelopment project. Brian Winterhalter, on behalf of the Bozzuto Group, will share the project status, information on the application, receive community input and address questions. For additional information please contact Goldie Harrison at 703-478-0283.
totallyTotally Trucks
Friday, Aug. 5
Reston Association's Central Services Facility, 12250 Sunset Hills Road.

Bring the kids and check out all the big trucks that Reston Association uses to keep Reston beautiful. In addition, we may have a police and fire truck on display. Children will receive a "Totally Trucks" construction helmet. No registration required.
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. 
creekCritters in the Creek
Monday, Aug. 8 or Tuesday, Aug. 9
10-11 a.m.
WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
$5/child RA members, $7/child non-members
Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Aug. 5. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
There is nothing better than getting knee deep in a creek on a hot summer day. Enjoy wading in The Glade stream looking for tadpoles, fish, frogs and other aquatic creatures. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We will provide nets and buckets.
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.
campfireCampfire Fun
Friday, Aug. 12
7-8:30 p.m.
WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
$7/person RA members, $9/person non-members
All ages (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Aug. 8. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Summer is winding down. What better way to end the season than around a crackling campfire. Sing songs, tell stories or jokes, play campfire games and roast marshmallows during this evening of old fashioned fun.
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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.  

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.