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RESTON RESTON ASSOCIATION QUARTERLY PUBLICATION

APRIL 2019

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CONTENTS

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Digital version available online@www.reston.org

INSIDE

Reston Completes Second Environmental Status Report

MEMBER SERVICES

BY DOUG BRITT Learn the results of the 2018 Reston Annual State of the Environment Report (RASER), which evaluates 19 separate environmental attributes.

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Welcome to Reston and FAQ

WEBTRAC 41

Registration Info

POOL & TENNIS PASSES 42 43

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RA members Non-members

PROGRAMS & EVENTS 44 56 68 76 80

Meet Reston Association’s Natural Resources Experts

BY JESSICA BIGGER Meet the natural resource team that keeps Reston’s natural spaces beautiful and healthy.

Aquatics & Safety Camps Nature Events Experience Tennis

FACILITY RENTALS 86 88 90 91

RA Picnic Pavilions Conference Center RA Community Buildings Walker Nature Center

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92 Volunteer Opportunity 93 VOLGISTICS & VICNET 94 Environmental Opportunity 97 Corporate Team Building With a Difference

2019 Volunteer Reston Service Awards Winners

BY HA BROCK Reston magazine shines a spotlight on six 2019 Volunteer Reston Service Awards recipients for their volunteer time and talents supporting RA and the community.

BOARD AND GOVERNANCE 98 99

Board Actions Board of Directors

INFO AND RESOURCES 100 RA Common Area 101 Fishing and Boating 102 Facilities and Map

On the Cover: Potomac Watershed Cleanup Photographer: LeRoy Wallin

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PERSPECTIVES

ON THE STREET

08 Letter From RA Board President 10 Preserving Our Environment 12 It’s Time to Move on Sustainable Infrastructure 14 Nature and Environmental Services

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Gardens of Note

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AROUND RESTON 20 22 28 36

Three Things You Can Do to Save the Planet All Local, All Fresh, Best in Fairfax Reston Lakes 101 South Reston’s Piebald Deer

HISTORIC RESTON 38 Vernon J. Walker: Reston’s Pioneer Naturalist


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RESTON VOLUME 10 | NUMBER 2

We Are Thankful for Our Community of Kindness.

Cornerstones and its Boards of Directors, Sponsoring Religious Organizations, individuals and families we serve, thank you for supporting the 36th Annual Capitol Steps Benefit Performance helping us raise over $400,000 to help families in Cornerstones’ Embry Rucker Community Shelter move to permanent housing.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor Long & Foster Real Estate Leadership Sponsors Dev Technology Group Lisa & Bob Van Hoecke Principal Sponsor Gupta Family Foundation Underwriter Sponsors Liz Gavin Pao & Terry Pao Maserati/Alfa Romeo of Washington St. Anne’s Episcopal Church Patron Sponsors Bonnie & Bob Haukness Wine Sponsors Kay & Bert Tabor Excalibur Solutions LLC Dessert Sponsors ACI Solutions C. Mack Solutions Excella Consulting Industrial Security Integrators, LLC Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Mastermind Media PNC Bank Sandy Spring Bank Softcif Inc. Union Bank & Trust Supporter Sponsors Applied Information Sciences, Inc. ARTi Incorporated CWPS Foxhole Technology

Guarino & Associates, LLC Innovative Outcomes Consulting, Inc. Let’s Smile Monumental Sports & Entertainment Morgan Stanley ANDY RIEGER FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Pediatric Dentistry of Reston Delegate Ken Plum & Jane Plum Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Reston Orthodontics Scrawl Books Space Adventures Synergy Design & Construction Unanet Kerrie & Rick Wilson Influencers Richard Christensen Scott Couto & Janet Choi Meghan & Ned Ehrlich Lynne & Paul Farrell Roberta & Tom Gosling Kendall & Mark Holbrook Dr. Karan Lotfi & Dr. Azi Koochekzadeh Emily & Ryan Madden Viki & John Mutarelli Kathy & Michael Webb Contributors Hyatt Regency Reston Reston Community Center

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PUBLISHER

DESIGN & PRODUCTION

Andy Sigle RA President Board of Directors

Long Nguyen long@reston.org

EDITORIAL

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Mike Leone mike@reston.org

Sean Bahrami sean@reston.org

COPY EDITOR Leslie Siegmund

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Alex Huneycutt, Anna Kulyk, Colena Turner, David Madison, Jim Kirby, Kristina Alcorn, LeRoy Wallin, Neil Totten, William O'Brien, Zenon Slawinski

RA CONTRIBUTORS Abby Stocking, Andy Sigle, Ashleigh Soloff, Chalise JohnsonKidd, Claudia Thompson-Deahl, Dan Merenick, Ha Brock, Katherine Caffrey, Katie Shaw, Larry Butler, Laura Cutrona, Laura Kowalski, Lisa Singer, Nicki Bellezza, Rob Tucker, Willa Suter, William Peterson

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS Arthur Hass, Cathy Hudgins, Carol Nahorniak, Doug Britt, Gerry Connolly, Jennifer Cole, Jessica Bigger, John Lovaas, Ken Plum, Shelley S. Mastran

ADVERTISING SALES Mike Leone Email: mike@reston.org Direct: 703-435-6579

Reston is published quarterly by the Reston Association. Send correspondence or address changes to Reston Association at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404, 703-435-6530. All articles © Reston Association 2019. All rights reserved. Articles and letters to the editor may be submitted via mail to Mike Leone, Reston Association, at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404. 703-435-6530. Email submissions may be made to mike@reston.org. Anonymous or incomplete information will not be published. Reston Association reserves the right to edit for length, style, clarity and content. Articles may be printed upon verification of authorship and availability of space. Content submitted by guest columnists reflects their own viewpoints and is not endorsed by Reston Association.

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Letter From RA Board President

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s construction cranes have risen skyward from the many building sites in Reston over the last several years, it might not be apparent to newcomers – or maybe even some longtime Restonians – that our community was founded on a principle of environmental stewardship. That objective, to be active and strong stewards of Reston’s environmental resources, remains at the forefront of Reston Association’s core mission and is achieved in a variety of ways explored in this issue of Reston magazine. We are a community that acknowledges progress but fiercely fights to ensure that development does not impede upon our rights to have access to clean air, water and recreational land. We are proud of the fact that Reston is attracting new business investments and commerce, but we are also profoundly aware that our tree canopy is as much a selling point of our community as are new Metrorail stations. With this keen awareness of the importance of the natural world ingrained into our culture, Reston Association staff, volunteers and the Board of Directors work in concert to make sure Reston is an environmentally healthy place to live, work and play. RA’s own Environmental Advisory Committee recently published an extensive report on the state of the environment in Reston and plans to update the report on an annual basis so that we can better monitor the health of the local environment. The publication is called the Reston Annual State of the Environment Report (RASER) and is posted on www.reston.org. RA’s own Environmental Advisory Committee recently published an extensive report on the state of the environment in Reston and plans to update the report on an annual basis so that we can better monitor the health of the local environment. The publication is called the Reston Annual State of the Environment Report (RASER) and is posted on www.reston.org. Maintaining four lakes, 800 acres of woodlands, 50 meadows and 20 streams is not an easy job, nor one that can be done by RA staff alone. Therefore, we operate a multi-faceted approach of protecting our natural resources, which includes work by RA staff and many volunteer Restonians. The association, through its Volunteer Reston group, has compiled a long list of residents and local businesses who are regularly called upon to assist in everything from cleaning up our wetlands to pulling invasive plants. April is National Volunteer Month, and we want to recognize everyone who takes time to care for Reston’s environment and wildlife. We are in this together. It takes a community. The educational programs and activities offered by the association’s Walker Nature Center reinforce the message that Reston is a place that values the environment. Residents are welcomed to visit the WNC’s On behalf of the Reston Association Board Nature House, walk the nearby trails or just visit with friends or RA staff of Directors, I want to take this opportunity in the serene setting at the facility located at 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. to clarify a statement I made in the January The LEED Gold certified Nature House is a great place to learn about the 2019 issue of the Reston Association unique natural assets in Reston that we will continue to work diligently to Magazine. In my 2018 retrospective article, protect for future generations. while discussing the events of the early Finally, on a more general note, as my term ends as your RA Board spring of 2018 and the topic of the Lake President, I would just like to thank you for the opportunity to serve our House, I had intended to convey the turmoil, community. It has been a privilege. As I came into the role, I vowed to do both in the community and within the my best to stabilize what had been an unsettled situation. I believe we Board, arising from its purchase, and that have done so. A top three achievements list would include the following: as an organization, we had worked hard to (1) We co-led with several other community organizations the charge to move forward from that tumult throughout stop the county’s press to raise Reston’s Planned Residential Community the balance of 2018. Unfortunately, my (PRC) density cap, which has now been indefinitely deferred by the Board statement could have been understood by of Supervisors; (2) we went through a stringent budget review process the casual reader to paint our CEO of the and were able to pass a reasonable 2019 budget that allocates resources time as somehow at fault — that was not for this fiscal period and aligns with our community objectives with only the intent, rather it was to demonstrate how a very modest assessment increase; (3) we hired and on-boarded a new unsettled the first quarter of 2018 had been, CEO, Hank Lynch, who is passionate about our Reston Essential Elements a quarter that included the CEO’s departure. and who we are confident will be a wonderful leader into our future. With The decision to separate from the that, all the best, and I look forward to seeing you around our wonderful Association was a mutual decision reached community! between the prior board and the now former CEO. To be clear, I have the utmost admiration and respect for our former Andy Sigle, President – RA Board of Director CEO. The Association remains indebted to our former CEO for the tremendous service provided to our community.

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Preserving Our Environment I BY KEN PLUM

f climate scientists are to be believed, over the next several decades Reston could shift toward a Florida-like rather than a mid-Atlantic climate. While sunbathing on one’s deck in February or March might have some immediate appeal, the consequences of such a change can have some significant drawbacks. There will be negative consequences. The wildlife and fauna that we enjoy today will not necessarily adapt to new temperatures and weather characteristics. Some may not even survive. Others will migrate further north to stay in an environment for which they adapted over centuries. Your spring allergies may last for more of the year. The bugs and pests that are now controlled by winter freezes may grow rampant and require new controls. The industrial pesticides used for this could poison our lands for hundreds of years to come as they would need to be reapplied every year. Already warmer streams due to a lack of shade in the summer would no longer provide a habitat for trout to grow. There are other examples of adaptations that are taking place in the environment and creating a new way of living that may have its attraction as well as its downside. Bugs and insects flourishing in some instances and vanishing in others — along with other climate changes — can have economic consequences. Without a strong winter freeze, bugs that now die in the winter

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IF WE TAKE OWNERSHIP OF OUR CHALLENGES AND DIRECT THEM, WE CAN CREATE A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. may be left to attack new growth of vegetables through a longer growing season. Of course, the shift of a warmer climate northward will contribute to more Arctic thawing and sea-level rise and more unpredictable weather. The eastern part of Virginia is already one of the most endangered land areas, vulnerable to sea-level rise,

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soil subsidence and recurrent flooding. More of the same at a hastening pace may be upon us and, at some point, reaching Reston. This dismal but realistic picture of the future that may take place in our lifetimes but certainly could be a part of the future of our grandchildren should cause us concern. Here’s where I think we are: We need to take the warning about the changing nature of our environment seriously. For some who have been reluctant to believe the predictions, it will be necessary to re-examine information regularly. Changes will be greater than we have experienced in our lifetime thus far. We will need creative solutions

because we will be facing unfamiliar challenges. The future will be different than our present, but that can be good. If we take ownership of our challenges and direct them, we can create a sustainable future. As your elected representative I look forward to working with you. Delegate Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates.


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It’s Time to Move on Sustainable Infrastructure A BY GERRY CONNOLLY

major infrastructure overhaul is long overdue. Revitalizing and updating our infrastructure is absolutely necessary for America to compete and maintain its leadership in the global economy. It’s essential to creating jobs, including immediate construction jobs across the country, and spurring long-term job growth across a variety of sectors. And a smart infrastructure plan is a crucial opportunity to take bold and immediate action on climate change. Our country and our global economy are at a turning point, and any old infrastructure plan simply will not do. We need a plan to establish American leadership and prosperity for the next century. And for that, we need a plan built around sustainability and resilience. While serving to spur economic growth and increase our security, a smart infrastructure plan that takes the long view must advance serious solutions to climate change. The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that we have barely more than a decade left to take serious action on climate change if we are going to prevent its most catastrophic impacts. Experts advise robust improvements in energy efficiency, innovative polices that

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ANY INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN WE CONSIDER MUST BE A JOB CREATOR AND A BOLD CLIMATE BILL. support electrification across our economy, and investments to modernize our grid and encourage the deployment of more clean energy resources if we hope to prevent a global temperature increase that threatens all communities. These policies are not only vital to addressing climate change, but they’re critical to building our communities and our economy in more resilient

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and sustainable ways. They are areas where we should be able to find bipartisan support and should be included in a forwardthinking, broad-reaching infrastructure plan. There are so many reasons to move forward now on a sustainable infrastructure plan. Investing in clean energy, for example, isn’t just about greenhouse gas pollution. It’s also about spurring job growth in America’s rural communities by increasing our reliance on wind power. It’s about reducing hazardous air pollution that endangers the health of our families by increasing deployment of solar power and zero-emission vehicles. It’s about

giving American businesses the competitive advantage in rapidly growing sectors like battery storage. And for some, it’s simply about energy freedom — whether that’s the freedom from dependence on resources imported from a foreign power or the freedom to power your own home without having to rely on the grid. For me, it’s about all of the above and the urgent need to address the climate crisis. Too many Americans are losing their homes, their livelihoods and, in the worst cases, their lives to increasingly extreme storms, floods and fires. While striving to prevent the worst impacts of climate change,


we also have to deal with the disasters our communities are already facing by investing in more resilient infrastructure that can weather storms better and keep Americans safer. To ignore these dangers puts lives at risk and wastes significant taxpayer dollars. For example, in Norfolk, where sea-level rise is quickly putting many parts of the community in harm’s way, a recently constructed $318 million light-rail system — paid for primarily with federal funds — was built at sea level. Currently, the system risks ultimately being swept away and the money wasted, but with better planning, the tracks could have been elevated to safeguard against the rising tides. Last February, I joined my colleagues in the Sustainable Energy and Environment

Caucus in proposing an infrastructure package that includes many opportunities for building more sustainably. We can institute policies to protect natural ecosystems like wetlands and forests that provide communities with water filtration, flood mitigation and protection from storm surge, and we can support community investment in stormwater systems that better manage increased flooding and water runoff associated with climate change. Any infrastructure plan we consider must be a job creator and a bold climate bill. According to the BlueGreen Alliance, a clean infrastructure plan that protects workers, communities and the environment could create up to 2.7 million jobs across the economy.

It’s hard to enumerate all the possibilities for a smart, sustainable infrastructure plan. Our proposal only scratches the surface, but our hope is that it will spur action to address these serious environmental challenges while promoting economic opportunity and building the infrastructure we need to keep America competitive for the next century. All our communities will only suffer if we fail to pass a sustainable infrastructure package. Congressman Gerry Connolly represents Virginia’s 11th District, which includes Reston. A former chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, he serves on both the Oversight and Government Reform and Foreign Affairs Committees.

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Nature and Environmental Services F BY CATHY HUDGINS

airfax County has a long history of commitment to a sustainable environment that affords a high quality of life for its citizens. The county vision for the environment integrates concerns about climate change, land use, transportation, water, waste management, parks and ecological resources, and energy. In 2004, the county’s Board of Supervisors defined a 20-year vision to conserve and protect the environment. This vision was updated in 2017. Supporting the Board of Supervisors in its vision is the Environmental Quality Advisory Council. The council meets monthly and each year submits its Annual Report on the Environment, which contains an update on the county’s environmental initiatives and announces new initiatives. Two recent initiatives of particular importance are Solarize Fairfax County and the Stream Physical Assessment.

SOLARIZE FAIRFAX COUNTY

Solarize Fairfax County is a program offered every spring since 2017 in partnership with the Local Energy Alliance Program and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission. The program promotes and encourages renewable energy by facilitating the installation

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of solar panels on residential and commercial buildings in the county. Bulk discounts are available on the installation of solar energy equipment. In addition to the equipment discount savings, a five-year solar equipment tax exemption is available, and the permit fee for installation is waived. The third Solarize Fairfax County campaign is scheduled for April 16 to June 14, 2019. An information session will be held at the North County Governmental Center in Reston on May 30 at 7:30 p.m.

STREAM PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT The county’s Department of Public Works and Environmental Services is

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doing a multi-year visual assessment of streams. Additional stormwater runoff from new development can cause streams to erode or widen over time. This visual assessment will help identify streams and stormwater infrastructure that need restoration and maintenance. This assessment is starting as a pilot program from February through May 2019. The areas of the county that are part of the pilot program have been identified on a map that can be found online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ publicworks/spa. Postcards have been sent to residents whose properties will be inspected as part of the pilot program. Those who

receive a postcard and have questions or who desire to opt out of the program can call 703-324-5500, TTY 711, or send an email to SWPDmail@ fairfaxcounty.gov. Cathy Hudgins has represented the Hunter Mill District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors since 2000. As a long-time Restonian, she has been involved with local, county and state politics for over 30 years.


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Reston Completes Second Environmental Status Report A BY DOUG BRITT

ccording to the recently completed 2018 Reston Annual State of the Environment Report (RASER), Reston has many environmental attributes that contribute to the quality of life for its residents. Reston has received dozens of awards and commendations for its management of natural areas and for its many environmental education and outreach programs. But greater urbanization, redevelopment and invasive species (among other factors) represent ongoing threats to the community. Stormwater management continues to be a particularly problematic issue. The RASER is a product of the RA Environmental Advisory Committee and was prepared by a nine-member Working Group composed of environmental professionals and volunteer citizen scientists. The 2018 RASER updates and expands upon the first RASER, completed in 2017. The current report evaluates the status of 19 separate environmental attributes, including three that were not covered in the 2017 report. Altogether, more

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RESTON HAS RECEIVED DOZENS OF AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS FOR ITS MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL AREAS AND FOR ITS MANY ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS. than 325 data sources and scientific reports were reviewed and analyzed by the Working Group. Each attribute was then given a qualitative status using

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a traffic light icon to distinguish among “good,”“fair,”“poor” and “undetermined” — the latter designation indicating that not enough data exist to make a reasonable assessment at this time. Only one attribute (Streams) evaluated in the 2017 RASER was deemed to have changed enough to warrant a different designation in 2018. In addition, a new RASER chapter was added to cover Reston’s acceptance into the prestigious international Biophilic Cities Network, which recognizes communities for the effective ways they connect residents with nature. Reston

is now partnered with such progressive cities as Singapore, Oslo, Wellington, Sydney, Birmingham, Edmonton, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Washington, DC. Another addition to the current RASER is a “Recommendations & Report Card” chapter. It describes 11 new recommendations for improving or protecting Reston’s environmental quality and evaluates progress made toward implementing the 61 recommendations previously listed in the 2017 RASER. The complete 2018 RASER (and its Executive Summary) can be viewed online at the NATURE OVERVIEW webpage on the RA website: http://www.reston. org/Parks,RecreationEvents/ NatureEnvironmentalResources/ NatureOverview/tabid/959/ Default.aspx. The full report includes 135 graphs, tables, maps and photos, along with a complete list of references for readers interested in more detailed information. Doug Britt is a Virginia Master Naturalist and member of Reston Association’s Environmental Advisory Committee


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Gardens of Note W BY CAROL NAHORNIAK

ith a mapped set of destinations, it’s easy to discover a variety of neighborhoods and the splendors of Reston’s natural environment along the way. Beautiful private residential gardens will be open to the public on Saturday, June 1, during the third annual Gardens of Note event, presented by The Reston Chorale. Visitors get to enjoy sights and sounds as they stroll through a variety of gardens, pop-up music performances and a celebration at the end of the day. The inspiring landscapes on the tour accentuate their surroundings with plantings, structures, water features and surprise elements. The trials of steep slopes, erosion, clay soil, shade and deer are well known in Reston, and the tour gardens show great examples of how those challenges are met. This year’s tour explores seven diverse garden styles in the neighborhoods of North Point, Lake Anne, West Market at Reston Town Center and Reston Association garden plots in Hunters Woods. At the garden plots, beekeepers will be on hand at the managed beehives to give scheduled talks during the event. The self-conducted tour starts at any garden location of choice, open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and ends at with the Hidden Lane Garden Party from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tour ticket/maps will be available in advance at a variety of Reston locations for $22, including the HGRTC show at Reston Town Center Pavilion on Saturday, May 5. Online purchases and day of tour tickets are $25.

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PHOTOS ‘COURTESY OF THE RESTON CHORALE’

THIS YEAR’S TOUR EXPLORES SEVEN DIVERSE GARDEN STYLES IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF NORTH POINT, LAKE ANNE, WEST MARKET AT RESTON TOWN CENTER AND RESTON ASSOCIATION GARDEN PLOTS IN HUNTERS WOODS.

Experience the Splendor of Reston Gardens and Nature – Zen, Beehives, & More Saturday, June 1 Garden Tour 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Garden Party 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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Volunteer Garden Greeters will help guide the way at each location. Those who volunteer for a shift will receive a free tour ticket to enjoy the event, with gratitude from The Reston Chorale. Garden knowledge is not required, and an orientation session will be scheduled prior to tour day. For volunteer information and registration, email GardenVolunteers@ restonchorale.org. For all tour questions and nominations for next year, contact RestonGardensofNote@gmail. com.

Gardens of Note is presented by volunteers as a fundraiser for The Reston Chorale, a 501(c)(3) organization, which receives all ticket proceeds. Learn more about Gardens of Note and The Reston Chorale’s performance schedule at www. restonchorale.org. Carol Nahorniak, creative director at Myers PR, lives, works, plays, and gets involved in Reston.


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Three Things You Can Do to Save the Planet H BY JENNIFER COLE

elping the environment can feel overwhelming, especially this time of year when everyone is reminded that we only have this one earth and we’re not taking the best care of it. It was just a few months ago that Northern Virginia temps went down to negative numbers, but by late spring we might see temperatures near 90 degrees! With the 49th Earth Day (April 22) just around the corner and every neighborhood organizing a community or stream cleanup, it is a good time to remind everyone the simple things we can do every day to save the planet if we just make the effort.

1. MAKE BETTER CHOICES

You can start small on this one. Bring your own cup everywhere you go. The Earth Day Network estimates that over 16 billion disposable coffee cups (plus lids) are used every year and are not recycled or composted, which explains why we see so many of them in our county streams and creeks. Bring your own coffee cup to work meetings and conferences. Why do you need a disposable togo cup and lid if you are sitting down to drink it? More than 500 billion plastic cups (not including hot beverage cups) are used around the world each year — also not recycled. Use

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CLEAN FAIRFAX

The mission of Clean Fairfax is to encourage environmental stewardship and urban sustainability through education, programming and community involvement. Clean Fairfax produces the county’s Earth and Arbor Day event — SpringFest Fairfax — and it serves as a clearinghouse for environmental information and legislation tracking for Fairfax County. For more information about ways you can keep Fairfax Clean, Green, and Sustainable, please visit www. cleanfairfax.org.

your own refillable glass, bottle or cup instead. Refuse disposable plastics at the grocery store — in the form of bags. Two million plastic bags PER MINUTE are used across the globe, and fewer than two percent are recycled. Many of these plastic bags are now so thin that they tear and are not easily reused for lining small trash cans or picking up after your pets. The Center for Biological Diversity estimates that the average American household can bring home as many as 1,500 plastic grocery bags per year. Only a tiny percentage of those get reused or recycled.

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Many are found in streams, creeks, beaches, oceans and trees and are choking wildlife. Switch to reusable bags that can be thrown in the washing machine when they get grubby. Refuse disposable plastics at the restaurant when you’re picking up to-go food! If you’re eating at home, you probably have actual silverware. Use that instead. Bring actual forks, spoons and knives to work and community events to use. Plastic takeout materials make up more than 269,000 tons across our country that enter the oceans each year, according to Plastic Pollution Coalition.

2. USE YOUR VOICE

The #1 thing you can do to save the planet (after making better choices — and you know it is all related) is VOTE and SUPPORT. Vote for candidates who believe in climate change and sustainability and waste reduction and habitat restoration and clean air and water. Support stores and businesses that reflect your values and are open to hearing some constructive suggestions for how they could be more sustainable. Vote for policies that promote a healthier planet, which supports


them out and run for their office!

