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CONTENTS

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Digital version available online@www.reston.org

INSIDE

Letter From RA Board President

BY ANDY SIGLE RA Board President Andy Sigle takes a look back at what was truly an extraordinary 2018 for Reston Association.

MEMBER SERVICES 34 35

Welcome to Reston and FAQ 2019 Assessment

WEBTRAC 36

Registration Info

POOL & TENNIS PASSES 38 39

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RA members Non-members

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

The Central Services Facility Is the Backbone of Reston Association

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BY JESSICA BIGGER Ever wonder who maintains RA’s more than 55+ miles of pathways, all of RA’s facilities, natural open spaces, lakes and watersheds, it’s CSF.

Aquatics & Safety Camps Nature Special Events Tennis

FACILITY RENTALS 74 76 78 78 79

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

VOLUNTEER RESTON

80 Volunteer Opportunity 81 VOLGISTICS & VICNET 82 Environmental Opportunity 85 Corporate Team Building With a Difference

Meet the Men and Women Behind Reston Association’s Central Services Facility BY JESSICA BIGGER Meet some of the members of RA’s Central Services Facility staff that ensures Reston is a beautiful and welcoming place to live, work and play!

BOARD AND GOVERNANCE 86 87

Board Actions Board of Directors

INFO AND RESOURCES 88 89 90

On the Cover: The Central Services Facility team. Photographer: Sean Bahrami

PERSPECTIVES 08 10 12 14 16

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Letter From RA Board President Tale of The Barn Rats Best Place to Retire Protecting Families of Fallen Service Members Old Exchange Is New Again

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A Great Year of Support

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AROUND RESTON 30

Photographer Explores Four National Parks as the Artist in Residence (AIR)

RA Common Area Fishing and Boating Facilities and Map

HISTORIC RESTON 32

Reston Association(s): A History


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RESTON VOLUME 10 | NUMBER 1

PUBLISHER

DESIGN & PRODUCTION

Andy Sigle RA President Board of Directors

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EDITORIAL

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Mike Leone mike@reston.org

Sean Bahrami sean@reston.org

COPY EDITOR Leslie Siegmund

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Colena Turner, David Madison, Jim Kirby, Jim Schlett, Kristina Alcorn, LeRoy Wallin, Mohamed Ali, Neil Totten, William O'Brien

RA CONTRIBUTORS

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.

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

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS Cathy Hudgins, Carol Nahorniak, Gerry Connolly, Jessica Bigger, Jim Schlett, Ken Plum, Shelley S. Mastran

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

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

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Letter From RA Board President

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n behalf of the Reston Association Board of Directors, I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a “Happy 2019!” and recap for members what was truly an extraordinary last year for the association. In 2018 the association saw a separation with a CEO in March, a spring election cycle that brought about a significant change in board leadership, a series of in-depth and sometimes contentious meetings with Fairfax County on development and infrastructure issues over the summer, a robust budget and assessment journey and the completion of the Central Services Facility (CSF) renovation project in the late autumn, and the hiring of a new CEO for the association this winter — plus a whole lot more:

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First, a topic that has instigated much debate, particularly over financial issues, in our community: the Lake House; now, our Lake House. Actions have consequences, and there were some significant consequences with our purchase of that property. In March 2018, we separated with the CEO who was involved with that program. Your board and staff have also now put in place some rigorous operational and financial controls to safeguard against decisions being made without a proper level of transparency and approvals. That said, in the end, we now own a beautiful property on a lake. An important association goal is to gain nonassessment revenues from optimizing its use. The property is being marketed to businesses for meetings on weekdays, to organizations for meetings on evenings during the week, and to individuals for parties, showers and weddings on weekends. If you have not yet done so, please take the time to walk around the property, take a look at the facility and consider renting it out for one of your upcoming gatherings. It really is a beautiful venue.

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It was a privilege to be re-elected to the Board in April 2018 (as I was on once before from 2011 to 2014) and to become your board president in June. My main goals for the presidency have been to bring some more stability and positivity back to our association and a re-focus on our Reston Essential Elements (i.e., Environmental Stewardship, Diverse Housing Opportunities, Recreational Amenities, Appreciation of the Arts, Design Excellence and Accessibility). I hope I have been effective in doing so. Your board has worked hard to move our community’s story forward. I look to continue working to those ends throughout my term, which ends in April 2019.

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Another hot topic for Reston over the last several years — and one that will continue to be so into the future — is development. We are, for the most part of Reston’s geography, outside the majority of the Transit Station Areas (TSAs) and are designated as a Planned Residential Community (PRC). As such, we have a Reston Master Plan that guides our development and infrastructure planning. This plan was created at our inception 50+ years ago and was recently updated in 2015 after about five years of public meetings and countless hours of work by county staff and community volunteers. On the whole, it seems a solid document that guides Reston toward an urban core at our TSAs and stipulates the balance of Reston’s existing neighborhoods should remain, in terms of development, “as is.”To be fair, a review over the last couple of years has proven that the document has some holes for which the details needs to be tightened, e.g., the insertion of a target maximum Reston population, further refinement of how village center re-development can/should occur, the implementation of a monitoring system to ensure that development and prescribed infrastructure remain in sync, etc. At the end of the day, the county has decision-making authority on land use and development issues, not RA. But we do have influence. And where development issues may affect our members’ quality of life, it is our duty to advocate for our community. The county has now advertised a PRC zoning density change for Reston from 13 to 15 persons per acre, as they say that change is necessary to allow for adherence to the updated Master Plan. We do not believe they have, to this point, adequately justified the need for this change, and we worry that a change of this magnitude may allow for development beyond the level of infrastructure laid out to support it in the Master Plan. We joined with the Coalition for a Planned Reston (CPR) in a series of meetings over the summer where these issues were discussed and debated with the county — coming to no firm resolution at the conclusion thereof. We need to do whatever we can to protect the “planned” part of our “planned residential community” designation.

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Our assessment was $692 in 2017, then decreased to $682 in 2018. The 2019 assessment was set in November by your board to $693. As 2018 progressed, an issue arose where we found over $400K of unrealizable revenue projections and expense reductions baked into the budget. Thus, staff had to reduce in-year expenses, and additional money had to come out of the operating fund to make up the difference. We asked staff to come up with another round of expense reductions for the 2019 budget, which they did. The board worked with staff and the fiscal committee to come up with a very realistic budget; in other words, one that did not include any extra-stretch nonassessment revenue targets or unfeasible expense reductions woven into it. After much work creating the 2019 budget, we believe necessary incremental projects will be undertaken and service levels will be uncompromised with an assessment of only $1 greater than the 2017 assessment.

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The Central Services Facility sits across Sunset Hills Road from Target, next to the Fairfax County Parkway. It is an RA-owned facility where all of the maintenance and environmental-quality related equipment and staff are based. The structure was basically falling down. A project has just concluded at year-end 2018 to renovate the building and make it again fit for its purpose. It is now a facility that befits our community. If you have not had a chance to see it, please stop by to look around and say hello and thanks to the men and women serving our community who are based there.

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We are excited that in December we signed an employment contract for our new CEO, Hank Lynch. After months of searching and numerous candidate interviews, your board is confident that we have found our next leader. Hank is a great fit for our community. His principles align with ours, and he is passionate about them. Hank started his career as a certified arborist. He has successfully led local, regional and national mission-driven nonprofit organizations, including public gardens, historic museums, maritime and science museums, governmental authorities, public/private partnerships and an internationally respected education and advocacy organization. We are thrilled that he will now add “planned residential community organization” to that list. One of his first duties will be to use fresh eyes to ensure that our workforce cycles match our organization’s strategic priorities. Welcome aboard, Hank!

