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CONTENTS

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INSIDE

Increased Development Raises Concern for Reston’s Natural Resources

MEMBER SERVICES 38

BY JESSICA BIGGER Reston’s Annual State of the Environment Report helps RA Board of Directors make decisions on how to better manage Reston’s natural resources.

POOL & TENNIS PASSES 40 41

RA members Non-members

WEBTRAC 43

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Welcome to Reston and FAQ

Registration Info

PROGRAMS & EVENTS 44 50 68 70 78 82

Rest With Ease About Your Canopy Trees BY PATRICIA GREENBERG Learn why preserving and maintaining Reston’s urban tree canopy is so important.

Aquatics & Safety Camps Fitness & Wellness Nature Special Events Tennis

FACILITY RENTALS 88 90 91 92 93

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RA Picnic Pavilions Conference Center The Lake House RA Community Buildings Walker Nature Center

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94 Volunteer Opportunity 95 Volgistics & VicNet 96 Environmental Opportunity 99 Corporate Team Building With a Difference

RA Staff Help Educate and Connect Restonians to Nature BY JESSICA BIGGER RA’s Environmental staff works closely with members providing educational outreach and assistance with specific environmental concerns or issues.

BOARD AND GOVERNANCE 102 Board Actions 103 Board of Directors

INFO AND RESOURCES 104 RA Common Area 105 Fishing and Boating 106 Facilities and Map

On the Cover: Reston's stream Photographer: Jim Kirby

PERSPECTIVES 08 10 12 14 16

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RA Board President A Green Focus for Our Future Who Is Looking After Our Environment? Winning the 21st Century Clean Energy Economy Protecting and Enhancing Our Environment

ON THE STREET 22 24

Climbing Vines Barberry Linked to Rising Rate of Lyme Disease

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AROUND RESTON 26 28

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RESTON ASSOCIATION’S NEWS SOURCE Receive the RA News email in your inbox each Friday to stay informed on important information about Reston Association and our growing community. The newsletter features short articles on meetings, policy decisions, development, homeowner tips, operations notices, facility information and other news that impacts association members. Links to sign up for RA programs, activities and events are also provided in each email. RA News is mobile friendly, meaning it is as easy to navigate on your phone as it is on a desktop computer. The newsletter also provides space for paid advertisements, which is a great way for local businesses to promote their services directly to the RA members and other subscribers. To sign up for RA News, go to www.reston.org and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Type your email address in the box below the “Join Our Mailing List” title and then click the join button. That’s all it takes to receive the free weekly newsletter.

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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 2018. 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 Hello, Restonians,

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t’s hard to imagine our community — a perennial Tree City USA recipient since 1994 — as being anything but environmentally robust, but from the 1800s through the mid-1900s, much of the land that is now Reston was cleared for farming and logging activities. In time, however, nature rebounded as oak, hickory and tulip poplar trees created the secondgrowth forest that we all enjoy today. Reston Association (RA) has been active for many years in protecting the 100-year-old forest that grows within our boundaries. With the ever-present threat of encroachment on our natural areas, including Reston’s lakes and streams, the association plays a key role in preserving 1,300 acres of open space. RA staff, with the assistance of many community volunteers of all ages, maintains an array of lakes, streams, ponds, woodlands and meadows. Through its governing documents and founding principles, Reston is deeply rooted in caring for all its natural resources. The Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) works in concert with the Board of Directors to set policies that will protect our ecosystems for generations to come. Recently, the EAC created a report that goes well beyond assessing the health of our forests, lakes and meadows. The Reston Annual State of the Environment report (RASER) serves as a living document that creates a baseline to help protect Reston against the illeffects of ongoing development. The report provides data on the quality of drinking water and the condition of wildlife. It explores the state of trees, plants and other vegetation in Reston. You can learn more about the report in this edition of Reston magazine. A further commitment to the environment is seen through educational programs operated by RA. Most notably, the Walker Nature Center provides Restonians with hands-on experiences to foster good environmental stewardship in the community. The 72-acre center, which includes the LEED Gold education building known as the Nature House, was named after Reston’s first Open Space and Nature Center Director, Vernon J. Walker, who was hired in 1967. Walker, like Reston’s founder Robert E. Simon, believed in a healthy coexistence of nature and people. Reston Association also has an environmental team that includes certified arborists, a watershed manager and others who do the hard work involved in preserving our natural resources. This team, along with its Habitat Heroes volunteers, plants trees, helps control invasive plants, manages community gardens and raises residents’ awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy wildlife habitat. As articles in this edition of Reston magazine explain, protecting and appreciating the natural environment is engrained in the Reston culture. For generations, folks have moved to Reston specifically because it offers a park-like place to live, where like-minded people appreciate the balance between Reston’s many natural and man-made amenities. Sustaining that way of life requires all hands on-deck and a sense of continuing vigilance. The Board of Directors, along with RA staff, thank our members and business partners for making Reston a clean, healthy and environmentally rich community. Sincerely,

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A Green Focus for Our Future W BY CATE L. FULKERSON, RESTON ASSOCIATION CEO hen navigating almost anywhere in Reston, one cannot help but see the changes that are coming to our community. Over the past couple of years, we have seen how vitality important it is for Reston Association to lead sustainable change by vigilantly monitoring land-use happenings and advocating for the preservation of trees, trails and thoughtful design. Reston National Golf Course, Hidden Creek Country Club, Tall Oaks Village Center, St. John’s Wood, the new Sunrise Square townhomes, the Trails Edge at Hunters Woods project, the new VY/JBG apartment project, Reston Town Center North, the new Signature Apartments at Reston Town Center and the new Bozzuto Aperture Apartments are just a few examples of land-use proposals that have warranted the association’s involvement. With Fairfax County’s pending consideration of density levels in Reston, it is more imperative than ever that greater emphasis be placed on keeping Reston green. As we see buildings coming down, new residential units going up, and existing buildings being “repurposed” for alternate uses such as recreation, education and more residential space, the need for balanced infrastructure becomes more important. Many people locate to Reston because of the abundance of trees, open green spaces and trails that connect our community together. These

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essential founding elements of Reston must be preserved and enhanced for those in the community now and those coming in the future. As you can see in this magazine issue, Reston’s environment is front and center and there it will remain through the course of 2018 and beyond.

THIS YEAR, RA STAFF WILL BE WORKING IN COLLABORATION WITH THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ITS VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES TO ESTABLISH NEW ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND NATURAL RESOURCE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TO ENSURE WE MAINTAIN A GREEN FOCUS ON OUR COMMUNITY.

Whether it be the expansion of our litter pickup program at ballfields, monitoring and reducing our energy consumption at all of our facilities, our Spring Bioblitz event, new Habitat Heroes opportunities, or lake dredging projects to enhance water quality, the RA staff’s focus will be on keeping Reston green. We look forward to including our members in these

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green initiatives. To learn more about how you can get involved go to our website www.reston. org, or make a donation to our tree fund through the Friends of Reston for Community Projects, Inc. by visiting www. friendsofreston.org to help us grow our green focus. Cate L. Fulkerson, Reston Association CEO, is a 40 year resident of Reston; and dedicated to maintaining Reston Green Focus on trees, trails and thoughtful design.


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Who Is Looking After Our Environment? O BY KEN PLUM

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI

ur country has embarked on a different path to environmental protection in the last year. The use of science to document threats to our environment with laws and regulations put in place to mitigate or eliminate dangers has given way to a laissez faire approach that discounts scientific evidence, eliminates laws and regulations put in place to protect our environment and operates with the attitude that “everything is going to be all right.” The country has moved at a frightening speed away from successful programs to clean our air and water, protect endangered species and save our most treasured land resources to a hands-off stance that lets business and developers have their way. The immense losses to our already fragile environment are unmeasurable, and the future that this shift portends for our children and grandchildren is heart-breaking. In another venue, a discussion of what can be done to reverse this change in policy at the national level warrants discussion and planning for action. We cannot afford to wait to see further erosion of our protections and degradation of our world. As the activities that will get us back on track with appropriate and necessary

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protections our local citizens call for to keep our community healthy, whether or not there is federal law or regulation in place.

environmental protections get underway, we need to examine what we can to do to look after our environment in Reston. There are too many instances where we see that the sources of our water and the air we breathe have been abused by manufacturing, development and poor land use practices. Until recently, the federal government under laws passed by Congress with

regulations for implementation has been the leader in looking after our environment. With the shift in focus at the federal level, we need to pick up the responsibility at the state and local levels with all the challenges such a change would entail. There is a big role that we can play in our local community. First, we need to keep in place the environmental

WE NEED TO STOP LOOKING AT ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS AS SOMETHING SOMEONE ELSE IS MAKING US DO BUT RATHER AS A MORAL RESPONSIBILITY THAT WE ALL ASSUME.

as part of their culture are good environmental stewards. For tangible results, Reston Association’s Nature Volunteers schedule many opportunities throughout the year for onthe-ground service in our own community. We must not compromise our understanding of the importance of protecting our environment until our political leaders find their way again. We need to make clear to all that we understand who is responsible for looking after our environment: all of us! Delegate Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates.

We need to each be better environmental stewards and to spend our money and give our support to businesses that

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Winning the 21 Century Clean Energy Economy O st

BY GERRY CONNOLLY

ur country stands at a crossroads. Will we continue to lead on global climate change and move toward the 21st century clean energy economy, or will we retreat? The effects of climate change are already evident and include sea level rise on our coasts, especially in Norfolk and Hampton Roads, and rising temperatures, increased ice melt, growing public health impacts and a greater incidence of extreme weather events. The devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as the catastrophic fires in California, bear witness to the fact that climate change exists. No community is immune. Here in Northern Virginia, we know that inaction isn’t an option, and I am proud of the work we have done locally in addressing climate change.

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We invested resources to increase energy and fuel efficiency in government vehicles, buses and facilities. We expanded recycling programs. We embraced green buildings, encouraged rain gardens and pervious pavers to reduce stormwater runoff, and retrofitted our fleet of 3,600 vehicles with more hybrids. We pioneered a trash-to-energy program. We also funded a robust program for protecting open space and increasing the tree canopy in the county. Today, Fairfax County is well on its way to meet the goals we set. At the federal level, thanks to the leadership of President Obama, we have laid the groundwork for an American renaissance on a clean energy economy. Solar and wind industries are booming. A recent report by the Environmental Defense Fund found that jobs in these two sectors are growing 12 times faster than the rest of the U.S. economy. And according to the Department of Energy’s 2017 Energy and Employment Report, the solar industry now employs more workers than coal, oil, and gas combined.

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We’ve made advances in energy efficiency, research and development, advanced manufacturing and battery storage. Thanks to programs like ARPA-E and EERE, we are developing the technologies of tomorrow. Federal policies like the Clean Power Plan ensure that this progress will move forward here at home, and international agreements like the Paris Climate Agreement ensure that the rest of the world is coming along with us. This brings me to the Trump administration’s recent actions, which can only be characterized as a dangerous retreat from U.S. leadership on climate change. Throughout the campaign, candidate Trump vowed to “Make America Great Again.” But his actions since taking office have only left us more vulnerable to climate change. His proposed budget would slash the Environmental Protection Agency by 31 percent and eliminate NOAA research, ARPA-E and weatherization programs. He pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, an agreement we led the global community to support. And

he has announced that he will repeal the Clean Power Plan, a plan that would help protect Americans from the worst impacts of climate change, improve public health by reducing pollution and spur innovation and job creation. The path forward is clear. But will we act? Clean energy is no longer just an alternative, it is our future. Climate change isn’t going to disappear, it’s already here. The global market, including China, is not going to wait for American leadership. What the Trump administration has proposed will not make us stronger or more secure. We should embrace the economic growth and job creation that has already resulted from American innovation and clean energy deployment. It is how America will win in tomorrow’s economy. 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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If you are interested in helping to shape Reston's future, consider serving your community through membership on the Reston Association Board of Directors. Openings for: ƒƒ At-Large Director (three seats; one 1-year term and two 3-year terms) ƒƒ South Lakes District Director (one seat; 3-year term) Important Deadline: Candidacy forms must be filed by Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST. The RA Board is responsible for: ƒƒ Determining the long-range mission and goals of the Reston Association ƒƒ Establishing RA policies and procedures ƒƒ Monitoring finances, approving budgets, and setting the annual assessment rate For more information visit the Election page of RA’s website (under “Governance”) and download the documents in the right-hand column.

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Protecting and Enhancing Our Environment BY CATHY HUDGINS

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xtending years of environmental commitment to support Board policy, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted its updated Environmental Vision in June 2017. Originally adopted in 2004, the Environmental Vision cemented that commitment into official policy. Waste management is one element of the vision that focuses on protecting and enhancing our environment. More than 20 years ago, the county adopted a Master Plan for the management of solid waste. Encouraging modifications and simple changes in lifestyle with policies and services of recycling, the county operates two complexes that manage solid waste, recyclables, hazardous household waste and electronic equipment. Fairfax County code requires that residents recycle paper and cardboard, plastic, metal, glass and yard waste, while businesses are required to recycle paper and cardboard. The overall goal is to make recycling as convenient as discarding. Over the years, Fairfax County has been a good steward and efficient manager of municipal solid waste in order to promote public health and welfare. It reviews and updates policies continually.

TO HELP MAKE OUR COMMUNITY MORE SUSTAINABLE, FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICYMAKERS HAVE CONSIDERED REPLACING THE UBIQUITOUS BLACK PLASTIC BAG WITH LEAF AND LAWN WASTE KRAFT PAPER BAGS.

for the yard debris and canvas totes for the groceries. And, I make an effort to use them. Finally, as a community, it is time to consider the shared responsibility of protecting and enhancing our environment in personal terms. Paper or plastic or reusable: It’s a simple household choice with a huge environmental impact. 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.

Readily available at Home Depot, Amazon and Costco, these paper bags appear to be a perfect solution for the simple reasons that paper can be composted, creates less litter and is bio-degradable. Using paper is preferable in many ways. However, there are a couple of limitations. While paper is a vast ecological improvement over plastic, paper isn’t perfect either. Lots of trees, water and energy resources are consumed to generate this product, and then there is the air pollution/greenhouse gas issue. So, are both paper and plastic poor choices? My personal choice for these ever-present leaves, grass clippings and twigs, as well as for general shopping trips, is reusable containers: trash cans WWW.RESTON.ORG | JANUARY 2018

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Increased Development Raises Concern for Reston’s Natural Resources B BY JESSICA BIGGER

PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICKI BELLEZZA

ack in June 2016, Mike Sanio, a member of the Reston Association (RA) Board of Directors, realized that RA had no information on how increased development affected its natural areas and wildlife. He wanted to know what data was readily available to help the board make future decisions on how to better manage Reston’s natural resources. Doug Britt and Sue Beffel, who sit on the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC), discussed the issue with Sanio by phone. “Mike indicated that there was a need for some kind of assessment to be done, so I thought about the best way to organize the data and came up with a working group to develop a report, which we later named Reston Annual State of the Environment Report (RASER),” said Britt. Britt and Robin Duska (another EAC member) spearheaded the project. The goal was to create a baseline that EAC could use going forward when it came

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to recommending changes in policies and programs to RA’s board. “We looked at data collected by RA staff and RA contractors and saw there was a lot of good information just sitting on shelves in RA’s office.”

“WE FELT A DOCUMENT THAT BROUGHT ALL THE DATA TOGETHER WOULD BE A HUGE ASSET, ONE THAT OFFERED REAL VALUE TO THE COMMUNITY,” SAID BRITT. RASER’s working group not only utilized the data provided by RA, but also collected resources from other reputable organizations (government, nonprofit, etc.). Numerous RA staff and EAC members devoted a considerable amount of their time to collect

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additional data and compile the data for the RASER. The working group came up with five objectives that would apply to each of Reston’s natural resources listed in the document: ƒƒ Summarize existing quantitative environmental data for the Reston community in one publicly accessible document. ƒƒ Establish an environmental baseline that can be reassessed annually to facilitate the identification of environmental trends and to evaluate the efficacy of environmental improvement and conservation programs and initiatives. ƒƒ Provide relevant and timely environmental information that can help RA and its Board of Directors in shaping future policy and programs. ƒƒ Help educate and inform Reston residents and other interested parties about Reston’s environmental health.

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Create a living document that can be revised and expanded as deemed appropriate to meet future environmental challenges and information needs.

RASER focuses on six environmental topics: Air Quality, Water Resources, Vegetation, Wildlife, Hazardous and Toxic Materials, and Light Pollution. Each topic is broken down into specific environmental resources. The report assigns ratings to RA’s resources, and these ratings are represented by traffic light icons in the document: green (good), yellow (fair), red (poor) and black (undetermined because there is not enough data available). Based on this information, EAC created five action item levels to recommend to the board of directors. ƒƒ

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FOR MORE INFO You can find RASER on Reston Association’s website at www.reston.org in the Nature & Environmental Resources section.

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creating or modifying RA policies or otherwise taking an official position on an issue and thus would require board approval. Level 3 — These represent projects already being implemented by RA staff but that need to be accelerated or expanded and may need board approval for additional funding. Level 4 — These are projects currently being implemented by RA staff that will not cost additional money and would not need board approval to continue. Level 5 — These are actions that can be performed by volunteers but would need RA staff to help organize.

Based on the information collected in the RASER document, the EAC made 60 recommendations. RA staff have already implemented environmental management activities for 30 of those recommendations. Nine recommended activities require board approval.

TWO AREAS RASER HAS IDENTIFIED AS CRITICAL ARE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND STREAMS. “These areas have been labeled as red light (poor) resources and fall under Level 1. They are in fact very much threatened by redevelopment,” indicated Beffel.