3. LEAD BY EXAMPLE

healthier people. Use your voice to demand the change you want to see; don’t wait for other people do to this for you

and then lament that our fish is inedible because it is so full of mercury and plastic. If elected officials aren’t listening, VOTE

Show your kids, your parents, your house of worship and your co-workers that you’re a leader in your community and a steward of the planet when you eschew disposable plastics and you speak up at meetings about good (or bad!) environmental policies. Organize regular community cleanups that include an educational component about plastic pollution. Set up sustainable processes at home and work and school; this includes recycling, composting and reusing. Send your kids to school with a reusable water bottle filled with water from the tap instead of the 480 billion plastic beverage bottles purchased each year.

Point out at work and social meetings that there’s no need for all this disposable plastic (you don’t want to know how many environmental meetings I go to where there is plastic EVERYTHING, and I have to do some serious shaming to get a trash can turned into a recycling bin). You can show that “convenience” isn’t a good enough reason to trash our county and our planet. Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Reclaim, Rot, Renew, Rethink, Repurpose, Recycle. It really is that simple. Jennifer Cole is the Director of Clean Fairfax.

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All Local, All Fresh, Best in Fairfax A BY JOHN LOVAAS

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t 8 a.m. sharp, on Saturday, April 20, we’ll ring the cowbell to signal the start of the 22nd season of the Reston Farmers Market at Lake Anne. Once again the market will host 30 farmers/vendors, making it the largest farmers market in Fairfax County sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority. The market is a produceronly market, and everything you see is grown or made within 125 miles of Reston. The food you buy at the Reston Farmers Market is the freshest, and you’re buying it directly from the people who produced it. Thus, you get premium taste, and there is minimal environmental impact in getting it to you! When the Reston Farmers Market opened in May 1998, with Reston founder Robert Simon present, there were just 12 farm stands and basically a modest variety of fruits and vegetables, a baker, a plant vendor and a flower vendor. In 2019, you will find an exponentially greater product selection. Vegetables and fruits are still the heart of the market, but the kinds and varieties have increased each year. For example, when the market began, it offered three kinds of tomatoes and five or six kinds of apples. Now, you’ll find 20 or 30 varieties of each! This year we count 10 fruit and vegetable

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vendors, nine of whom have been with the market 20 years or more. Their stands, however, now hold a far greater product variety. Instead of 100 square feet per stand, they have 200300 square feet of an amazing array of varieties that didn’t exist 20 years ago. What else will you find? Instead of one baker, you’ll find six purveyors of bakery items like breads, pastries, cakes and pies, and homemade goods including savory meat pies and pasta. There is also a world class plant vendor (May to July), an impressive new cut flowers vendor as well as flowers for sale in several stands. Over the years Fairfax County has expanded the list of products eligible for sale

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to include meats, seafood, dairy and certain prepared foods. In addition to chicken, beef, and pork in the Reston Farmers Market you’ll find rabbit and real Asian water buffalo! In the dairy area, the market features fresh milk and ice cream plus cow and goat cheeses. And don’t forget jellies, honey, fresh chicken eggs and occasional goose and duck eggs! As you stroll through the market, you’ll hear community musicians. You’ll notice the Master Gardeners stand, where you can get expert advice on growing in your own garden, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), managed by Cornerstones to help lower-income families purchase fresh, nutritious

The Market will be open April 20 to December 7 every Saturday, 8 a.m. until noon (except Sept. 28) Stop by the market and say hello! farmers market foods. Fairfax County recently chose the Reston Farmers Market for a pilot project to reduce the use of plastics, especially single-use plastic bags in the market. Plastic is a cheap, convenient material for bagging small purchases, but it never biodegrades and is omnipresent in huge volumes around the world. In oceans and fresh waters there is so much plastic waste that it is present in fish as micro plastic in our food chain. To date, the best alternative to single-use bags is reuseable bags. Our goal is to reduce use to as close to zero as possible. A nonprofit called Clean Fairfax will work with the Market Managers to encourage shoppers to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag, reuseable, of course) and to encourage vendors to use alternatives to single-use plastic bags, such as cloth, paper or (higher cost) compostable/ biodegradable plastic. The Market Managers will have space to donate reuseable bags and/or pick up a reuseable bag by their table. Community support and suggestions for moving toward the goal are appreciated. See www. restonfarmersmarket.com for more information. John Lovaas (Founder of the Market), Fran Lovaas and Keith Strange are the volunteer Market Managers for the 2019 Reston Farmers Market.


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Meet Reston Association’s Natural Resources Experts R BY JESSICA BIGGER

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI

eston is different from other communities throughout the country. Our neighborhoods are surrounded by natural habitat, including Reston’s lakes, streams, ponds, meadows and forests. It takes a team of natural resource experts at Reston Association (RA) to maintain a healthy and biodiverse ecosystem. Meet the natural resource team who keeps Reston’s natural spaces beautiful and healthy for all of us to enjoy: Keith Kanzler grew up in Reston. His family has been here since 1971. Kanzler, a senior arborist for RA, has always been a part of the community and found RA to be a good fit. Kanzler has been with the association for 27 years. When Kanzler first started with RA, he was a seasonal employee on the construction crew. An avid rock climber, Kanzler became attracted to arboriculture. So, when an opportunity arose to join the arborist team, he didn’t hesitate. “A full-time arborist position opened up at RA. The worked sounded

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very interesting. I love rock climbing. So now I could apply those skills to climbing trees,” said Kanzler, who works with three other arborists at RA. Since joining the arborist crew, Kanzler has earned several certifications that have helped him care for the forests in Reston. He is called out to assess the health of trees on RA property. Based on his and the other arborists’ assessments, a tree may need pruning or removal. Kanzler has made several contributions over the years. He helped organize a master training course for local arborists. “I took an arbor master training course a while back and became good friends with the owner of the program. We now do the program on a regular basis to train other arborists,” said Kanzler. For the past 20 years, Kanzler has represented RA at the International Tree Climbing Championships through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). He has not only competed in competitions but has participated as a judge as well. Katie Shaw’s love for education and science led her

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THESE RA EMPLOYEES HAVE A PASSION AND A CONNECTION TO OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, AND THEY HOPE TO PASS ON THAT PASSION AND APPRECIATION FOR NATURE AND WILDLIFE TO OUR COMMUNITY.

KATIE SHAW to pursue a master’s degree in science education at George Mason University. Shaw, who grew up in Reston, has always felt connected to the natural environment around her. While in graduate school, Shaw searched for a part-time job. “I

saw an ad in the Reston Times advertising a teacher-naturalist position at RA’s Walker Nature Center. The job seemed very interesting, especially since I grew up in Reston and enjoyed being surrounded by nature,” mentioned Shaw. She ended

up interviewing with Nancy Herwig, Walker Nature Center’s director or “Nature Nancy” as she was known when Shaw was a kid. Years later, when Shaw became the Nature Center’s manager, she became known as “Katie, Katie the

Nature Lady.” Initially, Shaw was planning on working in the Fairfax County Public School system as a science teacher, but as she spent more time working for Walker Nature Center, she realized there was more satisfaction in pursuing the field of natural history interpretation. So, she continued working up the ranks at Walker Nature Center. “Interpretation is all about making connections with the natural environment. You don’t have to go very far to find something fascinating in nature. There is plenty to discover right in your own backyard,” said Shaw. Shaw tries to instill a sense of wonder and connection with the community, young and old. She oversees many different educational programs for all ages. Shaw has accomplished quite a bit in her 17 years with RA. She was instrumental in the campaign to build the Nature House. When Shaw came on as a parttime employee, there was no interpretive building on site. “We had a small seasonal structure that only had working

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plumbing April through October,” mentioned Shaw. She canvassed the community, gaining support for building an interpretive center. With help from Friends of Reston, who raised funds for the project, the Nature House became a reality. Shaw also developed other programs at the nature center. The Halloween celebration that includes Halloween House and Trick or Treat Trail was Shaw’s contribution. It was an instant success and continues to be one of Walker Nature Center’s most successful events each year. Zach Hancuff had an interesting career path. His love of learning attracted him to pursue several degrees over the years. He received a horticulture degree from Virginia Tech, graduated from Montana and Cornell University with a farrier science degree (horseshoeing) and earned his MBA at Shenandoah University. “I love to learn new

things, and I’ve been able to apply what I have learned to everyday life,” said Hancuff. But overall, Hancuff’s love for horticulture and the outdoors attracted him to arboriculture. “Arboriculture really appealed to me, especially the outside element. I enjoy being outdoors — gardening, fishing and rock climbing,” added Hancuff. Hancuff, who grew up in Reston, now splits his time between Reston and Woodstock, Virgninia. His first job working as an arborist was with Thrive, a local private tree company. He eventually moved on to join RA’s arborist team and has been there for the past three years. Hancuff is an ISA certified arborist, and he is also a Natural Recreation Parks Association Professional. He is an expert in identifying trees on RA property in need of pruning or removal. After a major storm, Hancuff and the other arborists go out and clean up any damage and debris left

behind. Brian Kayhart didn’t grow up in Reston but moved here seven years ago from New Jersey. He started out in landscaping when he was 13. He loved learning about plants from an early age. So, he decided to study horticulture at West Virginia University. After graduation, Kayhart joined a horticultural firm in Jersey and then came to work as the Director of Horticulture for Thrive in 2012. In November, Kayhart joined RA as the Environmental Resource Supervisor. Kayhart is knowledgeable in tree and plant identification, containment and removal of invasive plants, and he is an ISA certified arborist. He also works on educating the public about the importance of a healthy ecosystem in Reston by preserving our forests and maintaining our meadows. “I have a profound care for trees and want to preserve

them and take care of our forests,” explained Kayhart. He feels it’s important to maintain a healthy ecosystem in Reston and educate the community about the importance of taking care of Reston’s natural habitats. These RA employees have a passion and a connection to our natural environment, and they hope to pass on that passion and appreciation for nature and wildlife to our community. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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Reston Lakes 101 R BY WILLIAM PETERSON

eston Association’s four lakes (Audubon, Thoreau, Newport and Anne) and two ponds (Butler and Bright) are some of the many recreational resources available for residents. They provide the community with opportunities for fishing and boating and serve as destinations for enjoying scenic walks. Although the lakes and ponds might look like a perfect place to take a cooling dip in the summer, no swimming is allowed. Reston’s lakes are part of Reston’s stormwater system. Stormwater runoff is any water that flows over the ground as a result of rain or snow melt. This water does not enter a wastewater treatment facility before entering Reston’s lakes and streams. Anything dumped or dropped on the ground in Reston can end up in one of our lakes or ponds. This can include salt and de-icing agents from snow removal operations, pesticides and fertilizers from resident yards, goose droppings and trash or contaminants that run off roadways and parking lots. These contaminants may include motor oil and heavy metals. Although RA has a noswimming policy for all the lakes and ponds, Reston has two swimming events each year on Lake Audubon: the Master Swim and the Reston Triathlon. A special agreement between RA and the event coordinators is generated each year permitting swimming for these two special events only. Before the events, the water is

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tested for E. coli to make sure it is safe for the swimmers. During the rest of the year, the lakes are not tested for safe swimming conditions, and no lifeguards monitor the lakes. Parents should inform their children that swimming is not permitted in Reston’s lakes and discuss the hazards of lake swimming with them. Reston Association has 15 aquatic facilities with pools that provide a “safe, clean, friendly, and fun” swimming environment for residents. Although the lakes look

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appealing for a swim, please use one of Reston’s pools for your recreational swimming. Additional information on RA’s lakes and watershed can be found here: http://www.reston. org/Parks,RecreationEvents/ NatureEnvironmentalResources/ LakesWatersheds/ LakesWatershedsOverview/ tabid/963/Default.aspx. For any questions related to the lakes, please contact William Peterson, RA’s Watershed Manager, at 703-435-6535 or by email at wpeterson@reston.org.

William Peterson is the watershed manager for Reston Association.


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2019 Volunteer Reston Service Awards Winners V PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI

olunteering and community services are deeply rooted in Reston’s history thanks to our founder Robert E. Simon Jr., and everyday volunteers demonstrate their passion for giving back. Our volunteers truly live the Reston Association motto of“live, work, play and get involved.” We know how important volunteerism is in our community, and we would not be sustainable without volunteers. On Thursday, April 18, in conjunction with National Volunteer Month, Reston Association will host the Volunteer Reston Service Awards Ceremony at The Lake House sponsored by Comstock. At this event, we will recognize volunteers who go above and beyond and have made a huge impact on RA and the community at large. When we honor these six award winners, we will also recognize and thank all RA volunteers that have given generously of their time and talents year after year. These awards are a fantastic opportunity for us to recognize and appreciate our unsung heroes. Please join us in congratulating our 2019 Volunteer Reston Service Awards recipients.

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VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR — DOUG BRITT

Doug Britt has been instrumental in collecting environmental data and sharing it with the Reston Board and public through our Reston Annual State of the Environment Report (RASER). We would like to nominate him for his enthusiasm in monitoring our streams and being a fantastic watershed steward. Doug is always willing to help out. He is one of our experienced stream monitors who seasonally look at the life in the streams. He went to a RiverWatch training and now monitors additional parameters monthly at his stream site in North Reston off of Lake Newport Road. Doug also participates on the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) and is the EAC liaison on the Lakes, Docks & Boats (LDB) Working Group. Doug has helped keep the LDB Working Group focused and has created a report on the environmental impacts to our lakes for the group. In addition, Doug helped with the fishing portion of the Bioblitz, where we shocked and identified which fish live in our streams. He helped out at the stream monitoring station at the Nature Center’s Spring Festival and has presented numerous presentations on

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DOUG BRITT the Reston Annual State of the Environment Report (RASER). Doug has been an excellent resource for the natural areas and watershed team. His background and knowledge help RA staff accomplish goals set out in our work plans. His ability to collect and compile data in a user-friendly way has helped RA provide a voice to the nature of Reston through the RASER. This past year, Doug wrote an article published in the Reston magazine about shade gardening using his backyard as an example of how the rest of us can landscape with plants

other than turf grass (which does not do well in shade). Doug also realized RA staff have a lot of knowledge of what is living in Reston, but there hasn’t been anything to document this scientifically. As a result, staff coordinated the first Reston Bioblitz in June, and Doug put on his waders and collected and identified fish in the streams. This was something we have never done before at RA. Doug has a calm demeanor and has been great to have on the Lakes, Docks & Boats Working Group. He created a report for the group that identified the


CINDY METCALF environmental impacts our lakes face. Doug is always willing to lend a hand at a festival or volunteer event. He is professional in every setting and has presented to the RA Board of Directors on behalf of the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) and to the public on updates to the RASER, which explains the state of the environment and also opens doors to new opportunities. Specifically, after a RASER presentation, Delegate Ken Plum connected RA with the Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) to get fish surveys done on the Reston lakes, which would have cost RA over $9,000 if done privately. Doug’s expertise and eagerness to work with RA’s environmental staff have made him an invaluable volunteer.  

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR — CINDY METCALF

Cindy coordinates and leads class instruction to youth/adults on how to start a garden, and she also volunteers her time as a garden plot coordinator at Lake Anne Garden Plot. She monitors the condition and health of the garden plot as a whole, including water troughs,

compost bins, infestations of invasive species, reporting unused plots and informing RA’s Environmental Resource Supervisor if assistance is needed. She is the eyes and ears for the Lake Anne Garden Plot. She also maintains RA Camps Garden Plot #29 by keeping up with the watering, weeding, mulching, planting, harvesting and donating crops. Cindy transformed Lake Anne Garden Plot #29, which was designated for RA Camps. She took a barren fenced space and turned it into a work of art. The RA staff and Cindy reached out to Home Depot and got donations of tools for the kids to use during the summer camp sessions, and Cindy donated her own supplies to help start the raised beds at plot #29. She spent countless hours visiting the plot and planting seeds she germinated herself at her home. She transformed the barren plot and oversaw construction of the raised beds. She spends many countless hours keeping up with the plot by watering and pulling weeds. Cindy frequently educates our summer campers about gardening, including allowing the children to pick fruits and vegetables.

DON CORAM Cindy assisted Friends of Reston (FOR) in applying for a Garden Grant with Whole Kids Foundation. There were many requirements on the application that we had to meet to be eligible, and one of the criteria was to have a Community Partner. She reached out to the Lake Anne Garden Plot neighbor the Unitarian-Universalist Church, and this summer RA campers will harvest the garden and share the fruits of their labor with the church community. Cindy spends much of her free time and money making the RA Garden Plots a successful part of our community. When she is not working full time as a realtor, she uses her knowledge as a Virginia Master Gardener educating other enthusiasts. Cindy’s dedication and passion for gardening have not only transformed RA’s Garden Plots but have passed on a love of gardening through the programs she has led. She has also made a positive contribution to the rest of the gardening community and Reston as a whole.

55+ VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR — DON CORAM

Don is one of Reston’s leading citizen scientists. He collects data on Reston’s fauna, in particular, insects and other arthropods. He submits it not only to RA but to various online national databases. He also is a researcher and writer who authored the invertebrate chapter of the Reston State of the Environment Report (RASER). And he is a presenter/trainer who teaches others about dragonfly identification for Reston’s Annual Dragonfly Count. Don is a trained naturalist and a certified Virginia Master Naturalist who shares his expertise on numerous RA environmental projects. He is a regular participant in Reston’s Wildlife Counts, including the Bird, Butterfly and Dragonfly Counts. He is an inquisitive researcher who brings new information to light for projects such as the RASER. He cares deeply for Reston’s environment and will jump into action when local wildlife such as Reston’s pollinators are in danger. He is a talented writer and photographer whose skills enhance RA publications and projects.

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SOUTHGATE COMMUNITY CENTER ADVISORY COUNCIL Don deserves this award because he always takes his participation to the next level. For example, after being a Dragonfly Count participant for several years, he became a co-presenter and leader a few years ago and now is the primary leader of this activity. His strong academic background makes him a great fit for citizen science in Reston. Although Don has a passion for invertebrates, his versatility and breadth of natural history knowledge is noteworthy. While many naturalists pursue just one or two areas of interest, Don is eager to learn about and inventory many groups, as indicated by his dedicated participation in all three of Reston’s Counts (including those for Butterflies and Birds). Don regularly extends his volunteer time to search out hard-to-find or new species not seen by the groups. He spends a good portion of his own time photographing wildlife around Reston, sharing his pictures with the Nature Center, and he kindly authorizes RA to use his images in media. This past year, Don was a key volunteer in Reston’s first BioBlitz,

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helping to inventory as many plants and animals in a 24hour period as possible. Not only does Don serve on the RASER Working Group, but he is the primary author of the invertebrate chapter. This past year, Don took the initiative to be the first data collector on a brand new citizen science initiative at the Walker Nature Center, called Caterpillars Count. This is a national research project about the links between arthropod and avian phenology. Don worked closely with the Nature Center Manager and a postdoctoral associate from Georgetown University to set up the sampling. He demonstrated leadership skills and recruited another volunteer to help. This effort took great commitment as monitoring was required over several months on a weekly basis. The pilot was a success and will be expanded in 2019 with Don agreeing to lead a presentation and training for others. It simply would not have happened without Don. We are always happy to see him hiking through Reston’s natural areas, inspecting the critters in

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the Nature Center garden or looking for waterfowl on Reston’s lakes. We know that he is not only appreciating the wildlife for his own benefit but also for the greater benefit of others in the community and for the conservation of what he observes on the local and global levels.

GROUP VOLUNTEER SERVICE OF THE YEAR — SOUTHGATE COMMUNITY CENTER ADVISORY COUNCIL (SCCAC) Andrew Sigle, Chair; Janet Bradshaw, Vice Chair; Gerald Padmore, Treasurer; Darlena Ricks, Secretary Members: Carol Ann Bradley Sandra Deleon Syazana Durrani Emily Huaroco Kathleen Jones Luis Ortiz Lopez Maryam Ovissi Alexandra Rossi

When first organized back in 2005, the main mission of the Southgate Community Center Advisory Council (SCCAC) was to provide a direct connection between the center and the

community to ensure that the services and programs addressed the identified needs. The SCCAC still provides this vital link, but also so much more. Through the dedication and long-term commitment of the members, the SCCAC has evolved into a vibrant, energetic and collaborative group that has made significant enhancements not only to the center, but the community at large. The SCCAC has truly gone above and beyond to make sure the staff, youth, teens and adults of the Southgate Community Center are supported, listened to and well represented throughout Reston and Fairfax County. The council comprises nonprofit leaders, homeowner’s association leaders, police, teachers, social workers, business owners, youth, parents, participants of the center and county employees. This diverse and all-inclusive group of community leaders is the epitome of what community building truly is. Their passion for public service and their ongoing effort to bridge the gaps of services in our community are to be admired. This past year, the members of the SCCAC not only provided program support but developed initiatives that will benefit the center and the community for years to come: ƒƒ Creation of the Wall of Honor. The wall was established to honor extraordinary and humanitarian Reston community members who will be remembered for their public service to the Southgate Community Center. The first residents of the wall are long-time SCCAC member and first lady of Reston, Ellen Graves, and community leader Dennis Lee. ƒƒ Creation of the SCCAC website. Developed by students from George Mason University Honors


thinking to bring new initiatives and connections to the center.

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program (recruited by SCCAC members), the website provides new communications and outreach tools that provide a public view and transparency to the work of the SCCAC. Creation of the Friends of Southgate, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The creation of the Friends opens up a new universe of funding and partnering opportunities to enhance the existing programs and address unmet or unfunded needs. Already the Friends have raised and returned nearly $4,000 to the center for program support. Support for a Kaboom Playground Grant Application. This grant is for constructing a muchneeded playground at the center. Southgate Community Center is a finalist at this time.

Onsite, hands-on support for the programs, staff and participants at the center is still a prime focus of the SCCAC. Members contribute countless hours and talents to assist with

many activities: ƒƒ Contributions and support for the Elf Store, where 100 children picked out gifts for their parents and families ƒƒ Collaboration with RA and Reston Community Center for Day of Service projects at the center in conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration ƒƒ Mobile Food Market assistance for the over 350 patrons who attend each month ƒƒ Continuing leadership for free yoga and pickleball programs for senior residents ƒƒ Volunteering time to staff the front desk and phones when the center was critically short of staff With new fundraising efforts, the SCCAC has been active in pursuing funding opportunities and returning the proceeds to the center. In 2018, the SCCAC augmented the center programs with funds for youth and teen STEM field trips, much needed art supplies and projects for summer camps, basketball and soccer uniforms

for the center’s intramural teams, Community Day raffles, sponsorship for Southgate’s Got Talent competition, and staff sweatshirts and lunches for morale boosters. Even more important than the above list of accomplishments are the intangibles that SCCAC members provide that truly make the center a special place. Without a doubt, each SCCAC member genuinely cares about the children and families of this community, and this feeling shows when they come together. From the perspective of the center users, the SCCAC members provide a role model of a caring community leader. They are living, walking examples of how adults can make a positive difference in their community and neighborhood. And, most importantly these days, they provide an example of how understanding and collaboration can work to mutually benefit everyone. The members of the SCCAC are truly a dedicated, talented and creative bunch! They have drawn on their professional and business networks and out-of-the- box

Public Affairs Support Services, Inc. (PASS), provides campaign finance compliance services. The company offers public accounts committee (PAC) administration, reporting, management and PAC compliance services. Additionally, it provides charity match administration, designs fundraising websites, and offers member engagement services. The company caters to corporations, trade associations, labor and trade unions, partnerships and nonconnected PACs. PASS was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Reston. Visitors’ first impressions of Reston should be warm and inviting. Visitors and residents should immediately feel that they have entered a community where people care about their surroundings, and PASS is one of the Reston businesses that do care. PASS has been a long-time supporter of keeping Reston beautiful. Over the course of a three-year partnership with RA, they have contributed financially and through in-kind contributions to beautification efforts in our community. In the spring of 2018, they participated in a litter cleanup around Bordeaux Recreation Area. PASS volunteers collected 18 bags of trash and seven bags of recyclables. In fall 2018, PASS volunteers worked with RA environmental resource and watershed staff on a daffodil beautification project. Volunteers planted close to 1,000 daffodil bulbs along the Reston Parkway median. Thanks to PASS, this spring residents and visitors will enjoy a beautiful stand of daffodils to brighten people’s day as they drive in an out of Reston. In previous years, PASS

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THE PONY BARN WORKING GROUP volunteers have also conducted a cleanup at Snakeden Branch, sponsored a recycling bin at Hunters Woods Park and helped RA Aquatics staff with administrative tasks. We are so proud of the growth of our partnership over the past few years. PASS volunteers show up with smiles and determination to get the job done, and it shows. The team works hard and is a truly amazing group of people. Thank you, PASS, for keeping Reston beautiful.