2018 was a busy year. 2019 promises again to be so. I look forward to seeing you around our wonderful community. All the best, Andy Sigle, President – RA Board of Directors

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Tale of The Barn Rats T PHOTOS PROVIDED BY LARRY BUTLER

here was time in Reston, say about 38 to 40 years ago, when Sunset Hills Road was a winding, two-lane road serving as the main connector to the Town of Herndon from the western edge of Reston. Heading west from Reston Parkway (Avenue at the time) one would drive by fields with cows and the occasional groundhog. Down that road, approximately where Reston Town Center West is located, was Reston Association’s (then RHOA’s) second maintenance facility. The very first maintenance facility was the garage of a former longtime employee’s house, a garage used for lawn mowers, lumber and tools. I am sure his parents were excited about that. This second facility, called “The Barn,” housed RA’s maintenance crews and had a boat and RV storage lot, not unlike our current incarnation, the Central Services Facility (CSF), which is not too far down the road from this original site. The Barn was just that — a structure on an old farmstead, adjacent to the farmhouse with other smaller structures nearby. The picture above shows the main maintenance facility, out of which our maintenance crews operated, serving the growing population that was around 36,000 in 1980. In those days there were two groups of outdoor workers for the association — Barn Rats and Pool Rats. The pool rats operated — you guessed it — the pools and

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THE VERY FIRST MAINTENANCE FACILITY WAS THE GARAGE OF A FORMER LONG-TIME EMPLOYEE’S HOUSE, A GARAGE USED FOR LAWN MOWERS, LUMBER AND TOOLS. were “headquartered” out of Isaac Newton Square. The maintenance staff operated out of The Barn and were darn proud of it. As Reston continued to grow and RA took on more assets — including pools, pathways, lakes, ballfields, tennis courts and more, it wasn’t long before RA realized The Barn just couldn’t work long-term for the association’s needs. In the early 1980s Reston Land Corporation provided the property on which our Central Services Facility now sits (12250 Sunset Hills Road), complete with the current boat and RV storage

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BY LARRY BUTLER

lot and housing the people, equipment, tools and materials for RA’s current operations. The CSF staff is the heartbeat of RA, providing the most visible and important aspect of our business — the care and maintenance of our facilities, parklands and natural resources. Since its first occupancy in 1984, the CSF had not undergone any upgrades until this year. The facelift and interior renovations provide a more welcoming spot for members, as well as a space where the current staff can feel proud — even if it is not a barn! In this issue of the Reston

magazine, you can learn about some of the activities and, more importantly, the people based at CSF who take great pride in their work for RA’s members. And, yes, some of us who have worked here for many years are indeed Barn Rats, but there are not too many of us left. I hope you enjoy this issue, and please stop by the CSF and say hello when you get a chance. Larry Butler, Acting CEO & Senior Director, Land Use and Planning


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Best Place to Retire R BY KEN PLUM

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eston’s founder Robert E. Simon Jr. sought to provide a place where residents of his new town could “live, work and play.” Increasingly, however, many are finding that adding “retire” to the description of the attractiveness of Reston is most appropriate. Surprising to some, the financial services advisory firm SmartAsset™ named Fairfax County as the “best place in Virginia to retire.” Once known as a bedroom community, Fairfax County has grown to be an attractive place to live, regardless of your stage of life. One of the main reasons Fairfax County was designated a best place to retire is the community of Reston. Of all the assets listed for the county, Reston has the most. Opportunities to have an active retirement abound in Reston. Getting out to walk on a trail through beautiful natural areas is within steps of the front doors of most residents. Many trails go under the major roadways with no need to cross the street. The increasing number of bicycle lanes on streets is making biking safer and easier. Access to the Silver Line Metro makes access to Tysons Corner, Arlington, the District of Columbia and suburban Maryland as easy as a one-seat ride. Seniors have the time advantage of being able to schedule automobile trips around the commuter rush hours. While a delay in traffic can become frustrating if we

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permit it to, congestion is a part of the vibrancy of our community with lots of places to go and the wonderful and diverse people who live here. An intense effort is underway at all levels of government to improve traffic flow and to encourage alternative means of transportation. Few places in Fairfax or Virginia can match the choices of things to do as can be found in Reston. Just review the opportunities list in this publication or the classes and programs offered in Reston by the Fairfax County Office of Adult and Community Education, the Recreation Department and the George Mason University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Reston Community Center offers day and evening events and classes at its locations throughout the community. Opportunities to volunteer abound in Reston to help others, improve the community and put the talents and knowledge gained through the career years to work on behalf of your own peace of mind and the betterment of the

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community. Possibly the greatest advantage to a Reston retirement is living among the many young and diverse families and individuals who call Reston home. Being with young people can be very entertaining and can encourage you to think young thoughts. Set aside the maps and brochures and look around you at a community that offers

the best opportunities for retirement: right where you are in Reston! I enjoy living, working and playing in Reston, and when the time comes I know that I will enjoy retiring here! Delegate Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates.


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Protecting Families of Fallen Service Members N orthern Virginians know that there are no winners in a government shutdown. Federal workers, and in many instances, federal contractors, are forced to stay home. Critical services, such as processing veterans’ benefits, social security and Medicare claims, are suspended. And, sadly, we learned in 2013, families of our fallen heroes are also affected by government shutdowns. When a military family loses a loved one serving on active duty, the family is entitled to a lump sum payment that constitutes a small and partial measure of our nation’s gratitude for that service member’s ultimate sacrifice. The longstanding purpose of the federal death benefit is to assist families of deceased service members in meeting their financial needs during the period immediately following a service member’s death and before other survivor benefits become available. These payments are delivered within three days of a service member’s death so families do not have their grief compounded by worrying

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about financial matters, including the immediate expenses of flying to meet their loved one’s remains at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware or arranging funeral and burial services. However, during a government shutdown, the Department of Defense cannot make these payments. This is unconscionable. It is estimated that more than 30 military families lost a loved one during the 2013 and 2018 shutdowns. Instead of receiving the support they deserved during a period of mourning and immense pain, the families were denied a financial lifeline long promised to them. This system was not working for our military families, and we needed to fix it.

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Following the 16day federal government shutdown in 2013, I, along with Republican Congressman Tom Rooney, introduced the Families of Fallen Service Members First Act. Our bill provides for the payment of military death gratuities in the event of a lapse in federal appropriations. I am pleased to report that in September the Families of Fallen Service Members First Act was signed into law by the president. This would not have been possible without the support of our military and veterans’ service organizations that helped us secure this important reform. Groups like the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Vietnam

Veterans of America, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Wounded Warrior Project were instrumental in this success. The military death gratuity payment is more than just a financial transaction with a family in need. It is part of our sacred compact we have with our men and women in uniform and their families. These heroes should know that if they do not return home from a deployment, their families will receive the benefits they have earned through their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States. No grieving family should go without this small but very important measure of our country’s gratitude and recognition of their loved one’s ultimate sacrifice. I’m proud Congress was able to finally right this wrong and keep our promise to these heroes. 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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Old Exchange Is New Again F BY CATHY HUDGINS

airfax County has several joint relationships with cities and towns abroad and has recently added another: Nyeri, Kenya. Actually, this is not a new undertaking; rather, it is a renewed partnership with both localities sharing an exchange of art and cultural products, as well as ideas and best practices in education, health and human services, planning and zoning and dealing with solid waste, just to name a few. How did this partnership happen? To explain, it would be helpful to share some background information surrounding the earlier partnership between Nyeri County, Kenya, and Reston, Virginia. In 1984, the Reston Black Focus, a civic organization dedicated to promoting and preserving African American culture, researched the idea of becoming a sister city with Nyeri. The main focus was to be on education. As a kickoff that summer, a delegation of special education teachers from Nyeri visited Reston schools. They received training in special education and the operation of educational facilities. In exchange for instruction in American culture and the history of Reston, the Kenyans taught agricultural techniques and gardening skills to approximately one thousand special needs campers. Later that year, a group of Restonians traveled to Nyeri, where they were able to secure a site for a special education

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The entire Kenyan delegation.

facility. The Reston Community Association helped raise money in grants and contributions to assist Nyeri build the facility. When the partnership between Reston and Nyeri began, there were only a handful of schools for students with special needs in Kenya. By 1988, there were 50 schools in Kenya, with many of their teachers and administrators trained in the United States. However, the Reston partnership became inactive in the early 1990s. Earlier this year, Anne Muindi-Shemenski, a management consultant and co-founder of Learn for Life Kenya, and Catherine Gacheru, a labor and delivery nurse at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and

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IN EXCHANGE FOR INSTRUCTION IN AMERICAN CULTURE AND THE HISTORY OF RESTON, THE KENYANS TAUGHT AGRICULTURAL TECHNIQUES AND GARDENING SKILLS TO APPROXIMATELY ONE THOUSAND SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS. board chair of Learn for Life Kenya, requested a meeting to discuss rekindling the notion of a sister relationship between Fairfax and Kenya. After living in the Hunter Mill District

for over 15 years, MuindiShemenski and Gacheru saw many merits in the delivery of services to Fairfax County residents and also recognized the needs of their homeland. Early discussion included Johnnie Early, a 42-year Reston resident and former teacher who lived three years in Kenya and helped to establish a camp for Kenyan children and the earlier partnership. In view of the prior relationship between the counties and much discussion, there is renewed interest in building cooperation for the mutual benefit of citizens of both counties. The first big step was to welcome a delegation of leaders from Kenya, led by the governor, to explore with Fairfax County leadership


Cathy Hudgins, Supervisor, Fairfax County and H.E Edward Mutahi Kahiga, Governor, Nyeri County signing partnership agreement while Simon Ndirangu Gachunia, Economic Advisor to the Governor and Johnnie Early look on.

and senior staff the service delivery in transportation, health and human services, land development, waste and water and management. The visit sparked the desire to continue the dialogue and consider further exchanges with mutual visits and staff exchanges. All felt that the four days together were inspiring enough to rekindle a fresh new partnership. (Please note, aside from incidental expenses, county funds are not to be used for this partnership.) For more information about the prospect of an ongoing exchange between Fairfax County and Nyeri, tune in to the thought-provoking conversation I had with Muindi-Shemenski, Gacheru and Early on “Connecting with Supervisor Hudgins,”

Fairfax County Channel 8. It was taped as a cable show and is currently available on my website at www.fairfaxcounty. gov/huntermill. In closing, I invite your thoughts and welcome your comments at huntermill@ fairfaxcounty.gov. Cathy Hudgins has represented the Hunter Mill District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors since 2000. As a long-time Restonian, she has been involved with local, county and state politics for over 30 years.