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Reston does not have enough structures to mitigate the impact of stormwater, due in part to much of Reston being developed before most stormwater management regulations were adopted. Initially, Reston’s clustered neighborhoods created stream buffer zones, which today are being bypassed by underground stormwater pipes that collect and convey stormwater runoff directly to streams. During heavy rains, this current system negatively impacts the wildlife, contributes to stream erosion and increases sediment. Some developers do not need to comply with current stormwater management standards because in many cases those sites have been grandfathered. The developer may choose to comply with current codes, but it is not

required. As it stands today, RA needs cooperation from Fairfax County and its active membership to encourage developers to be involved in the solution, especially since RA has little control over the majority of redevelopment in Reston. Fairfax County’s current building codes do not allow underground stormwater detention in residential areas. Fairfax County is undergoing a code review process to have their outdated code follow best practices for re-developing suburban areas. “We try to keep the public informed that they need to be vigilant and go to Fairfax County planning meetings to speak up and push the issue that developers should be setting examples of good development practices, rather than trying to cut corners,”said Larry Butler. EAC encourages Reston


residents to take a look at the RASER document. “The report is very detailed. So if someone is interested in looking at a particular resource, they can just go to that section. If you just want a sense of the state of our community’s resources, the executive summary gives you a good overview,” explained Duska. EAC will continue to add additional data to RASER as it becomes available and use it as a guide to come up with recommendations to maintain or improve RA’s natural habitats and resources annually. “RASER gives you an idea of what has already happened, which establishes a trend and helps you look forward, but to help shape the future we have to continue to look at a number of proposed developments and make suggestions and

raise objections to Fairfax County Board of Supervisors about how these proposed developments could impact the environment and how to minimize the effect,” concluded EAC member Irwin Flashman. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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Climbing Vines I BY FREYA DE COLA

nterested in planting vines on a trellis or wall? VINES TO AVOID Climbing vines are widely available at local nurseries ƒƒ English ivy (Hedera helix) but must be chosen with — This widely used species care. Several popular species spreads aggressively and are non-native and invasive, climbs trees, causing bark causing them to spread damage, blocking sunlight easily from your yard to your and adding weight to trees, neighbors’ and into Reston’s making them more likely to natural areas. These species also blow over in a storm. If you create a monoculture, reducing have it, December is a good diversity and squeezing out time to remove it. native species. When they ƒƒ Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus spread, removing them from orbiculatus) — Masses of Reston’s common areas takes this vine can cover shrubs staff time, adds to maintenance and small trees, creating costs and increases the risk of detrimental shade and trees falling on homes, paths extra weight; it kills trees by and fences. For these reasons, girdling them with a thick they are on Reston Association’s woody vine. Prohibited Plants List, not to be ƒƒ Japanese wisteria (Wisteria planted by homeowners or on floribunda) and Chinese RA property. wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) — These similar species have Freya De Cola served for 10 years on RA's attractive flowers but can Environmental Advisory Committee and conform dense thickets that tinues to do environmental volunteer work in shade out and displace native Reston. species. They kill trees by girdling, cutting through the bark. All of these species are spread in part by seeds carried by birds or water to sometimes distant locations. Thus, while you may think you have the plants in your yard under control, they can still spread. As non-natives, they have little wildlife value. Fortunately, there are several native climbing vine species that you can use instead of these problematic ones.

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For more information and photos of these native species, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (www.wildflower.org) is an excellent source.


RA MEMBERS Don’t Forget to Vote in the 2018 Board of Director Elections All renters and owners of Reston property are eligible to vote! Ballots will be mailed/emailed Monday, March 5, 2018 to all Reston Association property addresses and are due back by Monday, April 2, 2018 at 5 p.m. EDT. If you have questions regarding your ballot, email restonelection@intelliscaninc.com or call 610-935-6170.

Register to receive your election ballot by email.

If you would like to receive your ballot electronically, saving the association in paper and postage, please email electronicballot@reston.org with your name, property address, ownership status (owner or renter), and preferred email address for receiving the ballot by January 26, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST.

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ON THE STREET | STORIES | CURRENT EVENTS | HIGHLIGHTS

Barberry Linked to Rising Rate of Lyme Disease Y ou could be more at risk of Lyme disease by having a particular plant growing in your yard. Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii) is thorny but a hardy, colorful, deerresistant and inexpensive shrub — all reasons why it is popular in landscapes. It is an invasive species and an extremely popular shrub in home gardens and outside businesses as well. You see it at malls, gas stations and office complexes. However, it is also a haven for ticks. The RA board banned Japanese barberry in Reston in 2008 due to its ability to spread from the landscape and invade the forested natural areas. Now, there is another reason to prevent residents from planting the shrub.

WHERE THERE IS JAPANESE BARBERRY THERE IS LIKELY TO BE HIGH NUMBERS OF LYME DISEASECARRYING TICKS. According to Dr. Scott Williams, the lead researcher on Japanese barberry for the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), one acre of forest with Japanese barberry averages 120 ticks,

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which is 12 times higher than forests without it. The spread of Lyme disease in barberry thickets is due to white-footed mice, common carriers of the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, which take shelter among the barberry’s dense and thorny branches. One infected mouse passing through can transfer bacteria to any number of ticks, which then pass the infection to their next host. Japanese barberry thickets are also warmer and more humid than is normal, making it easier for ticks to survive.

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DR. WILLIAMS’ RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT CONTROLLING BARBERRY IN WOODS COULD REDUCE THE INFECTED TICK POPULATION BY AS MUCH AS 60 PERCENT.

Source: Popular Shrub Linked to Rising Rates of Lyme Disease in Ticks - NECN http://www.necn.com/news/newengland/Popular-Shrub-Linked-toRising-Rates-of-Lyme-Disease-inTicks-447990093.html#ixzz4vn5NDiCK Nicki Bellezza is the Watershed Manager for Reston Association.

Japanese barberry spreads from seeds with the help of birds and small mammals and can also spread when its branches come in contact with the soil and roots. RA environmental resource staff continue to tackle the Japanese barberry problem in Reston’s common areas and encourage residents to (1) not plant it and (2) remove all Japanese barberry from private properties for your health and the health of Reston’s natural areas. WWW.RESTON.ORG | JANUARY 2018

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Reston Bahá’ís Build Unity Through Service S BY RESTON BAHÁ’ÍS

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ervice to mankind is at the heart of the teachings of the Bahá’í faith. Since its inception in the 19th century, Bahá’ís all over the world have sought opportunities to be of service to their neighbors and to society at large.

THROUGH SERVICE, BAHÁ’ÍS BELIEVE, INDIVIDUALS ENGAGE IN A TWO-FOLD, INTERCONNECTED PROCESS OF TRANSFORMING SELF AND SOCIETY — DEVELOPING INDIVIDUAL STRENGTH OF CHARACTER AND BUILDING COLLECTIVE CAPACITY TO ADVANCE HUMAN PROSPERITY. Central to this service is promotion of their belief in the oneness of humanity, supported by such principles as the equality of women and men, the elimination of all prejudice and the harmony of science

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and religion. Reston’s diversity creates unique opportunities for Bahá’ís to serve humanity. Whereas their past efforts focused on hosting Spirit of Service Awards for AfricanAmericans, supporting the Reston Multicultural Festival and the Closet of Herndon and joining Earth Day and similar observances, in more recent years, Reston Bahá’ís have worked intimately in small groups within a framework of activities to build a more spiritually vibrant community as a service to society. They

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host regular devotional gatherings in private homes and other settings that foster interfaith friendships, raise understanding of a shared spiritual culture and promote a love of prayer to a higher power and purpose. Individual Bahá’ís teach neighborhood children’s classes that plant the seeds of honesty, kindness, justice, compassion and other values that grow at home, school and other arenas of activity. A program that empowers junior youth to find their own path of service is in its earliest stage of development here. Bahá’ís host


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study circles in their homes, a library and other spaces for family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to engage in systematic, collaborative study of spiritual themes that they then purposefully apply to their daily realities. Study often leads to visiting people in their homes to get to know each other better and to sharing deep and uplifting conversations that avoid the pitfalls of partisan politics or the corrosive effects of gossip. These core activities, Bahá’ís believe, are essential to reknitting together the fabric of society. They also support the Reston vision of realizing true community, not just shared living space. Reston Bahá’ís enthusiastically welcome newly arrived immigrants, helping them integrate into the greater community and connecting them to social services.

Members also support recent efforts to maintain affordable housing for these and other low- or fixed-income residents. When a proposal was made several years ago to redevelop Fellowship House, Reston Bahá’í members joined other community efforts to amend the original plan, enabling current residents to remain in their homes. In October, Reston Bahá’ís joined 5+ million Bahá’ís across the globe in commemorating the Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, as well as the Birth of the Báb, the twin founders of their faith. On October 21 and 22, Reston Bahá’ís hosted two public family-friendly events at the Lake Anne Community Center that included music and arts for children and youth and presentations on the history, beliefs and vision of the Bahá’í faith.

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What Grows Best in My Shady Yard? T BY DOUG BRITT

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rying to grow shadetolerant plants in Reston has proven both challenging and rewarding. The east side of my property receives some dappled morning light and the west side gets a few hours of afternoon sun, but most of the property is densely shaded by hardwood trees. My particular shade garden was initially designed with the following objectives in mind: 1. Create a low-maintenance yard using mostly diseaseresistant perennials that do not require insecticides (and very little or no fertilizer). 2. Allow native species to dominate, providing ample food and habitat for wildlife and pollinator insects. 3. Reduce runoff from spring and summer storms by growing a sustainable ground cover (which also will reduce the need for mulching). 4. And, of course, I wanted a visually attractive yard, which meant finding plants that offered interesting contrasts in shapes, colors, sizes and blooming periods. Many lessons were learned during the past 15 years of experimentation with more than 150 different shade-tolerant perennials and shrubs. Although not always successful, I learned that it is possible to meet all of the

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previously stated objectives. So I share the following information with others who may be interested in shade gardening in Reston.

GROUND COVERS

There are several ground covers that work well. Canadian ginger and wild Asian ginger tolerate most soil conditions, and once established they survive dry periods reasonably well. Asian ginger is more colorful with dark green and silver leaves that are purple underneath. It grows about 4-6 inches high. Canadian ginger is a native plant, grows taller (810 inches) with broader leaves and spreads much faster. Both varieties retain their leaves through the winter and are deer resistant. Although they have a ginger flavor, they are unrelated to culinary ginger. Although not sold as ground cover, Lenten roses (hellebores) function that way in my yard. I grow several varieties, but Joy Hybrid grows especially well in the shade. Growing 15-18 inches tall and 24 inches wide and spreading moderately fast, their flowers are abundant but somewhat muted in color (white, green, pink, purple and yellow). Named for the Lenten season in which they flower, they have a long blooming season in Reston (December to April). As with wild ginger, Lenten roses hold their leaves through winter and are deer resistant. Without doubt, my favorite ground cover is creeping phlox for areas that receive

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Creeping blue phlox as ground cover.

dappled light. It is quite hardy once established and spreads rapidly. Its leaves turn from green to slightly purplish in the winter, and its flowers provide a mass of color (they come in pinks and blues) in the springtime. Woodland phlox also works well. You might want to try both kinds and see which works best for your conditions. Several kinds of lilyturf (the common name for plants in the genera of Liriope and Ophiopogon) are very hardy, semi-evergreen and adapt to various light conditions. They prefer well-drained soil. With cream and green striped leaves, variegated lilyturf is one of the tallest (18 inches) and hardiest varieties. It also tends to stay put, developing into mounds as wide as the plant is tall. The variety Silver Dragon has narrower white and green striped leaves and spreads relatively slowly. But several other varieties, especially those advertised as “creeping liriope,” spread through rhizomes quite rapidly and need to be carefully

controlled or otherwise avoided, as liriope is considered an invasive plant. Dwarf mondo grass is a much shorter (4-10 inch) ground cover that typically spreads slowly; the variety Nigrescens comes in a deep purple-black color. Accenting lilyturf plantings with large broad-leafed plants such as hostas makes an interesting contrast. Personally, I avoid using periwinkle and English ivy as ground cover, as they are more difficult to control and can more easily invade neighbors’ yards and Reston’s natural areas, which is why they are on Reston’s banned plant list.

BORDERS AND SPECIMEN PLANTS

Mixing ferns with hostas and lilyturf along shaded borders or walking paths is an easy way to add color, texture and interest to such areas. There is a huge selection of ferns and hostas from which to choose, with many color variations, sizes and lighting requirements. Of the 19 species of ferns in my yard,


all are relatively carefree and deer resistant. Most stay put or spread very slowly, but some, such as the New York fern and the Hay-Scented fern, spread by underground rhizomes very rapidly. Two or three of these ferns can easily spread to become 30–40 plants in less than five years. The delicate appearance of the northern maidenhair fern and the large fronds of the royal fern are especially attractive. The beauty of the autumn fern, along with its tolerance of various soil and light conditions, make it especially versatile in the garden. Although autumn ferns are slow to emerge in the spring, their fronds last well into the winter. Their goldbronze coloration in the spring, turning dark green in the summer, is a nice contrast to surrounding pale greens. Hostas seem to come in an endless variety from which to choose. Contrasting low to medium-sized perennials with some of the larger hosta varieties, such as Sum and Substance, Regal Splendor and Krossa Regal is quite attractive. Great Expectations is one of my favorite moderate-sized hostas because of its thicker tri-colored leaves. As a rule of thumb, the darker green-leaved hostas can handle denser shade than the paler-colored or variegated varieties, but there are always exceptions. Once established, hostas can double in size in a few years, so you can dig them up and divide them every three to four years. One precaution: the newly emerging leaves of hostas are relished by deer, rabbits and voles, as well as slugs and snails. Adding false spirea to the fern, hosta and/or lilyturf border mix is a good way to add some late spring color (red, pink, white and lavender) to dappled or semi-shaded borders. The following low to mid-sized native and nonnative perennials have proved trouble-free and can be strategically placed in

the shade garden for added interest: lungwort, goatsbeard, wintergreen, variegated Solomon’s seal, creeping foamflower, black cohosh, variegated bugloss, sweet white violet and spiderwort (the latter grows best in semi-shade).

SPRING EPHEMERALS

These native springtime delights make great companions to later emerging ferns and hostas. The following plants flourish in areas receiving morning light and afternoon shade wherever the soil remains reasonably moist in spring: toadshade, wakerobin, white trillium, wild bleeding heart, common bleeding heart, jack-in-thepulpit, trout lily, bloodroot, mayapple and Virginia bluebells. The bluebells spread rapidly in moist soil, blossom in April and disappear in June; they are an outstanding selection for our area. In semi-shaded areas, spring bulbs and corms can be planted to slowly naturalize into the landscape. I have had good luck with Spanish bluebells, English bluebells, grape hyacinths, Lebanon squill, glory-of-thesnow, snowdrops and several varieties of crocuses and daffodils. Hardy cyclamens include winter, spring and fall blooming varieties. Cyclamens are grown from tubers and planted in drifts for maximum impact. They thrive around the base of mature shrubs and trees in shaded but welldrained areas.

EVERGREEN SHRUBS

Shrubs that retain their foliage year-round lend interest to the winter landscape. Rhododendron, mountain laurel and several varieties of azaleas also provide great springtime color. They flower best in slightly acidic soil and when receiving a little light. Japanese skimmia tolerates deep shade and has bright red berries in winter on female plants but needs one male

Perennials bordering a shaded path.

plant for pollination. Fragrant sweetbox is great for dry shade but must be protected from winter sun. Girard’s rainbow and spotted laurel tolerate dense shade while offering eyecatching multi-colored foliage. Although actually a tree, the slow growing American holly can be treated as a shrub and adds winter interest with its red berries. Native alternatives that also do well in part shade include inkberry, bayberry and wax myrtle.

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The following flowering shrubs do well in semishade as long as the soil does not get too dry: American beautyberry, spicebush, highbush blueberry, hearts-abustin and various hydrangeas. With regard to hydrangeas, the native oak leaf hydrangea, which can grow 25 feet, is especially carefree. But don’t pass up the many other varieties that can reward you with their profuse summer blossoms. I also have had success with a climbing hydrangea, which has now attained a height of 25 feet in a black gum tree. Another interesting plant is an oriental witch hazel that has grown well in dappled shade and produces an unusual spectacle of aromatic yellow blooms in February. Doug Britt, Virginia Master Naturalist and member, Reston Association’s Environmental Advisory Committee

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The shade garden requires no pesticides or fertilizers, except perhaps for fertilizer spikes around selected rhododendron and azalea bushes to promote larger blooms. Water the garden occasionally when encountering long dry spells, watering in the morning to reduce fungal pathogens. Let leaves accumulate and naturally decompose in selected areas of the garden to retain healthy soil biota, but remove them and replace with composed leaf litter in areas where fallen leaves are most susceptible to blowing into neighbors’ yards. Strategically place large fallen logs in the garden to add visual interest while providing great habitat for wildlife and beneficial fungi. (I also left standing a 25-foot section of a large dead oak for woodpeckers and to serve as an anchor for an American bittersweet vine.) Consider adding plants of interest in groups of three. I believe it is easier to achieve an aesthetically pleasing balance by spacing them equidistant from one another in a large area or close together as a focal point in small areas. Keep a garden journal to record the dates of key events such as plant emergence, leafing out, blooming periods, fall dieback, seasonal weather conditions and wildlife sightings.

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Rest With Ease About Your Canopy Trees BY PATRICIA GREENBERG

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obert E. Simon designed this beautiful planned community called Reston with the intention of creating open space surrounding living and commercial areas. The preservation of the woods is what has allowed Reston to maintain its urban tree canopy. Based on Fairfax County’s satellite imagery from 2017, Reston currently has a 49 percent tree canopy. This is an abstract principle. It is not that Reston is half planted with trees, but the layer of branches, leaves and stems covers 49 percent of the land when viewed from above. Isn’t that amazing considering Reston’s proximity to the nation's capital? Trees provide many benefits to our community,

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including beautiful views, wildlife corridors, sound buffers and reduced heating and cooling bills — not to mention how these lovely trees help keep Reston’s real estate in high demand. According to both American Forests and Arbor National Mortgage, trees around a home increase property values as much as 20 percent and have a positive impact on the salability of homes. Research on the health of the Chesapeake Bay has found a direct link between urban tree canopy and the quality of the water in the Bay. By planting and preserving trees on private or cluster property, RA members can directly affect the health of this important body of water. One 100-foot tree can consume 40,000

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gallons of water a year. Trees also help reduce erosion. Even dead trees have tremendous benefits.

