RA News
Sept. 9, 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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videoVideo: Corporate Volunteers
Learn about Reston Association's corporate volunteer and Adopt-A-Recycling Bin programs in this week's edition of Reston Today. Click the image above to watch the video on YouTube.
seniorsFocus Groups for Residents 55+
Reston Association's 55+ Advisory Committee will be conducting focus groups to gather information on what additional programs and services are needed for the community. There will be daytime and evening one-hour sessions. Members are only needed for one of the sessions. Dates and times will be announced after the committee determines the level of interest and potential participation. To indicate your interest, please download and fill out the form located here.

Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 for more information.
dogsDogs Make a Splash in RA Pool
Check out pictures from Reston Association's first Dog Paddle event at Dogwood Pool. Click here.
yardCommunity Yard Sale
Saturday, Sept 10 
8:30 a.m.-noon
(No early birds as gates open at 8:30 a.m.)
12000 Sunrise Valley Drive (across the street from Reston Association).

Ninety-five families will be selling a variety of items. Vendor space is sold out. In case of rain in the forecast, call 703-435-6577 the morning of the event for a recorded, weather-related message. Rain date is Sept. 11.
Animal Hide & Seek
Monday, Sept. 12
10-11 a.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$7/child RA members, $9/child non-members.
Ages 18-35 months (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Reservations required by Sept. 9. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
Join an exciting nature trail adventure. Use clues such as animal tracks, sounds and traits to find animals hidden along the trail. Read a story, enjoy a snack and take home an animal craft.
specboardSpecial Board Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 14
6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

The Reston Association Board of Directors will receive updates on the status of various land-use/zoning matters affecting the Reston community later this month. The meeting agenda will be posted here.
goodWorkshop Canceled
The Good Neighbors, Great Communities workshop, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15, has been canceled.
openOpen Houses at Lake House
Saturday, Sept. 17, noon-4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-noon.
11450 Baron Cameron Ave.

Reston Association's newest facility, The Lake House Sponsored by Comstock, will host two open houses next weekend. All RA members and non-members are welcome to take the tour of this lakefront property that can be rented for meetings, weddings and other occasions. Click here to read more about the open houses or download the promotional folder here.
Sauerkraut Workshop
Wednesday, Sept. 21
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive
$20/person RA members, $25/person non-members. Adults.
Reservations required by Sept. 16. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.
The ancient technique of fermentation produces some of the most beloved food products around the world. Learn about this technique then practice it by making a jar of your own sauerkraut to take home. Guest presenter: Katie Strong, Virginia Cooperative Extension
golftournGolf Tournament Fundraiser
Monday, Oct. 3 
1-5 p.m. followed by dinner at the clubhouse.
Reston National Golf Course.
$85/golfer, $340/foursome.
Register to play at the Eventbrite link at 

Golf check-in and warm-up will start at 1 p.m., with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. This 9-hole, Captain's Choice format will be followed by awards, prizes and dinner. For more information contact golf@rescuereston.org or 571-449-6060. 
Not a golfer? Join the afternoon Nature Hike co-sponsored by Rescue Reston and the Walker Nature Center. Go to http://bit.ly/rr-walk.
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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.

Sign up for a Habitat Heroes project here. 

chokeStop the Choking Hazard
Saturday, Sept. 24
10 a.m.-noon
Old Trail Drive Tot-lot.

Volunteers will meet at the asphalt path located between 2354-2358 Old Trail Drive and work in the natural area around the tot-lot removing English ivy that is choking out the native trees and ground-covers. Volunteers will also remove large double-file viburnums to give space for native trees and shrubs. This is a satisfying job, as volunteers will see the difference they will make to restore the natural area to healthy wildlife habitat.
Click here to sign up to volunteer.
bikeBicycle & Pedestrian Project
Thursday, Sept. 15
4:30-7 p.m.
Locations listed below.
Volunteers must be 14 or older. Younger volunteers must be accompanied by an adult.
The Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee is looking for volunteers to help collect bicycle and pedestrian counts in Reston as part of the National Bicycle & Pedestrian Documentation Project. Collecting better data on usage and demand is essential to building long-term support for walking and cycling. More information about the national effort can be found at http://bikepeddocumentation.org.
Reston Locations
1. WO&D Trail and Old Reston Avenue ( off Sunset Hills close to Temporary Road).

2. New Dominion Parkway and Reston Parkway. (across from Temporary Road)

3. South Lakes and Twin Branches (by the gas station in the South Lakes shopping center)

4. Wiehle Avenue and Sunrise Valley Drive.

5. Glade and Soapstone (corner by Glade Pool)
If you are interested in helping with this effort, please contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org.