WORK GROUP VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR — THE PONY BARN WORKING GROUP

The Pony Barn Working Group, which was really the first recent “working group” for a specific project, worked tirelessly over four years to develop the Pony Barn Concept Plan. Working closely with staff and the consultant on the early concepts, their work included multiple design changes to fit budgets, code limitations, as well as RA board directives. The group also presented a number of times at both RA Board and Design Review Board meetings,

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both of which were important milestones in the approval process. They successfully overcame these challenges and provided unwavering support to RA staff that was instrumental to the eventual success of the project. Renette Oklewicz and Marianne Zawitz were the two champions of the Pony Barn Renovation Project. They were joined by Bob & Judy Wolf, Dale Erickson, Pat & Paul Dunham, Belinda Collins, Micki Moravitz, Louis Finch, Lyn Jagger (John Williams) and many others through the process. It was the dogged determination of Renette and Marianne that kept the project going in the face of adversity, first with analyzing and prioritizing design aspects, and then also developing and giving presentations. They stayed involved with the project from the beginning to the end by providing feedback and support all along the way. They attended almost all working group meetings, were key to the decision-making and provided staff support and guidance. Ken Fredgren was key to ensuring that the Pony Barn

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Project was inclusive to all users by providing valuable input from the accessibility community. This included input on parking and pathway design as well as amenities. He attended working group meetings and board meetings to voice his support for ADA compliance and was instrumental in pushing the project to execution. The end result is a renovated and accessible Pony Barn Pavilion and site, the last pavilion to get a coveted concrete floor — versus wood chips — a new play structure, an artistic bike rack, lighting and more. This group showed how determination and an initial set of ideals for the site can result in a recreation area of which many can be proud.


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South Reston’s Piebald Deer T BY ARTHUR HASS

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ARTHUR HASS

here are always surprises when I’m out photographing wildlife, but rarely do I encounter anything like I did on July 30, 2017. I was walking the stream running below Terraset Elementary School when I spotted something white in the heavy foliage. At first I thought it was a goat because it was almost completely white, save a little brown around its face and ears. As I got closer, I also found a fawn and its mother with the white animal. Finally, I realized the white creature was the sibling of the normal fawn. I followed them around and snapped many photos while the three of them occasionally looked up to be certain I wasn't getting too close. The mother seemed particularly at ease. Maybe she recognized me from previous encounters. The trio eventually circled south of Terraset, wandered up behind the South Lakes High School ballfields and crossed Ridge Heights Road. I could tell the piebald had some deformities, especially when he crossed Ridge Heights. One of his rear legs was a bit clubbed, and his back had a very distinct curvature. His gait was different than his sibling’s, and he was significantly smaller. Just west of Ridge Heights pool, the piebald finally got tired and laid down in the woods. I took several more photos of the three of them and finally headed home. Searching the web, I found a lot of information on piebald deer. The piebald condition

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is caused by a recessive gene in both parents, and they are indeed pretty unusual — estimated to be only one to two percent of the white-tailed deer population. Unlike albinos, which are completely white with pink eyes, pink nose and pink tints around their hooves, the piebald deer have brown eyes, brown or black nose and black hooves with varying amounts of brown and white fur. Most piebalds have more brown markings than the one I photographed. Over the next 15 months, I was able to find the piebald about half of the time when out photographing wildlife. He was always within a pretty limited range in south Reston. I never saw him west of the fifth fairway on Reston’s south golf course, south of the Snakeden Branch (running into Lake Audubon), east of Ridge Heights pool or north of Purple Beach Drive. He was always smaller than his sibling and never grew to normal size. In the winter his white coat got very thick, but in the spring it thinned out about the same time he sprouted antlers. His mother has a very distinctive notch in her right ear and is so used to seeing me that I can walk up and nearly touch her. She is the most tame wild animal I’ve ever seen. As the spring of 2018 drew on, I started seeing the piebald alone more and more. Sometimes his mom would be in the general area, but often nowhere nearby. He was clearly striking out on his own. He

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THE PIEBALD CONDITION IS CAUSED BY A RECESSIVE GENE IN BOTH PARENTS, AND THEY ARE INDEED PRETTY UNUSUAL — ESTIMATED TO BE ONLY ONE TO TWO PERCENT OF THE WHITE-TAILED DEER POPULATION. would wander with other deer but seemed to have a hard time keeping up with the herd. In September 2018, a posting on Nextdoor noted that the piebald was injured and using only three legs. A day later, I found him in the woods. His right rear leg had a compound fracture at the knee. It looked bad and I didn't see how he could survive. Over the next ten days, he was getting around, but he took a turn for

the worse during two very rainy days. On Wednesday, September 26, I went out in the morning and found him in the same spot as the day before, covered with mud. He was breathing, and one ear would wiggle a little, but when I talked to him repeatedly, he never opened his eyes. I could tell the end was near. When I returned home, I called Animal Protection and reported the situation. They responded immediately and found the piebald lifeless. Many residents of South Reston enjoyed seeing this little fellow for over 15 months while he roamed his small heavily wooded range. In addition to being an unusual occurrence in nature, he was truly an adopted resident. We will all miss him dearly. Arthur Hass has been photographing wildlife in Reston for the last 11 years. https://aehass.zenfolio.com


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HISTORIC RESTON | 1964 | PLANNED COMMUNITY | ROBERT E. SIMON

Vernon J. Walker: Reston’s Pioneer Naturalist M

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any Restonians are familiar with the Walker Nature Center on Glade Drive, but most do not know much about the person for whom the center is named: Vernon J. Walker. He was hired by Robert E. Simon Jr. in 1967 to direct Reston’s Nature Center. Reston’s Master Plan states that, in developing Reston, “the natural forest and ground cover will be preserved as much as possible …. Many of the streams and stream valleys will be left in their natural condition and runoff will be controlled by the use of lakes, retention basins and temporary siltation basins.” Moreover, by clustering much of Reston’s housing, the plan added substantial open space and parks. Simon needed someone to oversee the management of these natural and open space areas. Walker had been teaching environmental science in the New Jersey public schools. He had a master’s degree in science education and had worked with the New York Fresh Air Fund and the New Jersey State School of Conservation. He came to Virginia to direct Reston’s Nature Center. For decades, the Nature Center was “really program not place,” as noted in a 1970 article in American Forests.

PHOTO BY ARVIL DANIELS.

BY SHELLEY MASTRAN

Walker had an office in a Washington Plaza townhouse but was rarely in it; he was outdoors instead. He took on the tasks of educating Reston residents about their environment, providing landscaping and gardening advice and overseeing the care and maintenance of Reston’s common lands. This last task involved coordinating with the Reston Home Owners Association (RHOA) and its environment committees. Walker wrote a quarterly newsletter, Nature Newsnotes, that was mailed to all residents

and contributed articles on various topics (e.g., poisonous plants) to the Reston Times. He gave workshops and lectures, advised clusters on landscaping issues, worked on projects with schoolchildren and twice a month led interpretive walks. Above all, he was committed to community engagement — getting Restonians outdoors and helping them to appreciate the community’s natural bounty. From the beginning, Simon planned for a physical nature center in Reston. Gulf Reston deeded a 41-acre parcel to RHOA in 1975. After Walker passed away in 1982, planning efforts for completing the center accelerated. In January 1987, Reston Land Corporation deeded an additional 30

1639 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190 Phone: 703-709-7700 Email: info@restonmuseum.org www.restonmuseum.org www.facebook.com/RestonMuseum twitter.com/RestonMuseum

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acres to Reston Association, and ground was broken for a small, seasonal structure that included a storage room and two restrooms. In 2001, Friends of Reston began a capital campaign to build the beautiful Nature House, a year-round education building on the site today. It opened in 2009. Vern’s wife, Elfriede, was also an environmental advocate and community leader who supported the nature center long after his death. One of the Walker grandchildren, Idalina, was the Naturalist at the center from 2015 to 2018. As Katie Shaw, Nature Center manager, has written, “Vern’s methods and philosophy … shaped the character of the green spaces Reston is known for. He incubated the love for Reston’s trees and the concept of living in harmony with Reston’s wildlife.” What a wonderful legacy! Shelley S. Mastran is a board member of Reston Historic Trust & Museum.

RESTON MUSEUM HOURS Monday-Friday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday Closed


Give the gift

of endless Reston fun!

RA Gift Cards can be used for activities such as camps, swimming and tennis lessons, trips and events and Reston gifts and gear.

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MEMBER SERVICES WELCOME TO RESTON

New to Reston and have questions? The Reston Association is here to help you get the most out of your community and start enjoying all Reston has to offer. Contact Member Services for more information on programs and events. We look forward to serving you.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS I’m renting a Reston Association property. Can I still purchase a pool and tennis pass?

Yes. Renters must provide proof of renting an RA property every year, and the property they are renting must be in good standing with the organization. Please stop by our offices with an ID or driver’s license, plus a lease or utility bill. Both documents must be current and include your name and the RA property address. Documents can also be emailed to Member Services after creating your account on www.restonwebtrac.org.

Does RA provide a place to store my recreational vehicle?

Yes, please contact the Central Services Facility at 703-437-7658 for details.

Is swimming allowed in the lakes and ponds?

No, swimming is not allowed in any of the lakes or ponds due to safety concerns. Lifeguards are not available, and water quality is not maintained for public swimming.

How do I know when my local pool is open?

The schedule can be found on our website or at your local pool. For details on hours of operation at each pool, go to our website and navigate to Parks, Recreation & Events > Aquatics. Download the Pool Schedule on the right side of the page.

When do the first pools open?

The first two pools (North Shore and Ridge Heights) are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 11. The remaining 13 pools are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 25, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. For a pool schedule, please go to our website’s Aquatics page.

How do I find out who my Covenants Property Advisor is and their contact information? Go to www.reston.org and search keywords "Covenants Team." Then, click on the Advisor Assignments & Schedules on the right hand side.

Does RA offer swim lessons?

Yes. Our group lessons feature a 4:1 student to instructor ratio for lower levels and 5:1 for intermediate levels. We have experienced and fun instructors who are here to help you, or your child, learn this invaluable life skill. Our private and semiprivate lessons feature a fully customized schedule between client and instructor — swim school convenience at a fraction of the price. See pages 48 for information on level placement help, registration, and class schedules.

Yes, and we would love to host your celebration at one of our pools! Facilities are available outside their operating hours until as late as 11 p.m. See our ad on page 55, submit your Reservation Permit Request at www. restonwebtrac.org (available April 1), or visit the Aquatics page on www.reston.org for a Fact Sheet with additional details and instructions.  

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Absolutely! Reston Association's Aquatics department is happy to be able to hire staff as young as 14 for our Attendant positions and 15 for Lifeguards. We offer short term, substitute, part-time, and full-time summer jobs throughout the pool season and would love to have your teen – OR YOU – as a part of our team. Find all open positions at https://careers.reston.org.

Facility Inquiries: reservations@reston.org

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UPDATING YOUR WWW.RESTON.ORG ACCOUNT

Can you help me get my teenager out of the house this summer?

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. EXTENDED HOURS: Saturday, 9 a.m.-Noon (May 4-June 29)

Phone: 703-435-6530

Shop online at www. restonwebtrac.org or stop by the Reston Gear & Gifts Shop at Member Services. We offer unique Reston items including t-shirts, mugs, swimming, tennis and Camps gear, and Reston books.

Can I rent a pool for a private event?

RESTON ASSOCIATION 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191

EMAIL: member_services@reston.org

Where can I buy Restonthemed merchandise for visitors and friends?

This account is used for Assessment Payments. Please take a moment to update your online profile so can conveniently make property payments online. If you forget your username or password, click the appropriate link to receive assistance. If you would like to change your billing address for assessment mailings, please contact Billing_ Collections@Reston. org or 703-435-7991.


WEBTRAC RA’s Online Registration System for:

§§ Aquatics, Camps, Health and Wellness, Nature and Tennis programs §§ Pool and Tennis Pass renewals and purchases §§ Event and trip registrations §§ Community building, picnic pavilion, and swimming pool reservations §§ Reston Gear & Gifts Shop purchases If you forgot your username or password, use the appropriate link for assistance.

STEP 1: CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT §§ §§ §§ §§ §§

Visit www.restonwebtrac.org Click on “Need an Account? Click Here.” Be sure to include all members of your household. Accounts may take up to 2 business days to verify. After you have created your account and received a confirmation email, you are able to begin shopping.

STEP 2: SHOP FOR ACTIVITIES

§§ Enter your username and password to log in. §§ Use the Quick Link “Browse Activities” or click on one of the shortcut photo buttons. §§ Here, you may search by any of the following methods: ˚˚ Type in the “Activity Number” (9 digits included in this magazine and indicated with this icon ) ˚˚ Type in a “Keyword” related to the activity ˚˚ Search broadly by selecting criteria such as age or category from the drop down menus. §§ Choose your activity by clicking the plus sign (+) in the “Add to Cart” column. §§ You can continue shopping or check out by clicking the “Add to Cart” button in the window at the bottom of your screen. §§ You will be asked to select the applicable family member(s) for each of the items in your cart. §§ Follow onscreen directions to complete your transaction by Visa or MasterCard. To pay by check or cash, please visit Reston Association. For any questions or assistance in creating your household account or with making a purchase, please contact Member Services at member_services@reston.org or 703-435-6530.

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POOL & TENNIS PASSES FOR RA MEMBERS PLAN FOR SUMMER FUN IN RESTON WITH YOUR ALL-ACCESS PASS!

With 15 pools and 52 tennis courts that are open early in the morning to late at night, your pass is the perfect answer to your summer of fun. Plus, tennis courts are open year-round weather permitting and the two heated pools are open from early May through the end of September extending the outdoor recreation season. You will find 1-meter spring boards, 50- and 25-meter lap lanes, a 20-foot water slide, picnic tables and ample sun or shaded decks, clay tennis courts, practice walls, lighted courts and even outdoor hot tubs. We’ve got something for everyone close to home.

BUYING YOUR PASS Online Purchase

Visit www.restonwebtrac.org to login or create your account.

In-Person at Member Services

Free shipping or office pick-up for all online orders. Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Email: member_services@reston.org Phone: 703-435-6530

SAVE TIME AND RENEW YOUR PASSES ONLINE* PASS OPTIONS

FEE

Adults (18+)

$35 $28

First-time purchase Renewal

Children* (Ages 1-17)

$15 $10

First-time purchase Renewal

Tennis Key Tag

$3

GUEST OPTIONS All-Season Guest Pass*

$40

Pre-Paid 5-Visit Guest Passes

$40 $40 $20

Tennis guests (all ages) Pool, Adult guests Pool, Child guests

One-Day Guest Pass

$10 $10 $5

Tennis Pool, Adult Guest Pool, Child Guest

Replacement Passes

$5 per card (all types)

All pool and tennis passes are non-refundable.

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POOL & TENNIS PASSES FOR NON-MEMBERS

COME PLAY IN RESTON THIS SUMMER AND ENJOY A VACATION CLOSE TO HOME!

We have quiet, shady pools for relaxing, pickleball and clay courts, tennis leagues, a bustling Olympic-sized pool complete with sand volleyball court, and more. Get your pass today for a year of fun and a variety of activities and free events at RA's pools and courts.

Online Purchase

Visit www.restonwebtrac.org to login or create your account.

SAVE TIME AND RENEW YOUR PASSES ONLINE* PASS OPTIONS

TENNIS ONLY

POOL & TENNIS

Individual Pass*

$260

$370

Family Pass*

$360

$530

Pickleball Pass*

$75

GUEST OPTIONS All-Season Guest Pass*

$60

$60

Pre-Paid 5-Visit Guest Passes

$40

$40 Adult $20 Child

One-Day Guest Pass

$10

$10 Adult $5 Child

10-DAY TRIAL PASS OPTIONS Individual

$50

Family

$100

Replacement Passes

$5 per card (all types)

All pool and tennis passes are non-refundable.

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AQUATICS & SAFETY

COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER!

Cannon-ball season is right around the corner and we are very excited to share some recent facility enhancements.

Lake Newport ƒƒ

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Fresh interior paint and bathhouse facelift including new flooring, tile, and sinks and counters. New plaster coat, in-water tile, and upgraded LED underwater lights.

Golf Course Island

Fresh interior paint and new office cabinets

Hunters Woods and Tall Oaks Fresh interior paint

Glade, North Hills, and Hunters Woods Fresh plaster coat on each spa

Uplands

Upgraded circulation equipment and refinished fountain features

Ridge Heights

Floor coating and tile

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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FUN AT THE POOLS

Check out our schedule of pool events this summer including;

Frozen Treat Frenzy

DIY Ice Cream sundaes, free popsicles, and shaved ice vending are coming to a pool near you!

Kick Back with a Throw Back — MOVIES at the pools! Classic Films from the 1970s and 1980s as well as modern titles will be featured at both our family-oriented ‘Dive-In’ Movies and mature audience ‘Hot Tub Club’ nights. Concessions and refreshments available for sale on site. See page 76 for more info.

SWIM TEAM PREP

Swimmers will work with RSTA Coaches on stroke mechanics, practice sets, starts and turns. Learn all about swim team and get ready for the 2020 swim season. Requirements for registration: ƒƒ Swim 1 length and tread water for 1 min. ƒƒ Minimum age 5 301100911 6/24-7/10 Mon/Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Dogwood Pool Ages 5+ $75 $90

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

POOL OPERATOR’S LICENSE

Training for a triathlon? Want to take your aerobics moves to the water? A full schedule of our Health and Wellness offerings will be available in the next quarter of Reston magazine and available for WebTrac registration. Unlimited Fitness Pass Allows holder to attend as many water aerobics or aquafitness classes as desired. Passes are sold per person, are non-transferable, and are not valid for FlowMotion FITT classes. On sale now at www.restonwebtrac.org $100 ($70 for 55+) $200 ($140 for 55+) Drop-In Class Registration and payment is handled on site! Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start of class. CASH ONLY (exact change preferred) $10 ($8 for 55+) $20 ($12 for 55+)

Weekend Wake-Up

Deep and shallow water aerobics class the includes both strength and cardio workouts mixed with water resistance to build your core. Low impact on joints, increased flexibility, and improved muscle tone. Noodles and hand weights provided. Please bring your own optional floatation belt (available for purchase at Member Services). 6/2-8/25 Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 am North Shore pool

WaterART

Shallow-water workout to increase your flexibility, strength, balance, and posture all set to popular upbeat tunes. 6/20-8/8 Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 pm North Hills Pool

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

Flow Motion Fitt

Balance, Yoga, Cardio, Bootcamp — we have it all — and you could too from a top a FlowMotion FITT board this summer. All classes held at Lake Audubon Pool.

Reston Association is your one stop shop for technical training to obtain your County-approved Operator’s License. We offer both the multi-day instructor-led Aquatics Facility Operator (AFO) course published by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and a shorter, self-study class managed by the American Lifeguard Association. Visit our Fact Sheet at tinyurl.com/RAPools for details or write to aquaticsinfo@reston.org with any questions.

Bootcamp Sessions

301200809 6/3-6/19 Mon & Wed 6 :00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Audubon Pool Ages 16+ 6-class session $90 $110 301200809 7/8-7/24 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Audubon Pool Ages 16+ 4-class session $60 $80

UNDERWATER EXPLORATION

301200809 7/21-8/25 Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 am Lake Audubon Pool Ages 16+ 6-class session $90 $110

For more information, email info@nautilusva.com or visit www.nautilusva.com, or contact Melissa Miles at 703421-3483.

Reston Aquatics is excited to Yoga Sessions continue offering 301200809 6/2-6/23 underwater Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 am activities, SCUBA Lake Audubon Pool Certification and Ages 16+ Youth SCUBA Camps, through 4-class session $60 $80 partnership with Nautilus Aquatics.

301200809 7/26-8/30 Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 am Lake Audubon Pool Ages 16+ 6-class session $90 $110

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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AQUATICS & SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSES

Reston Association is proud to be a provider of American Red Cross Aquatics Courses. Certification courses are taught by certified and experienced instructors and include all in-class materials as well as a take-home text and resuscitation mask. COURSE

FEE

LIFEGUARDING AND SHALLOW WATER LIFEGUARDING CLASSROOM LEARNING

$175 $225

LIFEGUARDING AND SHALLOW WATER LIFEGUARDING BLENDED LEARNING LIFEGUARDING RE-CERTIFICATION* *No take home textbook included, in-class use only. WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR BLENDED LEARNING

LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR BLENDED LEARNING

LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR: CROSSOVER/EN-ENTRY

$175 $225

$75 $100

$240 $275

$240 $275

$75 $100

ACTIVITY #

CLASSROOM

ONLINE

201200201

28 hr

0 hr

300-yard continuous swim 2-minute tread without hands Timed retrieval of 10-lb. item in deep water. Modified skills for shallow water.

Lifeguarding (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED)

201200201

20 hr

7.5 hr 300-yard continuous swim 2-minute tread without hands Timed retrieval of 10-lb. item in deep water. Modified skills for shallow water.

Lifeguarding (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED)

201200201

5 hr

7.5 hr Current, or no more than 30 days expired, lifeguard certification from the American Red Cross

Lifeguarding (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED)

301200205

23.5 hr

7 hr

Demonstrating swimming skills Water Safety Instructor (WSI) consistent with the American Red Cross Level 4 proficiency in front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and butterfly. Students must also have the ability to maintain a position on the back for 1 minute in deep water and tread water for 1 minute.

301200208

21 hr

2 hr

Age 17+ by last day of class. Current certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR from the American Red Cross.

Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)

301200210

21 hr

2 hr

Age 19+. Current certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/ CPR from any organization. Documented credentials as a lifeguard instructor from select organizations (no more than 2 years expired).

Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)

EAGER TO BECOME A LIFEGUARD BUT NOT QUITE READY? Maybe you’d enjoy the American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard program, brought to you in cooperation with RA Camps! See details on page 64.

PRE-REQUISITIES

CERTIFICATIONS (ALL VALID 2 YEARS)

RESTON AQUATICS IS HIRING NOW https://careers.reston.org Competitive wages, flexible hours, paid training, advancement potential and great networking NO SWIMMING REQUIRED! We are filling Aquatics Attendant positions as well as lifeguards.

Reston Association is an EOE and drugfree workplace.

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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JUST KEEP SWIMMING Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA)

Summer swim league for youth. All summer practices are held at RA pools.

Evening practice: May 28-June 13 Morning practice: June 14-July 26 Registration open now. New Swimmer Evaluations are required for all new participants under age 11. 5/3 Fri 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Ridge Heights Pool 5/4 Sat 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Ridge Heights Pool 5/10 Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 am Ridge Heights Pool 5/11 Sat 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Ridge Heights Pool 5/29 Wed 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Audubon Pool 5/30 Thu 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Audubon Pool For more information and details on new swimmer evaluations, please see www.rsta.org or email registrar@rsta.org.

Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST)

Year-round adult swim program with expert coaching in technique and conditioning for fitness, triathlon, and competitive swimmers. Outdoor summer practices at RA pools. For more information, visit www.restonmasters.com or email info@restonmasters.com.

SAFETY AROUND THE POOL

Reston Community Center and Reston Association are teaming up to improve our community’s safety around its many pools. Drowning remains the nation’s second leading cause of injuryrelated death among children ages 1 to 14, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For every child who dies from drowning, four more receive medical treatment for submersion-related injuries. This program offers two opportunities targeted for different audiences and community civic groups to learn water safety skills: Longfellow’s WHALE Tales and Water Safety Presentation. By working together, RCC and RA strive to provide our community access to healthy and safe fun in all of Reston’s pools.

WHALE Tales

(5-12 years old, held in similar age groups) 30-60 minute sessions available Longfellow’s WHALE Tales is an interactive presentation that provides easy to follow information to help children learn safe behavior in, on and around the water. Taught in a classroom environment, WHALE Tales makes water safety fun and easy to learn. Each lesson is reinforced with color posters, worksheets, activities and a video that features Longfellow, the animated whale.

Reston Community Center (RCC) 703-476-4500 option 2 Reston Association (RA) 703-435-6532

presentation is designed for rotary clubs, PTAs, home school networks, church groups and other civic organizations and can be scheduled at their facility. DEAP programs are free for Reston residents and employees of Reston businesses. To learn more about the programs offered or request a session please contact:

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

Reston Aquatics would like to recognize the following businesses for the goods, services, time and effort they donated to our 2018 Aquatic Season. Tisseront Orthodontics

www.tisserontorthodontics.com 703-773-1200 12+ years of donating the iconic Tisseront Towel to our lifeguard staff

Papa John’s Pizza

www.papajohns.com Store #600/Herndon 703-435-PAPA (7272) Store #999/Fox Mill 703-476-PAPA (7272) Weekly pizza vouchers for facility inspections winners, and 20 percent of all net sales delivered to RA pools!