STANDING DEAD TREES, OR SNAGS, PROVIDE MORE HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE THAN A LIVE TREE, AND FALLEN DEAD TREES DECAY AND FEED THE SOIL ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF TREES. This is one of the reasons why

RA arborists leave felled logs in the woods. Reston Association owns and maintains 800 acres of wooded natural areas, which our arborists manage by inspecting, pruning and removing trees when needed to ensure the health of the forest and protection of property. The RA Arborist Team does not work on homeowner property but will respond to calls about tree risks on RA open space.

TREE PRESERVATION RULES

If you’re considering pruning or removing a tree, please know that there is a process with the Reston Association. RA members must obtain Design Review Board approval to remove any live tree greater than 4 inches in diameter (12.5


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White oaks support 532 species of caterpillars, all great bird food. Reston’s official bird, the Pileated Woodpecker, depends on snags for survival. Some doctors in Japan will prescribe forest bathing to sick patients. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Tree Fund through Friends of Reston.

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inches in circumference) at breast height, which is 4.5 feet above the ground. In addition, DRB approval is needed to remove any ornamental trees such as dogwood, holly, cherry, etc. used for aesthetic purposes in landscaping due to their flowers, texture, form, shape or other characteristics,

regardless of size or location. DRB approval is not necessary for removal of an invasive species (see list of invasive at www.reston.org search terms — invasive plants). Clearing the understory, the area below your trees, is also not permitted without DRB approval. Consult with your covenants advisor

who can help with the required application for your project. This information is found on the Reston website at http://bit. ly/DRBapplication. Remember, it’s a good idea to ask an International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist to inspect your trees annually. A list of certified arborists can be found at www.treesaregood.org. Patricia acquired her Masters of Science from George Mason University, is a Reston resident, mother of a 4-year old and the RA Environmental Resource Supervisor.

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RA Staff Help Educate and Connect Restonians to Nature R BY JESSICA BIGGER

eston Association (RA) makes a tremendous effort to maintain and improve its environmental resources (forests, meadows, lakes, streams, etc.). People come here because of Reston’s park-like setting. But keeping Reston’s natural habitats healthy and beautiful takes an entire community. RA’s Parks and Recreation Department provides educational outreach to engage and inspire residents to do their part to preserve Reston’s natural areas for generations to come. Two branches of the Parks and Recreation Department focus on environmental education but in different ways: The Environmental Resources office works with individual residents and neighborhoods regarding specific environmental concerns or land issues, while the Nature Center provides pubic programming and materials to connect people with nature and foster an

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environmental stewardship ethic in the community. Environmental Resources staff work with residents to improve RA’s natural habitats. In some cases, a neighbor calls the office with a concern. This gives staff an opportunity to work one-on-one with residents to come up with solutions that will maintain and improve the health of RA’s natural habitats surrounding Reston’s neighborhoods. If a wild animal is in trouble, Environmental Resources comes to the rescue. “We got called out once to remove fishing line from waterfowl,” said Claudia Thompson-Deahl, RA’s Environmental Senior Manager. The Environmental Resources staff are also involved in maintaining and improving Reston’s environmental resources. “Living in Reston is such a treasure, and so many people came here because of the parks and open space and the feeling of being connected with

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nature,” said Thompson-Deahl. Through the Habitat Heroes program, volunteers help to remove refuse and invasive plants that have spread and taken over native plant species in Reston’s forests, meadows and open spaces.

A WELL-BALANCED FOREST AND MEADOW CONTRIBUTE TO A HEALTHY ECOSYSTEM AND PROVIDE A HAVEN FOR WILDLIFE. In the fall, volunteers plant trees and shrubs to improve the sustainability of Reston’s forests. The Environmental Resources team organizes volunteers to help them with year-round stream monitoring and stream restoration. Repairing streams due to erosion is vital to the health of the watershed system. Every year Environmental Resources

organizes volunteers to mark storm drains. Since all water from storm drains flows into Reston’s streams and lakes, keeping the drains clean is very important to protecting these resources. Marked storm drains remind the community to keep storm drains clear of refuse, chemicals, etc. Staff members also organize environmental projects for Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops looking to earn a


org or 703-435-7986. There are also numerous brochures, presentations and resources that give you information on how to help contribute to the health and beauty of Reston’s natural environment that you can find at www.reston.org. The Walker Nature Center, on Glade Drive, reaches out to the public through its popular education programs and special events. “We have a very strong

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merit badge. RA’s Environmental Resources staff work hard to keep Reston’s natural habitats beautiful for all to enjoy. They are always looking for volunteers to help with stream monitoring and restoration or other environmental projects. If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@reston.

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and longstanding education program that has been operating since the 1960s. Our very first employee of Reston was naturalist Vernon J. Walker, whom the Nature Center is named after,” said Katie Shaw, Walker Nature Center’s Manager. The Nature Center offers numerous educational programs for adults as well as children of all ages. But the PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISTINA ALCORN

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backbone of its educational programs is geared toward Reston’s schools. Students visit the Nature Center on field trips, or staff take their environmental education programs into the classroom. Walker Nature Center is involved in helping Reston students prepare for a variety of different science-based tests. Students get hands-on

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experience out in the field. This has helped many students prepare for tests in geology, as well as their Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) tests, standardized tests all students are required to take. One specific SOL the Nature Center and Environmental Resource staff are involved in is the Meaningful Watershed Education Experience (MWEE). Each fall, all seventh-grade students from Langston Hughes join RA staff and volunteers from the U.S. Geological Survey to fulfill this curriculum requirement. “Our programs have an interpretive style to make things relevant, interesting, fun and interactive for the students,” mentioned Shaw. Walker Nature Center involves children at a very early age. Its Babes in the Woods program is geared for children 18-36 months old. “These are very experiential and important years for this age. We help them embrace everything they encounter in nature in safe

and imaginative ways,” said Shaw. There are also programs for preschool and school-age children. Adult programs include an environmental film series cohosted by Friends of Reston, interpretive hikes, wildlife counts, ID classes (butterfly, birds) and DIY workshops. “It’s never too late to learn, and we love our adult learners who come out,” said Shaw. “We have something for the entire age span.” “We want Restonians to not only appreciate nature but also learn about what it is like to live in a park. We’ve been fortunate to have staff dedicated toward environmental education. There are a lot of people who care about the environment in Reston, as well as their kids. It is ingrained in so much of what we do,” said Larry Butler, RA Senior Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources. Upcoming programs are listed in the Nature section of

this issue. Registration is online at www.restonwebtrac.org. Shaw feels so strongly about connecting our children and residents to the environment that she ended our interview with a quote from conservationist Baba Dioum (1968): “In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.” Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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

Lake Anne: A Brief History L BY SHELLEY S. MASTRAN ike all the lakes in Reston (and in Virginia for that matter), Lake Anne is man-made. It was created in 1962 by Massey Engineers and Fairfax County engineers as a first step in the development of the Lake Anne Village Center, where Reston began. James Rossant, who was an architect, designer and sculptor at Lake Anne, remembered the day that he, Robert E. Simon, Jr., and William Conklin selected the site for the lake. “[It was] the ideal place to start Reston’s development. We stood here on a fall afternoon in a basin with a lot of tall trees with flaming leaves.

THERE WAS A LOW SPOT FOR WATER, WHERE A LAKE COULD BE FORMED, AND THERE WAS THE OBVIOUS ACCESS PROVIDED BY ROUTE 606. This was it!” Accordingly, the engineers built a dam where Wiehle Avenue passes by the lake today. The waters from natural streams and a culvert that runs from the north side of Baron Cameron Avenue began to fill the basin. Along the shores of the 27-acre lake, the plaza, townhouses and the 15-story Heron House were built. The plaza was finished in 1964.

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(Today, single-family homes also line part of Lake Anne’s shore.) The lake is the signature feature of Lake Anne Village Center. The plaza is focused on the lake, and most of the condo units along the plaza have water views. The fountain in the middle of Lake Anne is modeled on the fountain in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Since the beginning, Lake Anne has been used for recreation. Many homeowners along the lake have barges, kayaks, canoes or rowboats, and the public can access the lake from the dock near Wiehle Avenue. Fishing is allowed, as

the lake is well stocked with sterile grass carp. For 10 years Lake Anne has been the site of the Freezin’ for a Reason Virginia Polar Dip, which takes place in February. Hundreds of brave souls jump into the icy water to raise money for Camp Sunshine, a camp for children with cancer. Recently, Lake Anne was the site of the first Reston Cardboard Boat Regatta, organized by the Reston Historic Trust. In August 2017, 20 boats made of cardboard and duct tape entered the event, which was divided into a series of heats. Prizes were awarded for Most Reston, Most

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Creative, Best Design, Best Name and Most Likely to Float. There were very few mishaps (boats that overturned or fell apart), and both boaters and spectators had a wonderful time. Shelley S. Mastran is Chair of the Board of the Reston Historic Trust.

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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. 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 Facility inquiries: reservations@reston.org

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Does the association offer tennis lessons? Yes. RA is fortunate to have a great team of instructors who are dedicated to the sport. We offer group and individual tennis lessons in the spring, summer, and early fall months for all ages starting as young as 3 years old. Flip to the tennis section of this magazine for more details. Whom do I talk to about snow removal? RA removes snow from pathways and sidewalks owned by RA; however, sidewalks along state roads are owned by the state. For information about pathway plowing, contact RA’s Central Services Facility at 703-437-7658. State roads are maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). For information on plowing or to report roads that have been missed, call the helpline at 1-800-FORROAD (800-367-7623).

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I need community service hours for school. Does RA offer any volunteer opportunities? Yes. You may be able to complete up to eight hours of community service by working one of our special events, such as festivals, Habitat Heroes, and watershed cleanups. To volunteer or learn more about how you can get involved, contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org or by phone at 703-435-7986. Also, see the Volunteer Reston section in this magazine for upcoming opportunities. How much do pool and tennis passes cost for RA members and when do they go on sale? Passes are available to purchase now. For a detailed list of membership options see pages 40-41. When do the first pools open? The first two pools (North Shore and Ridge Heights) are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 12. The remaining 13 pools are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 26, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. For a pool schedule, please go to our website’s Aquatics page. Are nature programs offered through Reston Association? Yes. RA offers a year-round variety of nature programs for all ages. The Walker Nature Center also hosts a number of special events, including a spring festival and evening campfire programs. More details can be found in the Nature section beginning on page 70.

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What kinds of events does RA offer for its 55+ members? We offer a movie every month, jigsaw puzzle events, an appraisal roadshow, trips to local places of interest and more. Check out the Event Calendar on www. restonwebtrac.org or the Special Events section beginning on page 78. You can also email Ashleigh@ reston.org to be added to the email list to be notified about upcoming events. Does RA rent facilities for weddings or parties? The Lake House, sponsored by Comstock, is a beautiful setting for weddings and parties and has been frequently rented for baby and bridal showers, engagement parties, corporate parties, and milestone birthdays and anniversaries. The Walker Nature Center also has space available for rent. To search for availability and see facility amenities, go to www. restonwebtrac.org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link. Is it too early to reserve a picnic pavilion for an outdoor family gathering? No, it’s not too early as some of the most popular spots fill up early in the year. RA offers seven picnic pavilions for parties, weddings, group and corporate gatherings and family events (go to page 88). The Walker Nature Center also offers a picnic pavilion and campfire ring for outdoor gatherings. To search for availability and see pavilion amenities, go to www. restonwebtrac.org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link.

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Design, maintenance and use covenants education and compliance, which help to protect property values

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Choice of programs and camps

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Access to 15 attractive, clean, and safe outdoor swimming pools

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52 tennis courts, including six 10-and-under courts, eight clay courts, and 26 lighted courts

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Maintenance of 1,350 acres of open space, including lakes, ponds and streams

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Maintenance of 35 tot lots, 30 multi-purpose courts, 15 picnic pavilions/ arbors, 22 ball fields, 31 parking lots, and 55 miles of pathways

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Reforestation and the planting of thousands of native plants and trees each year

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The Walker Nature Center’s on-site and outreach nature programs for people of all ages

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Land use and development plan review


HOW TO PAY YOUR ANNUAL ASSESSMENT

Assessment payments are due no later than March 1, 2018 (either the full amount or the first installment payment).

CREDIT CARD

Login to your www.reston.org account to pay by credit card. Click on “My Account” in the top right corner. Then, click on the “Properties/Pay Assessments” link on the right side. To create a new account, click on “Login/ Register” and proceed through the registration wizard.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR 2018 ANNUAL ASSESSMENT Allocation (in cents) Per Assessment Dollar Received by RA 5¢ Board and Management Services 9¢ Environmental Resources 6¢ Recreational Programs

MAILED CHECK

Send your payment to: Sun Trust Bank Reston Association P.O. Box 79248 Baltimore, MD 21279-0248

19¢ Community Facilities

IN PERSON

Member Services: 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191 Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Extended Hours: Monday, Feb. 26, through Thursday, March 1 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Checks can also be mailed to this address.

6¢ Covenants/Design Review 7¢ Finance, Human Resources

27¢ Support Services

PHONE

Member Services: 703-435-6530 Billing and Collections: 703-435-7991

21¢ Repair & Replacement of Existing Capital Assets

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POOL & TENNIS PASSES FOR RA MEMBERS BUYING YOUR PASS Online Purchase ƒƒ

Go to www.restonwebtrac.org and log in or create an account if you did not create one in 2017. For first-time purchasers, please email a labeled photo of each household member to Member Services with “Pass photos” in the subject. Also, include the name of the primary person registered for the account. If you wish to opt out, please notify us of this request via email. Adults who opt out will be required to show their pass and a government issued photo ID at pools. Children will be admitted with only a pass. Photos are not printed on passes and are used only for verification purposes at the pools.

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New for 2018: Passes purchased in 2017 can now be renewed online* EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Purchase your 2017 Pool & Tennis passes on or before March 1 and receive a 20 percent discount (adult and child passes only). Discount available to all RA property owners and renters. *Applies to Adult, Child and All Season Guest passes only.

PASS OPTIONS

FEE

DESCRIPTION

Adults

$30 First-time purchase $28 Renewal

18+

Children

$12 First-time purchase $10 Renewal

Ages 1-17

Tennis Key Tag

$3

GUEST OPTIONS

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All-Season Guest Pass

$40

For your convenience to attach to your tennis bag or key chain with purchase of a pass

DESCRIPTION Allows admittance of one guest, regardless of age, with pass holder (household ID numbers must match).

Pre-Paid 5-Visit Guest Passes

$40 $40 $20

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

Valid for 5 visits. This is a great option when bringing multiple guests and eliminates carrying cash. It is the equivalent of getting five visits for the price of four.

One-Day Guest Pass

$10 $10 $5

Tennis Pool, Adult Guest Pool, Child Guest

The one-day tennis guest pass can be purchased from the roving court monitor.

Property Owners and Renters must be in good standing and provide proof of owning or renting a Reston Association property. Renters: Please note that proof of residency will be verified every year. Guests must be accompanied by host pass holder at all times.

Replacement Passes

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$8 Adult & Child $15 All Season Guest Pass

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*If you did not keep the pass(es) issued to you in 2017 or have misplaced your pass(es), contact Member Services to order a replacement card after you have completed the renewal transaction online. We will deactivate your original pass(es) and provide you with new ones.


POOL & TENNIS PASSES FOR NON-MEMBERS

COME PLAY IN RESTON

We welcome non-RA members to enjoy our pool and tennis facilities throughout the year. New for 2018: Passes purchased in 2017 can now be renewed online* EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Buy your passes on or before March 1 for a $50 discount on ‘Pool & Tennis’ options or a $20 discount on ‘Tennis Only’ options PASS OPTIONS

TENNIS ONLY

POOL & TENNIS

DESCRIPTION

Individual Pass

$260

$370

Annual, non-transferable pass for any age card holder (supervision requirements apply).

Family Pass

$360

$530

Annual, non-transferable passes for two adults (18+) and up to four children (1-17).

GUEST OPTIONS

TENNIS ONLY

POOL & TENNIS

One-day Admission

$10

$10 Adult $5 Child

Available online, at our headquarters building, at all pool facilities, and from our roving court monitor.

Five-punch Admission

$40

$40 Adult $20 Child

Available online or at our headquarters building, this option is a great way to eliminate carrying cash and offers a 20% discount compared to one-day admissions.

All-Season

$60

$60

DESCRIPTION

Admits one guest per entry. Household ID numbers on card holder and season-long guest passes must match.

GUESTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PASS HOLDER AT ALL TIMES.

Replacement Passes

$8 Adult & Child $15 All Season Guest Pass

*If you did not keep the pass(es) issued to you in 2017 or have misplaced your pass(es), contact Member Services to order a replacement card after you have completed the renewal transaction online. We will deactivate your original pass(es) and provide you with new ones.

TRIAL PASS OPTIONS Individual

$50

Family

$100

A 10-day pass for out-of-town guests and those interested in testing the waters before buying a pass. Valid at all RA facilities. The family pass admits up to two adults and four children. Trial pass fees are applied to non-member pass purchases made within 14 days. Purchase online at www.restonwebtrac.org or in person at Member Services.

Non-member pass photos: For online purchases, please email a labeled photo of each household member to member_services@reston.org with “Pass photos” in the subject. Include the name of the primary person registered for the account and your address in the body of the email. WWW.RESTON.ORG | JANUARY 2018

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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 and picnic pavilion reservations If you created your account in 2017, you are all set to begin shopping. 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 process. §§ 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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AQUATICS & SAFETY TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Reston Association is proud to be a Licensed Training Provider of American Red Cross Health and Safety and Aquatics Courses. All Reston Association lifeguards are certified through the American Red Cross program using the ECC standards and regularly practice water rescue techniques to promote safety at our pools.

