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STREAM MONITORING

Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/ VRVicNet and click on the date. (refer to “VOLUNTEER INFO PORTAL (VOL/VICNET)”, page 93)

Try stream monitoring on: April 13, 1:30-4:30 p.m. July 13, 8-11 a.m. August 24, 8-11 a.m. Summer provides a great opportunity for us to get out and be in nature. What better way to do this than to get your feet wet in one of Reston’s streams? RA welcomes new volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations. The summer stream monitoring season occurs between July 1 and August 31. Get involved with a small team to collect data and identify insects with the goal of assessing stream health. Not only do you get to learn about streams, it also provides an opportunity to make new friends. If you are interested in assisting with stream monitoring for more than one or two sessions, training and practice opportunities are offered by joining seasoned volunteers and RA staff. You can earn a Virginia Save Our Streams stream monitoring certification by successfully demonstrating your ability to identify macro-invertebrates. Each monitoring session lasts of two to three hours. Any interest and commitment levels are appreciated. If interested, join our volunteer monitor email distribution list to receive notices of upcoming monitoring dates. Email gstewart@reston.org with the message, “add me to the stream monitors list” to begin receiving emails. Age Requirement: All ages are welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents must complete a Volunteer Minor Application for each child participating.

Contact: Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at ha@reston. org or 703-435-7986.

SPRING FESTIVAL

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Saturday, May 4 (rain or shine) Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston

The festival will feature entertainment, displays and information from Environmental groups, hands-on nature activities, carnival style games, canoe and kayak rentals on Lake Audubon, fishing activities, food and a whole lot of fun. Volunteer Shifts: 12:30-3 p.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.

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Age Requirement: Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age. Volunteers can help for a shift and then spend part of their day enjoying the festival with family and friends! Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/VRVicNet and click on the event date. Refer to page 93. For more information, contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at 703-435-7986 or email ha@reston.org

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Mascots & Escort — Kids love the Nature Center mascots! They love having their picture taken. We need a volunteer to wear the mascot costume. This volunteer needs excellent people skills and should be able to animate the character without talking. We also need an escort to speak and interact with the public and to help children pose for pictures. This job requires standing and walking. Must be at least 15 years of age. Concessions — Prepare, serve and sell popcorn, cotton candy and beverages. Face Painting — Paint simple animals and designs on children’s faces. Design choices are usually pre-determined. Minimal artistic skill necessary. Supplies provided. Carnival Activities — Responsible for assisting children play related carnival games. Volunteers will also distribute prizes and candy. Simple Crafts for Children — Assist children with simple hands-on craft projects. Must be at least 13 years of age. Canoe and Kayak Rentals — Help distribute life jackets and paddles and help patrons in and out of canoes and kayaks. Must be willing to get a little muddy. Must be 15 years of age. Fishing Station — Volunteers do not need to be experienced anglers. Volunteers help bait the hooks and cast the rods, if needed. Must be at least 13 years of age. Registration — Distribute programs, scavenger hunt booklets and Nature Center information. Must be at least 18 years of age.

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Reston Spring 2019  

Reston Magazine a Reston Association publication @2019

Reston Spring 2019  

Reston Magazine a Reston Association publication @2019