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www.bsigroup.com/ehs Annual staff training by Certified Industrial being donated back to Reston General Water Safety Aquatics. (18 years and older) This presentation (60-minute lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A) focuses on the importance of water safety training and provides general information for keeping family members safe in, on and around the water. The

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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AQUATICS & SAFETY GROUP SWIM LESSONS

Group Lesson Registration: May 6, 8:30 am (RA member) May 8, 8:30 am (Non-member) Group Lesson Fee: $75 $90 'And Me' Lesson Fee (per four lessons): $37.50 $45 Register online with your WebTrac account or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

TWO-WEEK SESSIONS June 3-14 June 17-28 July 8-19 July 22-Aug. 2 Aug. 5-16

GROUP LESSON INFO

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Step 1: Be sure to create your household account and add all family members before the registration period in May. Step 2: Visit www.restonwebtrac. org and login to your account Step 3: Select the ‘Aquatics & Safety’ category

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Participants must be the required age by the first day of class. 'Baby and Me' and 'Toddler and Me' classes are available in four lesson increments – student may attend any 4 dates within the 2-week session. Students may need to repeat the last level taken in the previous summer. Please plan ahead and have alternate choices in mind as availability is limited. Group swim lessons are non-refundable except for documented medical reasons or family emergency – 10% processing fee applies. Any class canceled by Reston Association will result in a full refund or opportunity to transfer to another class that meets your needs. All group lessons are 35 minutes in length except Levels 4 & 5 which are 40 minutes.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Would you prefer more personalized instruction? RA offers private and semiprivate swim lessons throughout the summer. Private lessons provide a one-on-one learning environment between student and instructor while semiprivate lessons accommodate two students with one instructor. All ages and skills levels are welcome. Classes are provided in four 40-minute sessions, scheduled at the convenience of the participant and instructor.

How to Register

55 Step 1: Contact our Swim Lesson Coordinator to join our waitlist. 55 Step 2: Once paired with an instructor you will work out your custom schedule and location. 55 Step 3: Contact the swim lesson coordinator to complete your registration and payment. Private: $104 $114 Semi-Private: $88 $108

Private swim lesson refunds will be given for any pending sessions that are reported to the Swim Lesson Coordinator before Oct 1.

SWIM SCHOOL CONVENIENCE AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE

Step 4: Using the Advanced search Criteria you can select your student’s age and your desired facility to see what’s available. If unsure what level to select, please join us on Saturday, May 4, for Water Safety Day at Ridge Heights Pool from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Questions? Contact our Swim Lesson Coordinator at 703-4356520 or swim@reston.org.

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Youth Swimming 2 GROUP SWIM Students are encouraged to LESSON LEVEL perform the skills independently by the end of the class. DESCRIPTIONS ƒƒ Enter and exit water safely ƒƒ Jump in to chest-deep water * 'Baby and Me' and 'Toddler and Me' classes are available as four lessons or eight lessons. Customers who purchase four lessons may attend any four in the two week sessions.

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Ages: 6-18 months, parental involvement Instructor helps parent and child to become comfortable in the water by emphasizing fun in the water.

Toddler and Me

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Youth Swimming 1

All skills are completed with assistance and support. ƒƒ Safely enter and exit water ƒƒ Blowing bubbles three seconds with mouth and nose submerged ƒƒ Submerging face repeatedly ƒƒ Flutter kick on front and back: two body lengths ƒƒ Float with recovery ƒƒ Front and back glides: two body lengths with recovery ƒƒ Roll from front to back and back to front ƒƒ Arm and hand treading action (in chest-deep water) ƒƒ Arms — front crawl two body lengths ƒƒ Finning and 'tickle, T, pull' arms on back two body lengths

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Submerge face/head, recover object from bottom — two times Bob five times with rhythmic bubble blowing Submerge face in water at least three seconds while blowing bubbles with nose and mouth Kick on front and back, with support (threefive body lengths) Front and back floats with head in proper position and ability to stay floating w/o support Gliding with recovery Roll from front to back and back to front without support Change direction while swimming on back and front Front crawl: threefive body lengths Swim on back, threefive body lengths Elementary backstroke arms or finning three body lengths Introduce back crawl arms, supported/ guided by instructor Treading using arm and leg actions, 15 seconds in shoulder-deep water

Youth Swimming 3

Students perform all shallow water skills independently and with confidence while being introduced to deep water skills. ƒƒ Safely enter/exit water by jumping from the side into deep water ƒƒ Bobbing while moving towards safety, in chest-deep water ƒƒ Retrieve multiple objects underwater in chest-deep water ƒƒ Introduction to underwater skills ƒƒ Push off in a streamlined position on front and back, then begin flutter kicking,

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three-five body lengths Elementary backstroke kick Breaststroke kick Rotary Breathing, 10 times Front crawl, 15 yards Elementary backstroke, 10 yards Back crawl arms, five yards

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Youth Swimming 4

The majority of this class is conducted in deep water. Students will work on technical improvement of strokes. ƒƒ Swim underwater, threefive body lengths ƒƒ Front crawl, 25 yards (with rotary breathing) ƒƒ Front crawl, open turn ƒƒ Back crawl and elementary backstroke, 25 yards each ƒƒ Backstroke, open turn ƒƒ Breaststroke kick, 15 yards — emphasis on knee position and effective propulsion ƒƒ Breaststroke, full stroke, work up to 15 yards ƒƒ Tread water, one minute

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Dolphin kick, 15 yards (emphasis on keeping legs together) Front crawl bilateral breathing drills Sitting and kneeling dives

Youth Swimming 5

Students will increase endurance and continue to receive feedback on stroke proficiency. ƒƒ Circle swimming, surface dives, racing dives ƒƒ Open turns and flip turns ƒƒ Butterfly arms, kick, and timing — work up to 15 yards ƒƒ Front crawl, 50 yards (with bilateral breathing) ƒƒ Breaststroke, back crawl, and elementary backstroke, 50 yards each ƒƒ Standard scull, 30 seconds ƒƒ Tread water, two minutes ƒƒ Sidestroke

Adult Beginner

Students will work within their own comfort level to learn floating, locomotion and increase overall confidence in the water.

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AQUATICS & SAFETY 2019 SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE Baby and Me*

Toddler* and Me

6-18 months

18 - 36 months

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Preschooler and Me Age: 3-5

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Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 5-12

Age: 6-12

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SESSION 1: JUNE 3 -14 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS RIDGE HEIGHTS

10:15 am 11 am 11:45 am

10:15 am 11 am

10:15 am

11 am

SESSION 2: JUNE 17-28 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS 11 am*

LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 am

RIDGE HEIGHTS

11 am

7 pm

AUTUMNWOOD

11 am

10:15 am

11 am

10:15 am 10:15 am

7 pm

GLADE

7 pm

GOLF COURSE ISLAND

6:15 pm

7 pm 7 pm

7 pm 7 pm

LAKE AUDUBON

7 pm

7 pm

UPLANDS

10:15 am

7 pm

SESSION 3: JULY 8- 19 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 am

11 am*

11 am

10:15 am

11 am

11 am

10:15 am

10:15 am

NORTH HILLS

10:15 am

RIDGE HEIGHTS 7 pm

AUTUMNWOOD

11 am 7 pm

LAKE AUDUBON

7 pm

UPLANDS

7 pm

7 pm 7 pm

FOUR-WEEK OPTION SESSION A: JULY 8-AUGUST 2 MONDAY & WEDNESDAY FOR FOUR WEEKS GOLF COURSE ISLAND

5:15 pm

NEWBRIDGE

6:15 pm

6 pm

5:15 pm

6 pm

6:15 pm

7 pm

SESSION A: JULY 8-AUGUST 2 TUESDAY & THURSDAY FOR FOUR WEEKS 6 pm

TALL OAKS DOGWOOD

5:15 pm

5:15 pm

6 pm

6:15 pm*

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Drowning risk can be reduced by 88% if children participate in formal swimming lessons between the ages of 1 and 4. 10th Annual Drowning Prevention and Awareness Event. Learn more at www.wlsl.org FREE and FUN for the whole family. No registration required.

June 20, Noon– 1 p.m. Lake Newport Pool

Baby and Me*

Toddler* and Me

6-18 months

18 - 36 months

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Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

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Age: 6-12

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SESSION 4: JULY 22-AUGUST 2 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS 10:15 am 11 am

LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 am

11 am

11 am

10:15 am

10:15 am*

NORTH HILLS

11 am

RIDGE HEIGHTS 7 pm

AUTUMNWOOD

7 pm 7 pm

LAKE AUDUBON

7 pm

7 pm

UPLANDS

7 pm

SESSION 5: AUGUST 5-16 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS LAKE NEWPORT

11 am*

LAKE AUDUBON

10:15 am

11 am

7 pm

6:15 pm

10:15 am

9:30 am

7 pm

9:30 am 7 pm

GENERAL INFORMATION • • •

* 'Baby and Me' and 'Toddler and Me' classes are available as four lessons or eight lessons. See level descriptions on page 49. Group swim lessons are non-refundable except for medical reasons or family emergencies. A doctor's note may be required and a 10% processing fee will be applied. Any class canceled by Reston Association will result in a full refund. TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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AQUATICS & SAFETY 2019 POOL SCHEDULE POOL

OPEN SWIM TIMES Weekends

Weekdays

CLOSED DAY

FITNESS HOURS (for pass holders age 16+)

Season 1: May 11-24 North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-8 pm

1-8 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

1-7 pm

Season 2: May 25-June 13 Autumnwood Pool

Noon-7 pm

Weekdays

Dogwood Pool

10 am-7 pm

Weekdays

Glade Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

Golf Course Island Pool

Noon-7 pm

Hunters Woods Pool & Spa

Noon-8 pm

Lake Audubon Pool

Noon-7 pm

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-8 pm

10 am-7 pm

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

10 am-6 pm

Newbridge Pool

Noon-7 pm

North Hills Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

4-7 pm (Fri only)

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

10 am-6 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Shadowood Pool

Noon-7 pm

Weekdays

Tall Oaks Pool

Noon-7 pm

Weekdays

Uplands Pool

10 am-7 pm

Weekdays

4-7 pm (Fri only)

Mon-Thu Weekdays

10 am-7 pm Weekdays Fri Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends, 7-9 pm Weekdays Mon-Thu Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends, 7-9 pm

Season 3: June 14-August 11 Autumnwood Pool

Noon-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Dogwood Pool

10 am-7 pm

9 am-7 pm

Thu (fitness hours)

Glade Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Mon

Golf Course Island Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Hunters Woods Pool & Spa

Noon-7 pm

Noon-8 pm

Tue & Thu

Lake Audubon Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Fri

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-8 pm

Fri

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

10 am-6 pm

Wed & Fri (fitness hours)

Thu, Noon-6 pm

Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends, 7-9 pm Wed & Fri, Noon-6 pm

Newbridge Pool

11 am-8 pm

Noon-8 pm

Mon & Wed

North Hills Pool & Spa

11 am-8 pm

11 am-8 pm

Tue (fitness hours) & Thu

Tue, Noon-8 pm

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

Noon-6 pm

Mon (fitness hours)

Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends, 7-9 pm Mon, Noon-6 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Thu

Shadowood Pool

Noon-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Tue

Tall Oaks Pool

11 am-8 pm

Noon-8 pm

Tue & Thu

Uplands Pool

10 am-7 pm

9 am-7 pm

Tue & Thu

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2019 POOL SCHEDULE OPEN SWIM TIMES

POOL

Weekends

Weekdays

CLOSED DAY

FITNESS HOURS (for pass holders age 16+)

Season 4: August 12-18 Dogwood Pool

10 am-7 pm

9 am-7 pm

Thu

Glade Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Mon

Lake Audubon Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Fri

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-8 pm

Fri

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

10 am-6 pm

North Hills Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

9 am-8 pm

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

11 am-6 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Tall Oaks Pool

11 am-8 pm

Noon-8 pm

Tue & Thu

Glade Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Mon

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-8 pm

Fri

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

10 am-6 pm

Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends, 7-9 pm

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

10 am-6 pm

Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends, 7-9 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends, 7-9 pm Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends, 7-9 pm

Season 5: August 19-25

Season 6: August 26-September 22 North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

4-7 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

10 am-7 pm

4-7 pm

Inclement Weather

In the event of a storm (or if the weather is cool, raining or drizzling), all Reston Association pools will close, with two exceptions: Lake Thoreau and North Shore Pools (unless normally closed on that day).

EXCEPTIONS TO

Lightning

All Reston Association pools will close until one-half hour after the last sound of thunder or visible lightning.

POOL SCHEDULE

Sunday, May 12 Ridge Heights Pool Sunday, May 26 Lake Audubon Pool Monday, May 27 All locations Sunday, June 3 Lake Newport Pool Thursday, July 4 All locations Wednesday, July 17 Lake Newport Pool Sunday, July 21 *Various Saturday, July 27 Lake Newport Pool Sunday, July 28 *Various Sunday, August 4 Ridge Heights Pool Labor Day Weekend *Various

Opening late at 1 pm for Amy’s Amigos Youth Triathlon Opening late at 1 pm for Jim McDonnell Lake Swim Operating on weekend schedule Opening late at 1 pm for Reston Sprint Triathlon Operating on Holiday Hours for Independence Day (11 am-6 pm) Early closing at 4 pm for RSTA IM Finals (rain date 7/18) Early closing at 5:30 pm for RSTA team Parties (*Autumnwood, Glade, Golf Course Island, Hunters Woods,Lake Audubon, Lake Newport, North Hills, and Ridge Heights) Late opening at 2 pm for RSTA All-Stars Meet (rain date 7/29) All pools close at 5 pm for staff event Late opening at 1 pm for Reston Kids Triathlon Select facilities will re-open based on staff availabilities.

RSTA Swim Meets: Saturdays June 16 through July 20 Various pools opening late at 1 p.m.

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AQUATICS & SAFETY POOL FACILITIES AND FEATURES Lap swimming: Each 25-m pool will have at least one dedicated lap lane available at all times during open swim. = ADA compliant amenities on site. Please see pool description for specific amenities.

Autumnwood Pool

703-467-0903 11950 Walnut Branch Road Lane depth: 3.5 – 5.5 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Wading pool with fountain, covered picnic area and large grass picnic area Nearby: Lighted tennis courts, tot lot, basketball court and access to Pink Trail

Dogwood

703-476-5717 2460 Green Range Road Lane depth: 3.5 – 5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) Amenities: Beach style entry and water play feature, in-water benches and plank-style diving board Amenities: Fully compliant parking lot and bathhouse, in-water wheelchair and pool-side chair lift Nearby: Interactive fountain, picnic pavilion, The Greens Recreation area and Bordeaux Recreation area

Glade

703-476-5732 11550 Glade Drive Lane depth: 3.5 – 12.5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) Amenities: Two-story water slide, in-water benches, 1-meter diving board, heated spa and wading pool with beach style entry and water play fountains. Nearby: Lighted clay tennis courts, basketball court, tot lot, Walker Nature Education Center and access to Turquoise Trail

Golf Course Island

703-435-8397 11301 Links Drive Lane depth: 3 – 12 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: 1-meter diving board, large grass picnic area and wading pool with beach style entry and water play fountains Amenity: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot and garden plots

Hunterswoods

703-391-2187 2501 Reston Parkway Lane depth: 3.5 – 8.5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) Amenities: In-water volleyball court, in-water basketball court, plank-style diving board, interactive splash pad, heated spa and large grass picnic area Amenities: Ramp into main pool and in-water wheelchair Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, picnic pavilion and access to Turquoise Trail

Lake Audubon

703-860-3080 2070 Twin Branches Road Lane depth: 3 – 5 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Plank-style diving board, grass picnic area and wading pool Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, boat launch ramp and access to Turquoise Trail

Lake Newport

703-467-0694 11601 Lake Newport Road Lane depth: 3.5 – 5.5 feet Length: 50 meters (3 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Two 1-meter diving boards, wading pool, covered picnic area with charcoal grills and sand volleyball court Amenity: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, soccer/ball fields and access to Blue Trail

Lake Thoreau

703-860-0640 2040 Upper Lakes Drive Lane depth: 3 – 5 feet Length: 25 meters (4 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Heated spa, plankstyle diving board, wading pool and grass picnic area Nearby: Scenic views of Lake Thoreau and access to Red Trail

Newbridge

703-476-1301 11768 Golf Course Square Lane depth: 3.5 – 12 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: 1-meter diving board and wading pool Nearby: Tennis courts, basketball court and tot lot

North Hills

703-435-6769 1325 North Village Road Lane depth: 2 – 5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) Amenities: Heated spa, wading pool with fountain, covered picnic area and large grass picnic area Amenity: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: Lighted clay tennis courts and access to Pink Trail

North Shore

703-689-4091 11515 North Shore Drive Lane depth: 3 – 11 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Heated spa, seasonally heated main pool, covered picnic area on upper deck, small grass picnic area, wading poo and plank-style diving board Amenity: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: QuickStart children’s tennis courts, Lake Anne Plaza and access to Green and Blue trails Note: Parking only on North Shore Drive

Ridge Heights

703-476-7084 11400 Ridge Heights Road Lane depth: 3 – 5 feet Length: 25 meters (3 dedicated lap lanes during Season 3) Amenities: Seasonally heated main pool, wading pool, two grass picnic areas and plank-style diving board Amenity: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: Langston Hughes Middle School, South Lakes High School and access to Red Trail

Shadowood

703-860-8075 2201 Springwood Drive Lane depth: 3 – 5 feet Length: 20 meters Amenities: Water slide, wading pool and grass picnic area Nearby: Lighted tennis courts

Tall Oaks

703-435-1072 12025 North Shore Drive Lane depth: 3 – 12 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: 1-meter diving board and wading pool Nearby: Tall Oaks Village Center and access to Blue Trail

Uplands

703-435-2586 11032 Ring Road Lane depth: 3.5 – 8.5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) Amenities: Upper lap pool with in-water benches, lower splash pool with beach style entry, interactive water play fountains, and in-water benches and splash pad play area Amenity: In-water wheelchair for splash pool access Nearby: Tennis courts

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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Amy’s Amigos Youth Triathlon Race Date: Sunday, May 12 at 8:00 a.m. www.RestonYouthTri.org

Splash and Dash Race Date: Saturday, Aug. 18 at 8:00 a.m. Registration: Exact TBD – check our website for updates corefoundation.raceentry.com

Reston Kids Triathlon Race Date: Sunday, Aug. 4 at 8:00 a.m. Registration Opens: Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. www.restonkidstri.org

POOL PARTY All RA pools are available for private rental outside their operating hours. Review Instructions on our Fact Sheet at www.reston.org. Start your search and submit your Permit Request at www.restonwebtrac.org.

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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CAMPS

WELCOME TO CAMP 2019 This is going to be a summer of endless possibilities! At RA Camps, we spend lots of time playing outdoors, exploring camp traditions, and growing new ones. Our camps are run by a team you can trust, who are trained to make sure the summer is filled with lasting memories. We look forward to seeing you this summer! EXPLORE. PLAY. GROW.

CAMP PROMISE

We promise that all campers will be given the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. They will try new things, explore new places, and carry on camp traditions in a safe, fun environment. TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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CAMP DIRECTORY

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Nature Tots (ages 3-5) p.58 Little Hands Music (ages 3 1/2-6) p.58 Soccer Camp (ages 4-7) p.59 Junior Day Camp (ages 5-7) p.59 Technology CampLego (ages 5-12) p.60 Sportsters (ages 6-9) p.60 Walker’s Rangers (ages 6-9) p.61 Camp on Wheels (ages 6-12) p.61 Art Camp (ages 6-10) p.62

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Day Camp (ages 7-11) p.63 Tennis Camp(ages 7-13) p.63 Science Camp (ages 8-12) p.64 Junior Lifeguarding (ages 11-14) p.64 Teen Camp (ages 11-14) p.65 Wilderness Camp (ages 11-14) p.65 Counselor-In-Training (ages 14-15) p.65 Leadership Camp (ages 15-16) p.65

SESSION 4 3B

4A

4B

7/22-7/26

7/29-8/2

SESSION 5 5A

5B

PRESCHOOL Nature Tots

Little Hands Music

3-5

3 1/2-6

6/17 -6/21

6/24-6/28

VARIETY Junior Day Camp

5-7

6/17-6/28

7/1-7/12 (no camp 7/4)

7/15-7/26

7/29-8/9

8/12-8/16

Day Camp

7-11

6/17-6/28

7/1-7/12 (no camp 7/4)

7/15-7/26

7/29-8/9

8/12-8/16

8/19-8/23

SPECIALTY Soccer Camp

4-7

Technology Camp-Legos

5-12

Sportsters

6-9

Walkers Rangers

6-9

Camp on Wheels

6-12

Art Camp

6-10

Tennis Camp

7-13

Science Camp

8-12

6/17 -6/21

6/24-6/28

7/1-7/5 (no camp 7/4)

8/19-8/23

6/24-6/28 6/17-6/28

8/12-8/16 7/1-7/12 (no camp 7/4) 7/8-7/12

6/17 -6/21

7/15-7/26 7/15-7/19

8/5-8/9

6/24-6/28

8/12-8/16 8/12-8/16

7/8-7/12

6/17-6/28

8/19-8/23

7/1-7/12 (no camp 7/4)

7/15-7/19

7/22-7/26

7/29-8/2

8/5-8/9

7/29-8/2

8/5-8/9

8/12- 8/16

7/15-7/26

TEEN Junior Lifeguarding

11 -14

Teen Camp

11-14

Wilderness Camp

11-14

Counselor-In- Training

14-15

6/17-6/28

7/1-7/12 (no camp 7/4)

7/15-7/26

Leadership Camp

15-16

6/17-6/28

7/1-7/12 (no camp 7/4)

7/15-7/26

6/24-6/28 6/17-6/28

7/8-7/12 7/1-7/12 (no camp 7/4)

7/22-7/26 7/15-7/26

7/29-8/9

7/15-7/19

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CAMPS NATURE TOTS

for bright red animals and for yellow flowers. Have fun with rainbow science activities. Go on a color hunt and make your own rainbow to take home. 206120101 Session 2A 7/1-7/5 A.M. Session (no camp 7/4) Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 11:45 am $76 $96

Ages 3-5

P.M. Session Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walker Nature Center 11450 Glade Drive $95

$120 Fairy Tale Adventures Fairy tales tell all kinds of adventures and stories of animals. Learn how the Ugly Duckling was not a duckling at all and look for ducks swimming in Lake Audubon. Listen to “Peter and the Wolf” and feel the fur of a wolf’s relative. Hear how the tortoise beat the hare and meet a box turtle. Meet Mother Goose and try to find her on the trails. Create a whimsical nature craft. Sing songs about your favorite fairy tale characters. Session 1B 6/24-6/28

Nature’s Rainbow

Color is everywhere, and each day we will enjoy a different one. Make leaf rubbings while looking for all things green. Meet an orange snake up close. Get your feet wet in blue water and find shapes in white puffy clouds. Look

Growing Up

You’re getting bigger and so are young animals. Discover how different animals grow and change. Look for tadpoles and frogs living in the stream and pond at the Nature Center. Hunt for caterpillars and discover what they will look like when they are grown up. Create a beautiful butterfly. Find out where baby animals sleep instead of a crib. See how you measure up against other young animals. Session 3B 7/22-7/26

Summer Splash

Discover how “cool” water can be, especially during the hot days of summer. Explore the wonders of our streams, lakes and oceans. Wade into a creek to explore life there. Listen for frogs in our pond and make a frog to take home. Paint a forest scene with watercolors. Have fun with water science activities. Cool off with water games on a hot summer’s day. Session 4A 7/29-8/2

LITTLE HANDS MUSIC

Over in the Meadow

Drums, shakers, bells and lots of other percussion Ages 3½-6 instruments will fill the Lake House with great sound! Daily craft project, lots of movement Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and dance, and tons of fun The Lake House $195 with hands-on instruments. We'll even make a few of Daily craft project, lots of our own instruments to take movement and dance, and home. Special Reston guests tons of fun with handsand authors will share their on instruments! Special expertise with campers about Reston guests will share the lake and wildlife we'll their expertise with campers see right from the windows, about the grounds, the lake porch and walkways at the and wildlife we'll see right Lake House. We'll culminate from the windows, porch the week with Family and walkways at the camp Sharing Time on Friday. location! We'll culminate the Session 1A 6/17-6/21 week with a Family Sharing Time on Friday. Light snack, Down by the...LAKE! drink, craft supplies and Turtles, swallows, and fish, a take-home CD of music oh my! This week will focus included in both sessions. on songs, crafts and stories about the animals over, under Brought to you in partnership and around Lake Newport. with Little Hands. Register Daily craft project, lots of at www.littlehands.com movement and dance, and tons of fun with hands-on instruments. We'll make a few of our own instruments to take home. Special Reston guests and authors will share with campers about the wildlife right out our doors. Drums, shakers, bells and lots of other percussion instruments will fill the Lake House with great sound! We'll culminate the week with Family Sharing Time on Friday. Session 1B 6/24-6/28

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SOCCER CAMP

JUNIOR DAY CAMP

Ages 4-7

Ages 5-7

Research shows that a player who is just starting out needs to immediately experience the fun aspect of the game. This soccer camp is perfect for improving skills and learning new ones. Learn fundamentals on dribbling, passing, shooting and ball control.