Registration: Monday, April 2 Click the ‘Add’l Info’ button on WebTrac for class schedules (after March 1). Contact lcutrona@reston.org or 703-435-6531 for details.

Junior Lifeguarding

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 63.

Lifeguard Certification The initial certification in lifeguarding, first aid and CPR/AED. Blended learning and classroom/in-person offerings are available. Prerequisites: Two-minute tread without use of hands, 300-yard continuous swim using front crawl or breaststroke, and timed retrieval of a submerged object in 7-10 feet of water. Certifications earned: Lifeguarding (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED); valid for two years. 201200201 See online RA Headquarters and RA pools Ages 15+ $175 $225

Lifeguard Recertification

A fast-track course for current lifeguards to maintain their certification. Prerequisites: Current, or no more than 30 days expired, lifeguard certification from the American Red Cross. Certifications earned: Lifeguarding (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED); valid for two years. 201200202 See online RA Headquarters and RA pools Ages 15+ $75 $100

First Aid/CPR/AED Certification

Community-based classes on life-saving skills. Every student will receive Quick Reference cards for both adult and pediatric medical conditions as well as a textbook for use in class. Students will have the option to purchase textbooks during class if desired. 101200203 1/13 Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 3/26 Mon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm RA Headquarters Ages 13+ $100 $120

First Aid/CPR/AED Recertification

This short class provides a review of knowledge and skills for persons already certified by the American Red Cross in First Aid/CPR/ AED. Students will be issued textbooks for use in class. 101200204 1/8-1/18 Mon&Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 3/24 Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm RA Headquarters Ages 13+ $60 $80

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)

Earn the premier facility operator certification from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The AFO course is a two-day instructor-led training, with the exam being administered on the second day. Candidates will be provided with a copy of the AFO Manual prior to arriving. Certification is valid for five years and can be renewed through CEUs or re-testing. Potential AFOs are highly encouraged to review the manual content prior to arriving to the course. See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details. Registration: Jan. 10-Feb. 15 101200206 3/8-3/9 Thu-Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm RA Headquarters Adult $150 $225

Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

This is the instructor course for American Red Cross swim lessons. Please note that students are required to access online learning before the pre-course day as well as between each class session. Course prerequisites include demonstrating swimming skills consistent with the American Red Cross Level 4 proficiency in front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and butterfly. Students must also be able to maintain a position on their back for 1 minute in deep water and tread water for 1 minute. See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details. Registration: Jan. 10 201200205 5/13-5/20 6/18-6/22 7/22-7/30 Thu-Sun Times vary* RA Headquarters and RA pools Ages 16+ $240 $275 *Times vary by day, see ‘Add’l Info’ button on WebTrac

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

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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SUMMER JOBS?

Reston Aquatics is excited for warmer weather, and we are actively seeking 2018 staff. Competitive wages, flexible hours, advancement opportunities, FREE pool and tennis passes for employee and dependents, fun environment and great networking with the Reston community are all great reasons to work with Reston Aquatics. NO SWIMMING REQUIRED! We are filling aquatics attendant positions as well as lifeguard positions.

APPLY NOW! Submit your application now at https://careers.reston.org. Reston Association is an EOE and drug-free workplace.

If you have questions about our hiring process, see the fact sheet online at www.reston.org or contact pcampbell@reston.org or 703-435-6543. 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 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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 for WebTrac registration in April.

UNDERWATER EXPLORATION

Reston Aquatics is excited to continue offering underwater activities through partnership with Nautilus Aquatics. Nautilus will be providing SCUBA certification classes, youth camps and special TrySCUBA events with great deals for RA members.

Aqua Fitness pass

Allows holder to attend as many Aqua-Fitness classes as desired. On sale now at www.restonwebtrac.org. $100 ($70 for 55+) $200 ($140 for 55+)

Aqua Fitness Class

Class participants without an Aqua Fitness pass can still pay a per class fee in cash at the pool. $10 ($6 for 55+) $20 ($12 for 55+)

Aqua Fitness Sessions

40-minute classes offered in 3 or 6-week sessions $65 $85 Note: Registration required. Aqua Fitness Pass NOT accepted for admission.

Certification consists of three phases: Classroom Review, Pool Training, and OpenWater Evaluation Dives. Taught by PADI Instructors, these classes are the first steps toward PADI Open Water Diver certification. Upon completion, students can then enroll in a Camp-nDive open water evaluation or complete the certification while on a tropical vacation. For more information, contact Melissa Miles at 703-421-3483 or info@nautilusva.com.

JUST KEEP SWIMMING Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA)

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

Evening practice: May 29-June 15 Morning practice: June 18-July 31 Registration opens: Spring 2018 *New Swimmer Evaluations are

required for all new participants under age 11. 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. All indoor practices held at the Reston Community Center, outdoor practices at RA pools. Practice: Jan. 2-May 31 Tue/Thu 8-9:30 p.m. Practice: Jan. 6-May 27 Sat 6:50-8:50 a.m. Sun 7-8 p.m. Exact dates may vary; see practice schedule online. 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 pool safety. 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. Together, RA and RCC will offer DEAP, a “land-based” Drowning Education Awareness Program. 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, presented 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.

General Water Safety

(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 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: Reston Community Center 703-476-4500 option 2 Reston Association 703-435-6532

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

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8TH Annual

RESTON KIDS TRIATHLON SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 8 AM

RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL REGISTRATION OPENS April 18 at 7 p.m. www.restonkidstri.org FREE training clinics will be held throughout the summer to help participants prepare for the big day. Check website for dates. Contact 703-435-6530 or aquaticsinfo@reston.org for details.

PARTNERSHIP OF: 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 POOLS AND FEATURES

Golf Course Island

= Accessibility amenities on site. Please see pool description for specific amenities.

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.

Autumnwood Pool

Hunters Woods

LAP SWIMMING: Each 25 meter pool will have at least one dedicated lap lane available at all times during open swim. Select facilities noted below will have additional lanes.

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: Exterior water feature featuring IPAR sculpture, 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.

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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. Amenity: 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.

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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 pool and plank-style diving board. Amenities: 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. Amenities: 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, in-water benches and splash pad play area. Amenities: In-water wheelchair for splash pool access. Nearby: Tennis courts.


POOL PARTY All RA pools are available for private rental by members and non-members during closed hours. Fees vary by pool, number of guests and member status. Security deposit and alcohol fee required. Submit your Permit Request on WebTrac beginning Monday, April 3, at 8:30 a.m. Permits will be approved in the order they are received — completion of permit and submission of all necessary paperwork is due within 10 days of original permit request (at least 7 days in advance of event date). See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details. Contact lcutrona@reston.org or 703-435-6531 for details.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS Reston Aquatics would like to recognize the following businesses for the goods, services, time and effort they are donating to our 2018 Aquatic Season.

Tisseront Orthodontics

Simin’s Ice Cream

Atrium Environmental

Kona Ice

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

www.atriumehs.com Annual staff training by Certified Industrial Hygienist (and avid lap swimmer) Dan Chute

Curb-side vending of tasty frozen treats at the RA pools

Tasty treats at RA events and 20% of all sales being donated back to Reston Aquatics

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CAMPS

PASSPORT TO FUN!

Specialty, variety, half day and full day camps, they all share one thing: EXPLORATION! Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, seek lasting friendships, make memories and, of course, have fun! Summer is a few months away. Please review our camp offerings and reserve your child’s spot because space is limited. Good luck, and we hope you can fill your passport by the end of summer.

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Nature Tots (ages 3-5) p.52 Little Hands Music (ages 4-6) p.53 Technology Camp-Lego (ages 4-9) p.54 Junior Day Camp (ages 5-7) p.55 Camp on Wheels (ages 5-13) p.56

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Walker’s Rangers (ages 6-9) p.57 Sportsters (ages 6-9) p.58 Art Camp (ages 6-10) p.59 Day Camp (ages 7-11) p.60 Science Camp (ages 8-12) p.61

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Teen Camp (ages 11-14) p.62 Wilderness Camp (ages 11-14) p.63 Junior Lifeguarding (ages 11-14) p.63 Counselor-In-Training (ages 14-16) p.64

PICK A DATE CAMP

AGE

SESSION 1 1A

1B

SESSION 2 2A

2B

SESSION 3 3A

SESSION 4

3B

4A

4B

7/23-7/27

7/30-8/3

SESSION 5 5A

5B

8/13-8/17

**8/20-8/24

8/13-8/17

**8/20-8/24

PRESCHOOL NATURE TOTS

3-5

6/25-6/29

TECHNOLOGY CAMP-LEGO

4-5

6/25-6/29

*7/2-7/6

VARIETY JUNIOR DAY CAMP

5-7

6/18-6/29

*7/2-7/13

7/16-7/27

7/30-8/10

DAY CAMP

7-11

6/18-6/29

*7/2-7/13

7/16-7/27

7/30-8/10

SPECIALTY LITTLE HANDS MUSIC

4-6

TECHNOLOGY CAMP-LEGO

5-6

CAMP ON WHEELS

5-13

TECHNOLOGY CAMP-LEGO

6-9

WALKER'S RANGERS

6-9

SPORTSTERS

6-9

ART CAMP

6-10

SCIENCE CAMP

6/18-6/22 *7/2-7/6

**8/20-8/24 8/6-8/10

6/18-6/22

6/25-6/29

*7/2-7/6

8/13-8/17 7/9-7/13

7/16-7/20

8/6-8/10

6/18-6/29

*7/2-7/13

8-12

6/18-6/29

*7/2-7/13

7/16-7/27

TEEN CAMP

11-14

6/18-6/29

*7/2-7/13

7/16-7/27

WILDERNESS CAMP

11-14

JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING

11 -14

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT)

14-16

7/9-7/13

7/16-7/27 7/16-7/20

8/13-8/17

7/30-8/10

7/23-7/27

7/30-8/3

8/6-8/10

8/13-8/17

TEEN 7/30-8/10

7/23-7/27 7/9-7/13 6/18-6/29

*7/2-7/13

7/30-8/3 8/6-8/10

7/16-7/27

7/30-8/10

SCHOOLS OUT/BREAK SPRING BREAK

5-12

March 26-30 & April 2, 2018

* No camps on 7/4 ** Dates subject to change based on FCPS schedule

REGISTER ƒƒ ƒƒ

RA member registration begins Jan. 29, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. Non-member registration begins Feb. 5, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.

Online registration is available for members and non-members. Go to www.restonwebtrac.org. We recommend to those new to RA programming that you create your webtrac account by Jan. 22. Accounts may take up to two business days for approval. We offer transportation and extended care services to many of our camps. See (page 66) for details.

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CAMPS NATURE TOTS

Ages 3-5

Campers will… ƒƒ Discover nature through hands-on activities, special guests and exploratory walks. ƒƒ Use their five senses to experience music, movement, crafts and special snacks. ƒƒ Learn social skills through group games and learning centers. ƒƒ Have fun with puppets, drama and other imaginary play. 306120101 AM Session: Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 11:45 am PM Session: Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

Sensory Sensation

Your five senses can tell you a lot about what is going on around you. Use a different sense each day to explore the world of nature. Use your fingers to feel rough bark and soft moss. Make binoculars to look for birds in trees. Listen for the gentle swish of leaves blowing in the wind. Stop and smell the flowers in the gardens. Each day, eat a yummy snack that will make your taste buds dance. No Camp July 4 (fee prorated). Session 2A 7/2-7/3, 7/5-7/6 $76 $96

Time Travelers

Transportation: Not Available

Use your imagination and step into our time machine to visit lands in the past, present and future. Go back to prehistoric times and visit with dinosaurs big and little. Feel the chill of the Ice Ages and save animals that are trapped in a glacier. Meet Native Americans and hear stories of the animals that used to live in our forests. Spring into the future and create your own futuristic animal. Session 3B 7/23-7/27 $95 $120

Extended Care: Not Available

Bug Buddies

Campers must be potty trained. Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers RA Camp Shirts: Not required.

Animals A to Z

Discover the wonderful world of animals from ants to zebra swallowtails. Search for beautiful bluebirds, fantastic frogs and slithering snakes along the trails. Learn about opossums and why you don’t always hear the “o” sound in their name. Look for vultures that fly in the shape of a “V”. Sing the alphabet song and get more familiar with your ABC’s. Session 1B 6/25-6/29 $95 $120

Insects can be fuzzy, smooth, bumpy or shiny. Follow a trail of ants to see where they go. Float like a butterfly and hop like a cricket. Search for moths resting on Nature House. Discover how insects are helpful in nature and to us. Catch the buzz about how great our bug buddies can be! Session 4A 7/30-8/3 $95 $120

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LITTLE HANDS MUSIC

Ages 4-6

Included: ƒƒ Light snack and drink provided. ƒƒ Tuition includes all craft supplies and a take home CD of music. Transportation: Not Available Extended Care: Not Available Camp Shirts: Not required.

Brought to you in partnership with Little Hands.

"Movin and Groovin!"

Jazzy sounds, songs, instruments and stories. Daily craft project, lots of movement and dance, fun with hands-on instruments! Special guest musicians will share their instruments with campers every day, culminating on Friday with a Family Movin and Groovin Celebration to finish the week. Register at www.littlehands.com 6/18-6/22 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House Ages 4-6 $190 $190

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CAMPS TECHNOLOGY CAMP – LEGO

Ages 4-9

Whether you’re into robotics and want to become an electrical engineer or just want to unleash your hidden potential, our summer camps are perfect for students with an open and active imagination! This program is not affiliated, sponsored, or endorsed by LEGO® Education or the LEGO® Group. 302120152

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®

Over 100 “other dimension” minifigs with two dozen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle characters and bad guys! Cowabunga, Dude! Session 1AP 6/18-6/22 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ages 6-9 $175 $200

Bionicles®

Over 2000 elements, masks, joints, arms, legs, weapons and more! Create alien “robots” of almost any size! Create huge robots or vast armies! Session 1BA 6/25-6/29 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Ages 6-9 $175 $200

Trains

With over 100’ of DUPLO® easy-to-assemble train tracks, endless possibilities await budding engineers and track masters. Includes track switchers, straight and curved pieces and train cars. Session 1BP 6/25-6/29 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ages 4-5 $175 $200

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®

Over 100 “other dimension” minifigs with two dozen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle characters and bad guys! Cowabunga, Dude! Session 2AA 7/2-3, 7/5-6 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Ages 5-6 $140 $160

Medieval Madness

Back to the days of castles and knights. Design massive ships and castles. Over 50 mini-figure mates for swabbin’ the deck, swords, cannons, knights and more! Session 2AP 7/2-3, 7/5-6 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ages 6-9 $140 $160

Intro to STEM

Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineerdesigned projects such as Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults, and Merry-Go-Rounds. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! Session 5AA 8/13-8/17 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Ages 4-5 $175 $200

STEM Challenge

Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. Session 5AP 8/13-8/17 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ages 6-9 $175 $200

Mine, Craft, Build Adventure Game

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® materials! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, and use these resources to build special items to help in our adventures! Build a Zoo, create a Medieval Castle, and design a Tree House Village! Session 5BA 8/20-8/24 Mon-Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm Ages 4-5 $175 $200

Mine, Craft, Build Survival Game

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® materials! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, craft tools, and watch out for Creepers! Session 5BP 8/20-8/24 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Ages 5-6 $175 $200

Brought to you in partnership with Play-Well TEKnologies.

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JUNIOR DAY CAMP

Ages 5-7

This camp is designed for kids who are ready to be on their own for the entire day. It provides plenty of time to make new friends, sing, play, explore, learn and laugh — all under the watchful eyes of fully trained staff. JDC is fun for kids and gives peace of mind to parents. We have four two-week themed sessions. The staff ratio is one staff member for every six campers during the session. 302130101 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Park Ages 5-7 $435 $490 Campers will… ƒƒ Participate in sports, games, crafts, swimming and boating. ƒƒ Bring a lunch, beverage and snack each day. Refrigeration and microwave facilities are not available to campers. Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/Adult), required daily. Transportation: Available… see page 66 for details Extended Care: Available… see page 66 for details Junior Day Camp also offers beginner swim lessons during Sessions 1-4.Campers must enroll at least two weeks prior to the start of their camp session. Visit www.restonwebtrac.org for availability, location and price.

Summer Camp: the Musical

Sing and dance your way through the week as we take on all things music! Maybe there will be a flash mob at lunch, or maybe your cabin will write a song about their archery experience and sing it at campfire! Music is in and around all of us, and who knows where it will pop up next! Session 1 6/18-6/29

Mystery

The mystery is even a mystery! Who’s lurking over at the pool? Who’s hiding in the broom closet? And what are they looking for? We don’t even know! But we do know one thing, we will figure it out together during Mystery Week! Session 2 7/2-7/13 (No camp 7/4; camp fee is prorated) $392 $441

Animal Kingdom

The animals have come to try camping for the first time ever! How will it go for them? You might see a big furry red or even a unicorn! What will they make of Capture the Flag? And have you ever seen a T-Rex dance? Let’s find out when animals take over Brown’s Chapel Park! Session 3 7/16-7/27

Wild Water

Summer just wouldn’t be complete without our most traditional and ever so popular weekly theme — Wild Water Week! So, add some extra sunscreen, gather the squirters, fill the water balloons and crank up the swimming pools because this week promises to be packed with wet and wild FUN. You will feel the excitement all the way from your head to your wrinkled toes. We’ll pour it, spray it, drink it, freeze it and play in it! Session 4 7/30-8/10

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CAMPS Skateboarding Camp

CAMP ON WHEELS

Ages 5-13

Extreme fun for skateboarders, bike riders and those who want to learn to ride. Campers will... ƒƒ Learn to skate and ride in an environment where safety and skills are a top priority. ƒƒ Increase their skills and confidence with American Inline’s fun, professional staff. ƒƒ Learn cooperative skills through group interaction. ƒƒ Provide their own equipment as listed. ƒƒ Receive a camp T-shirt and stickers. 302130150 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Lake Newport Soccer Field Ages 5-13 $330 $350 Note: Instruction in different skate sports will run simultaneously during each session. Campers will receive instruction in only one skate sport per session. Indicate your choice on your registration form, choosing among skateboarding, bike riding or learning to ride. Campers will be grouped within their specialty sport during instruction time.