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The Central Services Facility Is the Backbone of Reston Association O PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI

PHOTO BY MOHAMED ALI

BY JESSICA BIGGER

ne of Reston Association’s largest departments is its Central Services Facility. Everything you see around you — from the 55+ miles of pathways you walk on, to the buildings and facilities you use — is maintained by CSF employees. The time and effort it takes for them to keep all of RA’s facilities, natural open spaces, lakes and watersheds in excellent condition is a huge undertaking. CSF has 37 dedicated full-time employees and 20 seasonal employees who work hard every day to keep Reston looking beautiful. The CSF department has many subdepartments under its umbrella, including Natural Areas, Construction, Watershed and Lakes, Pathways, Grounds Maintenance, Community Structures, Tennis Courts, and the RV and Boat Storage Yard.

MECHANICS

RA has over 60 fleet vehicles to maintain, plus more than 100 pieces of smaller equipment like blowers, mowers, weed trimmers, trackers, fertilizer spreaders, snowplows, etc. The Mechanics crew is constantly working on some piece of equipment to keep it running and safe for the employees who use the machinery. If there is a vehicle that needs repair, the mechanics make that a priority, but they also devote their time to maintaining RA’s vehicles and equipment.

NATURAL AREAS

Natural Areas includes the environmental staff and arborists. This team manages 1,350 acres of RA’s property, which includes 800 acres of natural areas and open space, plus 55 meadows. There are six arborists on staff; three are certified climbers. The department also manages the 365 garden plots throughout Reston, which includes handling plot rentals, supplying

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mulch, mowing and trimming pathways and cleaning up abandoned garden plots.

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CONSTRUCTION

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The Construction crew maintains all 55+ miles of paved pathways, which includes resurfacing. They also repair bridges and take care of all the playgrounds, picnic pavilions, tennis courts and bathrooms. The Construction team maintains the Nature House, The Lake House, Glade Room and Brown’s Chapel on a regular basis. “It’s like owning a big house. You have to change out light bulbs, replace ceiling tiles, fix any plumbing issues, just like you would with your own home,” said Mike McNamara, Director of Maintenance and Natural Resources.

WATERSHED AND LAKES

The Watershed and Lakes staff maintains all four of RA’s lakes to meet Virginia’s certification standards. They make sure all the creeks and tributaries are flowing properly and are healthy, including the ponds. Watershed specialists conduct several stream restoration projects and work with volunteers on a quarterly basis to survey the quality of RA’s streams. Experts are brought in to conduct water quality tests on all the lakes and measure the quality of its fish. Divers are hired to inspect the dams. The department is also responsible for registering, monitoring, and inspecting all of the boats on the lakes to ensure they are in compliance. To protect the shorelines, they must limit the number of boats allowed on each lake.


PATHWAYS

This crew maintains the 55+ miles of pathways and removes any trees, shrubs and understory that encroach onto the pathways. They also maintain the lamps that light the pathways at night, which is a huge feat. The team works with Dominion Energy to replace light bulbs, including upgrading any older fixtures to accommodate energy efficient bulbs. Another important job is monitoring the bridges that cross the streams and all the underpasses to ensure they are in good condition and the drainage is clear. In addition, the Pathways crew is responsible for changing out all the trash cans twice a week, as well as picking up trash left on the roadways and grounds at RA’s parks.

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

You can thank this team for keeping Reston’s grounds looking beautiful. It’s because of the Grounds Maintenance crew that all the garden beds look great and RA’s lawns are neatly trimmed and free of leaves. The Grounds Maintenance crew is responsible for the upkeep of 121 miles of grass along roadway curbs, 306 landscape beds, RA’s grounds surrounding nine main roads and two secondary roads, 50+ tree and shrub and mulch areas, 22 ballfields and 18 play fields. Because RA doesn’t have enough paid staff to manage the substantial effort of maintaining its grounds, CSF must contract out some of the work.

COMMUNITY STRUCTURES

The upkeep of RA’s community structures is a cross-effort between Construction and Grounds Maintenance. The Lake House, Glade Room, Brown’s Chapel, Nature House, picnic pavilions and tennis courts need to be checked for any needed maintenance and repairs on a regular basis. There are employees who specifically maintain the tennis courts, making sure courts are free of debris and the clay courts are resurfaced regularly.

The men and women who work for the CSF come in every day. These are the folks who work hard in sunshine, rain or snow. They are the reason Reston continues to be an attractive place to live. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

RV AND BOAT STORAGE YARD

CSF also has an RV and Boat Storage Yard, which brings in additional money to the association to help fund its efforts.

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A Great Year of Support F BY CAROL NAHORNIAK

rom year to year, since its founding in 1999, Friends of Reston has connected with many different groups and gets involved with a variety of projects. As the supporting 501(c)(3) charitable organization for Reston Association, FOR has contributed funding for large and small initiatives that make a difference in our community’s quality of life.

In 2018, FOR’s annual fundraiser for RA Camp Scholarships raised the greatest amount ever, with a total of $13,750 in contributions, thanks to major donations from groups and individuals. Long and Foster realtors made a huge impact with a combined donation of $5,731 from their annual fundraising drive for the program. An additional $2,750 was donated by Paramount Condominium after their month-long springtime drive to Send a Kid to Camp. “Paramount is a very caring and giving community,” said Tracy Pless, chairman of the social committee, and an original homeowner at the 100-unit boutique condominium located at Reston Town Center.“We have been active in Reston ever since opening in 2009. Many of our residents of all ages volunteer for numerous Reston civic and cultural events.” Campers, parents and RA staff enjoyed supporting the program through fundraisers by Sweet Frog in North Point

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CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS SUCCESS

Friends of Reston president Carol Nahorniak and vice-president Bonnie Haukness in front with Tracy Pless along with Paramount Condominium residents who helped raise substantial funds for RA Camp Scholarships in 2018.

Village Center and Red’s Table in South Lakes Village Center. With a combined donation of $750 from Reston Historic Trust board members, many more contributions from individuals, and about $3,000 from proceeds of the Kids Triathlon, the RA Camp Scholarships fund grew. Reston Association was able to provide the benefit of two weeks of camp, t-shirts and transportation for 33 economically challenged children during the summer of 2018. Over the past 17 years, FOR’s volunteer board of directors has made it possible for hundreds of children to

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attend RA’s acclaimed summer camps, following the resolve of Reston founder, Bob Simon, that every child should have this advantage. Although Fairfax County has one of the highest average incomes in the United States, 28 percent of all children in Reston’s elementary schools qualify for free and reduced lunches — a nationally recognized benchmark for poverty. “The need is there,” states Katie Shaw, Executive Director of Friends of Reston. “Contributions to RA Camp Scholarships have a lasting impact on the community and make an important difference

in many lives.”

ONGOING PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS In addition to purchases of benches and recycling bins and building the Tree Fund, FOR has contributed financial support for tennis scholarships, pickleball, a gardening program, habitat restoration and much more. FOR obtained a grant to support the fishing education program and now has an Insect Traveling Nature Trunk, thanks to a grant from Dominion Energy. With FOR’s contribution of $1,050 for the purchase of daffodil bulbs that


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scheduled for installation in early 2019. In addition to FOR’s support, the Artistic Bike Racks are also funded in part by Reston Bicycle Club, Virginia Commission for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts, and Reston Association. With this pilot project now underway, Public Art Reston expects more Artistic Bike Racks to come to the area in the near future.