Junior Day Camp offers themebased enriching activities, group games, sports and fitness activities, hands-on nature activities, arts and crafts, music, swimming and field trips related to the theme.

302130154 Brown’s Chapel Park —Baseball Field #3

Brown’s Chapel Park $435

302130101 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $490

Movin’ & Groovin’ Session 1AA 6/17-6/21 Mon-Fri Ages 4-5

9:00 am - 12:00 pm $90 $115

Session 1BP 6/24-6/28 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ages 5-7 $90 $115 Session 2AA 7/1-7/5 (no camp 7/4) Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Ages 5-7 $72 $92 Session 5BA 8/19-8/23 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Ages 5-6 $90 $115

Campers will be groovin’ to different music styles from around the world and through the years. Everyone’s a musician this week as we explore the science of sound and make beautiful music together! Campers will also be movin’ towards healthy choices and participating in team challenges and relay races. By the end of this session, you will be one active camper with a lot of rhythm. Session 1 6/17-6/28

Session 5BP 8/19-8/23 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ages 5-6 $90 $115

Hidden Treasures

Imagine what you will uncover! Can you follow clues to buried treasure? This camp will be sure to challenge your skills as you search for a different artifact each day. Learn how to read maps as you search for treasure around camp. This session will be full of thrills, adventure and fun! Session 2 7/1-7/12 (no camp 7/4) $392 $441

NEW IN 2019!

Soaking Wet

Nobody will stay dry this week at camp as we all get soaked from our head down to our toes. Take your turn on the slip n slide and play a friendly game of water balloon toss. We guarantee you won’t stay dry! Session 5A 8/12-8/16 $225 $250

Lets Get Dirty

Join us for an insanely hilarious journey down some of nature's most interesting and disgusting paths! Get ready for a wacky week of icky, sticky, silly stuff created by you! This session is guaranteed to make you say “eeewww”! Session 3 7/15-7/26

Ice Age

Travel back in time and track sloths, cats, bears and mammoths. Discover the world before the ice melt. Campers will use games, movements and crafts to answer these ice age questions. Come watch the ice caps melt away as we find cool ways to enjoy the extra water. Session 4 7/29-8/9

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CAMPS TECHNOLOGY CAMP – LEGOS

Ages 5-12

Play-Well TEKnologies provides project-based programs designed to teach principles and methods of engineering to children using LEGO®.

302120152 Brought to you in partnership with Play-Well TEKnologies.

STEM Challenge using LEGO

Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineerdesigned projects such as: Gear Cars, Gondolas, MerryGo-Rounds, and Scissor Lifts. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course. Session 1BP 6/24-6/28 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 7-12 $175 $200

Ninjaneering using LEGO

Enter the world of Ninjago and become an apprentice Ninjaneer! Learn the way of Spinjitzu, build the Fire Temple, race Skull Trucks, and encounter the mighty Dragon! Imagine and build unique and fun LEGO projects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. This is an ideal way to prepare young Ninjaneers for the challenge of Ninjaneering Masters with LEGO camp. Session 5AA 8/12-8/16 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Glade Room Ages 5-6 $175 $200

Ninjaneering Masters using LEGO

Master the world of Ninjago by becoming a Ninjaneer! Tame the Ice Dragon, motorize your Blade Cycle, design the Dark Fortress, and hone your Spinjitzu battle skills! In this advanced LEGO camp, Ninjaneering masters will learn real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. Session 5AP 8/12-8/16 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Glade Room Ages 7-12 $175 $200

Jedi Engineering using LEGO

The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire! Session 5BA 8/19-8/23 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages 5-6 $175 $200

Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO

The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away. Session 5BP 8/19-8/23 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 7-12 $175 $200

SPORTSTERS

Ages 6-9

This camp gives players the opportunity to experience up to 10 sports in a session and includes baseball, basketball, kickball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, hockey, flag football, dodgeball and World Cup games! We’ll also discuss nutrition and the importance of stretching. Our camp is coached by professional staff who are trained to encourage maximum participation, good sportsmanship, and above all, FUN! We will go on field trips to the RA pools and do classic summer camp activities.

302130102 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park $305 $330

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6/17-6/28 7/1-7/12 (no camp 7/4) $275 $297 7/15-7/26


WALKER’S RANGERS

Ages 6-9

206130102 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive $95 $120

Things With Wings

From birds to bats to insects, discover the amazing critters that fly all around us. Go bird watching and listen to local bird calls and songs. Study bird feathers up close and discover how flight is possible. Learn about a bat’s superpower and use that knowledge to play a fun game of Bat and Moth. Create an adorable bug to take home. Make a special summer treat for local birds to enjoy. Session 2B 7/8-7/12

Nature’s Cuisine

The forest is full of food for our furry friends. Discover the web of life and make food chain crafts. Create nut-free trail mix to enjoy on a nature hike. Harness the power of the sun to create a yummy snack with our solar ovens. Design a funny creature with bean sprouts for hair. Enjoy a s’more and sing campfire songs. Session 3A 7/15-7/19

Dirt Detectives

Unravel nature’s mysteries hidden beneath our feet. Discover cool critters living under logs. Identify animal tracks and skulls of all sizes. Participate in worm races while learning about composting. Enjoy a special “muddy” snack. Use microscopes to discover the tiniest of creatures. Follow a trail of clues hidden through the forest that leads to a mystery waiting to be solved. Session 4B 8/5-8/9

Water Wonders

Water is essential to life, but it can be a lot of fun, too. Learn about the amazing critters that inhabit our oceans, lakes and streams. Dip into a creek to look for fish and bugs. Cast a line at Lake Audubon and return our fishy friends to their watery home. Conduct fun and interesting water science experiments. Cool off at the end of the week with an obstacle course that’s sure to make a splash. Session 5A 8/12-8/16

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CAMP ON WHEELS

Ages 6-12

Brought to you in partnership with American Inline.

302130150 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Lake Newport Soccer Field Parking Lot $350 $375

Skateboard

Ages 8-12 New for 2019, this camp is designed by Skaters for Skaters. New to skating? We have instructors to help you learn the basics. Want to advance your skills? Our staff will teach you new tricks and provide feedback to help you improve. Learn how to tune up your board and spend an afternoon at a local skate park. Session 1A 6/17-21 Session 1B 6/24-28

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Learn to Ride a Bike

Ages 6-8 This camp is for kids who are ready to learn to ride without the assistance of training wheels. Learn balance, starting, stopping, basic riding skills, steering and more. Bring a bike without training wheels, a helmet, water, lunch and snacks daily in a cooler. Session 5A 8/12-8/16

Bike Riding

Ages 8-12 This camp is for kids who can already ride without the assistance of training wheels. Improve riding skills, braking, stopping, negotiating obstacles, shifting pedal cadence. Activities include instruction, confidence courses and basic maintenance. Bring a bike without training wheels, a helmet, water, lunch and snacks daily in a cooler. Session 5A 8/12-8/16

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CAMPS My Mom Would Never Let Me Do That!

ART CAMP

Ages 6-10

Reston Association is partnering with Greater Reston Arts Center’s (GRACE) to offer exciting art camps this summer. This camp encourages children to expand their artistic vocabulary and creativity through hands on art activities taught by professional art educators. Children experience exciting themes exploring the visual arts in tandem with science, art history, and even some yoga. Explore the outdoors during break time and visit a RA pool. Campers will spend one afternoon a session at GRACE and will go home from there.

Explore the possibilities of art! Using a variety of materials, this session combines innovative discovery through scientific exploration and the creative process to create the messiest and silliest of art projects. Come make art at camp that your parents would never let you do in the house! Session 2B 7/8-7/12 Ages 6-8 $310 $335 Session 3A Ages 6-10

7/15-7/19 $310 $335

Fun-tastic Forts!

In this camp, kids investigate all things 3-D! From blankets to boxes, we cover the basics of building the best forts ever! 302130153 Campers will spend their Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm days creating new spaces to The Lake House explore and will come away with a basic understanding of engineering, and a fort of their own to take home! Camp also includes exciting Brought to you in partnership group games, outdoor with Greater Reston Arts exploration, and a chance Center’s (GRACE). to experiment with a wide variety of sculpting materials! Session 3B 7/22-7/26 Ages 6-10 $310 $335

Fibers & Friends! Tie-Dye, Friendship Bracelets, and More!

Have you ever wondered how a spider builds its web, how a bird weaves a nest, how your friend made such an AWESOME key chain? Become a wonder-weaver as we explore all things fiber-tie-dyeing, friendship bracelets, basketry, and more! Session 4A 7/29-8/2 Ages 6-10 $310 $335 Session 4B Ages 6-10

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8/5-8/9 $335

Art & Movement

Who says art making must be stationary? This camp session focuses on all the ways art can get you moving and features 2-D and 3-D projects, which will utilize movement and artmaking in innovative ways. In partnership with Beloved Yoga, campers will enhance their action art with yoga each day. Session 5A 8/12-8/16 Ages 6-10 $310 $335

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DAY CAMP

Adventure Awaits

Adventures will come to life this session through your favorite movies and games! Look no further than our These will include Fortnite, most popular summer camp! Super Mario, Moana, Lego Join the fun as we explore Batman, Jumanji, and more. RA camp traditions that have This is the week to try your been passed on for 45 years. hand at improv, acting, and Participate in hands-on nature script-writing. Come live activities, sports, games, crafts, out all your favorite board music, drama and swimming. games, video games and Enjoy pool parties, daytime more through life-size fun. cookouts and go on field trips Session 2 7/1-7/12 within and outside Reston. (no camp 7/4) $400 $445 302130103 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm I Survived Brown’s Chapel Campers are divided into $440 $495 teams/tribes and participate in games to win prizes, create team unity, and strategize to win. Tribes of campers will spend 10 days in the great Myth’s & Legends outdoors learning tips to Send your prince, princess, survive in the Owl Woods, wizard, or knight to this finding treasure at Brown’s session of fun. Campers Chapel park, and building will be transported to a the best tepee. OUTPLAY magical land where they OUTLAUGH - OUTLEARN will participate in camp Session 3 7/15-7/26 traditions such as torpedo, capture the flag, manhunt Down the Rabbit Hole and water jug roulette. Do you ever wonder what lives Session 1 6/17-6/28 in the woods or your very own back yard? This session we will explore nature and its living species. Make a birdhouse, eat dirt cups, play predator prey and explore the black hole. We’ll see you in the woods! Session 4 7/29-8/9

Ages 7-11

Whatever Floats Your Boat!

NEW IN 2019!

Float through this session as we go fishing, creeking and boating on a few of Reston’s favorite lakes and streams. Unleash your inner shipwright as you design miniature ships with cardboard and tape. Session 5A 8/12-8/16 $225 $250

Hanging on to Summer

Campers will spend the last few days of summer engaged in some of their favorite camp activities as they prepare to head back to school. Campers will have an end of summer celebration, make summer memory books and say their goodbyes. Session 5B 8/19-8/23 $225 $250

TENNIS CAMP

Ages 7-13

New for 2019, this tennis camp is designed for beginners. Our camp staff are tennis enthusiasts and we bring in RA Tennis Instructors to teach lessons Monday through Wednesday. Depending on the day, activities may include drills & skills, on or off court games, and athletic skill development. We will take a break during the day with a trip to a RA pool for a swim. In addition, campers may spend part of their day participating in activities including group games, sports & fitness, hands-on activities, arts & crafts or a field trip. Lessons that are missed due to rain will be made up Thursday and/or Friday.

302130105 Session 4A 7/29-8/2 Session 4B 8/5-8/9 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts $375 $395

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CAMPS SCIENCE CAMP

Ages 8-12

The USGS welcomes campers to their beautiful 100 + acre campus. Meet with USGS guest scientists and learn about careers in science. Experience a daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration and outdoor activities. Touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is all about. Engage in science activities, sports, games, crafts, music, drama and trips to RA swimming pools.

302130104 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 3:45 pm United States Geological Survey $462 $517

Brought to you in partnership with USGS.

Rock On!

Campers will participate in hands-on activities to learn the importance of rocks and minerals in the products we use every day. Learn how fossils are made and examine rocks at the USGS. We will take a field trip to explore rock formations in Northern Virginia. Session 1 6/17-6/28

Nature’s Power

In the past decade we have seen more and more natural disasters. During this session learn why this is happening and what causes Nature’s Power to be so forceful. Find out what parts of the world are prone to earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions. Session 2 7/1-7/12 (no camp 7/4) $416 $465

Out of this World

Have you ever wanted to visit outer space? How do people get to the moon? Take a virtual trip to the stars as we explore the universe, galaxies, the Milky Way and the moon. Investigate life on other planets, as well as our own planet. Session 3 7/15-7/26  

JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING

Ages 11-14

RA’s Junior Lifeguarding program is like a training camp for future lifeguards. As part of this program, participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of a lifeguard, improve their swimming skills, practice beginner level rescues, gain experience in a variety of customer service scenarios and, of course, get an opportunity to jump out of the guard stand.

301014101 Session 1B 6/24-6/28 Session 2B 7/8-7/12 Session 3B 7/22-7/26 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Golf Course Island Pool (Except Wednesdays at RA HQ) $275 $325 Please note: participation in Junior Lifeguarding does NOT result in American Red Cross (ARC) certification. Campers may arrive as early as 8:30 am. M/T/R/F campers may stay at the Golf Course Island Pool until closing with a prior waiver from a parent/guardian.

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TEEN CAMP

WILDERNESS CAMP

Ages: 11-14

Teen Camp keeps teens active and engaged in a variety of activities designed to build friendships and opportunities to try new things. Join the fun as we go on awesome field trips, cool off at the pool, get creative with arts and crafts projects and give back to the community through a service project each session.

302140105 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Glade Room $475 $515

Ages 11-14

This specialty outdoor camp is for youth who are comfortable outside and want to experience more in the great outdoors.

302140107 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Pony Barn Picnic Pavilion $300 $350

Environment Skills

Campers will learn about water ecology, forest ecology, medicinal plants, geology and wild edibles. We will explore map reading and orienteering while learning about invasive plants and Highlighted Trip: exploring the nature of Reston. Kings Dominion Session 3A 7/15-7/19 Session 1 6/17-6/28

Highlighted Trip: Evergreen Sports Complex Session 2

7/1-7/12 (no camp 7/4) $428 $464

Highlighted Trip: Hershey Park Session 3

7/15-7/26

Survival Skills

This week is geared toward learning valuable outdoor skills and basic first aid, fire building and outdoor cooking. Learn to build shelters and purify water. We will spend the final day at a local campground where survival skills will be tested. Session 4A 7/29-8/2

Highlighted Trip: Kings Dominion

Session 4 7/29-8/9

COUNSELOR-INTRAINING (CIT)

Ages 14-15

In a time when teenagers are becoming increasingly more glued to technology, our camp takes teens and thrusts them into nature, teaching them valuable lessons about the outside world, while simultaneously molding them into capable young adults. Counselor-inTraining is an experiencebased learning program and our CITs are a valued part of our summer camps. They will explore principals of effective leadership and gain practical experience in these skills as leaders in our own RA camps.

302140106 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Park $255 $310

NEW IN 2019!

LEADERSHIP CAMP

Ages 15-16

Leadership Camp is designed to develop the confidence and skills of older campers interested in becoming leaders. This summer will be about team building, learning leadership skills, and introducing job and career options through visits to local Reston businesses. Teens will go on a special excursion, hear from guest speakers, take strengths assessments, and set goals to prepare for the next phase of life. Most importantly, they will leave with a better understanding of themselves and be equipped to be better leaders.

302140109 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Location TBD $255 $310

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CAMPS CAMP CALENDAR May 1

Camp balances due.

May 1

Camp forms due.

May 15 Last day for refunds. June 1 Special placement forms due (for campers that want to be placed with friends).

These are Virginia Department of Social Services requirements. Campers without all required forms will not be permitted to participate in camp.

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REGISTRATION Age Requirement

Minimum age requirements must be met by Sept. 30, 2019. Maximum age requirements must be met by the first day of each session.

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Registration and related forms are available online at www.reston.org. You may print and submit forms in person at Member Services. Forms may also be scanned and emailed to camp@reston. org. A confirmation receipt will be sent through WebTrac. Contact the Camp Registrar (703-435-6551) or Member Services for questions. If you prefer to register in person or drop off your forms, our address is: Reston Association ATTN: Camps 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191 A 24-hour drop box is in front of the building on the side facing Sunrise Valley Drive. Faxed registrations are not accepted. The following forms are required by May 1: ƒƒ Participation form ƒƒ Age identification or Student Information System (SIS) account ƒƒ Health physical/ shot records ƒƒ Specialty camp waivers for Art and Camp on Wheels

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Full payment for all sessions and services is required by May 1. A $75 nonrefundable deposit per camper per session is required at registration. Exception: Deposit for Nature Tots and Walker’s Rangers is $40. Deposits are credited toward the total cost of the program; however, they may be transferred to another RA camp session within the same year. Deposits may not be used toward a camp balance. For complete refund policies and procedures see the Camp Handbook (available online). Transportation and extended care fees are refundable and transferable until two weeks before the start of the applicable session. Returned checks will result in a fee. Transfers are permitted, provided there is availability for the desired camp. A $20 fee applies for camp/$10 fee applies for transportation/ extended care. All request forms are due 12 business days prior to the start of the camp and may only be submitted for the child who was originally registered.

Camp Shirts

Campers at Junior Day Camp, Soccer Camp, Sportsters, Day Camp, Science Camp and CITs are required to wear an official camp T-shirt each day. Shirts are sold at the RA office and cost $8 for youth sizes and $10 for adult sizes.

Transportation

$50/Session – AM $50/Session – PM Van transportation is available within RA boundaries only. Campers may be picked up and dropped off at two different locations. Locations must remain the same throughout the session. Pickup/drop-off locations must be a home, place of employment or day care provider. Transportation is not available after extended care. Camp registrar will call the family 24-48 hours prior to the first day of the session to confirm approximate morning pick-up times.

Extended Care

$55/Session – AM (7:30-9 a.m.) $55/Session – PM (4-6 p.m.)

Beginner Swim Lessons

$65/session (9:30 a.m.) North Hills Pool Add 30-minute beginner group swim lessons to your child’s camp experience. Swim lessons are built into the daily camp schedule and transportation is provided to/from camp. Children will learn fundamentals of floating, gliding, and kicking as well as an introduction to swimming strokes. We hope to get every camper to yellow or green band by the end of summer! Take advantage of the $10 discounted pricing for campers before slots fill! Available at Junior Day Camp, Day Camp and Sportsters.

Extended Care is provided at our Brown’s Chapel facility. Extended Care activities are less structured and more independent than regular camp activities. They may include cards, board games, crafts and reading. A snack and drink will be served. If your child attends Science Camp or Teen Camp, please drop them off at extended care by 8:15 a.m. and pick them up no earlier than 4:15 p.m. These recommended times are subject to change.

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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RA CAMP JOBS Reston Association is seeking staff for our Summer Day Camps. June 17 – August 23

• Make a positive impact in a child’s life • Be a strong role model • Ideal job for teachers, college and high school students • Free RA pool and tennis pass

Available Postings Directors, Assistant Directors, Specialists, Lead Counselors, Counselors & Drivers (ages 16+) An EOE and Drug-Free Employer. Apply at https://careers.reston.org. . PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH RA MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS

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NATURE WALKER NATURE REGISTRATION Advance registration CENTER and payment is required

Located at 11450 Glade Drive, the Nature Center provides a variety of educational and recreational programs and amenities. There is free parking and restroom and trail access dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. The mission of the Center is to foster an environmental stewardship ethic in the community. The Center enhances people’s awareness, knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of the environment. The 72-acre wooded site features: §§ 1 mile of loop trails §§ An education building known as Nature House §§ A picnic pavilion §§ Picnic tables and trailside benches §§ A fire ring §§ Outdoor displays and interpretive signs §§ Demonstration gardens and meadow §§ A pond §§ The Glade Stream Valley §§ Snakeden Branch stream’s entrance to 44-acre Lake Audubon

for all programs, unless otherwise noted. Visit www.restonwebtrac.org to register online, or contact naturecenter@reston.org or 703-476-9689, ext. 5, for assistance.

Cancellation Policy: Nature activities may be canceled due to severe weather, severe weather warnings or low enrollment. Refund Policy: Refunds are available with two weeks’ notice or if we cancel for any reason.

ALL AGES

All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Earth Day Project

Celebrate Earth Day by digging in to spruce up the Nature Center with new plantings and fresh woodchipped trails. Individuals, families and companies are encouraged to participate. Register by April 19. Groups with more than five people, contact habrock@

NATURE HOUSE

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Enjoy exhibits and displays. See some native animals up close. Talk with a naturalist. Use the nature resource library. Do a simple activity or read a nature story with a child. Learn about the green features of this LEED Gold building.

World Turtle Day

In honor of World Turtle Day, discover the different types of turtles found in Reston. Meet a terrestrial and an aquatic turtle up close. Make a fun turtle craft and take an optional hike to turtle habitat at Lake Audubon. Register by May 22. 206011008 5 /25 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm All Ages $6 $8

Mother’s Day Tea

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reston.org or call 703-435-7986. 206011202 4/22 Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults and Children 5+ Free

HOURS OF OPERATION MON, WED - FRI 9 AM-5 PM TUE

CLOSED

SAT

10 AM-1 PM

SUN

1-4 PM

Check holiday schedule for additional closings.

Want to rent space at the Walker Nature Center? See page 91 for details.

Treat your mom to a delightful morning at the Nature Center. Sip tea or juice and sample a variety of pastries and fruits. Make a bouquet of paper flowers for mom to display on her special day. Take a guided stroll through the gardens and a short woodland walk to look for wildflowers and birds. Register by May 8. 206011008 5/11 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $10 $12

Owl Prowl

Meet a wildlife rehabilitator from Secret Garden Birds and Bees for an up-close look at some live owls of Virginia. Then prowl along the trails in search of the Nature Center’s resident

owls. It will be a hootin’ good time. Register by June 4. 206011008 6/7 Fri 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm WNC Fire Ring on Soapstone Dr. between Glade Dr. and Lawyers Rd. Adults & Children 5 $7 $9

BIRD BACKPACKS— CHECK ONE OUT

It’s free, fun and educational! Kids, hit the trails on your journey to discover more about our feathered friends, the birds. Each backpack is filled with cool stuff like binoculars, sound cards, field guides, games and a take-home Bird Sleuth guide to extend your birding experience. Stop in at Nature House located at the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Backpacks must be signed out by an adult, used onsite and returned at the end of your hike. Funded by: Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and Friends of Reston

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-476-9689 FOR MORE INFO.

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Festival

Walker Nature Center 11450 Glade Drive Saturday, May 4 (rain or shine) 1–5 p.m. All Ages Welcome FREE No registration required. Entertainment Live Animals Fishing Activities Craft Making for Kids Native Plant Sale with Nature by Design

Displays and Information from Environmental Groups Canoe and Kayak Rentals on Lake Audubon ($5) Volunteers needed. Contact habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986. Entertainment Sponsor: Reston Community Center See www.restonwebtrac.org for event updates.

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ALL AGES

All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Campfire: Celebrate Summer

School’s out for summer! Join us around the campfire. Sing songs, share stories and enjoy a memorable evening full of fun. Make a campfire cone — a fun twist on a marshmallow treat. Register by June 11. 206011003 6/14 Fri 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm WNC Fire Ring on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road All Ages $6 $8

Lake Anne Paddle

Canoe or kayak on Lake Anne with a naturalist. Search for wildlife that call the lake home. Learn some lake history and how residents can help the local watershed. We’ll look for waterfowl in the cove and enjoy a relaxing evening paddle. We’ll provide the boats and safety equipment. Register by July 1. 306011007 7/5 Fri 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Anne Plaza Boat Docks Adults & Children 10+ $7 $9

BABES IN THE WOODS

FAIRY FESTIVAL

In the ground beneath our feet lies a whole world of life. Discover which animals make their homes in the dirt and peek under some logs to find out. Use dirt to make an art project. Register by May 10. 206111001 5/13 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Or 5/14 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Ducky Days

Quack, quack! Join the duckling parade. Learn why male mallards are bright and how mother ducks care for their young. Waddle like a duck and make a ducky craft. Float duckies in water and look at the pond to see where real ducks could swim. Register by June 7. 206111001 6/10 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Or 6/11 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Calling all fairies young and old! Experience the magic of gossamer wings, fairy wands and whimsical tales. Explore a woodland trail filled with fairy houses and help to build a fairy house from natural materials. Sip fairy tea and enjoy refreshments with the Fairy Queen. Make a craft and find hidden fairies. Register by July 10. 306011306 7/13 Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center All Ages $7 $9 Children and adults are encouraged to wear fairy costumes. Bring a homemade fairy house to display for a chance to win a prize!