Brought to you in partnership with American Inline.

Ready, set, go! This is an extreme camp for skateboard riders of all levels. Whether you have never been on a skateboard and want to learn or you are an experienced skateboard rider who wants to improve your skills, this camp will put you on the fast track to being a better rider. Learn how to push, ride, carve, tack turn, ride ramps, ride fakie, rock n’ roll, rock to fakie, grind and get air while skating with an American Inline Certified Coach. Camp is held in the mobile skate park designed for skaters of all levels and includes a new 4-foot bank ramp, 3-foot mini half pipe, fun box, fly box, grind box, launch ramps and grind rails. Each day includes instruction, skating games and skate jams. Required equipment includes skateboard, helmet, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards. Bring water and snack in a labeled cooler. Session 4BS 8/6-8/10

Learn How to Ride a Bike

Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage, a skill that once acquired is never forgotten. Teach a child to ride and you have opened the door to a lifetime of fresh air fun and two-wheeled adventures. The key rule when teaching a child to ride: keep it fun. This camp is for kids who are ready to say good-bye to their training wheels. Participants learn to ride without the assistance of training wheels during camp. Learn how to start, stop, pedal, balance, basic riding skills, braking and steering. Play bike games and ride on confidence courses, short tours and more. Required equipment includes a bike without training wheels, helmet, bike gloves, water and snack in a labeled cooler. Session 4BL 8/6-8/10

Bike Riding Camp

This camp is for kids who can already ride without the assistance of training wheels. It provides a hands-on,

educational way for children to master the art of bicycle riding. Campers learn riding skills, steering, braking, shifting, safety, negotiating obstacles, hills, riding rules of the road, ride ramps and more. In addition to improving skills, this bike camp gives children a chance to socialize and interact with their peers in the great outdoors on paved or dirt trails. Required equipment includes a bike, bike gloves, helmet, water bottle, hydration pack and snack in a labeled cooler. Session 4BB 8/6-8/10

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WALKER’S RANGERS

Ages 6-9

Campers will…. ƒƒ Discover nature through hands-on activities, special guests and exploratory walks. ƒƒ Participate in science experiments, active games and creative craft making. ƒƒ Build social skills through small-group interactions. ƒƒ Have a daily snack. 306130102 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive $95 $120 Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers RA Camp Shirts: Not required. Transportation: Not Available Extended Care: Not Available

Nature Comics

Our favorite comic strips, comic books, cartoons and graphic novels often get inspiration from nature. From Mickey Mouse to Snoopy, Spider-Man to Pokémon, many popular characters are based on animals and how they behave. Go on hikes to observe animals in their natural settings and watch for their curious ways. Meet some live animals up close. Search for our favorite characters along the trails. Design your own comics based on what you see and hear. Session 2B 7/9-7/13

Time Rangers

Take a jump in time to discover lands of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Feel the mists of the prehistoric forests and excavate dinosaur bones. Visit the sands of the Egyptian desert and meet a mythical sphinx. See the forest through the eyes of Virginia’s Native Americans. Fast forward in time and create your own futuristic animal. Session 3A 7/16-7/20

Nature Magic

Abracadabra! Hocus-pocus! Magical things happen in nature all the time. Make a rainbow, turn two liquids into a solid and discover the magic of metamorphosis. Give a flower a new color, and design a bracelet that changes in the sun. Get tools for your own magic kit and learn to dazzle your friends and family. We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves. Session 4B 8/6-8/10

Nature’s Engineers

Before the greatest human buildings were imagined, animals constructed elaborate homes and structures. Discover how beavers use trees to dam streams and build lodges. See how bees and wasps use wax or wood to create nurseries for their young. Learn how birds make nests without any hands. Make replica creations out of various building materials. Session 5A 8/13-8/17 TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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CAMPS SPORTSTERS

Ages 6-9

This camp celebrates the team-building and confidenceboosting potential of sports for kids of all abilities. The Sportsters Camp is a funfilled sports camp that brings boys and girls together to practice and play in a positive and nurturing environment. Campers will be divided up into groups based on their age and ability. They’ll never get bored learning and playing variety of sports each day. This camp has a 1 counselor to 8 camper ratio. Field trips to the RA pools and classic summer camp activities will also be mixed in to give your Sportster a true camp experience! 302130102 Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/Adult), required daily. Transportation: Available… see page 66 for details Extended Care: Available… see page 66 for details Sportsters is located at beautiful Lake Anne Park, featuring a multipurpose court, practice wall, tennis courts, sand volleyball pit, spray fountain, playground and pavilion, just minutes from baseball and soccer fields.

Session 1A 6/18-6/29 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $195 $225 Session 1F 6/18-6/29 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $305 $330 Session 2A

7/2-7/13 (No camp 7/4) Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $176 $203 Session 2F 7/2-7/13 (No camp 7/4) Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $275 $297 Session 3A 7/16-7/27 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $195 $225 Session 3F 7/16-7/27 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $305 $330 Session 4A 7/30-8/10 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $195 $225 Session 4F 7/30-8/10 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park Ages 6-9 $305 $330

Sports covered in this camp will be: ƒƒ Soccer ƒƒ Basketball ƒƒ Volleyball ƒƒ Kickball ƒƒ Whiffleball ƒƒ Floor Hockey ƒƒ Sports Conditioning

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ART CAMP

Ages 6-10

Reston Association is partnering with Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) to offer exciting art camps this summer. The sessions are designed to provide direct learning experiences centered on the visual arts. 302130153 Camp Highlights include: ƒƒ Innovative new projects during each session ƒƒ Opportunities to expand artistic vocabulary and creativity through handson activities led by professional art educators ƒƒ One pool visit during the week, depending on the weather Campers must provide their own bag lunch. RA Camp Shirts: Not required. Transportation: Available… see page 66 for details Extended Care: Available… see page 66 for details

Brought to you in partnership with Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE).

My Mom Would Never Let Me Do That!

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 7/9-7/13 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 6-8 $310 $335

Session 4B 8/6-8/10 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 6-10 $310 $335

Full STEAM Ahead

Experience the possibilities when technology and art collide! This camp session will explore the possibilities of combining science, technology, engineering, art and math in fun artbased activities. Campers will work collaboratively and independently to creatively solve problems through art making. Session 3B 7/23-7/27 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 6-10 $310 $335

Art & Movement

Who says art-making has to 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 8/13-8/17 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House 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 7/30-8/3 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 6-10 $310 $335

Session 3A 7/16-7/20 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House Ages 7-10 $310 $335 TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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CAMPS DAY CAMP

Ages 7-11

This is our most popular summer camp! School-age children looking for a more traditional camp will look no further! We have four two-week sessions and two one-week sessions. The staff ratio is one staff member for every six campers. 302130103 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Campers will… ƒƒ Participate in hands-on nature activities, sports, games, crafts, music, drama and swimming. ƒƒ Enjoy pool parties, daytime cookouts, festivals and guest entertainers. ƒƒ Go on field trips within and outside Reston. ƒƒ Learn cooperative skills through small-group interaction and team building activities. Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/Adult), required daily. Transportation: Available… see page 66 for details Extended Care: Available… see page 66 for details Special Interest Activities: Campers have the opportunity to participate in special interest activities such as music, drama, journalism, and recreation/sports, as well as an option to purchase tennis or swim lessons. These lessons are offered for Day Camp Sessions 1-4. We will be providing you a Special Interest Form prior to your first day of camp. Pick and rank your top three choices and bring the form with you on the first day of the camp session. The counselors will assign the special interest activities on Day One, and you will be with that group for the entire session during the special interest hour.

Day Camp also offers beginner swim and tennis lessons. Visit www.restonwebtrac.org for availability, location and price.

Time Warp

Travel back in time with us to days of root beer floats, the Wild West gold rush, the time of the dinosaurs as you hunt for dinosaur eggs, the era of hippie days and disco, and more. Session 1 6/18-6/29 $440 $495

Space Station Vacation

- 3, 2, 1…blast-off as campers learn about the solar system through hands-on activities involving the planets, stars and moon. Make and eat moon rocks, create rockets, take a trip to the planetarium and walk on the moon. Session 2 7/2-7/13 (No camp on 7/4; fee is prorated.) $400 $445

Down & Dirty

Join us as we kick off the session with games and activities of goo, slime, slop, goop and gunk. Campers will compete in some competitive games designed to be messy — ding baseball, flour wars, and more. We promise these two weeks will be the most fun you will ever have. (Bring a t-shirt to tie-dye and a clean change of clothes to ride in the car.) Please note your camper will be messy, and we encourage old clothes and shoes to be worn during this session. Session 3 7/16-7/27 $440 $495

Under the Sea

Anyone for a game of sharks and minnows? Want to make a Soctopus? Mermaids, shells, fish, whales and did we mention SHARKS abound as we explore life under the sea through nature and craft projects, storytelling, skits and friendly competitions. Of course, no Under the Sea session would be complete without some wet, wild

and wacky water games as we’ll find plenty of ways to beat the summer heat. Session 4 7/30-8/10 $440 $495

Camp’s Got Talent

Camp’s Got Talent is calling all actors, singers and rock stars. Get ready to hit superstar status! Prepare to be in the spotlight during this fun oneweek session at camp. There’s no time like show time! Session 5A 8/13-8/17 $225 $250

Adventure Land

Campers will explore a new adventure through crafts, field trips, games and more! There will be unique adventures in different areas of camp! Session 5B 8/20-8/24 $225 $250

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SCIENCE CAMP

Ages 8-12

that group for the entire session during the special interest hour.

Wet and Wonderful Water The USGS welcomes the campers to their beautiful 100 + acre campus, offering the opportunity to meet scientists and participate in fun hands-on experiments. 302130104 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 3:45 pm United States Geological Survey Campers will… ƒƒ Experience a daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities. ƒƒ Be able to touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about. ƒƒ Meet with the USGS guest scientists and learn about careers in science. ƒƒ Have hands-on nature activities, sports, games, crafts, music, drama and swimming. ƒƒ Have a counselor to camper ratio of 1:6 for three camp sessions, two weeks each in length. Camp Shirts: $8/10 (Youth/Adult), required daily. Transportation: Available… see page 66 for details Extended Care: Available… see page 66 for details

Dive into a week of water exploration! Learn about where our water comes from, investigate the different types of water pollution, and use cutting-edge technologies to purify water. Field trips to Great Falls, and a local water treatment plant. Session 1 6/18-6/29 $462 $517

Rock – It Science

What good are rocks? Explore the exciting world of rocks, minerals, and fossils thru fun hands-on experiments and a visit from a USGS scientist. Learn how volcanos, rockslides, and earthquakes impact us in everyday life. This session includes a visit to a local cavern. Session 2 7/2-7/13 No camp July 4; fee prorated. $416 $465

The Sky’s the Limit

Have you ever wondered why sometimes you can see the moon during the day? Are you interested in exploring how satellites work? Look to the sky as we use a calendar, a watch, and the sun to find out how to navigate and tell time. The sky’s the limit as we visit some far off places. Session 3 7/16-7/27 $462 $517

Special Interest Activities: Campers have the opportunity to participate in music, drama, Mr. Wizard, journalism, and recreation/sports. We will be providing you a Special Interest Form prior to your first day of camp. Pick and rank your top three choices and bring the form with you on the first day of the camp session. The counselors will assign the special interest activities on Day One, and you will be with TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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CAMPS Extended Care: Available… see page 66 for details

TEEN CAMP

Ages 11-14

Why sit home when you can experience all sorts of summer fun! That’s what camp is all about. Every day we let our imaginations take us to places we’ve never been before. Along with special theme days, we will swim, go on field trips, and get messy with some great arts and crafts projects. Information packets and camp calendars highlighting our fun days will be handed out after receipt of registration. 302140105 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Glade Room We offer four two-week sessions for youth ages 11-14 in a safe atmosphere with a highly trained, fun and energetic staff with a ratio of one staff member to every eight campers. Teens will… ƒƒ Engage in life experiences in a safe, caring, and accepting environment where the emphasis is on having fun. ƒƒ Participate in sports, games, arts and crafts, nature exploration, swimming and boating. ƒƒ Go on field trips within and outside the Reston area. One extended trip will be taken once a session with a later arrival home after dark. ƒƒ Be exposed to a variety of hobbies, interests and cultural programs. ƒƒ Develop interpersonal skills through small-group interactions and challenges. ƒƒ Bring a lunch, beverage, and snack each day. Refrigeration and microwave facilities are not available to campers.

Note: On extended road trip days, parent must pick up campers. No afternoon/evening transportation or extended care is available on these days.

Session 1

Highlighted trips include Kings Dominion near Richmond, sharks teeth dig in Chesapeake, MD, bowling in Herndon, GRACE Art in Reston, Bow Tie Cinema in Reston and many more. Session 1 6/18-6/29 $475 $515

Session 2

Highlighted trips include rock climbing, trampoline park, geocaching, TV/radio stations, mini-golf, National Zoo and a few other surprises. Session 2 7/2-7/13 No camp July 4; fee prorated. $428 $464

Session 3

Highlighted trips include Hershey Park, PA, Escape Room in Herndon, laser tag in Sterling, movies in Reston, glow-in-the-dark bowling in Leesburg. Session 3 7/16-7/27 $475 $515

Session 4

Highlighted trips include the Splashdown in Manassas, stand-up paddle boarding in Reston, go carts in Sterling, Top Golf in Ashburn, glow-in-thedark mini-golf in Leesburg. Session 4 7/30-8/10 $475 $515

Camp Shirts: No shirt required Transportation: Available… see page 66 for details TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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WILDERNESS CAMP

Ages 11-14

This specialty outdoor camp is for youth who are comfortable outside and want to experience more in the great outdoors. We will also be incorporating camp crafts into each session such as shelter building, knots/ lashing, outdoor cooking, etc. 302140107 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Pony Barn Picnic Pavilion $300 $350 These sessions are targeted each week to provide a specific theme to educate campers on various skill sets including wilderness survival and primitive camping skills. The two themes being covered over the two weeks are: ƒƒ Environment — water ecology, forest ecology, geology, wild edibles, map reading, orienteering ƒƒ Survival — natural shelter building, basic first aid, fire building, hiking, backpacking, tracking and water purification Camp Shirts: Not required Transportation: Not Available Extended Care: Not Available

Environment Skills

This session is geared toward novice outdoors campers who would like to sharpen their skills with nature. Campers will learn about water ecology, forest ecology, medicinal plants, geology and wild edibles. We will also be diving into map reading and orienteering. Session 3B 7/23-7/27

Survival Skills

JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING

Join us for a week-long adventure that will teach your Ages 11-14 camper to survive in the wild. Campers will learn about RA’s Junior Lifeguarding program is like a training making fire with matches camp for future lifeguards. As part of this program, and friction, as well as safe participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of and effective fire-tending a lifeguard, improve their swimming skills, practice techniques. They will be beginner level rescues, gain experience in a variety taught basic first aid and water of customer service scenarios and, of course, get purification. Campers will an opportunity to jump out of the guard stand. receive instruction in building 301014101 primitive shelters with ropes, Session 2B 7/9-7/13 tarps and natural materials and Session 4B 8/6-8/10 will experiment with outdoor Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm cooking. We will do some offGolf Course Island Pool trail exploration and learn how (Except Wednesdays at RA HQ) to navigate through the woods. $275 $325 Campers will also learn how to pack a backpack, do some Please note: Participation in Junior Lifeguarding does NOT hiking, and learn how to track result in American Red Cross (ARC) certification. animals. On the final day, we will test campers’ skills with a Transportation: Not available late-night hike and campfire that they will have to start. Extended Care: Session 4A 7/30-8/3 ƒƒ Campers may arrive as early as 8:30 a.m. ƒƒ T/R/F campers may stay at Golf Course Island Pool until closing with prior waiver from parent / guardian.

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CAMPS COUNSELOR-INTRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM

Ages 14-16

RA offers a Counselor in Training Program for teens. This CIT program is designed to introduce teens to the rewards and responsibilities associated with being a camp counselor. Teens will learn important leadership skills and a teamwork approach in a fun and exciting environment. 302140106 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Session 1 6/18-6/29 Session 2 7/2-7/13* Session 3 7/16-7/27 Session 4 7/30-8/10 Arrival: Report to assigned camp at various locations around Reston Departure: Brown’s Chapel $255 $310 *No camp July 4; fee prorated. $227 $279 Please note there is no interview required for acceptance. Camp Shirts: $10/shirt, required daily. CITs who attend June orientation will receive one FREE shirt. Transportation: Available… see page 66 for details CITs will… ƒƒ Share, teach and interact with campers. ƒƒ Shadow staff and get hands-on experience at a variety of camps. ƒƒ Develop leadership and communication skills in small and large group settings. ƒƒ Go on field trips and recreational outings. ƒƒ Explore the natural world and learn how to share it. ƒƒ Gain experience for future jobs and college applications.

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Need something fun for your kids to do during teacher workdays or the Presidents Day holiday? We will be doing activities such as group games, arts and crafts, outdoor adventures and some filed trips around the area. Participants are asked to pack a lunch and a light snack to keep their energy up throughout the day’s events. Registration is available now by visiting RA’s WebTrac program page. Contact kcaffrey@ reston.org for further details. Deadline to register for each day is one week prior to the school day out listed below. 102130203 1/26, 1/29, 2/19, 4/16 Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm Brown's Chapel Grades K-6 $45 $60

Your child will be discovering new things every day during their time with us on Spring Break. We offer field trips, nutritious snacks, age-appropriate curriculum, experienced professional staff, fun-filled activities, sports and fitness activities, enrichment activities, supervised free time. 202130201 3/26-3/30, 4/2 Mon- Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm Brown's Chapel Grades K-6 $225 $250 Note to campers: Please bring a packed lunch and snack every day, and RA will offer an afternoon snack. No RA camp shirt is required.