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With a donation from Reston Community Center, FOR was able to provide entertainment at RA’s annual Spring Festival in May, bringing family fun to Walker Nature Center with the Blue Sky Puppets, The Three Green Pigs, Reptiles Alive and acoustic music performances. Thanks to residents at Lake Thoreau, funds from their Light Up the Lake initiative during the holidays enabled FOR to bring Teddy the Recycling Clown to the Walkers Rangers’ camps.

Top: The acoustic music performance at RA’s annual Spring Festival. Bottom: The planting of daffodil by PASS volunteers from Volunteer Reston.

were planted in October by volunteers from PASS and E Group Engage, residents will get to enjoy the sight of spring blooms in the median along Reston Parkway. At a variety of Reston facilities, 32 U-Loop bike racks were installed that were purchased by FOR with contributions from Reston Bicycle Club. With funds raised over the years at the Nature Center 5K every April, FOR has been able to commit the majority of funding needed for the Safety and Accessibility Projectt scheduled for 2019 at RA’s Walker Nature Center. The thousands who visit the

center each year will enjoy improvements in the parking area, Dark Sky certified LED lighting, and an accessible trail link to the ever-popular frog pond.

PUBLIC ART RESTON — ARTISTIC BIKE RACKS HAVE ARRIVED A collaborative project with Public Art Reston has come to fruition with $6,300 in funds provided by FOR. Artistic Bike Racks are now complete for installation at three locations after more than two years in the works. In 2016, artists were invited to submit designs, and the winners

received $1,000 from Public Art Reston for their work. Each of the customized racks are site-specific, offering color, curiosity, as well as function. At the Lake House the “Duck Duck Goose” racks designed by artist Penny Hauffe are very suitable for their surroundings. The horseshoe racks designed by David Showalter and Alexandra Stambaugh are at home at the newly refurbished Pony Barn recreation area. Already artistically connected with Reston’s official bird, Dana Ann Scheurer designed pileated woodpecker bike racks for the Walker Nature Center,

THANKS TO GENEROSITY, WE ALL BENEFIT

Donations to FOR can be made year-round for all projects. Checks are gratefully accepted by Friends of Reston at 11450 Glade Drive, and online donations can be contributed on the website, friendsofreston.org. Reston has a reputation for volunteering and generosity. A lot of great results in 2018 made donations count for many good causes, and Friends of Reston is looking forward to continuing the momentum through 2019 with the loyal support of the community. Carol Nahorniak, Friends of Reston president

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Meet the Men and Women Behind Reston Association’s Central Services Facility T BY JESSICA BIGGER

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI

he time and effort it takes for Reston Association’s Central Services Facility staff to manage all aspects of RA’s property — the open space, pathways, watersheds and lakes and community structures — is extraordinary. The staff put in their time and expertise to keep Reston beautiful and make it an attractive place to live. The men and women highlighted in this article see themselves not only as employees, but as part of the community as well. Some live next door, and others drive several hours each day to be part of a team that ensures Reston is a welcoming place to live. In 1978 Bret Nelson found himself attracted to custom building. In college he worked with a friend who owned a custom homebuilding business and ended up loving it and never looked

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back. For a while Nelson was living in Christiansburg, Virginia, working as a construction field supervisor for a custom homebuilder. After working a stint with a telecommunications company in Northern Virginia, Nelson discovered an opening at RA. He has been with the association for the past 16 years as one of RA’s construction supervisors. “I’ve stayed with RA because it’s a fun place to work and the people are great,” said Nelson.

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CLAUDIA THOMPSON-DEAHL Along with taking care of the playgrounds, making sure the pedestrian bridges are safe and maintaining RA’s community buildings, Nelson built a service barge that CSF staff uses to maintain one of Reston’s lakes. He also designed and built a removable leaf box for one of RA’s leaf trucks that staff uses in the fall. Claudia Thompson-Deahl’s love of nature came from a science camp she attended when she was in fourth grade. She knew then and there that she wanted to be in the natural resources field. Thompson-Deahl came to RA 37 years ago. “I was attracted to RA because Bob Simon had incorporated nature into Reston’s community plan,” said Thompson-Deahl. She stayed with RA because she fell in love with Reston’s natural habitat and its community. Thompson-Deahl built her experience working under the Bureau of Land Management in Montana, the Fairfax County Extension and the Fairfax County Park Authority. She was

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also a charter member in the Virginia Native Plant Society. She has focused on habitat restoration and has made a huge contribution to battling invasive plant species and replacing Reston’s natural habitat with native species. Her efforts have attracted a variety of native wildlife to the area. It makes Thompson-Deahl smile to see that her love of nature has made a huge impact on the lives of many residents. “It feels great when you work side by side with volunteers who grew up participating in Reston’s environmental programs,” commented Thompson-Deahl. “I’ve found that people who are committed to protecting the urban forest are an inspiration.” For the last five years, Dave Schumaker, RA’s second construction supervisor, has worked on making improvements to many of RA’s community structures. He also is responsible for the upkeep of all the tennis courts. Schumaker recently used his 28 years of residential

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JASON PERRY remodeling experience to update the concessions stand and the bathrooms at Brown’s Chapel. Since working with RA, Schumaker has been able to expand his skill set so he is able to work in a commercial setting and at a larger scale. He enjoys the challenges and responsibilities that come with the job and working with his coworkers. Recently Schumaker and his crew made repairs to the fountain at Lake Anne Village Center. They made sure that the fountain would light up at night. “The fountain is a wellloved fixture in Lake Anne and so it’s important that we keep it well maintained,” said Schumaker. Jason Perry has been with RA for the past five and a half years. He is a certified arborist who worked in private industry throughout the Washington metro area before joining the team. He applies his 19 years of expertise to help assess which trees on RA’s property need to be removed, pruned or left alone. He is a qualified tree risk

assessor and takes continual education courses and exams to keep up his certifications. Perry works with a crew of four who are always out meeting with residents to assess what trees are on RA property and decide what needs to be done to them. When there are huge storms, the crew work double-time to remove damaged trees.“The major storm that happened last March took over a month and a half for us to deal with,” noted Perry. Perry has also learned skills across departments. He helps out in the winter to plow snow off the pathways. He has also learned how to fix his department’s own equipment. When Will Peterson was completing his master’s degree in Parks and Resource Management over five years ago, he had an opportunity to work with RA to fulfill his program’s internship requirement. After leaving the area and moving back in 2015, Peterson reached out to Nicki Bellezza, Watershed Manager, with whom he had worked


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CHARLES JASON PERRY TASCO

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DALE WILSON previously, for an opportunity to return to RA as the watershed and lakes specialist. While away from Reston, Peterson worked for the Lewis and Clark State Park in Missouri as a natural resources interpreter, specializing in wildlife, lakes and the historical interpretation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He brought his experience back to RA to help assess, monitor and restore the health of its watersheds and lakes. Peterson works closely with Bellezza to monitor the health of Reston’s lakes and watersheds. He oversees several different volunteer programs dealing with the streams and waterways, which consist of about 13 to 15 volunteers who meet on a quarterly basis. Peterson teaches them how to identify and count the number of macroinvertebrates in the streams. This helps determine the health of the streams. In addition, Peterson works with high school students on watershed programs.


He is also responsible for managing over 420 boats each year, making sure they are registered and in compliance. Peterson has also digitized the tracking system for all the boats. “Most of the records were on paper. I put the data onto an ArcGIS (geographic information system) program. Now it is all mapped out. We can pull up a picture of a resident’s boat and access the information we need,” said Peterson. Charles Tasco, grounds maintenance, has been in landscaping for over 28 years, including the 15 years he has worked for RA. Tasco came in with a tremendous amount of expertise in plants and trees and has learned so much more since working for RA. He takes continuing education courses, is certified in working with athletic fields and has a pesticide license. He lends a helping hand across other departments, like plowing snow off the pathways. Tasco loves how everyone from experienced staff to higher management works

so well together. “Everyone is so willing to help. If I have a question, I know I can go to my supervisors to get the answer,” noted Tasco. During winter snowstorms, Tasco will be out plowing the pathways. “Sometimes residents come out and see us plowing while their kids are out sledding. People will ask if I can leave the snow on a portion of the pathway. I tell them it’s not a problem and skip plowing that section so their kids can keep sledding and having fun in the snow,” remarked Tasco. Dale Wilson has been with RA as a mechanic for over 18 years. He is the one who makes sure all of RA’s equipment and vehicles are functioning properly. Wilson comes from a long line of mechanics, so it was natural for him to follow in his family’s footsteps. Prior to working for RA, Wilson spent eight years in the Fleet Vehicle Maintenance Department at Potomac Electric Power Company. Since then, Wilson not only works on a