Attention Scout Leaders The Walker Nature Center can help your organization to earn patches and badges.

Ages 18 months through 35 months. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wonderful Wildflowers

Before leaves appear on trees, wildflowers bloom to soak up the sun. Make a pretty flower craft to take home, and take part in a scavenger hunt to find different colored wildflowers. Register by April 5. 206111001 4/8 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Or 4/9 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Education Programs

Fun and educational programs are available in achievement areas such as Forester, Naturalist, Wildlife, Eco-action, Earth Connections, Earth is Our Home, Earth and Sky, Water Everywhere, Senses, Animals and more.

$5/scout (min. charge $50) $7/scout (min. charge $70)

Campfire Programs

Campfire Fun and Campfire Cookery programs are available upon request.

$6/scout (min. charge $60) $8/scout (min. charge $80) Note: Fire Ring can be rented for self-use. You bring the wood and the water.

$20/hour

$30/hour

Service Projects

Community service projects such as planting and trail maintenance days can be arranged for your group.

FREE.

Nature Trunks

Available on loan for Birds, Trees, Insects and Watershed requirements. FREE for Reston

groups. $25/non-Reston

Call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org for details and reservations. TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-476-9689 FOR MORE INFO.

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Buzzing Bees

Flowers are blooming, and bees are busy gathering nectar and pollen. Get your own antennae and stingers and fly around like a bee. Make a bee craft and taste a yummy honey treat. Look for bees buzzing around flowers. Park at Hunters Woods Pool. Register by July 5. 306111001 7/8 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Or 7/9 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Hunters Woods Pavilion at 2501 Reston Parkway Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Kids Fishing Derby

PRESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

Ages 3 to 5 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Name That Animal

Can you tell an animal by just its eyes, nose, ears or tail? Play animal guessing games and match tails to animals hidden along the trail. Use your ears to listen to different animal sounds and make an animal mask. Register by May 31. 206121008 6/3 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $6 $8

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Ages 5 to 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

STEAM Workshop — Paper Making

Bring your fishing rod or borrow one of ours to compete in this fun morning of fishing. No experience necessary. We’ll provide bait, prizes and light refreshments. A fishing license is not required for kids. Adults are not permitted to fish during the kids’ fishing time. Register by June 19. 206101301 6/22 Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 am Lake Audubon Pool Boat Ramp Ages 3-15 $5 $7

Volunteers are needed to teach kids how to fish and help with the event. Contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org. Volunteers must have a Virginia State Fishing License (freshwater only) available online at www.dgif.state.va.us.

Since Ancient Egyptian times, people have been making paper for artistic and practical purposes. Discover how to make your own recycled paper and learn how to use it in future craft projects. Experiment with adding different materials to the paper and see how they change your results. Register by April 13. 206131012 4/17 Wed 10:00 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center Ages 5-12 $6 $8

Walking Stick Workshop

Summer is here, and it’s time to explore new territory. Make a walking stick that can travel with you on your next adventure. Choose the perfect stick, make a leather grip, and engrave your name or initials to make it your own. All supplies included. Register by June 26. 206131012 6/29 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 5-12 $8 $10

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Planning a Birthday Party? Bring the kids and the cake to a fun-filled, creative party at the Nature Center. Thematic parties include a two-anda-half hour facility rental, with 45 minutes of staff-led activities and party favors. Choose from the following themes:

Nature Detectives Ages 3-7

Learn to be a good nature detective by using your eyes, ears, nose and hands. Play sensory guessing games, find what doesn’t belong on our “unnature” trail and follow clues to solve a mystery animal’s trail. Favors include a magnifying hand lens, a mini-notebook and a Nature Center pencil. The birthday child receives an Earl the Squirrel stuffed toy.

Dinosaurs Ages 3-9

Share what you know about these amazing animals. Uncover bones and shells like a paleontologist, and make your own fossil imprints in clay. Go on a dinosaur egg hunt that will lead you to a nest full of eggs. Favors include a dinosaur egg, a dinosaur sticker and a fossil imprint. The birthday child receives a dinosaur coloring book (ages 3-5) or sticker book (ages 6-9).

Nature Crafts Ages 3-12

Learn new skills and nature facts as you make a variety of crafts to take home. Younger crafters will make bug boxes, rock insects and wildlife masks or puppets. Older crafters will try their hands at leather crafts, bird feeders and beads.

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How to Book • • • •

Parties may be booked up to three months in advance. Weekend dates are limited and fill quickly. Consider a weekday afternoon or evening party. Maximum 15 children per party.

$200/RA member $225/Non-member For more info, please call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@ reston.org.

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NATURE ADULT PROGRAMS

BIRD WALKS

Caterpillars Count — Citizen Science

Butterfly, bird and bug enthusiasts, learn about one of the latest national citizen science projects and our efforts to report data from Reston. Volunteers are needed to collect data on the abundance and phenology of caterpillars and other insects during spring and summer. The information will help researchers relate trends in arthropod populations to bird populations and better understand how changes in climate and land use impact the plants and animals around us. Guest presenters: Elise Larsen, PhD, Georgetown University, and Don Coram, PhD, Virginia Master Naturalist 206201006 4/23 Tue 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free

Rain Barrel Workshop

Make your own 52-gallon rain barrel from a recycled pickle barrel. Rain barrels collect water from the roof and store it for use later. If you already have a barrel, volunteer to help others master the drill or place screens on their barrels. To register, visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ soil-water-conservation/rainbarrel by May 15. Limit two per household. To volunteer, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org. 5/18 Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $55 per barrel

Adults. No registration required. Beginning and expert birders are invited to search for birds in some of Reston’s most beautiful natural areas. We will visit a variety of sites. Our collaborative efforts usually produce a good variety of local birds, and we always have a great time. These walks are co-presented by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store.

Early April Bird Walk: Bright Pond

4/7 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Bright Pond Lane, park at the end of the cul-de-sac.

Late April Bird Walk: Lower Glade Stream Valley

4/28 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Park on Glade Drive near Twin Branches Road.

Early May Bird Walk: Glade Stream Valley/ Sapsucker Woods

5/12 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive.

Late May Bird Walk: Stratton Woods Park

5/26 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Stratton Woods Park, 2431 Fox Mill Road.

June Bird Walk: Walker Nature Center/Lower Snakeden Stream Valley

6/16 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

July Bird Walk: Twin Branches Nature trail

7/7 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Park on Glade Drive near Twin Branches Road.

WILDLIFE COUNTS AND CLASSES Bird Class: An Introduction

Learn the basics of bird identification and how to look and listen for the common birds of Reston. Discover the major groups of birds and the best places to watch for them. Discuss a variety of bird guides, and take home a Checklist of Birds of Reston. Learn how to use eBird and support Reston’s biodiversity projects. Register by May 27. 206201205 5/30 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $5/person, free for count participants

count. Register by May 29. 206201205 6/1 Sat 6:45 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free

Butterfly Class: An Introduction

Discover the colorful and diverse lives of Reston’s “flying flowers.” Learn how to identify Reston’s common butterflies and get a basic introduction to their life history. This class is a great way to prepare for the Reston Butterfly Count. Register by July 15. 306201205 7/18 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $5/person, free for count participants

Summer Bird Count

Join us for the half-day annual Summer Bird Count throughout Reston’s natural areas. Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping us obtain important information to help our feathered friends. Volunteers enjoy a free lunch, tally results and swap stories at Nature House following the

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Butterfly Count

Join us for the annual Butterfly Count through Reston’s natural areas. Meet fellow butterfly lovers, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to collect information on our fluttering friends. Data will be submitted to the North American Butterfly Association for inclusion in their national Fourth of July Butterfly Count report. Volunteers enjoy a free lunch, tally results and swap stories at Nature House following the count. Register by July 17. 306201205 7/20 Sat 9:45 am - 1:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free

Dragonfly Class: An Introduction

Discover the fast and fascinating lives of Reston’s “flying dragons.” Learn basic identification, natural history and conservation of local dragonflies. Learn to identify Reston’s common dragonflies and get a basic introduction to their bizarre behavior and complex history. Guest Presenter: Don Coram. Register by July 22. 306201205 7/25 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $5/person or free for count participants

Dragonfly Count

Join us for the annual Dragonfly Count through Reston's natural areas. Meet local dragonfly lovers, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to obtain important information on our fast-flying friends. Volunteers enjoy a light lunch, tally results and swap stories at Nature House following the count. Guest Leader: Don Coram. Register by July 24. 306201205 7/27 Sat 9:45 am - 1:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free

16th

Annual

NAture Center 5K Run & Walk

SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 8 AM WALKER NATURE CENTER, 11450 GLADE DRIVE ADULTS $25 prior to April 1 $30 regular CHILDREN $15 prior to April 1 $20 regular Register at www.active.com or in person starting at 7 a.m. on race day. Get into nature on one of the most scenic courses in the area. There will be lots of prizes, music and refreshments following the race.

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES Co-presented by Friends of Reston

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive FREE. $5 suggested donation. Adults All films start at 7:00 pm on the fourth Friday of the month. Registration is recommended. Walk-ins welcome as seats are available. Visit www. restonwebtrac.org or contact naturecenter@reston.org, 703-476-9689, ext. 5.

Before the Flood

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across

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The Walker Nature Center is the home of environmental education in Reston. Funds raised will support facility enhancements, educational exhibits and programs. Hosted by Friends of Reston, Reston Association’s 501c3 supporting organization. Donations above and beyond race entry fees are tax deductible. Volunteers needed. Contact habrock@ reston.org or call 703-435-7986. To become a race sponsor or donate a prize, contact Katie Shaw at kshaw@reston.org.

the planet. Actor and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio, travels the globe to witness the effects of impending environmental disaster. Registration recommended by April 25. 206201051 4/26

The Guardians

An indigenous community in Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve must confront internal divisions and illegal loggers in order to recover the ancient forest they nearly destroyed. Like the millions of monarchs that also call this forest home, their survival depends on it. Learn about some local monarch conservation efforts after the film. Contains subtitles. Registration recommended by May 23. 206201051 5/24 . PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

Chasing Coral

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Registration recommended by June 27. 206201051 6/28

Don’t miss our Summer Shorts Film Festival on Friday, August 2!

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NATURE Banned Invasives

PROHIBITED PLANTS IN RESTON

Reston Association’s Board of Directors has updated the invasive plant ban to include all plants on the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Heritage Program’s invasive plant list. Although many of these plants can be purchased at nurseries and garden centers, they are detrimental to the local environment. They may not be planted by homeowners in RA member yards or by staff at RA facilities and natural areas. Invasive exotic plants are nonnative to North America. They spread quickly and outcompete native vegetation. Often, invasives get their start in yards where they can become a serious problem for the property owner and adversely affect neighboring properties as well as RA natural areas. The proliferation of invasives decreases plant diversity and harms wildlife that depends on native plants for food and shelter. Many invasives overtake native shrubs and trees that are a signature of the Reston community. Efforts to control these species on RA property are ongoing and costly.

The banned invasive plant species include: ƒƒ Flowering Pears (Pyrus calleryana cultivars) ƒƒ Winged Burning Bush (Euonymus alata) ƒƒ Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) ƒƒ Exotic Bush Honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.) ƒƒ Exotic Bamboos (Bambusa spp.) ƒƒ Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) ƒƒ Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda) ƒƒ English Ivy (Hedera helix) ƒƒ Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) ƒƒ Porcelain-berry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata) ƒƒ Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus) ƒƒ Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) ƒƒ Periwinkle and Greater Periwinkle (Vinca major and minor) ƒƒ Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) Additional banned plants can be found at www. dcr.virginia.gov/naturalheritage/invsppdflist. If you would like to learn about alternative native plants, visit the RA website at http://bit.ly/2qwjRbH. If you would like to volunteer to help control invasive plants in Reston, contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston. org. Please direct questions to our environmental resource staff at 703-437-7658.

Reston’s Official Bird: The Pileated Woodpecker Prints by Dana Ann Scheurer Limited Edition Prints Reduced Price $100 Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive The original watercolor, commissioned by Friends of Reston and created by the Reston artist Dana Ann Scheurer, is part of the permanent collection at the Walker Nature Center. Exclusive limited edition iris giclee prints are available. Scheurer’s works are highly recognizable. They include a mural of Reston’s founder, Robert E. Simon, located at the Reston Town Center. All proceeds from the sales of the prints benefit Friends of Reston, dedicated to helping Reston Association bring charitable, scientific and educational projects to the community. Visit its website at www.friendsofreston.org.

Free

BRUSH CHIPPING RA’s brush chipping program offers you a place to bring your brush for chipping at no cost. RA Guidelines state that no brush may be dumped on RA property. Just drop off your brush at the locations listed below, and RA crews will chip it for use on RA open space. PLEASE: Brush only (branches should be less than 4 inches in diameter). No grass clippings, dirt, trash, paper, vines, thorns or other debris. Brush may be dropped off at any time during the days listed. No contractors.

DATES & SITES: April 20-21 Central Services Facility May 18-19 Lake Audubon Pool June 15-16 Central Services Facility July 20-21 Lake Audubon Pool

THE NATURE OF RESTON

Photos by Charles A. Veatch Text by Claudia Thompson-Deahl An art photography, nature and informational book and guide to Reston’s habitats all in one beautiful hardbound volume. ON SALE for $20 at Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive All proceeds from the book sales go to the Walker Nature Center.

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LAKE ANNE BOAT RENTALS

Enjoy a journey across Lake Anne in a canoe, kayak, paddleboat or rowboat. Rental tickets can be purchased at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza (near the fountain). Contact the Book Shop by calling 703-435-9772. Hours of Operation Thursday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

JOIN THE WALKER NATURE CENTER’S ELECTRONIC MAILING LIST!

Receive the quarterly newsletter, Branching Out, as well as announcements of upcoming special events. To subscribe, email naturecenter@reston.org. You can also email nature questions to this address.

Garden Plots Do you have a Green Thumb?

Reston Association’s garden plots are available for members to rent on an annual basis. Reserve early. The plots rent quickly. Plant flowers and vegetables at one of five locations. Contact gardenplots@reston.org or 703-437-7658.

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Cost: $10 per boat for 1-hour rental* CASH ONLY *Boat operator must be at least 16 years of age. A parent or legal guardian (18 years of age or older) must sign a waiver/agreement and accompany passengers under the age of 16. Swimming is not permitted. Pets are not allowed in boats. Rental hours are limited to Saturday and Sunday hours after September 3rd.

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MAY 25 - SEPTEMBER 29

A Unique Way to Recognize Someone or Something Make a lasting community enhancement. Donations are appreciated in any amount and are tax-deductible. Sponsoring a needed item for one of our park facilities is a great way to memorialize a loved one, promote your organization or commemorate a special occasion. Full donation amounts include an engraved plaque, if desired. Locations are based upon community need as well as your preference. After a location has been agreed upon with RA staff, donations are gratefully received by its 501(c)(3) supporting organization, Friends of Reston, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston VA 20191. Please make checks payable to Friends of Reston and write the item you are donating towards in the memo section of your check.

Pathway/ Recreation Area Bench: $1,000

Adopt-A-Bench

Help to increase seating along Reston’s pathways and at recreational areas such as tennis courts. Benches are recycled plastic with heavy duty steel support.

Tennis Bench: $600

Adopt-A-Recycling Bin

Help Reston increase recycling in the community. Bins are especially needed at picnic pavilions and tennis courts. The bins are made from recycled plastic lumber and fastened to a sturdy, recycled, cast-aluminum frame.

Recycling Bin: $1,000

Adopt-A-Bike Rack

Help promote bicycling as an alternative form of transportation by providing a convenient way for patrons to secure their bikes at our recreational facilities. The racks have a heavy duty frame and a 4-loop design.

Bike Rack: $750

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EVENTS Reston ALL AGES Association Children under 18 must be has something accompanied by an adult. for everyone, to the Nationals including trips Trip Baseball Game to local places Join us on Father’s Day of interest, weekend at the ballpark for monthly movies door-to-door service on a bus to Nationals for seniors and chartered Park to see the Nats play a community the Arizona Diamondbacks. yard sale, Seats are in section 229. You are welcome to bring just to name a food and drink for the bus few. Contact ride. All sales are final. Ashleigh@ 207011609 6/15 reston.org Sat 2:15 pm - 8:15 pm Bus pickup: RA Headquarters to be added All Ages $53 $61 to the email distribution list for events..

Community Yard Sale

Family Dive-In Movies

Are you looking for something different to do as a family? Then come join us for FREE poolside movies! We will provide the popcorn and drinks, but don’t forget your favorite float. Movie titles will be advertised at the event location. These events are canceled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or call 703-4356577 for more information or weather-related cancellations. Registration is not required. Time: 8:30 p.m. until the movie is over

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

(Rain date 4/28) 1900 Campus Commons Drive (Corner of Sunrise Valley Dr. & Wiehle Ave.) (VENDOR SPACE IS SOLD OUT) Eighty families will be selling a variety of items, so this is a great opportunity to find things for a new home or a college dorm. No early birds as gates open at 8:30am. Vendor space is SOLD OUT. For a recorded, weather related message, call 703-435-6577 the morning of the event. No calls for space please.

Dates/Locations: Fri 6/14 Uplands Pool Tue 6/18 Dogwood Pool Thu 6/27 Autumnwood Pool Mon 7/8 Newbridge Pool Sat 7/13 Lake Audubon Pool Wed 7/17 North Hills Pool Sun 7/21 Hunters Woods Pool

Tue 7/30 Golf Course Island Pool Fri 8/9 Ridge Heights Pool

Ice Cream Socials

Hot enough for you? Come out to the pool and enjoy some refreshing ice cream as you lounge poolside. Make sundaes for the kids and for yourself. Supplies are limited. FREE. These events are canceled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston. org or call 703-435-6577 for weather-related cancelations. Dates/Locations: 5/28 Tue 4:30 p.m. until ice cream is gone North Shore Pool Tue 6/4 4:30 p.m. until ice cream is gone Lake Newport Pool Sat 6/15 2 p.m. until ice cream is gone Glade Pool Tue 6/25 2 p.m. until ice cream is gone Lake Thoreau Pool Mon 7/8 2 p.m. until ice cream is gone Tall Oaks Pool Sun 7/14 2 p.m. until ice cream is gone Newbridge Pool

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Wed 7/24 2 p.m. until ice cream is gone Shadowood Pool Thu 8/1 2 p.m. until ice cream is gone Lake Newport Pool

July 4th Celebration

the rich set. Martha shared the excitement of being in a war zone. Mary offered the steadfastness that saw him through until the end of his life. Travel the world to learn about the adventures of the Hemingway wives in this one-hour, one-woman show. Lunch will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and the Reston Association. 207221305 5/15 Wed 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm RCC at Hunters Woods Ages 18+ $15/Reston residents(18-54) $12/Reston residents(55+) $23/non-residents

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Start the day with a splash! Come to the pool and enjoy the festivities before you go enjoy fireworks. We will have a DJ, contests and prizes. Pizza & popcorn will be available for purchase. These events are canceled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston. org or call 703-435-6577 for weather-related cancellations 7/4 Trip to See Capitol Thu 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Steps Performance Lake Newport Pool Join us as we journey to the FREE Ronald Reagan Building to see the Capitol Steps perform live! The Capitol Steps began as Ages 17 years and older. a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the Older Americans’ very people and places that Month Celebration: employed them. They poke fun Lunch with the Four at the headlines of the day and Mrs. Hemingways have created song parodies Elaine Flynn is back, this and skits that convey a special time portraying Ernest brand of satirical humor. Hemingway’s four wives. 207201615 6/1 Hear each wife tell her story Sat 6:00 pm - 10:15 pm about living with a man who Bus pickup: RA Headquarters changed literary history. Ages 18+ $45 $55 Follow Hemingway’s career as the Hemingways move from Chicago to Paris to Key West to Havana to Ketchum, Idaho. Learn about how the wives’ lives intersected with one another. Each wife gave Ernest what he needed during their time with him. Hadley, the Paris wife, gave him the sounding board he needed. Pauline introduced him to

ADULT EVENTS

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Bike to Work Day… Reston Pit Stop Friday, May 17, 6:30 - 9:30 a.m. Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station FREE Reston Association invites you to join more than 500 local commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. Register and meet us on the Plaza at the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m. to receive a free T-shirt, enjoy light refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a free bicycle! Register online at http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.

Hot Tub Movies

RA invites all those who enjoy the late-night adult swim hours to join us for a FREE movie by the hot tub. Come relax, and we will provide the movie and refreshments. These events are canceled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Movie titles will be advertised at the event location or contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or 703-435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations. Registration is not required.

garden on a regular basis to make it thrive. Class and supplies are limited so don’t delay in enrolling in this great program. It is a great way to get a jump start on harvesting your fruits of your labor. 207201024 6/8 - 6/29 Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am RA Headquarters Ages 18+ $40 $50

Time: 8:30 p.m. until the movie is over Thu 6/6 Lake Thoreau Pool Mon 6/24 Hunters Woods Pool Wed 7/10 Glade Pool Fri 7/26 North Hills Pool

How to Make My Garden Grow

Do you want to get your hands in the dirt and learn how to grow your own fruits and vegetables? Meet with a Fairfax County Master Gardner and learn about maintaining a compost pile, understanding the benefits of all types of pollinators, planting seeds and how to tend to your . PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

55+ EVENTS

Ages 55 years and older.

Senior Movie Day: 25th Anniversary

The Reston Association, in cooperation with Reston Town Center Bow Tie Cinemas, and sponsored by Tall Oaks Assisted Living, presents the 25th anniversary of Meet Me at the Movies on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Refreshments are provided, and door prizes are distributed prior to the movie. Featuring: The Green Book 4/24 To Kill a Mockingbird 5/22 TBD 6/26 Doors open at 9:15 am. Showtime is at 10:00 am. Bow Tie Cinemas Ages 55+ FREE

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EVENTS Ice Cream Senior Social

55+ EVENTS

Ages 55 years and older.

55+ Bike Ride Around Alexandria

Join us for an old-fashioned ice cream social and learn about upcoming 55+ trips, classes and events offered by RCC and RA. Enjoy ice cream and a variety of toppings provided by Tall Oaks Assisted Living Center while catching up with friends. This event is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center, Tall Oaks Assisted Living and Reston Association. 207221015 6/6 Thu 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm RCC at Lake Anne Ages 55+ FREE

Join us for a multi-modal ride from Reston to Old Town Alexandria. We will take our bikes on the Metro to King Street, then explore Old Town and enjoy lunch at the Torpedo Factory. After lunch we'll ride up river enjoying the views on the Mount Vernon Trail to Rosslyn. The distance will be about 20 miles. Space is limited to 11. 207220701 5/7 Jigsaw Puzzle & Lunch Tue 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Do you like to put together Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail jigsaw puzzles? If so, Puzzle Station Day is an opportunity to Ages 55+ $8 $10 challenge yourself with jigsaw puzzles made from beautiful, themed photos of Reston. You can work individually or as a member of a team to see if you can complete the puzzle in the time allotted. Enjoy coffee and conversation while doing one of America’s favorite pastimes. Lunch will be provided. 207221008 6/12 Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm RA Headquarters Ages 55+ $15 $18

LUNCH BUNCH

Ever wanted to try a new restaurant or just go out to an old favorite but didn’t want to go alone? Join us for our new series of get-togethers over lunch. Bring a friend or just come and meet new ones. We will dine at various restaurants throughout Reston. Contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or 703-435-6577 for more information.

55+ TRIPS AND TOURS Ages 55 years and older.

We will take a variety of trips this year to locations such as museums, shows and local places of interest. Join us as we have fun visiting the area’s hot spots. For upcoming trip dates, details and to get on our trip mailing list, contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or call 703-435-6577.

Trip to Hollywood Casino at Charles Town

Join us for an evening at the race track to enjoy live thoroughbred horse racing, play the table games including blackjack and poker or just come to enjoy a nice dinner overlooking the horses. Participants will receive $20 worth of slot play upon arrival. 207221605 6/5 Thu 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm Bus pickup: RA Headquarters Ages 55+ $35 $42

55+ Advisory Committee

This committee, made up of Reston Association (RA) members, was established by RA to advise the board on how to enhance the general welfare and wellbeing of the association’s older adults (55 and over) through advocacy and initiative. We are looking for new members and fresh perspectives. Give something back to your community by volunteering your time and join this active committee. Where: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive When: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 4-5:30 p.m.