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CAMPS 2018 CAMP REGISTRATION Age Requirement ƒƒ ƒƒ

Minimum age requirements must be met by Sept. 30, 2018. Maximum age requirements must be met by the first day of each session.

Confirmation of Camp Enrollment

If you register online with WebTrac, your receipt will provide you with a confirmation of payment and some registration paperwork. If you find an error, please contact the Camp Registrar or Member Services.

Waiting List

If your camper’s first choice is full, please put his or her name on the waitlist. We will call you if a slot becomes available.

Special Placement

If your camper wants to be placed with a friend, please submit a Special Placement Form, available on our website, due by June 1.

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Deposits are credited toward the total cost of the program. Deposits may be transferred as a deposit to another RA camp session within the same year. They may not be used toward a camp balance. Full payment for all sessions and services is required by May 1. Refunds, minus applicable deposits, may be recovered until May 1. See Camp Handbook, also available online, for complete refund policies and procedures. 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.

Camp Shirts

Campers at Junior Day 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 are $8 for youth sizes, $10 for adult sizes.

Transportation

Morning: $50 per session Afternoon: $50 per session Van transportation is available within RA boundaries only. Transportation is available for all camps with the following exceptions: ƒƒ Morning transportation (to camp) is available for Sportsters Half Day registrants ƒƒ No Transportation is available for Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, Camp on Wheels, Junior Lifeguarding or Technology/Lego Camps. ƒƒ Campers may be picked up and dropped off at two different locations. Locations must remain the same throughout the session. ƒƒ Pick-up/Drop-off locations must be a home,

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CAMP CALENDAR

Jan. 29 RA member registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 5 Non-member registration begins at 8:30 a.m. May 1 Camp balances are due and any payments paid in full. May 1 Camper forms are due. June 1 Last day for refunds Registration and related forms are available online at www.reston.org if you are submitting forms in person at Member Services. Forms can also be completed online if you are registered in WebTrac. Contact the Camp Registrar or Member Services for details. If you prefer to register in person or drop off your forms, our address is: ATTN: Camps Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191 Faxed registrations are not accepted. A 24-hour drop box is located in front of the building on the side facing Sunrise Valley Drive.

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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. Please allow a 10-minute window for this time due to commuter traffic.

Extended Care

$55/Session, AM (7:30-9 a.m.) $55/Session, PM (4-6 p.m.) Extended Care is provided at our Brown’s Chapel facility. AM Extended Care is available for Sportsters, Junior Day Camp, Art Camp, Science Camp, Day Camp and Teen Camp. PM Extended Care is available for Junior Day Camp, Art Camp, Science Camp, Day Camp and Teen Camp. Full day Sportsters As part of the service, RA will transport campers to their appropriate camp in the morning and from camp to Extended Care in the afternoons as needed. These campers will

ride the same vans that provide AM and PM transportation from and to private residences and workplaces within RA boundaries. 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. Extended Care activities are less structured and more independent than regular camp activities. They may include cards, board games, crafts, reading, videos, etc. A snack and drink will be served.

Transfer Policy

Transfers are permitted, provided there is availability for the desired camp program. 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 that was originally registered. Transfer approvals will take two to three business days to complete.


MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS SUMMER

Help Send A Kid To RA Summer Camp Open your heart and help a little girl or boy experience a world of adventure and a lifetime of memories. Help make a child’s summer come to life by sending them to Reston Association’ Camps Program. Each year, tax-deductible donations from organizations, businesses, and individuals make it possible for economically disadvantage children of Reston to attend our valuable camps.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Donations can be made online at www.friendsofreston.org or mail a check to Friends of Reston, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston, VA. 20191 WWW.RESTON.ORG | JANUARY 2018

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FITNESS & WELLNESS Tai Chi

WELLNESS OFFERINGS Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness is a powerful tool for reducing stress, increasing mental focus and improving your ability to stay balanced amidst life’s challenges. Come and join us to learn the foundational practices of mindfulness geared toward increasing presence, calm, compassion and positivity. Class sessions will consist primarily of meditation, along with discussion of the fundamental themes of mindfulness and group feedback time. Both those new to mindfulness and experienced in mindfulness are welcome! 105200804 2/12-3/19 Mon 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 18+ $120 $140

Tai Chi, when practiced correctly and in a consistent, sustained way, yields numerous benefits. Some of these include improved coordination, agility, balance and general body strength. Practiced by millions the world over as a gentle, weight-bearing callisthenic or “moving meditation,” Tai Chi is an ancient internal martial art and mind-body discipline rooted in Chinese tradition. This weekly six-week class is taught by Jeffery Edwards. 105200810 1/30-3/6 3/13-4/17 Tue 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Ages 18+ $70 $90

Interested in Making a Difference in Reston?

Reston Association is looking for volunteers to serve on the following boards and advisory committees: ƒƒ Design Review Board ƒƒ 55+ Advisory Committee ƒƒ Environmental Advisory Committee ƒƒ Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Board and advisory committee volunteers assist in the work of the RA Board of Directors and provide advice on association matters. Interested in learning more about RA boards and advisory committees email stadele@reston.org.

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

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AT RESTON ASSOCIATION

OUR EMPLOYEES MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

JOIN OUR TEAM

FOR CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS Visit https://careers.reston.org

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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NATURE WALKER NATURE ALL AGES All ages welcome. Children must be CENTER accompanied by a registered adult.

Located at 11450 Glade Drive, the Nature Center provides a variety of activities and amenities.

The mission of the Nature 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: ƒƒ One mile of loop trails ƒƒ An education building known as Nature House ƒƒ A picnic pavilion ƒƒ Picnic tables and trailside benches ƒƒ A fire ring ƒƒ Outdoor displays and interpretive signs ƒƒ Demonstration gardens and meadow ƒƒ A pond ƒƒ The Glade Stream Valley ƒƒ Snakeden Branch Stream’s entrance to 44-acre Lake Audubon

REGISTRATION

Advance registration and payment is required 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.

Winter Sky

Winter is a great time for viewing the moon, planets, stars and galaxies. Learn about the stars and folklore associated with these celestial objects. Stay warm with a hot beverage on this “cool” night. Register by Jan. 16. Cloud dates are Jan. 20 and 21. 106011008 1/19 Fri 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $6 $8

Creatures of the Chesapeake Bay

Reston is in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Join a marine biologist from Under the Sea to meet and touch live creatures native to the bay such as a horseshoe crab, a flounder and an American Eel. Learn about bay ecology and how the way we treat water at home affects the water quality and wildlife found in the bay. Under the Sea specializes in entertaining programs and has presented at the Smithsonian Discovery Theater. Register by Feb. 8. 106011008 2/11 Sun 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm OR 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $8 $12

Great Backyard Bird Count: e-Bird Workshop

Whether you are an expert or beginner birder, learn about this fun, worldwide citizen science event and the online tool used to document and share bird sightings, e-Bird. There will be a short presentation, followed by a bird walk and data inputting demonstration. We need your help to document and track Reston’s bird population. Register by Feb. 14. 106011008 2/17 Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 10 - Adult Free

Raptor Exploration

Meet live raptors up close, including an owl and a hawk. Then go for a walk to find raptor nest sites. Learn where and what to look for as evidence of new nest activity. Co-presented by wildlife rehabilitators from Secret Garden Birds and Bees. Register by Feb. 28. 106011008 3/3 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $7 $9

Terra Cotta Creations

Decorate a terra cotta pot. Plant seeds and learn how to care for your plant. Head outside for a nature walk and learn about the importance of native plants and how to identify some exceptional flora. Register by March 25. 106011012 3/28 Wed 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center All Ages $7 $9

NATURE HOUSE

Free parking, restroom and trail access dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.

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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.

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Want to rent space at the Walker Nature Center? See page 93 for details.

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

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BABES IN THE WOODS

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

Hibernation Party

Wear your pajamas to the Nature Center. Celebrate the hibernating animals that snooze through winter with stories, treats and stuffed animal snuggles. Bring your favorite stuffed animal and make it a homemade den. Register by Jan. 5. 106111001 1/8 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am OR 1/9 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Naturally Yours Valentines

Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Nature Center. Enjoy a tasty treat. Make a homemade card and a special present, using natural materials to take home. Did you know nature is full of heart-shaped objects? Take a walk and see how many we can find. Register by Feb. 9. 106111001 2/12 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am OR 2/13 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Wind in the Woods

March is the windy month. Feel the wind as it dances around you. Blow around like a gale and float like a breeze. Make a windsock so you can always tell which way the wind is blowing. Listen to the sound of woodwinds and play an instrument as we walk through the woods. Register by March 2. 106111001 3/5 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am

OR 3/6 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Are You My Mother?

Why are baby animals so cute? How are animal baby lives different from ours, and how are they the same? Enjoy a beloved storybook. Play matching games. Take a picnic on the trail and help mother animals find their babies. Register by April 6. 206111001 4/9 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am OR 4/10 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

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. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ walkernaturecenter Follow us on Twitter @restonnature Instagram at @walkernaturecenter

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

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. Activity Kits: Activity kits are also available on loan for Birds, Trees and Watershed requirements.

Call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org for details and reservations. TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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NATURE PRESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

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

Homes in Holes

In the winter, it is easy to spot nests and find the holes where animals live. Look high and low, in the trees and on the ground to find the homes of our four-footed and feathered friends. Wear warm clothes and winter footwear. After our walk, warm up with a winter snack and hear a beautiful feltboard story. Register by Jan. 10. 106121008 1/13 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $6 $8

Shadow Puppet Production

Have you seen your shadow lately? Play with light and shadow. See how shadow hand puppets can form your favorite animals. Can a groundhog really predict the coming of spring by looking for its shadow? Make a shadow craft and enjoy a snack that might be served for Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous groundhog of all. Register by Jan. 31. 106121008 2/2 Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $7 $9

Go Green

Can you make green? Can you be green? Learn all about the color green. Make green goop, find green in nature and enjoy a green felt board story. Discover ways you can take green practices home with you. Register by March 14. 106121008 3/17 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $6 $8

The Giving Tree

Celebrate Arbor Day with the age-old favorite The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Go on a forest scavenger hunt. Make a one-of-a-kind leaf art craft to take home. Register by April 2. 206121008 4/5 Thu 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $6 $8

Planning a Birthday Party?

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

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, 45 minutes of staff-led activities and party favors.

Build A Birdhouse

Choose from the following themes:

Ages 5 to 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Would you like to help create a habitat, support native species and discover birdwatching? Practice some basic woodworking skills while you make your own birdhouse. Afterward, take a short bird walk to identify some of our feathered friends by their colors and calls. Register by Jan. 26. 106131012 1/29 Mon 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 7-12 $7 $9

Nature Detectives

Dinosaurs

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.

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).

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Tall trees, short trees, big trees, little trees — celebrate them all with a walk in the woods and get to know a tree up close. Learn to identify trees by their bark and leaves. Discover new and historical uses for trees. Make and decorate a tree cookie key chain or necklace to take home. Register by April 13. 206131008 4/16 Mon 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Walker Nature Center Ages 5-12 $6 $8

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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-members For more info, please call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@ reston.org.

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.

Campfire Fun Ages 7-12

Parties are held at the campfire ring off of Soapstone Drive. Program includes nature jokes, stories, songs, and games around the campfire. S’mores provided. Favors include a glow stick and red hot candies. The birthday child gets a Nature Center flashlight.

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

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AGES 3-15

MARCH 24, 8:00 AM–12:00 PM 106101301

Registration required. Fishing rods available on loan. All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are not permitted to fish during kids’ fishing time. Snakeden Branch stream will be well stocked with hundreds of trout. All necessary equipment will be provided to make your day a success. Trout Unlimited members will help clean the fish you catch. Volunteers will teach you how to bait, cast, hook and cook your freshly caught dinner. Please wear shoes that can get wet and muddy. No sandals. Location: Snakeden Branch Stream between Soapstone Dr. and Lake Audubon. Checkin near the 7-11 on Soapstone Dr. Please park along Soapstone Dr., Glade Dr. and the Glade Pool parking lot. Closest address is 2303 Soapstone Dr. Walk-ins accepted as rods and space allow. Volunteers needed. See page 97 for details. Made possible by a partnership with Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., Northern Virginia Trout Unlimited, Reston Association, Friends of Reston and the 2017 Virginia Wildlife eStore (www.ShopDGIF.com) Grant Program, a partnership between the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Wildlife Foundation of Virginia.

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NATURE ADULT PROGRAMS

BIRD WALKS

Sustainability Works: Rethinking Business as Usual

Join this four-week discussion course designed to help your organization respond to the need for systems-level change that benefits people and the planet. Gain the information and inspiration needed to engage your team, and create a plan to advance sustainability in your business. If your sustainability efforts are underway, this course offers an opportunity to finetune your goals and involve new stakeholders. A book of readings will form the basis of each discussion. You will be contacted to pick up your book when it arrives. Register by Feb. 12. Facilitator: Caitlin and Kathleen Lundquist 106201004 2/26-3/19 Mon 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Adults $50 $58

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.

Reston’s Environmental Advisory Committee presents the findings and recommendations of the first annual RASER Report. RASER reflects more than 1,000 hours of research by volunteer scientists, citizen scientists and RA staff. The report covers topics such as water resources, wildlife, air quality and more. It is intended to inform RA and the public about environmental concerns and trends as Reston continues to grow and change. 106201006 3/1 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Adults Free

Prints by Dana Ann Scheurer Price: $125 at the 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 giclée 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.

February: Reston’s Lakes & Waterfowl Tour

BRUSH Free CHIPPING RA’s brush chipping program

Meet at Lake Newport and then caravan to the other Reston lakes. 2/25 Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 am Lake Newport - Park near the tennis courts, 11452 Baron Cameron Avenue

March: Brown’s Chapel Park 3/18 RASER Presentation: Reston’s Annual State of the Environment Report

Reston’s Official Bird: The Pileated Woodpecker

Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road

Early April: Lower Glade Stream Valley 4/15 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Park on Glade Drive near Twin Branches Road.

Late April: Bright Pond

4/29 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Bright Pond Lane, park at the end of the cul-de-sac

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.

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:

Jan. 20-21 Lake Audubon Pool Feb. 17-18 Central Services Facility March 17-18 Lake Audubon Pool April 21-22 Central Services Facility

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

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NATURE CENTER 5K RUN & WALK 15 ANNIVERSARY TH

Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Adult $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 7:00 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. 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.

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NATURE ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive FREE. $5 suggested donation. Adults All films start at 7:00 p.m. on the last 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.

Sustainable

Chef Rick Bayless, Illinois farmers and sustainable food movement pioneers in Chicago delve into changes that could affect what we eat in the future. See how these leaders are determined to fix the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system. This award-winning film follows the success of one farmer who transforms his profitless wasteland into a productive and profitable legacy for his son and future generations. Registration recommended by Jan. 25. (96 min.) 106201051 1/26 Fri 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Adults Free $5 suggested donation

City of Trees

A complex tale of social justice, urban forestry and community politics, this award-winning film portrays the struggles of a DC non-profit to challenge the cycle of poverty and violence in blighted urban areas by implementing an ambitious “green jobs” program that hires 150 unemployed residents to plant trees in underserved parks. Registration recommended by Feb. 22. (76 min.) 106201051 2/23 Fri 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Adults Free $5 suggested donation

The Babushkas of Chernobyl

30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, 100 women fiercely cling to their ancestral homeland inside the radioactive “Exclusion Zone.” Why do they insist on living on farms that the Ukrainian government and radiation scientists have deemed uninhabitable? How do they manage to get by, isolated, in an abandoned landscape guarded by soldiers, and rife with wild animals? How has the radiation affected them these past 3 decades? Registration recommended by March 22. (70 min.) 106201051 3/23 Fri 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Adults Free $5 suggested donation

Rachel Carson

She set out to save a species… us. Featuring the voice of Mary-Louise Parker as the influential writer and scientist, this intimate portrait illuminates the public and private life of the woman who launched the modern environmental movement and whose groundbreaking books revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. The film draws from Carson’s writings, letters and recent scholarship. Registration recommended by April 26. (120 min.) 206201051 4/27 Fri 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Adults Free $5 suggested donation Copresented by Friends of Reston

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.

Banned Invasives

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/ natural-heritage/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.

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Save the Date

RESTON’S FIRST BIOBLITZ June 2, 2018 (Rain or Shine) Scientists, Naturalists and Volunteers Invited • Reston

A bioblitz is a quick, but intense, biotic survey completed within a 24 hour period. Consider it a snap shot of what plants and wildlife are found in a certain place during that period of time. Contact: pgreenberg@ reston.org 703-435-6552. More details will follow.

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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SPECIAL EVENTS Reston Association has something for everyone, including trips to local places of interest, monthly movies for seniors and a community yard sale, just to name a few. Contact Ashleigh@reston. org to be added to the email distribution list of events.

don’t have to be the only ones having fun on a Friday night! 102130404 1/26 Fri 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm The Lake House Grades: K-6 $45* $55* *Sibling discount of 10% if two or more children and 5% discount if three or more children.

ALL AGES

Sweet Heart Dance

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Trip to the Potomac Nationals Baseball Game

Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Spend the afternoon watching the Potomac Nationals take on the Salem Red Socks at Pfitzner Stadium. We will take the RA buses down to the park arriving 1 hour prior to game time. This allows time to eat and watch batting practice. 107011609 5/5 Sat TBD Bus pick-up at RA Headquarters All ages $25 $35

CHILDREN’S EVENTS Box-A-Rama

Boxes, boxes and more boxes…oh my! Children will have an opportunity to let their imaginations run free and construct whatever they can dream up out of boxes of all sizes. Materials will be provided for them to decorate their creations. Light refreshments will be available. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 107131307 1/20 Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm RA Headquarters Ages 0-14 $10 $15

This will be an evening every family and child will treasure as they dance together at the beautiful Lake House. This semi-formal event will include light refreshments, a fun photo booth and a keepsake gift for each child. Children must be accompanied by adult. 102130404 2/9 Fri 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm The Lake House Grades: K-6 $50/couple* $65/couple* *$20 each additional Child.