WE MAKE SURE THINGS RUN SMOOTHLY, WHICH, IN TURN, HELPS THE CREWS SO THEY CAN DO THEIR JOBS TO CONTINUE TO MAKE THIS COMMUNITY BEAUTIFUL. variety of different vehicles, but he has gained a tremendous amount of experience fixing and maintaining RA’s other equipment. Wilson works with one other coworker, Danny Corum. “We make a great team,” mentioned Wilson. Wilson shared some interesting stories about his time at RA. He once had to remove a melted dashboard on a vehicle and install a new one. “It was like working on a puzzle,” noted Wilson. In 2010, during “Snowmageddon,” he and a coworker had to come out with a loader and turn one

of the small snowplows — that had flipped off the pathway — right side up again. “I love that the folks at RA trust us to do our job, and we take pride in the fleet and equipment we take care of. We make sure things run smoothly, which, in turn, helps the crews so they can do their jobs to continue to make this community beautiful. I like that. It feels like you are part of something bigger,” said Wilson. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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Photographer Explores Four National Parks as the Artist in Residence (AIR) I BY JIM SCHLETT

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM SCHLETT

n the July 2018 issue of the Reston magazine, Congressman Gerry Connolly described the importance of our national parks. Back in 2015, I had learned about the Artist in Residence (AIR) program, which is sponsored at about 10 percent of the national park locations. In 2016, I was fortunate to be selected as the AIR at the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in Northern California for two weeks of uninterrupted time to capture images with my camera of this great park. The AIR program is a legacy of the photographers and painters who initially captured the majesty and wonders of the parks decades ago and helped create strong interest in our park system. Today, the AIR program competition is very keen for the limited number of openings each year. In 2018, I felt like I hit the jackpot as I was selected as the AIR at four national park sites. Fortunately, the residencies, which last from

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two to four weeks, were spread out from early May until midOctober. I saw a connection with President Lincoln with all four parks. My photos try to tell a story, and my goal at each park was to maximize my time there in getting memorable images. I started at Catoctin Mountain Park, in Thurmont, Maryland, created in the 1930s,

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which has 25 miles of trails, awesome vistas of spectacular sunrises and swiftly flowing streams. I arrived for the spring greening of the shrubs, flowers and trees, which resulted in some great images. At Catoctin, I worked with an amazing group of employees and volunteers, and I was lucky to have the same experience at the other parks.

Several weeks later, I explored Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia, which is a location immersed in Civil War history and stories, including two of the larger battles of the war. I made every effort to rise early for the magic hour to capture the sunrises and scenes of the mist rising off of the battlefield. As I walked the battlefield looking for the right spot to take photos, I could sense and almost see the hectic, dramatic ebb and flow of troops across the fields. While there, I hiked to the lesser known areas such as the Deep Cut, Battery Heights and the Unfinished Railroad, which resulted in some striking photos of dawn and dusk scenes. In mid-August, I journeyed up to Gettysburg, about 20 miles north of Catoctin, for a four-week stay. Lodging was provided right on Emmitsburg Road in a historic farmhouse in the middle of the battlefield. Living in the farmhouse with its unique sense of history was a memorable highlight. Gettysburg was the largest


and defining battle of the Civil War and resulted in over 50,000 casualties over a three day period in July 1863 Since this battlefield is large and extends out in a wide range of fields, hills and ravines along with the downtown streets of Gettysburg, it provided an enormous range of photographic opportunities. I went to numerous locations like the Coster Avenue mural, Rose Woods, the Peach Orchard and Benner’s Hill, which allowed for images of lesser known sites. The last AIR was at the Homestead National Monument located in southeast Nebraska. This park celebrates the Homestead Act, signed by President Lincoln in 1862, which opened up large tracts of land to people who would clear and farm the land,

including tens of thousands of immigrants. The sweeping prairie views and rich history tell a story of the tremendous odds of homesteading and made for dramatic photographs. The parks provided a sense of wonder that could be experienced on a daily basis as I tried to capture the spirit of each location from sunrise to sunset. It certainly was an incredible year! Jim Schlett has lived in Reston since 1980 and is the former President of the League of Reston Artists (LRA) (2012- 2017).

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

Reston Association(s): A History W hen Robert E. Simon Jr. was successful in obtaining Residential Planned Community (RPC) zoning for Reston from Fairfax County, it became the responsibility of the developer to ensure the community’s success and to maintain and manage the common property and facilities. These included parks, paths and trails, open spaces and recreation facilities. Accordingly, the First Home Owners Association (FHOA) was established in March 1966 to oversee the original development area near Lake Anne and all the community land north of the Dulles Access Road. Two months later, a Second Home Owners Association (SHOA) was established to oversee the development near Hunters Woods and all the community land south of the Dulles Access Road. The two associations each had a nine-member board of directors and operated with identical sets of architectural control covenants. Restonian and consultant Karl Ingebritsen explained that this complex arrangement came about because Simon wanted “to protect the purchasers in the Hunters Woods section against possible financial failure of … the architecturally avant-garde Lake Anne.”

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Over the first several years, the two associations operated separately and seemingly with divergent concerns. SHOA’s president wanted to expand the functions of the association, whereas FHOA’s president believed the organization should have limited powers. The executive director of the two groups, named in 1969, believed the north and south associations should merge to avoid duplication of management efforts and save costs for the community as a whole. He hired Booz, Allen and Hamilton to study a potential merger, and the consulting firm strongly recommended consolidation. FHOA was in favor of a merger, but SHOA was not, and a group of Hunters Woods members took legal action against Gulf Reston, the development company since 1967, for mismanagement. The suit was dismissed, and in April 1970, the consolidation took place through action by the two boards. Thus, the Reston Home Owners Association (RHOA)

was born. Two of the resident members from the FHOA board and one from the SHOA board served on the new RHOA board, with the other six members being representatives of Gulf Reston. Considerable resentment from former SHOA members lingered for years. RHOA operated with a board, paid staff and an eight-member architectural board of review to oversee development and landscape issues across the community. Early on, there were also three Village Councils: Lake Anne, Hunters Woods and Tall Oaks, which were autonomous advisory bodies. In 1987, RHOA

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changed its name to Reston Association, largely to reflect the fact that as of 1985 the association membership included all Restonians, not just homeowners. True to Reston’s democratic processes, it took six months for RHOA to change its name. Some 200 new names for the organization were proposed, from which 10 were field-tested. Finally, the board chose Reston Association for Community Service, but that was soon shortened to Reston Association: the RA we know today. Shelley S. Mastran, Chair, Reston Historic Trust & Museum

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The Lake House

SPONSORED BY COMSTOCK

Celebrate Your Special Day Lakeside! Host your wedding, reception or engagement party overlooking beautiful Lake Newport in Reston, Virginia. This airy and modern space is in a park-like setting and features two light-filled rooms both providing spectacular views of the lake. It’s not too early to book spring and summer 2019 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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MEMBER SERVICES WELCOME TO RESTON

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 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).

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 for renewal or purchase now. For a detailed list of membership options see pages 38-39.

When do the first pools open?

The first two pools (North Shore and Ridge Heights) are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 11. The remaining 13 pools are scheduled to open on Saturday, May 25, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The pool schedule will be online beginning April 1 on 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 58.

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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 66. 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 74). 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.

UPDATING YOUR WWW.RESTON.ORG ACCOUNT

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


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Design, maintenance and use covenants education and compliance, which help to protect property values Choice of programs and camps Access to 15 attractive, clean, and safe outdoor swimming pools 52 tennis courts, including six 10-and-under courts, eight clay courts, and 26 lighted courts Maintenance of 1,350 acres of open space, including lakes, ponds and streams Maintenance of 35 tot lots, 30 multi-purpose courts, 15 picnic pavilions/arbors, 22 ball fields, 31 parking lots, and 55 miles of pathways Reforestation and the planting of thousands of native plants and trees each year The Walker Nature Center’s on-site and outreach nature programs for people of all ages Land use and development plan review

HOW TO PAY YOUR ANNUAL ASSESSMENT

Assessment payments are due no later than March 1, 2019 (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.

MAILED CHECK

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

IN PERSON

Member Services: 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Extended Hours: Thursday, Feb. 28 through Friday, March 1 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Checks can also be mailed to this address.