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RESTON KIDS TRIATHLON Sunday, August 4, 8:00 am Ridge Heights Pool

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Athletes will swim, bike and run in this 3-event race. Multiple age divisions available for children ages 6-14. Register online at www.restonkidstri.org beginning April 10th at 7 p.m. All proceeds from this event benefit the YMCA Fairfax County Reston and Reston Association youth programs. SPONSORS

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EXPERIENCE TENNIS 10 AND UNDER

Tennis is a whole new ball game, with balls, rackets and courts sized just right for kids. It’s all about the play. Children learn best when they have an opportunity to play and have fun. Reston Tennis Youth classes focus on practice, learning and playing using the QuickStart format. Children will learn to play tennis by playing tennis. Reston Tennis implements the games-based approach to tennis, which means involving participants in tennis play within the first hour of the program.

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This exciting new play format for learning tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring — all tailored to age and size. Kids enjoy a fun, motivating introduction to tennis, emphasizing fun and play. It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. We encourage

MUNCHKINS TENNIS

This exciting new play format for learning tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring — all tailored to age and size. Kids enjoy a fun, motivating introduction to tennis, emphasizing fun and play. It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. Parents or guardians must be present and join in the fun.

a parent or guardian to join in the fun to make this class a success. To be enrolled in Aces II, you must have completed Aces I with instructor approval. Once a week for six weeks 208100902 4/2-5/14 5/21-6/25 7/2-8/6 Tue 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $126 $136

Once a week for six weeks 208100902 4/5-5/17 5/31-7/12 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $126 $136

Aces II

Once a week for six weeks 208100902 4/27-6/8 6/15-7/27 Sat 9:00 am - 10:00am North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $126 $136

Once a week for six weeks 208100902 4/27-6/8 6/15-7/27 Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 am North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $126 $136 Once a week for four weeks 208100901 4/27-5/18 6/1-6/22 6/29-7/27 Sat 9:00 am - 9:45 am 10:00 am - 10:45 am North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $60 $70

Once a week for four weeks 208100901 4/2-4/30 5/7-5/28 6/4-6/25 7/2-7/23 Tue 10:00 am - 10:45 am North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $60 $70

Once a week for six weeks 208100903 4/3-5/15 5/22-6/26 7/3-8/7 Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 6-8 $126 $136 Once a week for six weeks 208100903 4/5-5/17 5/31-7/12 7/19-8/23 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 6-8 $126 $136

Once a week for six weeks 208100903 4/27-6/8 6/15-7/27 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 6-8 $126 $136

ORANGE BALL FUTURES

Futures Orange ball is played on a 60-by-21-foot court, with an orange ball and a 23- to 25-inch racket.

Once a week for four weeks 208100901 4/5-5/3 5/10-5/31 6/7-6/28 7/12-8/2 Fri 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $60 $70

Orange Ball Futures I

Orange Dot Balls are a perfect way to get your young athlete involved in the game of tennis. The balls travel at half the speed of a standard tennis ball, giving them a lower bounce

and making the game more accessible to children 8 to 10 years old. This course will include drills for footwork, shot preparation and recovery. Once a week for six weeks 208100908 4/1-5/13 5/20-7/1 7/8-8/12 Mon 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $136 $146

Once a week for six weeks 208100908 4/5-5/17 5/31-7/12 7/19-8/23 Fri 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $136 $146

Once a week for six weeks 208100908 4/6-5/18 6/1-7/13 7/20-8/24 Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 am Barton Hill Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $136 $146

Orange Ball Futures II

While this course will work on improving basic strokes, the emphasis will be on developing game tactics and strategy for match competition. There will be drills for footwork, shot preparation and recovery. A third of every lesson will be devoted to match play. Once a week for four weeks 208100909 4/4-5/2 5/9-5/30 6/6-6/27 7/11-8/1 Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $136 $146

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JUNIOR TENNIS

This is RA’s Beginner and Advanced Beginner lessons for ages 10-13 years old. These classes are intended for kids still developing their technical abilities and ball recognition skills.

Level One is designed for students with little or no tennis experience. Players will learn proper grips, footwork patterns and correct swing technique for forehand, backhand, serve and volleys. Level Two will have heavy emphasis on ball control, hitting over the net with margin of error and learning to rally.

Level One

Twice a week for three weeks 208100905 4/2-4/25 4/30-5/16 5/21-6/6 6/11-6/27 7/2-7/18 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 10-13 $140 $150

GREEN DOT

These classes are appropriate for children 9-12 years old who have mastered the Orange Ball Court and for beginner and intermediate players 11-12 years old. This class focuses on the fundamentals: the ABCs — Agility, Balance, and Coordination — court movement, and more focus on stroke production and tactical play. Once a week for four weeks 208130921 4/2-4/30 5/7-5/28 6/4-6/25 7/2-7/23 Tue 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 9-12 $136 $146

TEEN TENNIS

Teens will enjoy tennis with their peers and learn the fundamentals of tennis techniques and strokes. Emphasis is on fun, fitness and play. Class size limited to six.

Level One

Once a week for four weeks 208100905 4/27-5/18 6/1-6/22 6/29-7/27 Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 10-13 $140 $150

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Once a week for four weeks 208100911 4/4-5/2 5/9-5/30 6/6-6/27 7/11-8/1 Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $140 $150

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Level Two

Level One

Once a week for four weeks 208100906 4/27-5/18 6/1-6/22 6/29-7/27 Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 10-13 $140 $150

This class is for players who have started to rally and understand the correct stance and grips. Players should have completed Level One at least twice unless RA instructor has approved moving up to Level Two. Once a week for four weeks 208100912 4/4-5/2 5/9-5/30 6/6-6/27 7/11-8/1 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $140 $150

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JUNIOR VARSITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Junior Varsity Development is a yellow ball class for intermediate level juniors ages 11-15 who want to raise their technical skills to an advanced/ competitive level. Instructors will focus on developing advanced ground stroke, serve and volley techniques. Classes will consist of conditioning, stroke instruction, various drills and exposure to match play. Instructor approval is required for entry into this class. Tryouts required for first-time participants. Twice a week for three weeks 208100913 4/2-4/25 4/30-5/16 5/21-6/6 6/11-6/27 7/9-7/25 Tue & Thu 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 11-15 $140 $150

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HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS INNOVATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

This is Reston Association’s highest level of play for juniors. This program is for rising high school players and those already in high school. This match play program will develop competitive skills for both singles and doubles play under actual match conditions. Emphasis will be on strategy, conditioning and footwork. Players must already be competitive to enter this program. Tryouts required for first-time participants. Twice a week for three weeks 208100914 4/2-4/25 4/30-5/16 5/21-6/6 6/11-6/27 7/9-7/25 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 12-17 $189 $199

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EXPERIENCE TENNIS ADULT TENNIS TWICE A WEEK

18 years and older.

Beginners

Introduces serve, volley, forehand and backhand strokes, court positions and tennis terms.

Advanced Beginners

Reviews beginners’ strokes with an emphasis on stroke execution. Introduces lob and overhead, scoring and rules. Students must know the basic strokes and forehand rallying.

Intermediate

For those wishing to perfect their strokes through drills with an emphasis on consistency, singles and doubles strategy and match play. Note: We cannot guarantee court preference. On some occasions, classes may be combined at one location or students may be asked to move from one level to another to maximize the ability for congenial class instruction. Depending on class enrollment, class times may be subject to change.

Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks 208200915 4/1-4/17 4/22-5/8 5/13-5/29 6/3-6/19 6/24-7/10 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156

Twice a week for three weeks 208200915 4/2-4/18 4/23-5/9 5/14-5/30 6/4-6/20 6/25-7/11 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156

Advanced Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks 208200916 4/1-4/17 4/22-5/8 5/13-5/29 6/3-6/19 6/24-7/10 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156

208200916 4/2-4/18 4/23-5/9 5/14-5/30 6/4-6/20 6/25-7/11 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156

Intermediates

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks 208200917 4/1-4/17 4/22-5/8 5/13-5/29 6/3-6/19 6/24-7/10 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156

208200917 4/2-4/18 4/23-5/9 5/14-5/30 6/4-6/20 6/25-7/11 Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156

ADULT TENNIS ONCE A WEEK

18 years and older.

Advanced Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks 208200916 4/6-4/27 5/4-6/1 6/8-6/29 7/13-8/3 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156

Intermediate

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks 208200917 4/6-4/27 5/4-6/1 6/8-6/29 7/13-8/3 Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156

PRIVATE TENNIS LESSON For those who prefer more individual instruction or for the player needing a flexible schedule.

Private Rates: $70/person $75/person

Semi-Private Rates: $38/person $40/person

Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks 208200915 4/6-4/27 5/4-6/1 6/8-6/29 7/13-8/3 Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156

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ADULT TENNIS LEAGUES

18 years and older.

Greater Washington Tennis League

This is a women’s competitive league. All levels of players are invited to join one of our teams in the Greater Washington Daytime Doubles Tennis League. League play occurs in the spring and fall. Reston Association sponsors four women’s teams in this league. Teams: B-2, B-3, C-1 Court location: Lake Newport, Hook Road and Autumnwood on weekday mornings or travel to other area clubs. 208200802 April Bronze, Pearls, Gold Tue Reston Courts Ages 18+ $30 $35

Northern Virginia Tennis League

Men! Women! Seniors! Play singles, doubles or mixed doubles in the Northern Virginia Tennis League. This league begins mid-May and continues through July. Men’s Men play at Lake Newport, Newbridge and Uplands, and travel to play against other clubs on Saturday mornings. 2082008031G1 May Women’s Women play at Lake Newport, Autumnwood and Hook on weekday mornings and Tuesday evenings or travel to other area clubs, depending on the schedule. 2082008041B1 May $25/person *$30/person *Non-members must purchase an RA Tennis Membership to participate.

Reston Team Tennis (RTT)

Reston Team Tennis, formerly known as World Team Tennis, is one of our most popular leagues. There are 18 teams that play on Wednesday and Thursday nights. This is a social yet competitive league. Please call the tennis office at 703435- 6502 if you would like to join a team or start your own. Non-residents must purchase an RA Tennis Membership to participate. Format: Men’s & Women’s Singles and Men’s & Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles 3.0-3.5 208200806 April 10 Wed 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $90 $95 (without shirt) 3.0-3.5 208200806 April 10 Wed 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $100 $105 (with shirt) 4.0-4.5 208200806 April 11 Thu 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $90 $95 (without shirt) 4.0-4.5 208200806 April 11 Thu 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $100 $105 (with shirt)

TENNIS RATINGS

Reston Association tennis professionals will give free ratings. Please call 703-4356502 to arrange a convenient time. These are Reston ratings and apply for play in the Reston Team Tennis League.

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Senior Round Robin

Still looking for competitive fun play? Join the senior interReston league. The format will be doubles. Registrants commit to play for six weeks (or get a sub). Sub list provided. Play is two hours/week with some play in the sun. For more information, contact the tennis office 703-435-6534 Once a week for six weeks 2082200807 4/19-5/24 Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 am Uplands Tennis Courts Ages 55+ $25 $30

Drop-In Tennis

Tuesday, 7-10 p.m., Lake Newport Tennis Courts 1,2,5,6 *Drop-in tennis is for Reston Association Members and tennis members only. Non-members must purchase an RA tennis membership to participate. How it works: You must have your RA pass with you to participate. Bring a can of balls and your game. Doubles will be the format when people are waiting to play. Teams will play best of five games using NOAD scoring. The winning team will stay on the same court but will split and no longer be partners. Losing team will slide to the next court down where a winning team will have split and will accept one player each. If the court next to you has not finished, you are asked to wait outside the court or on a bench. This format will continue until nobody is waiting to play. Once people are waiting to play, you are asked to go back to the five game NO-AD matches. Courts one and two should be used by players 3.5 and below when no line is present. Courts five and six should be used for 3.5 and above when no line is present. If court three has no lessons at 9 p.m., it will be reserved for drop-in tennis. Call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 for details.

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Drop-In Pickleball

Mondays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Colts Neck Tennis Courts: 1 & 2 How it works: Drop-in Pickleball is for Reston Association (RA) Members holding a current Pool & Tennis pass. Non-Members holding a Tennis, Pool & Tennis or Pickleball pass may participate. Passes can be purchased online at www.reston.org or at RA Headquarters. Equipment Outdoor Pickleballs and Paddles are available for purchase at the RA Pro Shop. Open Play Tennis or Pickleball may be played following the posted rules. Drop-In Rules of Play ƒƒ Doubles will be the format when people are waiting to play. ƒƒ Teams will play first to 11 points, sudden death at 10-10. ƒƒ The winning team will stay on the same court but will split and no longer be partners. ƒƒ Losing team will slide to the next court where a winning team will have split and will accept one player each. ƒƒ If the court next to you has not finished, you are asked to wait on a bench beside the court. ƒƒ This format will continue until nobody is waiting to play

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EXPERIENCE TENNIS ROBERT TUCKER

Robert is the Reston Tennis Program Manager who lives in Reston. With two decades of experience in tennis sales, he is the “go to” guy when you’re trying to find the right equipment for your game.

ERIN KOENIG

Erin is the Reston Tennis Program Coordinator. Erin is a USPTA certified instructor. She was a scholarship player at Oklahoma State University. She coached at IMG/Bollettieri Tennis Academy working with all ages. After IMG, Erin was the Head Men’s and Women’s coach at Eckerd College. Erin enjoys working with players of all ages and levels.

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Reston Association Members only with their membership cards. Guests must have a guest pass and be accompanied by the host member. Players must show membership cards and guest passes on the changeover. RA Courts may only be used by Association staff to conduct lessons/ coaching sessions or give instruction with the exception of parents, guardians, or immediate family members providing instruction to those persons residing within the same household. Instructor and student passes must display matching addresses and Guest Passes shall not be valid for this exception.

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Players must place their membership card or key tag and racquet (or racquet cover) on a numbered hook on courtside gates. Failure to display either racquet or cover and membership card or key tag means court is not reserved. Players reserving courts must remain courtside while waiting to play. Players may not reserve courts while playing. One member may reserve a court to use a ball machine or ball hopper. Reston Association may reserve courts for lessons, tournaments, junior activity, league play and court rentals. Check our online calendar at www.reston.org

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headquarters or online at www.reston.org. Guest passes can be purchased from court monitors. For further information, call 703-435-6530.

TENNIS INFO

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Great for easy identification and your convenience. Key tags are available for $3 at Reston Association.

LIGHTED COURTS

The following 26 RA courts are lighted until 11 p.m. for night play: ƒƒ Autumnwood Courts ƒƒ Glade Clay Courts ƒƒ Hook Road Courts ƒƒ Lake Newport Courts ƒƒ North Hills Clay Courts ƒƒ Shadowood Courts

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TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO. NO CLASSES APRIL 15-20 FCPS SPRING BREAK.

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RESTON ASSOCIATION TENNIS PRO SHOP Racquets, Shoes, Grips, Great Prices and Customer Service

Yonex VCORE 300 Yonex EZONE 100 Babolat Pure Drive Babolat Aero Pro $219.00 $209.00 $219.00 $229.00

Head Graphine 360 Speed Pro $229.95 360 Speed MP $219.95 360 Speed S $199.95

Head Graphine Wilson Pro Staff 97 360 Instinct MP $219.00 $199.95

Men’s Hypercourt Express $104.95

Wilson Clash 100/100 Tour $249.00

Women’s Hypercourt Express $104.95

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

Dunlop CX 200 $219.00 Dunlop CX 400 $199.00

Women’s Ultrashot 2 $119.95

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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Radical Tour Pickleball $89.95

NON-MEMBERS

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FACILITY RENTALS

Have Your Next Event at a Reston Picnic Pavilion

Plan outdoor private parties or weddings, group and corporate gatherings or family picnics at one of our seven affordable pavilions. Available for rent seven days a week from April through October. To search for availability, go to www.restonwebtrac.org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link. Contact Member Services: reservations@reston.org or 703-435-6530 Full Day Rental Fees: $165 $340

Dogwood

2460 Green Range Drive Size: 1,200 square feet ƒƒ Spray and play water feature available April through October ƒƒ Four picnic tables and a large built-in grill ƒƒ Features ADA-accessible parking lot and picnic pavilion area ƒƒ Parking shared with pool facility or at curbside ƒƒ Restrooms available April-October (Pool access is not included in pavilion reservation.)

Golf Course Island

North Shore Drive and Links Drive Size: 775 feet ƒƒ Four picnic tables and one grill ƒƒ Parklike setting with tot lot and a playground, both equipped with swings ƒƒ Near a basketball court, trail, and plenty of open space

Hunters Woods

Corner of Steeplechase Drive and Reston Parkway Size: 842 square feet ƒƒ Four picnic tables (two are ADA-accessible) and one grill ƒƒ Ample parking shared with pool facility or at Hunters Woods Park ƒƒ Pool restrooms available during open pool hours (Pool access is not included in pavilion reservation.) ƒƒ Nearby basketball court, tot lot, and trail

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Lake Anne

11301 North Shore Drive Size: 900 square feet AVAILABLE FOR HALF-DAY RENTALS"

7 a.m.-2 p.m. or 3-10 p.m. Fees: $100 $190

Featuring: ƒƒ Water spray fountain available April through October ƒƒ Seven picnic tables, one large grill and one small ƒƒ Restroom facility ƒƒ Water and electricity ƒƒ Tot lot, benches, trail, and ample parking, including curbside ƒƒ Nearby basketball and volleyball courts not included in reservation

North Hills

Center Harbor Road and North Village Road Size: 1,024 square feet ƒƒ Nine picnic tables under cover and three large brick barbecue grills ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Electricity, water, lights, and a water fountain ƒƒ Tot lot, ample parking and green space

Pony Barn

Corner of Steeplechase Drive and Triple Crown Road Size: 2,006 square feet ƒƒ Ten picnic tables and one small grill ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Parking available in 9 spaces or at curbside ƒƒ Water fountain ƒƒ Wood-chipped tot lot equipped with swings

Temporary Road

Corner of North Shore Drive and Temporary Road Size: 892 square feet ƒƒ Seven picnic tables and two small grills ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Parking available in 16 spaces or at curbside ƒƒ Water fountain ƒƒ Four benches and a swing set situated throughout the park ƒƒ Large, level field excellent for group activities

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Reston Association

Conference Center

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive | Reston | Virginia | 20191 | www.reston.org

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Pantry with microwave, coffee and tea supplies, refrigerator and disposable serving supplies Audio-visual equipment Wireless microphones Outside catering

RA members in good standing are given priority in all facility rental requests. NEW

To search for Conference Center availability, go to www.restonwebtrac. org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link.

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LET US HELP YOU

REACH OUR MEMBERS

Advertise today and be seen by 21,000+ households

Call and begin your successful marketing campaign today. Mike Leone Advertising Sales E-mail: mike@reston.org Direct: 703-435-657989 WWW.RESTON.ORG | APRIL 2019


FACILITY RENTALS

RA COMMUNITY BUILDINGS

Rent one of our indoor venues for your next event. Facilities are available to rent seven days a week. RA members in good standing are given priority in all facility rental requests. NEW To search for availability, go to www.restonwebtrac. org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link. Contact Member Services: reservations@reston.org 703-435-6530 Brown’s Chapel and the Glade Room are frequently used for: ƒƒ Group & business functions ƒƒ Classes, workshops & training programs ƒƒ Community and club meetings ƒƒ Birthday parties and wedding ceremonies & receptions ƒƒ Cluster meetings ƒƒ Faith group meetings

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Brown’s Chapel

1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Size: 914 square feet A very cozy and affordable facility close to home. Its tall ceilings provide excellent acoustics, and its parklike grounds offer a lovely setting. The facility has chairs to seat 50 people, three tables, restroom facilities, heating, air conditioning and ample parking. NEWLY RENOVATED

Glade Room

11550 Glade Drive Size: 881 square feet This facility is equipped with chairs to seat 75 people, four tables, restroom facilities, heating and air conditioning. Enjoy nearby facilities such as tennis courts, tot lot, and the Glade Pool. Rental Fees: $25-$90 per hour (security deposit required). Available for members and non-members year round.

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The Lake House

11450 Baron Cameron Avenue Size: 1,490 square feet The Lake House, sponsored by Comstock, is Reston Association’s newest community building on Lake Newport and is frequently used for: ƒƒ Small to midsized weddings, engagement parties ƒƒ Milestone birthday and anniversary parties ƒƒ Family holiday gatherings ƒƒ Corporate retreats and holiday parties ƒƒ Private functions ƒƒ Workshops, classes and conferences

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GLADE ROOM

Ask us about our Wedding Package, including Brown’s Chapel. Attractive Rates: $100-$275/hour Available for members and non-members year round.

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RENT SPACE AT THE WALKER NATURE CENTER WALKER NATURE CENTER 11450 GLADE DRIVE

Looking for the perfect spot for a community meeting, family gathering or business retreat? Affordable and attractive rentals are available at the Nature Center.

Nature House Multipurpose Room

664 square feet of space, capacity 60 people, seats 40 people with tables and chairs. Parking and restroom access. RA member or Reston not-for-profit fee $40/hour Non-member or non-Reston not-for-profit fee $60/hour For profit/corporate fee $80/hour

Nature Center Pavilion

576-square-foot pavilion with picnic tables and bench seating in a beautiful woodland setting. Parking and restroom access. RA member or Reston not-for-profit fee $30/hour Non-member or non-Reston not-for-profit fee $40/hour For profit/corporate fee $60/hour

Fire Ring

Fire pit in woodland setting with bench seating, small pavilion and picnic tables. Roadside parking. No restroom. Renters must supply their own wood and water to extinguish the fire. RA member or Reston not-for-profit fee $20/hour Non-member or non-Reston not-for-profit fee $30/hour For profit/corporate fee $40/hour Make a facility reservation request online using Reston Association’s WebTrac system at www.restonwebtrac.org. For assistance or further information, call 703-476-9689 and WWW.RESTON.ORG | APRIL 2019 press 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED VOLUNTEER RESTON

Volunteer Reston is a network of community members who come together to complete various projects to improve our surroundings and bring the Reston community together. Our mission is to enhance Reston Association’s services and programs by matching the varied talents of individuals and groups of all ages, interests and skills to a variety of engaging projects and endeavors.

WHY VOLUNTEER?

Volunteers play a critical role in helping Reston grow. Whether you are hoping to meet new people, spend time with friends, learn new skills, make a positive impact in your community or complete school service hours, Volunteer Reston has something for everyone. Regardless of the motive, Reston Association volunteers all have one thing in common — they are all helping to make Reston a better place to live, work and play. RA volunteers have a variety of ages, skill levels and personalities. Volunteers include senior citizens, corporate teams, faith-based groups, families, college students, retirees, scouts and youth.

CONNECT WITH VOLUNTEER RESTON ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

Following our accounts is a convenient way to stay up-to-date on volunteer opportunities in the Reston community. Get the latest updates about our events, share your experiences and photos with us, and see what all of our incredible volunteers are up to.

Facebook.com/VolunteerReston Instagram@Volunteer_Reston Twitter@VolunteerReston

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There are several ways to get involved. Some events happen frequently, whereas others happen on an annual or even one-time basis. Our recreational, environmental and administrative projects enable volunteers to meet other locals and learn more about Reston’s growing community.

MAKE A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Reston is often praised for its trails, lakes and landscape. To preserve Reston’s natural beauty, regular maintenance is essential. Consider supporting habitat restoration, watershed cleanups and other workday projects by signing up for an upcoming opportunity. Opportunities include Habitat Heroes, stream monitoring, watershed cleanups, Walker Nature Center assistance and other workdays. To get involved, complete a

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one-time Volunteer Application found online at www.reston. org, and contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at ha@reston.org with your interest.

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

Reston Association frequently hosts community events throughout the year. These events allow Reston locals to meet, network, share stories and work together with camaraderie and stewardship. Events include the Multicultural Festival, Halloween House & Trick-orTreat Trail, Community Yard Sale and Spring Festival.

To learn more about upcoming opportunities, complete a onetime Volunteer Application found online at www.reston. org, and contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at ha@reston.org with your interest.

NEED SERVICE HOURS FOR SCHOOL?

Many students in Reston and the surrounding area are required to perform a specific number of community service hours for school. Volunteer Reston is a great way to fulfill these hours. Students may be able to finish their service hours by handling shifts at special events, monthly service projects and workday cleanups. We want all our volunteers to enjoy their time participating at such events. Not only will volunteers be prepped and trained for each opportunity, but they will also be able to grow individually and make a significant impact. We cannot guarantee that all service hours can be completed at one event, but we welcome student participation regardless. Each event has a limited number of spots available and can reach capacity. Please be mindful of upcoming dates/times, and sign up in advance to secure a spot. To have your hours approved by Volunteer Reston, you must have a volunteer record on file in Volgistics. (refer to “VOLUNTEER INFO PORTAL (VOL/VICNET)”, page 93) All opportunities are found in Volgistics/VicNet, x2VOL and the RA website at www.reston.org. We also frequently update our pages on VolunteerMatch, Volunteer Fairfax, Idealist and Mason Gives Back. Contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at ha@reston.org with any questions.


