RA News
Aug. 12, 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 the Reston Association website.


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Stream Restoration Work Slated
Restoration work on highly eroded streams in Hickory Cluster and near Wiehle Avenue will begin in September and should be finished by the summer of 2017.

This long-awaited project will not require any funding from Reston Association. Instead, the approximately $4 million cost will be financed by Northern Virginia Stream Restoration Bank (NVSRB), which collects money from developers who must mitigate unavoidable stream impacts on their projects. Read more.
videoVideo: Tour The Lake House

Take a video tour of The Lake House Sponsored by Comstock. Click the image above to watch Reston Today and imagine how Reston Association's newest facility might be the perfect venue for your next private event or business meeting. The Lake House, located on the banks of Lake Newport, is also being used for RA camps, after-school care and other programs. 
Reston Favored Over Tysons
An article in Bisnow last week explains why major developers favor Reston over Tysons Corner. Reston's "natural advantages," along with being more walkable than Tysons, are a couple of the reasons why builders such as JBG and Boston Properties are investing in Reston. Developers will discuss these topics and more at Bisnow's Fairfax County State of the Market on Aug. 17.

"In Tysons, you don't have that depth of an existing neighborhood system with people who are passionate about Tysons, who grew up and went to high school there," said JBG principal Greg Trimmer. Read more.

poolclosingLake Newport Pool Closing Early
The Lake Newport pool will close at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 for the Reston Association volunteer appreciation party. The annual event is for volunteers and family members only.
pizzaPizza at Pools Pays Off for RA
Did you know when you order Papa John's pizza delivered to any Reston Association pool that you're helping RA?  For every order delivered to a pool address this summer, Papa John's  gives 20% of the proceeds to Reston. Menus and phone numbers are available on-site at each pool.
natureNature Crowns
Tuesday, Aug. 16
10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.
WNC Campfire Ring, on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
$5/child RA members, $7/child non-members
Ages 3-5 (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Aug. 12. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
These adorable and whimsical crowns turn an ordinary nature walk into something extraordinary. Notice new colors and patterns in nature and incorporate them in to your own nature crown.
streamStream Slosh
Saturday, Aug. 20
10:30 a.m.-noon
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5/person RA members, $7/person non-members
All ages (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Aug. 17. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Dip into a cool stream to escape the heat of summer. Use a net to search for fish and frogs, and take a peek under rocks to look for insects. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We'll provide the nets and buckets.
kidsKids Outdoors
Wednesday, Aug. 24
9 a.m.-noon
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$15/child RA Members, $20/child non-members
Ages 7-10.
Reservations required by Aug. 19. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Parents, drop off your kids for a morning packed with outdoor activity. Kids, top off your summer with a walk on the wild side. Activities will include an "I Spy" nature adventure, fishing in Lake Audubon, creeking for critters in the stream, a trailside snack and a natural craft to take home.
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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.  

committeesCandidates for Committees
Are you interested in shaping the future of Reston? Join talented individuals as they advise the Reston Association Board of Directors on important issues.
Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
The PRAC advises the board on the management and development of facilities and amenities for RA members. This group provides recommendations on prioritizing funding for capital improvements to RA common area facilities and evaluates RA programs for the purpose of recommending continuous improvements.
Elections Committee
The Elections Committee is responsible for overseeing the administration of the Board of Directors election process in March of each year. This group works to maximize voter turnout and ensure the election process is fair and transparent.
Community Engagement Advisory Committee
The CEAC advises the board on methods to foster neighborhood and community engagement with Reston Association. This group is currently developing a comprehensive multi-year community engagement plan for RA.
If you are interested in applying to serve on any of these committees, please complete the Volunteer Committee Member Application Form and email it to stadele@reston.org. For more information, call 703-435-6570.