PHONE

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

Allocation (in cents) Per Assessment Dollar Received by RA 4¢ 8¢

Board and Management Services Environmental Resources and Education (Walker Nature Center, Lakes, Ponds, Streams and Natural Areas)

14¢ Recreational Programs (Camps, Aquatics, Tennis, Events and 55+ Programs)

19¢ Community Facilities and Maintenance (RV/Boat Storage, Central Services Facility and Community Buildings)

9¢ Covenants/Design Review/Land Use

10¢ Finance and Human Resources

17¢ Support Services (Member Services, Operations, Computer Support and Communications)

19¢ Repair & Replacement of Existing Capital Assets

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MEMBER SERVICES

WEBTRAC RA’s Online Registration System for:

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

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

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

STEP 2: SHOP FOR ACTIVITIES

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

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Aquatics

Lifeguard (15+) Attendants (14+) Swim Instructors (16+) Fitness Instructors (18+)

Camp

Tennis

Tennis Professional Assistant Tennis Professional

Events

Community Events Assistant

Director (21+) Assistant Director (21+) Logistics Coordinator (18+) Specialists – Tennis, Art, Nature (18+) Lead Counselors (18+) Counselors (16+)

Application available at https://careers.reston.org

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POOL & TENNIS PASSES FOR RA MEMBERS ENDLESS SUMMER FUN ON SALE NOW! BUYING YOUR PASS Online Purchase ƒƒ ƒƒ

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

In-Person at Member Services

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

SAVE TIME AND RENEW YOUR PASSES ONLINE* EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Purchase or renew your 2018 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

$35 First-time purchase $28 Renewal

18+

Children

$15 First-time purchase $10 Renewal

Ages 1-17

Tennis Key Tag

$3

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

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.

GUEST OPTIONS

FEE

All-Season Guest Pass

$40

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

Available online, at our headquarters building, at pool locations, and from the roving tennis court monitors. Pools and Court Monitor accept CASH ONLY.

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

Replacement Passes

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If you 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 JOIN US IN RESTON FOR ENDLESS SUMMER FUN!

We welcome non-RA members to enjoy our pool and tennis facilities throughout the year.

SAVE TIME AND RENEW YOUR PASSES ONLINE* EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Purchase or renew your passes on or before March 1 for a $50 discount on ‘Pool & Tennis’ options or a $20 discount on ‘Tennis Only’ options (Individual and Family Passes only). *Applies to Adult, Child and All Season Guest passes only.

PASS OPTIONS

TENNIS ONLY

POOL & TENNIS

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, residing in the same household).

Pickleball PassA

DESCRIPTION

Colts Neck Recreation Area. Annual, non-transferable pass for any age card holder.

$75

GUEST OPTIONS

TENNIS ONLY

POOL & TENNIS

DESCRIPTION

All-Season Guest Pass

$60

$60

Pre-Paid 5-Visit Guest Passes

$40

$40 Adult $20 Child

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 Adult $5 Child

Available online, at our headquarters building, at pool locations, and from the roving tennis court monitors. Pools and Court Monitor accept CASH ONLY.

Valid for ONE guest entry (regardless of age) with accompanying pass-holder. Household ID on host pass and guest pass must match. Limit 1 per household.

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

Replacement Passes

$5 per card (all types)

If you 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.

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AQUATICS & SAFETY WE MISS YOU!

Things get quiet for the Aquatics staff in the winter, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t hard at work getting things ready for pool season 2019. In addition to the various facility improvements, you will also see an enhanced commitment to the departmental Service Standards this summer. We love our pools and know you do too, so stay warm for now, and it will be cannon-ball season before you know it. SAFE: Our trained staff participate in regular skill drills and unannounced mock scenarios throughout the summer. CLEAN: Between our professional cleaning crew and rearranged staff priorities we’re excited to bring you a debrisfree and welcoming facility. FRIENDLY: What is not to be happy about at the pool? Come by to work out, get some sun or just splash about, and we will work to make your day better with each visit. FUN: No explanation needed – pools are fun, and we are looking forward to seeing you there!

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 available for WebTrac registration. Unlimited Fitness Pass Allows holder to attend as many Water Aerobics or Aqua-Fitness classes as desired. Unlimited Fitness passes are on sale now. $100 ($70 for 55+) $200 ($140 for 55+) Single Class Class participants without an Unlimited Fitness pass can still pay a drop-in fee in cash at each class. $10 ($8 for 55+) $20 ($12 for 55+)

AQUATIC FACILITY UNDERWATER OPERATOR (AFO) EXPLORATION

This is the premier facility

operator certification from Flow Motion Fitt the National Recreation and Take your yoga practice to the Park Association (NRPA). pool or challenge yourself with The AFO course is a two-day bootcamp on the floating mats. instructor-led training, with Registration required. the exam being administered 6-class session on the second day. Candidates $90 $110 will be provided with a copy of the AFO Manual prior Bootcamp Sessions to arriving. Certification is 301200809 5/28-6/13 valid for five years and can Tue & Thu 5:00 pm -6:00 pm be renewed through CEUs or Lake Audubon Pool retesting. Potential AFOs are Ages 16+ highly encouraged to review the manual content prior 301200809 6/17-7/3 to arriving to the course. Mon & Wed 5:00 pm -6:00 pm See ‘Add’l Info’ button Lake Audubon Pool on WebTrac for further Ages 16+ information. Registration: Jan. 2-Feb. 15 101200206 3/14-3/15 Yoga Sessions Thu-Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 301200809 6/2-7/7 RA Headquarters Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 am Adult $250 $275 Lake Audubon Pool Ages 16+ 301200809 7/14-8/18 Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 am Lake Audubon Pool Ages 16+

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. 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, visit www.nautilusva. com, or contact Melissa Miles at 703-421-3483 or info@nautilusva.com.

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

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SAFETY COURSES

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

LIFEGUARDING CLASSROOM LEARNING

LIFEGUARDING BLENDED LEARNING

FEE

$175 $225

$175 $225

SHALLOW WATER LIFEGUARDING CLASSROOM LEARNING

$175 $225

SHALLOW WATER LIFEGUARDING BLENDED LEARNING

$175 $225

LIFEGUARDING RE-CERTIFICATION* *No take home textbook included, in-class use only.

$75 $100

ACTIVITY #

CLASSROOM

ONLINE

PRE-REQUISITIES

CERTIFICATIONS (ALL VALID 2 YEARS)

May-June 201200201 July-August 301200201

27 hr

0 hr

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

Lifeguarding (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED)

May-June 201200201 July-August 301200201

20 hr

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

Lifeguarding (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED)

May-June 201200201 July-August 301200201

26 hr

0 hr

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

Shallow Water Lifeguarding (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED)

May-June 201200201 July-August 301200201

19 hr

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

Shallow Water Lifeguarding (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED)

May-June 201200201 July-August 301200201

10 hr

0 hr

Lifeguarding (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED)

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

Registration opens the first Monday in April at www.restonwebtrac.org (class sections with exacts dates, times and locations will be viewable by March 1). Contact lcutrona@reston.org or 703-435-6531 for details.

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 55.

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

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

bsi.

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

Simin’s Ice Cream Papa John’s Pizza

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

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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

Kona Ice

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

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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AQUATICS & SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSES

Reston Association is proud to be a provider of American Red Cross Aquatics Courses. Instructor courses are delivered by certified and experienced instructor trainers, many of whom work full-time in the Aquatics field in our community and surrounding jurisdictions. COURSE

FEE

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR BLENDED LEARNING

$240 $275

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR BLENDED LEARNING

$240 $275

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR BLENDED LEARNING

$240 $275

LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR

$240 $275

LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR

$240 $275

LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR: CROSSOVER/EN-ENTRY

$75 $100

LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR: CROSSOVER/EN-ENTRY

$75 $100

ACTIVITY #

CLASSROOM

ONLINE

PRE-REQUISITIES

CERTIFICATIONS (ALL VALID 2 YEARS)

301200205

23.5 hr

7 hr

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

301200205

23.5 hr

7 hr

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

301200205

23.5 hr

7 hr

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

301200208

21 hr

2 hr

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

Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)

301200208

21 hr

2 hr

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

Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)

301200210

21 hr

2 hr

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

Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)

301200210

21 hr

2 hr

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

Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)

Registration opens the first Monday in April at www.restonwebtrac.org (class sections with exacts dates, times, and locations will be viewable by March 1). Contact lcutrona@reston.org or 703-435-6531 for details. TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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JUST KEEP SWIMMING Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA)

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

Evening practice: May 28-June 13 Morning practice: June 14-July 26

PRIVATE 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 1, 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 seven days in advance of event date). See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details.