ADULT EVENTS Bike to Work Day… Reston Pit Stop

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 Metrorail 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! Registration opens in March at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org. 5/18 Fri 6:30 am - 9:30 am Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station FREE

Kids After Hours Party

Drop off your kids and they will have a blast on Friday night with our first Kids After Hours Party. Your child will enjoy face painting, group games, arts and crafts, a movie and dinner. Parents

PARKS & RECREATION PAID INTERNSHIP (SPRING 2018) Provides administrative support and customer service to the Parks and Recreation Department. Assists the Community Events Supervisor in planning, implementing and evaluating a variety of trips, events and programs for all ages throughout the Reston community. Also assists with projects, research, planning activities and ordering supplies for both the Aquatics and Camp departments. January through April (start and end dates are flexible). Minimum Qualifications: ƒƒ Candidate must be working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in Parks & Recreation or related field. ƒƒ Must be at least 18 years old with a good driving record and valid driver’s license. ƒƒ Must be able to lift 20+pounds. ƒƒ Must be able to work 10-20 hours per week. ƒƒ Should be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and enjoy working with the public. A $500 stipend is paid at the end. Application available online at https://careers.reston.org. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 for more information.

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6577 FOR MORE INFO.

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E L A S D R A Y SATURDAY, MAY 12 8 :3 0 A M 1 :0 0 1900 CAMPUS C PM OMMONS DRIV (CORNER OF SUN E RISE VALLEY DR. & WIEH LE AVE.)

Go to www.restonwebtrac.org to register. Activity #: 207201304

$38/RA MEMBERS, BOOTH SPACE, $48/NON-MEMBERS, BOOTH SPACE

Eighty-five families will be selling a variety of items so this event is a great opportunity to find things for a new home or a college dorm. Sign up to have a booth or stop by to browse for great bargains. Booth space is two parking spaces. Tables are not provided. Space is limited. Vendors must pre-register with payment to secure a space. All sales are final. No refunds unless canceled due to rain.

Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

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SPECIAL EVENTS Senior Movie Day

55+ EVENTS

Ages 55 years and older.

Write Your Memories Into Memoirs

Whether you are just beginning or already writing your memoirs, this eight-week class focuses on turning life experiences into an engaging story. You will discuss different writing topics each week in a supportive and lively setting. All you need is a serious desire to write, the willingness to share your personal journey and the ability to put your thoughts on paper. At the end, your stories may be bound as a book for you to keep. Give the priceless gift of your story to your children, grandchildren and future generations. 107221009 1/11 - 3/15 (No class 1/18 or 2/22) Thu 10:00 am - 12:30 pm A Headquarters Ages 55+ $80 $90

The Reston Association, in cooperation with Reston Town Center Bow-Tie Cinemas, and sponsored by Tall Oaks Assisted Living present, "Meet Me at the Movies" on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Refreshments are provided and door prizes are distributed prior to the movie. Movies follow the Fairfax County Public Schools’ decisions for winter weather cancellations. If schools are delayed, the movie will go on as scheduled. If schools are closed, the movie is cancelled. Featuring: LBJ 1/24 The Mountain Between Us 2/28 Victoria & Abdul 3/28 Wed Doors Open: 9:15 am Showtime: 10:00 am Bow Tie Cinemas Ages 55+ FREE

55+ Advisory Committee This committee, established by the Reston Association, advises the board on how to enhance the general welfare and well-being of the association’s senior adults (55 and over) through advocacy and initiative. We are looking for NEW ideas and FRESH perspectives. Give something back to your community by volunteering your time, and join this active RA committee.

WHERE Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

WHEN 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

A Most Presidential Social

Discover the history of the Presidents Day holiday and play fun trivia! Natalie Neviasky will present interesting facts, games and patriotic songs. Enjoy light refreshments and also learn about upcoming RCC and RA trips, classes and events. Wear your favorite patriotic outfit for a chance to win the prize for Best Dressed. This event is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. 107221015 1/26 Fri 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm RCC at Hunters Woods Ages 55+ $7 $10

Jigsaw Puzzle & Lunch

Do you like to put together jigsaw puzzles? If so, Reston Association’s Puzzle Day is an opportunity to challenge yourself with jigsaw puzzles made from beautiful, themed photos of Reston. Depending on your level of interest, there are two different sizes of puzzles, 500 and 750 pieces. 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. 107221008 2/21 Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm RA Headquarters Ages 55+ $13 $16

Appraisal Roadshow

The Appraisal Roadshow delivers a treasure hunt experience in a fun, educational and rewarding forum. Bring your personal valuables, such as jewelry, coins, timepieces, porcelain, artwork or other heirlooms, and the appraisal experts will educate the audience with interesting facts and information on what it is, what it’s worth and what you can do with your treasure. 107221002 3/6 Tue 11:00 am - 1:00 pm RA Headquarters Ages 55+ $14 $18

Pi Day Social

Come, celebrate and socialize with us for Pi Day in honor of the famed irrational number, 3.14. Enjoy light refreshments, fun, entertainment, door prizes and maybe even leave with a pie from our pie-walk. Patrons will also learn about upcoming 55+ trips, classes, and events. This event is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. 107221015 3/14 Wed 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm RCC at Hunters Woods Ages 55+ $5.60 $10

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55+ TRIPS & 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.

Stride and Sip

Kick off the New Year with a little exercise, shopping and socializing. We will head over to Fair Oaks Mall, before they open to the public, where it is warm, safe and well lit. You can walk a few laps or just sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and socializing. Bring a friend or come and meet a new one. 107220703 1/30 Tue 8:30 am - 11:30 am Bus pick-up at RA Headquarters Ages 55+ $15 $20

Trip to see Capitol Steps Performance

Join us as we journey to the Ronald Reagan Building to see Capitol Steps perform live! For over 30 years the Capitol Steps have been putting politics and scandal to music. The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. They poke fun at the headlines of the day, and have created song parodies and skits that convey a special brand of satirical humor. Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, Orange Is the New Barack. All sales are final. 107221615 2/23 Fri 5:45 pm - 10:30 pm Bus pick-up times & locations: 5:45 pm Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 6:00 pm Lake Anne Plaza parking lot Ages 55+ $49 $59

Hidden Treasures of Reston Bus Tour

Join us for a guided tour of hidden treasures throughout Reston. Even if you have lived here for a long time, have you ever seen the trolls under the bridge near the Reston Police Station, the significant monarch trees, the Lake House or the Nature House? We will be getting off and on the bus to check out these treasures up close. 207221005 4/9 Mon 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Bus pick-up at the Lake House Ages 55+ $12 $18

Trip to Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

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 $15 worth of slot play upon arrival. 207221605 5/2 Wed 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm Bus pick-up times & locations: 3:00 pm Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo Pizza) 3:15 pm Lake Anne Plaza parking lot Ages 55+ $34 $40

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WANT A GREAT SUMMER 2018 JOB? Community Events Assistant Position Dates: mid-May to mid-August

Assist the Community Events Supervisor in planning, implementing and evaluating a variety of programs throughout the Reston community. This is a great job for a college student who is comfortable working independently and available to work some evenings and weekends and July 4. Must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license, good driving record and able to lift 20 pounds. Application available on website at https://careers.reston.org. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 for more information.

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TENNIS MUNCHKINS TENNIS

4/6-5/4 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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.

Sat Sat

Once a week for five weeks 208100901 North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 3-4 $90 $100 Session 1 4/3-5/1 Tue 10:00 am - 10:45 am

4/7-5/5 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

4/6-5/4 Fri 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm 4/7-5/5 Sat 9:00 am - 9:45 am Sat 10:00 am - 10:45 am

ACES

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 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.

Aces I

Once a week, for five weeks. 208100902 North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $105 $115 Session 1 4/3-5/1 Tue 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

4/7-5/5 9:00 am - 10:00 am 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Aces II

Once a week for 5 weeks 208100902 North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 5-8 $105 $115 Session 1 4/4-5/2 Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 4/6-5/4 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ORANGE BALL FUTURES

Orange Dot Balls are a perfect way to get your young athlete involved in the game of tennis. The ball travels at half the speed of a standard tennis ball, giving it a lower bounce and making the game more accessible to children 7 to 10 years old. Futures Orange ball is played on a 60-by-21-foot court, with an orange ball and a 23- to 25-inch racket.

Orange Ball Futures I This course will include drills for footwork, shot preparation and recovery.

Once a week for 5 weeks 208100908 Ages 7-10 $120 $130 Session 1 4/2-4/30 (w/Coach Juan) Mon 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Barton Hill Tennis Courts $155 $165

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. Twice a week for 3 weeks 208100909 Session 1 4/3-4/19 Session 2 4/24-5/10 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $189 $199

GREEN DOT

These classes are appropriate for players 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, such as the ABC’s — Agility, Balance, and Coordination and court movement, with more focus on stroke production and tactical play. Twice a week for three weeks 208130921 Session 1 4/2-4/18 Session 2 4/23-5/9 Mon & Wed 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 9-12 $140 $150

4/6-5/4 Fri 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts 4/7-5/5 Sat 9:30 am -10:30 am Barton Hill Tennis Courts

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JUNIOR TENNIS

This is RA’s Beginner and Advanced Beginner Lessons for ages 11-13 years old. These classes are intended for kids still developing their technical abilities and ball recognition skills.

Level One

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

Level Two will have heavy emphasis on ball control, hitting over the net with margin of error and learning to rally.

TEEN TENNIS

Teens (ages 13-17) will enjoy tennis with their peers and learn the fundamentals of tennis techniques and strokes. Emphasis is on fun, fitness and play. Class size is limited to six.

Level One

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Once a week for four weeks 208100911 Session 1 4/5- 4/26 Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $140 $150

Level Two

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.

Level One

Level Two

Level One

Level Two

Twice a week for three weeks 208100905 Session 1 4/3-4/19 Session 2 4/24-5/10 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 11-13 $140 $150 Once a week for four weeks 208100905 Session 1 4/7-4/28 Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 11-13 $140 $150

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.

Twice a week for three weeks 208100906 Session 1 4/2-4/18 Session 2 4/23-5/9 Mon & Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 11-13 $140 $150 Once a week for four weeks 208100906 Session 1 4/7-4/28 Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 11-13 $140 $150

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. Twice a week for three weeks 208100914 Session 1 4/3-4/19 Session 2 4/24-5/10 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 12-17 $189 $199

Twice a week for three weeks 208100913 Session 1 4/3-4/19 Session 2 4/24-5/10 Tue & Thu 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 11-15 $140 $150

Once a week for four weeks 208100911 Session 1 4/5-4/26 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts Ages 13-17 $140 $150

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TENNIS ADULT TENNIS

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.

Advanced Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks 208200915 Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156 Session 1 4/2-4/18 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 4/3-4/19 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Session 2 4/23-5/9 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 4/24-5/10 Tue & Thu 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156 Session 1 4/2-4/18 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm 4/3-4/19 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Session 2 4/23-5/9 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm 4/24-5/10 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. 208200915 Session 1 4/7-4/28 Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156

Intermediates

Advanced Beginners

Twice a week for three weeks 208200915 Lake Newport Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156 Session 1 4/2-4/18 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Once a week for four weeks 208200916 Session 1 4/7-4/28 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156

4/3-4/19 Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Session 2 4/23-5/9 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 4/24-5/10 Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor.

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor.

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor.

Intermediate

Once a week for four weeks 208200917 Session 1 4/7-4/28 Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 18+ $146 $156

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ADULT TENNIS LEAGUES

18 years and older.

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. Adults 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 Women play at Lake Newport, Hook Road and Autumnwood on weekday mornings or travel to other area clubs. Bronze 208200802 April Tue RA Tennis Courts Pearls 208200802 April Tue RA Tennis Courts Gold 208200802 April Wed RA Tennis Courts $25/person *$30/ person *Non-members must purchase an RA tennis membership to participate.

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. Mens Men play at Lake Newport, Newbridge, Uplands, and travel to play against other clubs on Saturday mornings. 2082008031G1 May Womens 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-residents must purchase an RA Tennis Membership to participate.

Reston Team Tennis (RTT)

Reston Team Tennis, formally 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 703-435- 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 208200806-1C1 4/12 Wed 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $90, $95(without Shirt) 3.0-3.5 208200806-1C2 4/12 Wed 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $100, $105(With Shirt)

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4.0-4.5 208200806-1D1 4/13 Thu 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $90, $95 (without Shirt) 4.0-4.5 208200806-1D2 4/13 Thu 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $100, $105 (With Shirt)

Senior Round Robin

Still looking for competitive fun play? Join the senior inter-Reston league. The format will be doubles. For more information, contact the tennis office 703-435-6534 Once a week for six weeks 2082200807 Session 1 4/20-5/25 Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 am Uplands Tennis Courts Ages 55+ $25 $30

Men’s Singles Ladder

We are offering Men’s Adult Singles Ladder. Upon completion of registering, you will receive a password to the online ladder. For more information, please contact Rob Tucker at 703-435-6502 or tennis@reston.org.

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DROP-IN TENNIS

Tue 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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Erin was a scholarship player at Oklahoma State University. After becoming a USPTA certified instructor she coached at IMG/Bollettieri Tennis Academy. As Reston’s tennis lesson coordinator, she is happy to help find you the right lessons for your level.

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COURT CHANGES ARE MADE ON THE HOUR. Please show your pass when entering the court.

Players must place membership card or key tag and racket (or racket cover) on numbered hook on courtside gates. Failure to display either racket 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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RA cards are available at Reston Association headquarters or online at www.reston.org. Guest passes can be purchased from court monitors. For further information, call 703-435-6530.

TENNIS KEY TAGS

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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Info available on our Reston Tennis News Facebook page www.facebook. com/ RestonTennisNews Find the following upto-date information in the tennis section on the Reston Association website at www.reston.org. RTT Scoreboard is listed at www.restontennis.org. Tennis ladder is listed on www.tennisengine.com. USTA Tournament and entry forms are listed on www.usta.com.

PRIVATE TENNIS LESSON

Private available for RA member and non-members. Please call Erin at 703-435-6534 for prices and availability.


Visit our Tennis Pro Shop Get ready to have a great time playing tennis by visiting our Tennis Pro Shop. We currently stock Adult and Junior tennis racquets, shoes, bags, and more. We offer demo racquets from Babolat, Dunlop, Head and Wilson. For more info, please email us at tennis@reston.org.

Babolat Pure Drive $219

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FACILITY RENTALS

RA PICNIC PAVILIONS

Plan outdoor private parties or weddings, group and corporate gatherings, or family picnics at one of our six affordable pavilions. Available for rent seven days a week from April through October. NEW 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 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 Pool restrooms are available during open pool hours. (Pool access is not included in pavilion reservation.)

Now Taking Reservations 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 are 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 Featuring: ƒƒ Water spray fountain available April through October ƒƒ Seven picnic tables and two large grills ƒƒ Restroom facility ƒƒ Water and electricity

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North Hills

Center Harbor Road and North Village Road Size: 1,024 square feet ƒƒ Eight 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 Eight picnic tables and one large grill ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Parking available in 11 spaces or at curbside ƒƒ Water fountain ƒƒ Wood-chipped tot lot equipped with swings

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

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FACILITY RENTALS Reston Association

Conference Center

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

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Flexible room layouts ƒƒ Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Presentation supplies, including flip charts, ƒƒ whiteboards, markers, podiums and easels Rates: $40-$120/hr. ƒƒ Free parking ƒƒ On-site support staff Contact: To arrange a venue ƒƒ Buffet serving area in rooms tour or to discuss your specific meeting needs, contact Member Accommodates Services at reservations@reston. ƒƒ Small groups of 35 or less org or call 703-435-6530. ƒƒ Large groups up to 170 RA members in good standing Extras (additional fee) are given priority in all facility ƒƒ Pantry with microwave, coffee rental requests. and tea supplies, refrigerator and disposable serving supplies NEW To search for Conference Center ƒƒ Audio-visual equipment availability, go to www.restonwebtrac. ƒƒ Wireless microphones org and click on the Facility Rentals ƒƒ Outside catering quick link.

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The Lake House Sponsored by Comstock

NEW FOR 2018 EXPANDED HOURS Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Reston Association’s Newest Community Building on Lake Newport Now taking reservations for: • Corporate Retreats & Workshops • Weddings & Engagement Parties • Graduation Parties • High School Reunions • Baby & Bridal Showers and more! It’s not too early to book fall 2018 wedding receptions on the lake. Ask us about our Wedding Package, including Brown’s Chapel. Attractive Rates: $100-$275/hour Available for members and non-members year round. RA members in good standing are given priority in all facility rental requests. To search for availability, go to www.restonwebtrac.org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link. For monthly drop-in hours, see the Event Calendar. Contact Member Services: reservations@reston.org or 703-435-6530

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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.

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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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 For details and reservations, go to www.restonwebtrac.org, email naturecenter@reston.org or WWW.RESTON.ORG | JANUARY 2018 call 703-476-9689 and press 3.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED VOLUNTEER RESTON

run for the RA Board of Directors or Design Review Board, or they serve on advisory committees and working groups. RA is seeking volunteers to help enhance the community in a variety of areas. There are many opportunities available in such areas as environment and ecology, the Walker Nature Center, recreational programs and facilities, special events, and many more.