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION PORTAL

(VOLGISTICS/VICNET)

We invite you to become a vital member of the Volunteer Reston team. You can join our team by completing a one-time volunteer application in Volgistics and pre-register yourself for a shift in VicNet. If you are already registered as a volunteer, please go to Step 3 to sign up.

APPLICATIONS & INSTRUCTIONS

Full instructions can be found at www.reston.org. Locate the “About Reston Association” tab and click “Volunteer Opportunities” to learn more.

STEP 1: NEW VOLUNTEER — COMPLETE A ONE-TIME APPLICATION

ƒƒ Adult/Group Volunteer Application ƒƒ Volunteer Minor Application — Parent must consent with his/her email address After you submit your application, you will receive an email from Reston Association to go into VicNet to set up your volunteer account.

STEP 2: CREATE YOUR VICNET ACCOUNT

Go to http://bit.ly/VRVicNet, click on the “need a password” link. ƒƒ Enter your email address (the email you submitted on your volunteer application) and click the “Go” button. ƒƒ Follow the prompts on the screen to create your password. (Check junk/spam folder if you don’t receive an email.)

STEP 3: EXISTING OR RETURNING VOLUNTEERS — HOW TO SIGN UP FOR A VOLUNTEER SHIFT IN VICNET

Log in and schedule yourself in VicNet: http://bit.ly/VRVicNet ƒƒ Once you are logged in to VicNet, click on the “My Schedule” tab. ƒƒ In the blue box, use the dropdown menu to select any assignment(s) that you want to review or where you want to volunteer. ƒƒ Scroll down to see the calendar, which will display “Help Wanted” icons for opportunities where volunteers are needed. ƒƒ Click “Schedule Me” for the shift for which you would like to volunteer. ƒƒ Click “Yes” to confirm your shift. ƒƒ Click “Continue” to go back to the monthly calendar or click “Exit” to log off of your account. ƒƒ Bookmark or save VicNet on your desktop or mobile device. Visit often as we frequently update our assignments. For more information, please contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at 703-435-7986 or ha@reston.org

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED HABITAT HEROES

VOLUNTEER RESTON SERVICE AWARDS

Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive plants like English ivy, Japanese honeysuckle and bamboo. These plants are fastgrowing and threaten the local habitat and wildlife. We need heroes like you to join us in preserving Reston’s ecosystem.

Thursday, April 18, 6:30-9 p.m. at the Lake House

Let the Sun Shine In – Take Out Bush Honeysuckle

Saturday, April 27 10 a.m. - Noon Celebrate Earth Day and help restore Reston’s natural areas by yanking out bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard from Sunrise Valley Rec Areas. Bush honeysuckle has taken over the natural beauty of the Reston woods. We need your help to remove the invasive plants and protect the native species. Come prepared for a fun morning to celebrate Earth Day. Meet at the Sunrise Valley Rec Area, adjacent to 10805 Oldfield Drive. Look for the Habitat Heroes sign and white RA truck.

Garlic Mustard Everywhere

Saturday, May 18 10 a.m. - Noon Help remove invasive garlic mustard from the woods and stream banks at Old Trail Drive Natural Area. The spring is the best time of the year to remove garlic mustard before it goes to seed. This year, volunteers may also pull double-file viburnum babies before they begin their invasive journey in the woods. Please meet at the Glade Pool parking lot. There is poison ivy at this site.

Stop the Choke

Saturday, June 22 10 a.m. - Noon Help reduce the English ivy overload on the RA open space. Volunteers will work at a new location this year to help stop the ivy from taking over trees. Please park along North Shore Drive, between Northgate Square and Wiehle

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Join us as we recognize and celebrate the outstanding volunteer service efforts of local individuals, community groups and corporate partners. At this event we will recognize the contributions of volunteers through a series of volunteer service awards.

NATURE CENTER 5K RUN & WALK

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Stop English Ivy

Saturday, July 27 10 a.m. - Noon Site location: Hunters Woods Pool at 2501 Reston Parkway We will stop the choking hazard that English ivy creates on the trees by pulling up the vines at the Colts Neck natural area. The vines harbor mosquitos, reduce the health of native trees and spread everywhere. Please meet at the Hunters Woods Pool parking lot. To register for this event, visit VicNet and locate the date. Refer to page XXX. For your safety: Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect you from biting insects, thorns and poison ivy. There is poison ivy at almost all sites. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. RA will provide some tools, gloves, snacks and water.

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Key Responsibilities: ƒƒ Removing invasive, exotic plants from our community ƒƒ Identifying whether plants are native vegetation or invasive ƒƒ Replanting natural areas with attractive and important native ferns, wildflowers, shrubs or trees 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. Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/ VRVicNet and click on the date. (refer to “VOLUNTEER INFO PORTAL (VOL/VICNET)”, page 93) Contact: Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager ha@reston.org 703-435-7986

Saturday, April 13, 8 a.m. at Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston Volunteer Hours: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. The Walker Nature Center needs volunteers to help with the Nature Center 5K Run & Walk. We need at least 15 Race Marshals to be positioned along the trail/pathway. Volunteers direct runners and walkers through the course and shout encouragement. There will be a mandatory orientation for Race Marshals on April 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. Registration: Visit http://bit. ly/VRVicNet and click on the date. (refer to “VOLUNTEER INFO PORTAL (VOL/VICNET)”, page 93)


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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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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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED STORM DRAIN MARKING PROJECT

What can you do to protect our local streams, lakes and the Chesapeake Bay? One way is to participate in the Storm Drain Marking Project. Our storm drains prevent flooding of roads and neighborhoods by carrying rain and snowmelt away from streets and sidewalks. Unlike water from our taps and tub, water flowing into our storm drains is not treated. Storm drains connect directly to our streams and empty into our lakes. Trash, pet waste, motor oil, paint and other materials dumped or washed into storm drains pollute our watersheds and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. Markers on each storm drain remind all of us to keep storm drains and our streams clean.

the Northern VA Soil and Water Conservation District, the Virginia Department of Transportation-Northern VA District and Reston Association. To get your project started or for more information, contact Will Peterson, Watershed Manager, at 703-435-6535, wpeterson@reston.org.

SECCHI DIP-IN

Participate in the Annual Secchi Dip-In between July 1 and July 31. Volunteers will monitor the transparency of the lakes and ponds in Reston using a Secchi Disk. The values are used to assess the transparency of volunteer-monitored lakes in the United States and Canada. This is a quick activity best accomplished by boat. We are looking for one volunteer on each lake. To schedule a date for training and sampling, contact Will Peterson, Watershed Manager, at 703-435-6535, wpeterson@ reston.org.

Since there are over 4,000 storm drains in Reston, many volunteers are needed to mark the storm drains and to help educate the community about the connection between the storm drains and our streams and lakes. New for 2019, we are looking for volunteers to utilize Reston’s ArcGIS mapping software to update storm drain marker locations. This is a great way to complete community service hours for students. Many storm drains in Reston are on private roads. In order for volunteers to mark the drains, clusters need to grant permission first. Contact your local cluster board member and get your neighborhood involved today. The Storm Drain Marking Project in Reston is sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services,

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ANNUAL POTOMAC RIVER WATERSHED CLEANUP

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Coordinated by the Alice Ferguson Foundation and Reston Association Saturday, April 13 9 a.m. - Noon (rain or shine)

All are invited! Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Free pizza lunch afterward at Nature Center Pavillion at noon. Please sign up by April 11. To register for this event, visit http://bit.ly/VRVicNet and locate the date. Refer to page 93. Join thousands of volunteers in a multi-state effort as we do our part in cleaning up the Potomac Watershed. Reston Association is hosting several sites along Snakeden Branch and Colvin Run, two tributaries to the Potomac River. Come learn about our watersheds and see what “interesting” artifacts end up in our streams. Reston Sites: ƒƒ Snakeden Branch Upper — meet at Hunters Woods Village Center ƒƒ Snakeden Branch Middle — meet at Soapstone Drive ƒƒ Colvin Run — meet at Tall Oaks Pool ƒƒ Stevenage — meet at Reston North Park Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and come prepared to get a little wet and dirty. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Join us at Nature Center Pavillion afterward for a pizza lunch. For more information, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or ha@reston.org.


CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING WITH A DIFFERENCE

CORPORATE SERVICE PROJECTS

Volunteer Reston offers your company a flexible, efficient and professional means of mobilizing employees for a wellrun volunteer experiences. We have 15+ years of experience producing custom service projects for groups of 25 to 100+ people in a single day.

Who Are We?

Reston Association is one the largest community associations in the U.S. We serve over 60,000 residents in Reston. Even though we’re not a “town”per se, we provide services and programs similar to a town or city government. We own and maintain over 1,300 acres of parkland, 15 outdoor pools, 48 tennis courts, a 72-acre Nature Center, 55 miles of pathways and four man-made lakes. Living in Reston is like living in a park. Your project will go through the Friends of Reston, a 501(c) (3) organization established in 1999 to support the Reston Association in bringing valuable projects to the community. The Friends group allows the association to tap into other resources to bring great community projects to fruition on our land, at our facilities and within our programs.

How It Works

Depending on your group size and other requirements, we will offer a range of opportunities that meet your specific needs. Projects can take place during the week or weekend, on a onetime basis or more frequently, and may include employees’ families and clients, if desired. Based on your input, our team will plan the day(s), order supplies, handle set-up and logistics and prep any employees who wish to serve as volunteer team captains. On the day of service, we are onsite to support your volunteers and make sure

your engagement runs smoothly. Some corporate service projects include: ƒƒ Landscaping, trail clearing, and other beautification efforts at Reston’s tot lots, facilities, picnic pavilions and lakes ƒƒ Clearing invasive species and increasing biodiversity in Reston’s natural areas ƒƒ Assisting with special projects and fundraising events in support of the Friends of Reston ƒƒ Assisting with programs that take place at the Nature House, including Nature House 5K, Spring Festival, Arbor Day, Earth Day and Halloween House & Trick-or-Treat Trail, which requires 50+ volunteers each year Partnerships start at $300 for the production and supplies of a custom day of service engaging up to 25 volunteers. Volunteer Reston is largely supported by volunteers, corporate partners and donations. We make it easy for your company to volunteer by managing the process from A to Z. Donations and contributions go toward plants, tools and supplies that support the service projects. To get started on your Corporate Day of Service, please complete the Corporate Volunteer Application: bit.ly/ VRCorporateApplication

For more information, please contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@ reston.org or 703-435-7986.

Serve on Boards and Committees

Serve on our Board of Directors or on any of our Committees. Our Advisory Committees are where you can really immerse yourself in a cause or area that suits you. Advisory Committees are composed of RA members who provide advice on association matters and perform such duties as may be requested by the Board of Directors. Advisory Committees exist for a term of one year from the annual or initial meeting of the Board of Directors and may be renewed at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The Board currently has four such advisory committees: ƒƒ The Environmental Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee ƒƒ The 55+ Advisory Committee Each committee is composed of up to 15 members, includes a Board member and at least one staff liaison, and generally meets once per month. More information on the committees and an application can be found at www.reston.org

Volunteer Reston offers expertise in community service to corporations by creating customized projects that complement team building, leadership development and philanthropy initiatives. Philanthropy comes in various ways: from event sponsorship, monetary donations, in-kind contributions and employee volunteerism. Opportunities are numerous and we would be delighted to connect with corporations to customize an opportunity beneficial to your philanthropic goals. For more information on corporate partnership opportunities contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986.

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BOARD & GOVERNANCE | ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS | DIRECTORS BOARD ACTIONS

The following actions were taken by the RA Board of Directors at meetings held in the months of December 2018 through January 2019. Please note that some of the motions below are abbreviated. To access the full motions, please see the board meeting minutes found in the Governance section of www.reston.org.

December 13, 2018

ƒƒ Approval of December 13, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Agenda ƒƒ Approval of November 15, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Minutes ƒƒ Approved 2019 Elections Committee Calendar ƒƒ Approved Elections and Referenda Resolution 1. Elections Committee Administration & Operations; and 3. Campaign Rules & Standards of Conduct ƒƒ Approved Legal Committee Report ƒƒ Appointed Sharon Canner to the 55+ Committee Chair ƒƒ Appointed Nancy Malesic to EAC Advisory Committee ƒƒ Authorized staff to use $95,500 of unused 2018 RRRF capital funds for the North Hills Tennis Renovation project; and $52,300 from CAARF capital funds for the following projects: ˚˚ Small Equipment Lift ˚˚ Deep Tine Aerator ˚˚ Ridge Heights and Shadowood Pool Winterization Covers ƒƒ Approved (a) stay enforcement of boat violations effective as of March 22, 2018, until the final report of the Lakes, Docks, and Boats Working Group is presented and accepted; (b) to have staff proceed with enforcement action on violations related to boat conditions and non-payment of boat fees.

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January 2, 2019 Work Session Meeting

ƒƒ Approved January 2, 2019 Board of Directors Work Session Meeting ƒƒ Directed the Board President, Vice President, and Secretary in conjunction with the CEO and staff to develop a letter to the Planning Commission regarding the PRC zoning ordinance amendment

January 24, 2019

ƒƒ Approval of January 24, 2019 Regular Board Meeting Agenda ƒƒ Approval of January 2, 2019 Board Work Session Minutes; Unanimous Consent Resolution – Elections Pledge ƒƒ Approved Design review & Covenants Administration Resolution 12; Inspection Process ƒƒ Approved Litter Working Group Pilot Project: Single Use Plastic Waste (The Last Straw) ƒƒ Approved the purchase of the Vermeer Chipper

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February 21, 2019

ƒƒ Approval of February 21, 2019 regular Board Meeting Agenda ƒƒ Approval of Use and Maintenance Standards Resolution 16: Common Area Violations & Encroachments ƒƒ Approval of Design Review & Covenants Administration resolution 8: Design Review Application Procedures ƒƒ Appointed Michael McDermott, Member, Multimodal Traffic Advisory Committee ƒƒ Appointed William Pegues, Member, Covenants Committee ƒƒ Approved the Vacation of Easement – Tall Oaks Development


MEET THE BOARD & OFFICERS / BOARDOFDIRECTORS@RESTON.ORG

Andy Sigle, President At-Large Director BODSigle@reston.org

Sridhar Ganesan, Vice-President At-Large Director BODganesan@reston.org

John Mooney, Secretary North Point District Director BODMooney@reston.org

Eric Carr, Treasurer At-Large Director BODCarr@reston.org

Sherri Hebert Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District Director BODHebert@reston.org

Caren Anton Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Director BODAnton@reston.org

Ven Iyer At-Large Director BODIyer@reston.org

Julie Bitzer South Lakes District Director BODBitzer@reston.org

Catherine A. Baum Apartment Owners' Representative BODBaum@reston.org

Hank Lynch

Chief Executive Officer hlynch@reston.org

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INFO & RESOURCES | GUIDELINES | FACILITIES | MAP

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Owners, including Owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall not attempt to nor improve, alter, landscape or mow Reston Association (RA) Common Area. Owners, including Owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall confine all fencing (including invisible fencing), sheds, or any other development to their own property.

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RA meadows in the Common Area shall be mowed annually by RA staff only.

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Smoking is prohibited within all RA Community Buildings and is also prohibited in all Pool facilities; on and within all Tennis Court facilities and Picnic Pavilions; on all Ballfields, Multi-purpose Courts, Garden Plots or Garden Plot Areas; and on or within Tot-Lots or TotLot Areas. This smoking ban is also in effect within a fifty (50)-foot-wide perimeter around the exterior of any building or the boundary of any facility, to the extent that such fifty (50)-foot area, or any portion thereof, comprises RA Common Area. The utilization of electronic cigarettes is also prohibited on these RA common areas. On those Association Common Areas where smoking is not prohibited by this resolution, RA strongly discourages smoking and requests that all persons refrain from smoking.

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Horseback riding shall be confined to designated bridle paths.

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Dogs are to be walked on a leash in accordance with Fairfax County regulations. Cats, while on Common Area, must also be walked on a leash. Except for service dogs, no pets are permitted on active recreation areas, including but not limited to, such areas as playgrounds, picnic and multi-purpose courts, and play fields. Dumping of any refuse, including but not limited to, grass clippings, leaves, Christmas trees, appliances, old sofas, crank case oil, etc., is prohibited. [Also see Amended Deed Section VI.2(b).]

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No invasive exotic plants or animals (especially invasive plants such as bamboo and English ivy) shall be introduced to the RA Common Area.

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Unless specifically authorized by the Association, the use of any motor vehicles or other motorized vehicle, other than governmental police, fire and rescue vehicles, on walkways or other Common Area, is prohibited. [Also see Amended Deed Section VI.2(db)(10).]

10. Loitering, as defined by Fairfax County Code Article 1 Section 5-1-2, is prohibited. Specifically, it shall be unacceptable for any person to loiter at, on, or in RA Common Area in the following manner: a. To interfere, impede or hinder the free passage of pedestrian or authorized vehicular traffic; b. To threaten or do physical harm to another member or members of the public; c. To threaten or do physical damage to the Common Area; or

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d. To breach the peace or engage in disorderly conduct by the use of words or acts or other conduct that clearly threaten, intimidate or present a danger to others. Except where 10 a-d apply, before contacting local law enforcement, Reston Association, in its sole discretion, may contact an appropriate organization(s) to assist in the intervention with or removal of individuals from the Common Area. 11. Unless specifically authorized by the RA Board of Directors, the following actions are prohibited in the RA Common Area: a. Carrying or discharging of firearms, air guns, archery equipment, including but not limited to, bow and arrow, and B-B guns; b. Hunting, trapping, harvesting or collecting of any wildlife, including but not limited to, mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians; c. Feeding of nondomesticated wild animals (except songbirds); d. Practices that attract non-domesticated wild animals or those that may be vectors for infectious diseases, including but not limited to, leaving pet food out of doors overnight in a location accessible to nondomesticated wild animals; e. Fires or burning; f. Overnight camping; g. Harvesting or collecting plant life, except as authorized by the Association.

12. Fishing in the Association’s Lakes and Ponds is permitted as per Section 8(i) of Common Area Rules & Regulations Resolution 2 on Lake Use & Access. 13. Geocaching [use of Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS)] to locate a cache of materials is permitted only by Members under the following rules: a. Members interested in performing geocaching must notify the Association of all cache sites; b. Cache sites located on the Common Area must be completely hidden from view; c. Cache sites are not permitted near wildflowers, a wildlife nest or den; d. Cache sites located in the Association’s Common Area, known as the Walker Nature Education Center, must be no more than ten feet from a pathway or trail edge; e. The Association shall not be held liable for any injuries or personal property damage incurred by those participating in geocaching on the Common Area. 14. The Board of Directors may, for specific management purposes on certain properties, amend these rules or implement additional rules to meet land and resource management objectives.


Fishing and Boating Guidelines Reston’s four man-made lakes — Anne, Thoreau, Audubon, and Newport — along with Reston’s two ponds — Bright and Butler — cover 125 acres and provide recreation and stormwater management for the community. While swimming and ice skating are not permitted, fishing, boating, wildlife watching, and lakeside picnicking are available to RA members and their guests.

Fishing in Reston

Fishing is allowed on all of Reston’s lakes and ponds from designated areas. Species of fish that may be caught include: largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, blue gill and sunfish. ƒƒ ƒƒ

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Anglers 16 years and older must have a VA fishing license. Residents may fish from RA-owned property, which includes the dams on each lake. Much of the shoreline around each lake is private. Please respect the “No Trespassing” and“Private Property” areas indicated by signs. Please do not remove or damage shoreline vegetation. Please do not litter. Please do not feed ducks, geese or other waterfowl. Help protect people and wildlife. Please take all lines, lures and hooks with you when you leave.

Places to Fish

Lake Newport: Along the dam (park at Brown’s Chapel Park.) Lake Anne: Along the Lake Anne Plaza steps and public docks, along south shore of the canal and along the dam.

Lake Thoreau: Along 80 feet of shoreline and the public dock near Lake Thoreau pool, along dam by Lake Audubon, along bridge near golf course, and along timber wall at Purple Beach. Lake Audubon: Along dam by Lake Thoreau, at boat ramp by Lake Audubon Pool off Twin Branches Road, and along shoreline for 150 feet near the Nature Center (docks are private).

Boating in Reston

Reston’s four lakes are also available for boating. Whether you want to launch your own craft or rent a boat at Lake Anne (in-season only), ample opportunities exist to get on the water. We suggest taking your favorite book out, having a floating picnic or fishing for largemouth bass. ƒƒ

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A free general access permit for hand-carried boats to four lakes is available at RA headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, during regular office hours. Proof of boat size is required. The concrete boat ramp at Lake Audubon, off of Twin Branches Road, is available to launch boats from trailers. (Electric motors only) Access points are monitored between April and October.

Other general access points for hand-carried boats include: ƒƒ On Lake Thoreau, the grassy area by the underpass at the intersection of South Lakes Dr. and Ridge Heights Road; ƒƒ On Lake Anne, the area at the north end of the dam at the intersection of Wiehle Ave. and Inlet Court; ƒƒ On Lake Newport, at the east end of the dam at the wooden dock.

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Boats (jon boats, canoes, deck boats, sailboats, etc.) may be up to 18 feet long, and no more than 10 feet wide. One electric motor (no gas motors) up to three horsepower may be used. Inflatables must have three separate compartments and sidewalls. All boats are required to have a wearable flotation device for each passenger on board. All boats left in the water between November 1 and March 31 require a permanent mooring permit. Only lakefront owners may permanently moor a boat on Reston’s lakes. Individual clusters or condo associations which own lakefront property have specific rules regarding mooring boats consistent with RA rules and regulations. For more information, see Resolution 2: Lake Use Access in the Governing Documents download the Boat Guide at http://bit.ly/RABoatGuide.

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If you see an abandoned boat floating around or you have lost your boat on our lakes, call Watershed Specialist Will Peterson at 703-435-6535 to help track it down.

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INFO & RESOURCES | GUIDELINES | FACILITIES | MAP AUTUMNWOOD POOL (1)

LAKE NEWPORT POOL (13)

RESTON ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERS (22)

11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

11601 LAKE NEWPORT ROAD

12001 SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE 703-435-6530

AUTUMNWOOD TENNIS COURTS (1) 11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

BARTON HILL TENNIS COURTS (2) SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE/ BARTON HILL ROAD

LAKE NEWPORT TENNIS COURTS (14)

COLTS NECK ROAD

BROWN’S CHAPEL PARK (4) 1575 BROWN’S CHAPEL ROAD

11032 RING ROAD

11452 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

11400 RIDGE HEIGHTS ROAD

UPLANDS TENNIS COURTS (28)

LAKE THOREAU POOL (15)

SHADOWOOD POOL (24)

11032 RING ROAD

2040 UPPER LAKES DRIVE

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

UPPER LAKES TENNIS COURTS (29)

NEWBRIDGE POOL (16)

SHADOWOOD TENNIS COURTS (24)

UPPER LAKES DRIVE/SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE

11450 GLADE DRIVE 703-476-9689

WALKER NATURE CENTER CAMPFIRE RING (31) SOAPSTONE DRIVE/LAWYERS ROAD

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

NEWBRIDGE TENNIS COURTS (16)

TALL OAKS POOL (25)

11718 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

12025 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION (17)

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION (26)

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

TEMPORARY ROAD/NORTH SHORE DRIVE

DOGWOOD POOL (5) 2460 GREEN RANGE ROAD

WALKER NATURE CENTER (30)

UPLANDS POOL (28) RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL (23)

11768 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

COLTS NECK TENNIS COURTS (3)

THE LAKE HOUSE (27) 11450 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

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NORTH HILLS POOL (17) 1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

GLADE POOL (6) 11550 GLADE DRIVE

NORTH HILLS TENNIS COURTS (17)

GLADE TENNIS COURTS (6)

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

11550 GLADE DRIVE

NORTH SHORE POOL (18)

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GOLF COURSE ISLAND POOL (7) 11301 LINKS DRIVE

HOOK ROAD TENNIS COURTS (8)

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HUNTERS WOODS PICNIC PAVILION (9)

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STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

HUNTERS WOODS POOL (10)

POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (19)

2501 RESTON PARKWAY

THUNDER CHASE DRIVE

LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (11)

PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (20)

11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

TRIPLE CROWN/ STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION (11) 11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

RESTON ASSOCIATION CENTRAL SERVICES FACILITY (21)

LAKE AUDUBON POOL (12)

12250 SUNSET HILLS ROAD 703-437-7658

2070 TWIN BRANCHES ROAD

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