SAFETY AROUND THE POOL

Reston Community Center and Reston Association are teaming up to improve our community’s safety around its many pools. Drowning remains the nation’s second leading cause of injuryrelated death among children ages 1 to 14, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For every child who dies from drowning, four more receive medical treatment for submersionrelated 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, held in similar age groups) 30-60 minute sessions available Longfellow’s WHALE Tales is an interactive presentation that provides easy to follow information to help children learn safe behavior in, on and around the water. Taught in a classroom environment, WHALE Tales makes water safety fun and easy to learn. Each lesson is reinforced with color posters, worksheets, activities and a video that features Longfellow, the animated whale.

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

General Water Safety

For more information and details on new swimmer evaluations, please see www.rsta.org or email registrar@rsta.org.

Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST) Year-round adult swim program with expert coaching in technique and conditioning for fitness, triathlon, and competitive swimmers. Outdoor summer practices at RA pools.

For more information, visit www.restonmasters.com or email info@restonmasters.com.

(18 years and older) This presentation (60-minute lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A) focuses on the importance of water safety

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

Registration opens in early March with priority dates for returning swimmers and winter swim families. New Swimmer Evaluations are required for all new participants under age 11. 5/3 Fri 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Ridge Heights Pool 5/4 Sat 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Ridge Heights Pool 5/10 Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 am Ridge Heights Pool 5/11 Sat 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Ridge Heights Pool

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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AQUATICS & SAFETY POOL FACILITIES AND FEATURES

tot lot, Walker Nature Education Center and access to Turquoise Trail

Lap swimming: Each 25-m pool will have at least one dedicated lap lane available at all times during open swim. Select facilities noted below will have additional lanes.

Golf Course Island

= ADA compliant amenities on site. Please see pool description for specific amenities.

Autumnwood Pool

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

Dogwood

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

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

Hunterswoods

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

Lake Audubon

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

Lake Newport

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

and access to Blue Trail

Lake Thoreau

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

Newbridge

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

North Hills

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

North Shore

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

Ridge Heights

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

Shadowood

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

Tall Oaks

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

Uplands

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

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

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Amy’s Amigos Youth Triathlon Race Date: Sunday, May 12 at 8:00 a.m. Registration Opens: Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. www.RestonYouthTri.org

Splash and Dash Race Date: Saturday, Aug. 24 at 8:00 a.m. Registration: Exact TBD – check our website for updates corefoundation.raceentry.com

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

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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CAMPS

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

CAMP PROMISE

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

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SPRING BREAK CAMP

Ages 5-11

When school is out, RA Camps are in session! Work without worry with RA Camps — we are here for you. A couple of field trips, creative activities, arts and crafts and more are in store for your kids while they are out of school during spring break. The children will beat the school break blues attending our week of fun and adventure. Registration starts: Jan. 28 Deadline to Register is Monday, April 1.

202130201 4/15-4/19 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Lake House $250 $270

Extended Care: $25 per child. Covers both AM (7:30-9 a.m.) & PM (4-6 p.m.) 402130310

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. Many Thanks to our 2018 Camp Donors Janine & Ralph Greenwood Bonnie & Bob Haukness Long & Foster Realtors The Paramount Condominium Marcus & Colene Luczak Red’s Table Reston Citizen’s Association Reston Environmental Action Reston Garden Club Reston Historic Trust Board of Directors JoAnn & Walter Shaub Sweet Frog- North Point Village Center

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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REGISTRATION

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RA member registration begins Jan. 28, at 8:30 a.m. Non-member registration begins Feb. 4, at 8:30 a.m.

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Online registration is available for members and non-members at www.restonwebtrac.org. Those new to RA programming should create a webtrac account by Jan. 21. Accounts may take up to two business days for approval.

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We offer transportation and extended care services to many of our camps. See (page 57) for details.

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Nature Tots (ages 3-5) p.49 Little Hands Music (ages 3.5-6) p.49 Soccer Camp (ages 4-7) p.50 Junior Day Camp (ages 5-7) p.50 Technology CampLego (ages 5-12) p.51 Sportsters (ages 6-9) p.51 Walker’s Rangers (ages 6-9) p.52 Camp on Wheels (ages 6-12) p.52 Art Camp (ages 6-10) p.53

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4B

7/22-7/26

7/29-8/2

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5B

SCHOOLS OUT / BREAK Spring Break

5-12

April 15-19

PRESCHOOL Nature Tots

3-5

Little Hands Music

3.5-6

6/24-6/28

6/17 -6/21

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

6/24-6/28

VARIETY Junior Day Camp

5-7

6/17-6/28

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

7/15-7/26

7/29-8/9

8/12-8/16

Day Camp

7-11

6/17-6/28

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

7/15-7/26

7/29-8/9

8/12-8/16

8/19-8/23

SPECIALTY Soccer Camp

4-7

Technology Camp-Legos

5-12

Sportsters

6-9

Walkers Rangers

6-9

Camp on Wheels

6-12

Art Camp

6-10

Tennis Camp

7-13

Science Camp

8-12

6/17 -6/21

6/24-6/28

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

8/19-8/23

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

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

6/17 -6/21

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

8/5-8/9

6/24-6/28

8/12-8/16 7/8-7/12

6/17-6/28

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

7/15-7/19

7/22-7/26

7/29-8/2

8/5-8/9

7/29-8/2

8/5-8/9

7/15-7/26

TEEN Junior Lifeguarding

11 -14

Teen Camp

11-14

Wilderness Camp

11-14

Counselor-In- Training (CIT)

14-15

6/17-6/28

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

7/15-7/26

Leadership Camp

15-16

6/17-6/28

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

7/15-7/26

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

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

7/22-7/26 7/15-7/26 7/15-7/19

7/29-8/9 7/29-8/2 7/29-8/9

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NATURE TOTS

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

Ages 3-5

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

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

Nature’s Rainbow

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

Growing Up

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

Summer Splash

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

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LITTLE HANDS MUSIC

Over in the Meadow

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

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CAMPS SOCCER CAMP

JUNIOR DAY CAMP

Ages 4-7

Ages 5-7

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

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

302130154 Brown’s Chapel Park —Baseball Field #2

Brown’s Chapel Park $435

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hidden Treasures

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

Soaking Wet

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

Lets Get Dirty

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

Ice Age

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

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TECHNOLOGY CAMP – LEGOS

Ages 5-12

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

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

STEM Challenge using LEGO

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

Ninjaneering using LEGO

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

Ninjaneering Masters using LEGO

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

Jedi Engineering using LEGO

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

Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO

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

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SPORTSTERS

Ages 6-9

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

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

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

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

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CAMPS Dirt Detectives

WALKER’S RANGERS

Ages 6-9

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

Things With Wings

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

Nature’s Cuisine

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

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

Water Wonders

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

CAMP ON WHEELS

Ages 6-12

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

Brought to you in partnership with American Inline.

Learn to Ride a Bike

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

Bike Riding

Skateboard

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

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

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ART CAMP

Ages 6-10

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

My Mom Would Never Let Me Do That!

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

7/15-7/19 $310 $335

Fun-tastic Forts!

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

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

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

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8/5-8/9 $335

Art & Movement

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

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CAMPS DAY CAMP

Adventure Awaits

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

Ages 7-11

Whatever Floats Your Boat!

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

Hanging on to Summer

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

NEW IN 2019!

TENNIS CAMP

Ages 7-13

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

302130104 Session 4A 7/29-8/2 Session 4B 8/5-8/9 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Location: TBD $375 $395

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SCIENCE CAMP

Ages 8-12

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

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

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Rock On!

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

Nature’s Power

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

Out of this World

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

JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING

Ages 11-14

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

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

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CAMPS TEEN CAMP

WILDERNESS CAMP

Ages: 11-14

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

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

Ages 11-14

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

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

Environment Skills

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

Survival Skills

Highlighted Trip: Evergreen Sports Complex Session 2

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

Highlighted Trip: Hershey Park Session 3

7/15-7/26

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

Highlighted Trip: Kings Dominion

Session 4 7/29-8/9

COUNSELOR-INTRAINING (CIT)

Ages 14-15

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

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

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4

6/17-6/28 7/1-7/12 (no camp 7/4) $227 $279 7/15-7/26 7/29-8/9

NEW IN 2019!

LEADERSHIP CAMP

Ages 15-16

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

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

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CAMP CALENDAR May 1

Camp balances due.

May 1

Camp forms due.

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

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

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

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

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

Camp Shirts

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

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

Transportation

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

Beginner Swim Lessons

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

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

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

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.