Whether you are hoping to meet new people, spend time with friends, make a positive impact in your community or complete school service hours, Volunteer Reston has something for everyone. Regardless of the reason, we are happy you are interested. Reston Association volunteers all have one thing in common — they are all helping to make Reston a better place to live, work, play and get involved, and we think that is outstanding. The mission of Volunteer Reston is to enhance Reston Association’s services and programs by matching the varied talents of individuals and groups of all ages, interests and skills with a variety of engaging and challenging projects and endeavors. RA volunteers consist of people of all ages with a variety of skill levels, including senior citizens, corporate teams, faithbased groups, families, college students, retirees, scouts and youth community service volunteers. Some of these volunteers have been involved in Reston for many years. They help at special events and community festivals, provide office and program support and participate in cleanup projects at Reston lakes and along the pathways and natural areas. Some volunteers choose to participate in one-time events or programs, and they return to the same events each year. Others

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If you are interested in getting involved in the community, please contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986. We look forward to having you join our amazing group of volunteers.

NEED SERVICE HOURS FOR SCHOOL?

Many students around the Reston community and surrounding areas are required to perform a specific number of community service hours for school. If you are one of those students — or if you know one of those students — we would love to help you earn your hours with Reston Association. You may be able to complete your service hours by volunteering at one of our many special events, such as festivals, Habitat Heroes, watershed cleanups and many others. Not only will volunteering help you earn your service hours, but it will also allow you to make an impact in your community. We can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to complete all the hours you need during one special event, but we welcome your participation in one or

RESTON’S ARBOR DAY MONDAY, APRIL 2 (RAIN OR SHINE) 9:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M. WALKER NATURE CENTER Reston is a Tree City USA as certified by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Join us as we: ƒƒ Help plant native trees, plus a variety of shrubs, ferns and wildflowers. ƒƒ Learn about Reston’s trees and shrubs, including proper planting and care. ƒƒ Show our appreciation for trees. A special Arbor Day presentation and flagraising ceremony will take place at 11:45 a.m. followed by a free pizza lunch for volunteers. Special guests will include Jim McGlone of the Virginia Department of Forestry. Contact Ha Brock at ha@reston.org or 703-4357986 to sign up! Perfect for gardeners, seniors, scout groups and student.

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multiple events. Each special event will have a limited number of spots available for volunteers, so it is very important you notify us well in advance to sign up for one of the slots. To volunteer or learn more about how you can get involved in Reston, call Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org, and she will help provide ideas and options that are well suited for your talents.

CALLING VOLUNTEERS OF ALL AGES!


BECOME A VOLUNTEER AND SCHEDULE YOURSELF FOR AN EVENT TODAY!

We invite you to become a vital member of the Volunteer Reston team. You can join our team by completing a volunteer application in Volgistics and schedule yourself to volunteer using VicNet. STEP 1: COMPLETE YOUR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION (VOLGISTICS) ƒƒ Complete the one-time volunteer application at: http://bit.ly/ VolunteerRestonApplication ƒƒ After you submit your application, you will receive an email from Reston Association (RA) to go into VicNet to set up your volunteer account. STEP 2: CREATE YOUR VICNET ACCOUNT In VicNet (http://bit.ly/VRVicNet), enter your login name (the email you submitted on your volunteer application). Click on “need a password.” Follow the prompts on the screen in order to create your password. (Check junk/spam folder if you don’t receive an email.)

STEP 3: SEARCH & REGISTER FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Log in to VicNet: http://bit.ly/VRVicNet ƒƒ Once you are logged into VicNet, click on the “My Schedule” tab. In the blue box, use the drop down 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 logoff of your account.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED ENVIRONMENTAL WORK DESCRIPTION & FIELD SAFETY Support habitat restoration, trail maintenance and/or landscaping projects by performing any number of related tasks. The work may include removing weeds and invasive vegetation, planting seedlings, pruning vegetation, clearing trails, collecting trash, and loading/unloading tools and materials.

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Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive plants like English ivy, oriental bittersweet and burning bush. We need heroes like you to join us in rescuing Reston’s beautiful parkland. These fast-growing, aggressive plants escape from people’s yards and threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife populations. You don’t need to be an expert to assist in protecting and restoring Reston’s woods. Our volunteering opportunities each month provide you with all the training you need to become an honorary Habitat Hero! We do a lot of invasive removal year-round. Join us! For all projects: Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect against biting insects, thorns, and poison ivy. There is poison ivy at almost all sites. Staff will provide preventative and cleansing poison ivy wipes. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. RA will provide some tools, gloves, snacks and water.

Free the Trees From Oriental Bittersweet

Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m.-Noon The heavy vines of Oriental bittersweet strangle trees and take over shrubs in the natural area at Stones Throw Drive. Oriental bittersweet is one of the most invasive and vigorous weeds in Reston. Please help us eradicate this aggressive vine and liberate our native plants. Meet at the asphalt path near the intersection of Fieldview Drive and Stones Throw Drive, across the street from 11300 Stones Throw Drive. Look for the RA truck.

Let the Sun Shine In – Take out Bush Honeysuckle

Saturday, April 21, 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 Area. 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 RA truck. To register for these events, visit VicNet and locate the date. Refer to page 95.


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As you travel around Reston, you may see a special place that you admire and enjoy. Whether it’s a publicly owned spot in your neighborhood, a park, pathway, stream, wooded area or ballfield adjacent to your work or home, those places help make Reston an exceptional place to live, work, play and get involved. Some of these special places are kept litter free, thanks to the many committed Reston residents who have volunteered their time to the Reston Adopt-aSpot Program. Our dedicated volunteers care for these places, and it shows. Reston Adopt-A-Spot Program volunteers help keep Reston clean and beautiful one-spotat-a-time. Volunteers clean an adopted spot five times or more a year for two years and, in return, receive recognition for their efforts. In addition, volunteers have access to cleanup equipment and supplies. Adoptable locations include RA recreational areas, pathways, streams, wooded areas, ballfields and tot-lots.

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Any individual (18 years or older), community group, youth organization (supervised by adults), civic organization, business, church or other group may adopt RA recreation areas, pathways, tot-lots or any RA property. The adopting individuals or organizations commit to cleaning up the adopted site at least five times a year or more for two years. Those who complete 10 or more cleanups annually receive special recognition in our publications. At their site, a sign that recognizes their contributions is placed and maintained by Reston Association staff. If the participants are unable to honor their agreements, the signs will be removed. Participants are required to report the results of their cleanup to the Volunteer Reston Manager so results can be used in various reports and analyses.

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Volunteer Reston can designate an area or you can pick an area you would like to keep clean, maybe a local tot-lot or your favorite stretch of trail. For more information or to sign up to Adopt-a-Spot, contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org.

MARCH 24, 8:00 AM–12:00 PM Volunteers are needed to help kids learn how to fish and help filet the fish caught.

Location: Snakeden Branch Stream between Soapstone Dr. and Lake Audubon. Registration is near the 7-11 at Soapstone Dr. Please park along Soapstone Dr., Glade Dr. and the Glade Pool parking lot. Closest address is 2303 Soapstone Dr. Snakeden Branch will be well stocked with hundreds of trout. All necessary equipment will be provided to make your day a success. Plus, Wetland Studies and Trout Unlimited members will help clean the fish you catch. Registration is required.* Volunteers are needed to teach kids how to bait, cast, hook and cook their freshly caught dinner. Please wear shoes that can get wet and muddy. No sandals. All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Teens and adults ages 16 and older who are helping must have a Virginia State Fishing License (Freshwater only), available online at www.dgif. state.va.us. Adults are not permitted to fish during kids’ fishing time. Reston Kids’ Trout Fishing Day is made possible by a partnership with Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., Northern Virginia Trout Unlimited, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and Reston Association. For more information or to sign up, contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED STREAM MONITORING Stream Monitoring: Saturday, Feb. 3, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 8-11 a.m. The areas around our streams are starting to thaw out, resulting in plenty of macroinvertebrates to find. RA welcomes new volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations throughout Reston. Get involved with a small team during all seasons to collect data and identify insects with the goal of assessing the health of Reston’s streams. Not only do you get to learn about Reston’s streams, you also have 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 stream monitoring certificate after successfully demonstrating your ability to identify macroinvertebrates. Each monitoring session lasts two to three hours. Any interest and commitment level is appreciated. If interested or for additional information, join our volunteer monitor email distribution list to receive notices of upcoming monitoring dates. Email William Peterson at wpeterson@reston.org with the message, “add me to the stream monitors list” to begin receiving emails. If none of the above dates work for you, Will is more than happy to have people help him with sites during the work week as well. Sign up and schedule yourself to volunteer in VicNet — See page 95. For more information about volunteering, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org.

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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 tubs, 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

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watersheds and, ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. Markers on each storm drain remind all of us to keep storm drains and our streams clean. 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. Everybody is encouraged to participate. 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, 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 Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560 or Nicki@reston.org. Please note that outdoor temperatures must be warmer than 40 degrees Fahrenheit in order to mark drains.

POTOMAC RIVER WATERSHED CLEANUP Coordinated by the Alice Ferguson Foundation and Reston Association

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SATURDAY, APRIL 14 9 A.M. - NOON (rain or shine) Please sign up by April 12

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 of 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 Hidden Creek — meet at Unitarian Universalist Church off Wiehle Ave. 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 the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive afterward for a free pizza lunch.

For more information, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org. Sign up and schedule yourself to volunteer in VicNet — See page 95.

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CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING WITH A DIFFERENCE

Our Corporate Volunteer Programs offer expertise in community service to corporations by creating customized, hands-on group volunteer projects that complement team building, leadership development and philanthropy initiatives. Through this program, Reston Association staff will fully develop and coordinate all aspects of your company’s community service volunteer project.

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.

WHY PARTNER WITH US?

Be recognized in your support. ƒƒ An article and photos of your “give back”project will be printed in RA’s Reston magazine, mailed to 22,000 households, and have a long shelf life. ƒƒ Your company’s name will be listed on the event flier distributed throughout Reston prior to the event, if time permits.

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Our Volunteer Reston Manager will work with you to design a volunteer experience that will have a major impact on those you serve while also making sure we stay aligned with your corporate philanthropic mission.

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIES

Some suggestions: ƒƒ Special Project Donations — Donate funds toward the purchase of plants and supplies, or engage employees to participate in special service projects during the work week. ƒƒ Habitat Heroes — Clear invasive species and increase biodiversity in Reston’s natural areas during a halfday or full-day event during the week, or participate in a scheduled Saturday event March - November. ƒƒ Adopt-a-Spot — Perform regular cleanups of a special or favorite spot in Reston. ƒƒ Looking for something different? Let us help you create an opportunity that suits your company’s philanthropic goals.

UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES

We have a wide range of opportunities to select from when looking to get involved. We can help find something that suits you. Should you have something specific in mind, we would love to hear your ideas.

BOARDS & COMMITTEES

Serve on our board 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 Reston Association members who provide advice on RA 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 six such committees: ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

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Each committee comprises 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. Adopt-a-Recycling Bin For more info see page 77 or contact Ha Brock at habrock@ reston.org.

Join our Community Business Partners:

Together, we can Keep Reston Green by Keeping it Clean!

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Volunteer Reston Service Awards Reception Thursday, April 19, 6:30-9 p.m. at the Lake House. 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. Seating is limited so please RSVP as early as possible. RSVP to habrock@ reston.org or call 703-435-7986.

NATURE CENTER 5K RUN & WALK Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. at Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Volunteer Hours: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Volunteers must be at least 14 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, assist runners, and shout encouragement. There will be a mandatory volunteer orientation for Race Marshals on April 13 from 6-7 p.m. at the Walker Nature Center. To volunteer: Sign in to VicNet: http://bit.ly/VRVicNet and locate the date. Volunteers must have a Volgistics volunteer application on file (http://bit.ly/VolunteerRestonApplication) in order to sign in to VicNet. See page 95 for more information. Please contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer manager, at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org if you have questions regarding the process.

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CORPORATE SERVICE PROJECTS 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 for support 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 partnerships opportunities contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986. DELOITTE PASS

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BOARD & GOVERNANCE | ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS | DIRECTORS BOARD ACTIONS September 28, 2017

ƒƒ Approved September 28, Regular Meeting Agenda. ƒƒ Adopted the September 28, 2017 Consent Calendar, including the motions on the following: • Directed staff to notify the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) no later than October 1, that Reston Association wishes not to renew its agreement with FCPA for the maintenance and scheduling of Hunters Woods Park. • Approved ˚˚ Appointment of Caren Anton as Chair of the Elections Committee for a term of one year; and ˚˚ Ed Abbott as a member the Elections Committee for a term of three years; and ˚˚ Eric McErlain as a member of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee for a term of three years; and ˚˚ Reappointment of Mark Steppel as a member of the Fiscal Committee for a term of three years; and ˚˚ Appointment of Ken Adams, John Bowman, Jill Gallagher, David Kerr, and Scott Sievers as members of the Fiscal Committee for terms of three years each. • Accepted the Environmental Advisory Committee Litter Working Group’s proposal for a pilot litter reduction project at Lake Newport Soccer fields and authorized $425 in related expenses from the 2017 Operating Fund to print the “no littering” signs for posting at Lake Newport Fields. ƒƒ President Hebert announced that John Bowman was appointed to fill the vacant At-Large Director position to serve until the next Board of Directors election in April 2018. ƒƒ Moved to include in Draft

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2 of the 2018 Operations Budget Lake House Option 4, whereby the facility will primarily be used for rentals but may also be used for spring, summer and winter break camps, as well as general ad hoc community programming, so long as such programming does not interfere with basic rentals.

October 26, 2017

ƒƒ Approved October 26, 2017 Regular Meeting Agenda. ƒƒ Approved the 2018 Capital Projects List and the following projects related to the repair and improvement of the North Hills Tennis Courts, to follow the new internal control protocols process at a cost not to exceed $295,000: resurfacing clay courts; replacing tennis court lights; replacing fencing; replacement of water fountain; and addition of bathroom access. ƒƒ Board of Directors directed staff to include in its Draft 3 2018 Operating and Capital Budgets an appropriation of $2,996,039 to the Repair & Replacement Reserve Fund in accordance with Assessment & Finance Resolution 3, thereby increasing the proposed 2018 Annual Assessment Rate by $0.49. ƒƒ Board authorized President Hebert to send the proposed Reston PRC District Residential Density Zoning Ordinance Amendment Letter, to Supervisor Hudgins. ƒƒ Approved the Draft 2018 Board of Directors Calendar. ƒƒ Appointed Mike Martin as a member of the Elections Committee for a term of three years and Charlie Hoffman as a lay Member on the Design Review Board for the remainder of the vacant seat’s term.

November 16, 2017

ƒƒ Approved the November 16, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Agenda.

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ƒƒ Adopted the October 26, 2017 Consent calendar, including motions on the following: • Accept the recommendation of the Elections Committee and appoint Intelliscan, Inc., as the Association’s Counting Agent to serve as the Inspector of Elections for purposes of Section 13.1-847.1A of the Virginia Nonstock Corporation Act to receive and tabulate the 2018 election ballots and to certify the results to the Reston Association Elections Committee. • Adopt resolution and authorize staff to apply on behalf of Reston Association to join the Biophilic Cities Network, including an application fee of $250. • Approved the draft 2018 Board Meeting Calendar • Approved: a. Appointment of Michael McDermott as a member of the Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee for a term of three years; and b. Jessica Zeigler as Chair of the Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee for a term of one year; and c. Sharon Canner as Chair of the 55+ Advisory Committee for a term of one year; and d. Reappointment of Mary Shedlock as a member of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee for a term of three years. ƒƒ Released remaining capital funds in the amount of $171,237 for the Pony Barn Recreation Area project and direct staff to proceed with Implementation and Construction, and return $139, 146 to the Repair & Replacement Reserve Fund (RRRF) as undesignated funds. ƒƒ Approved the proposed 2018 Operating Budget, excluding implementation of the Fit Kids Enrichment Programs under camps school year

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programming, thereby setting the planned revenues and expenditures for the coming year, in accordance with Assessment & Finance Resolution 1; Biennial Budget Development Process. Approved an appropriation of $2,996,039 to the Repair & Replacement Reserve Fund in accordance with Assessment & Finance Resolution 3; Repair & Replacement Reserve Fund. Approved the 2018 Capital Projects list, subject to the Association’s new Internal Control Protocols Process like those followed in the review of the Pony Barn, CSF, and Hook Road Park Projects with appropriate Board oversight. Adopted the proposed amendments to Assessment & Finance Resolution 2; Assessment Rates & Collection Procedures (attached) thereby establishing the proposed base of $682 for the 2018 Annual Assessment Rate, as well as Installment Plan Fees, Collection Fees, and respective due dates for 2018 as delineated in the amended Exhibit A of Assessment & Finance Resolution 2; Assessment Rates & Collection Procedures. Approved the installation of blended lines at the two existing tennis courts at Colts Neck Recreation Area, with support from the Friends of Reston for the enhancements. Authorized amendments to Elections and Referenda Resolutions 1, 2, 3, and 4. Authorized Reston Association staff to testify before the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors during a public hearing December 5, 2017. RA staff will present Reston’s position to the BOS as it relates to the Land Use Policy change.


MEET THE BOARD & OFFICERS | BOARDOFDIRECTORS@RESTON.ORG

Sherri Hebert, President Lake Anne-Tall Oaks District Director BODHebert@reston.org

David Bobzien, Vice-President Apartment Owners' Representative BODBobzien@reston.org

Michael R. Sanio, Secretary At-Large Director BODMichaelSanio@reston.org

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

Eric Carr At-Large Director BODCarr@reston.org

John Bowman At-Large Director BODBowman@reston.org

John Mooney North Point District Director BODMooney@reston.org

Victoria White Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Director BODWhite@reston.org

Julie Bitzer South Lakes District Director BODBitzer@reston.org

Cate Fulkerson Chief Executive Officer Cate@reston.org

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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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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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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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LAKE NEWPORT POOL (13)

RESTON ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERS (22)

11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

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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

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11452 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

11400 RIDGE HEIGHTS ROAD

UPLANDS TENNIS COURTS (28)

LAKE THOREAU POOL (15)

SHADOWOOD POOL (24)

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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)

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GLADE POOL (6) 11550 GLADE DRIVE

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POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (19)

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LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (11)

PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (20)

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LAKE AUDUBON POOL (12)

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