The Marvelous Moon

The moon is a familiar sight in the night sky yet still holds wonder. Use binoculars to observe the features of the moon’s surface. Hear folklore about the moon and learn about some of the latest discoveries that scientists have made. Explore the phases in a creative way and see rock samples similar to those found on the moon. Register by Jan. 13. 106011008 1/16 Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $6 $8

Raptors Up Close

Learn about our native birds of prey - where they live, what they eat, where they nest and how they raise their young. Meet live raptors up close, including an owl and a hawk. How do they adapt to our cold, wet winters and prepare for the spring nesting season? Co-presented by wildlife rehabilitators from Secret Garden Birds and Bees. Register by Feb. 13. 106011008 2/16 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $7 $9

Spring Egg-citement

Spring marks the beginning of a season when life returns to the trees, and baby animals are born. Discover which animals lay eggs and how many different types there are. Look at bird nests and do some “egg-speriments.” Make paper egg decorations and a small planter out of an eggshell. Register by Mar. 25.

A Seuss-ical Celebration

Celebrate the birthweek of Dr. Seuss. Let the Cat in the Hat lead you on an adventure through the woods in search of the Lorax and truffula trees. Listen with Horton for the sound of a “Who,” and make green eggs and ham that even Sam I Am would eat! Register by Feb. 28. 106011008 3/3 Sun 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $6 $8

106011008 3/29 Fri 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 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.

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

CLOSED

SAT

10 AM-1 PM

SUN

1-4 PM

Check holiday schedule for additional closings.

Want to rent space at the Walker Nature Center? See page 79 for details.

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

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Great Gray Owl. Photograph by Steve Mattheis, 2018 Grand Prize Winner

Great Gray Owl. Photograph by Steve Mattheis, 2018 Grand Prize Winner

IN ASSOCIATION WITH BEST PHOTOGRAPHY IN NATURE’S ASSOCIATION WITH NATURE’S

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY

Audubon Photography 2018 2018 AUDUBON Awards Open House AUDUBON Sunday, Feb. 10, 1-3 p.m. PHOTOGRA PHY Free for All Ages PHOTOGRA PHY There will be light refreshments, AWARDS SH OW short bird walks and hands-on bird

WHEN

WHEN Time Day, Date, Year to Day, Date, Year

AWARDS SH OW WHERE

WHERE Venue Name Street Address City, State, Zip Code

February 8 – 27

CONTACT Contact Name Phone Number Email

activities. Special remarks at 1 p.m.

The official sponsor of the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards Exhibition

Nature House

MondayWHEN & Wednesday - Friday

Great Gray Owl.

Photograph Bird of Prey – The Story of by Steve Mattheis, 2018 Grand Prize the Rarest Eagle on EarthWinner

WHERE Walker Nature Center, 11450 CONTACT 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Glade Drive Time Venue Name Contact Name The official sponsor of the Tuesday Closed Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m. Day, Date, Year to Street Address Phone Number IN ASSOCIATION WITH NATURE’SFriday, BEST PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 Audubon Photography Saturday 10 a.m. - 1City, p.m. State, Zip Code Day, Date, Year Email Awards Exhibition Free, $5 suggested donation

Sunday

2018 AUDUBON Adults Only. Details on page 64. PHOTOGRA PHY AWARDS SHOW

1 - 4 p.m.

Bringing the joy of birds to us, this traveling exhibition features 12 large scale

photographic prints. Nine are the award-winning and runner-up photos. Three

have been selected from the gallery of top 100 photos. The photos cover a range of species and geographic locations. WHEN Time TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER Day, Date, Year to Day, Date, Year

WHERE

CONTACT

Venue Name Contact Name . PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH RA MEMBERS ANDThe official NON-MEMBERS sponsor of the Street Address City, State, Zip Code

Phone Number

2018 Audubon Photography

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NATURE BABES IN THE WOODS

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

Oh Deer

Winter can be a great time to observe deer moving in the woods. Learn how they stay warm and what kinds of food they eat. Make your own set of antlers and walk the trails to try to catch sight of these graceful animals (weather permitting). Register by Jan. 11. 106111001 1/14 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am OR 1/15 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Spring Peepers

Spring Peeper frogs are among the first animals to make their way out of winter hibernation and welcome the new spring season. Listen to the loud call of these little frogs and discover where they live. Feel some slime and make a froggy craft. Register by March 1. 106111001 3/4 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am OR 3/5 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Wonderful Wildflowers

Before leaves appear on trees, wildflowers bloom to soak up the sun. Make a pretty flower craft to take home, and take part in a scavenger hunt to find different colored wildflowers. Love Birds Register by April 5. With Valentine’s Day around 206111001 4/8 the corner, love is in the air! Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Discover which birds give OR 4/9 gifts to their special someone, Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am and which ones are starting Walker Nature Center to build nests. Make a special Ages 18-35 months $7 $9 treat to give to our feathered friends. Enjoy the Audubon Photography Award exhibit and look for birds at the The Walker feeders. Register by Feb. 8. 106111001 2/11 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am OR 2/12 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 18-35 months $7 $9

Attention Scout Leaders

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)

Nature Center can help your organization to earn patches and badges.

Campfire Programs

Campfire Fun and Campfire Cookery programs are available upon request.

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

$20/hour

$30/hour

Service Projects

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

FREE.

Nature Trunks

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

groups. $25/non-Reston

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

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PRESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

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

Nighttime Nature PJ Party

Did you know that some animals are just waking up when it’s time for you to go to bed? Learn which animals roam at night and how they find their way in the dark. Come dressed in your pajamas as we discover the fascinating world of nocturnal creatures. Bring a favorite stuffed animal and enjoy a bedtime snack while listening to a story. Make an animal craft to take home. Register by Jan. 7. 106121008 1/10 Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $7 $9

Bouncing Bunnies

Spring is almost here, which means it’s a great time to learn about rabbits. Create adorable marshmallow bunnies. Make a rabbit mask and bounce like a bunny to music. Look for hidden rabbits while strolling through the forest. Register by March 13. 106121008 3/16 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $7 $9

Planning a Birthday Party?

Pollinator Pals

Nature Detectives

Bring the kids and the cake to a fun-filled, creative party at the Nature Center. Thematic parties include a two-anda-half hour facility rental, with 45 minutes of staff-led activities and party favors.

Choose from the following themes: Learn about tiny critters with amazing superpowers. Create colorful tissue paper flowers. Buzz like a bee, moving pollen from one flower to another. Explore the forest and look for blooming flowers, soaring butterflies and buzzing bumblebees. Register by April 3. 206121008 4/6 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $6 $8

Ages 3-7

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

Dinosaurs Ages 3-9

NATURE CAMPS

DETAILS ON PAGE 48 Brilliant Birds

Birds come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Discover more about these feathered wonders. Paint with feathers and play a feather guessing game. Enjoy the photos from the Audubon Photography Award winners, and take a walk on the trails to look for birds. Register by Feb. 17. 106121008 2/20 Wed 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center Ages 3-5 $6 $8

Summer enrichment programs provide a fun learning environment and a chance to explore the natural world.

Nature Tots (Ages 3-5) Walker’s Rangers (Ages 6-9) Developed and directed by WNC environmental staff. Contact naturecenter@ reston.org or 703-435-6518.

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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

Nature Crafts Ages 3-12

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

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

How to Book • • • •

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

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

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NATURE STEAM Workshop Paper Making

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Ages 5 to 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit the Nature Center on your days off from school.

STEAM Workshop — Winter Weather Wonders

Discover the wonders of ice and snow. Watch as science and art come together with a colorful melting ice experiment. Learn about symmetry and geometry while designing beautiful snowflakes. Design snow forts with marshmallows and toothpicks. Register by Jan. 22. 106131012 1/25 Fri 10:00 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center Ages 5-12 $6 $8

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

KIDS' TROUT FISHING DAY

March 23 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 106101301 Ages: 3-15

Registration required. Fishing rods available on loan. All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are not permitted to fish during the kids’ fishing time. Snakeden Branch stream will be stocked with hundreds of rainbow trout. All necessary equipment will be provided to make your day a success, including bait. Volunteers will teach you how to cast, hook and cook your freshly caught dinner. Wetland Studies and Trout Unlimited members will even clean the fish you catch.

STEAM Workshop Rainbow Science

Brighten up a winter’s day with fun, colorful experiments. Study the science behind rainbows and create rainbows in imaginative ways. Design beautiful chromatography flowers. Experiment with density while forming rainbows in a jar. Watch capillary action up close with a walking water rainbow. Register by Feb. 1. 106131012 2/4 Mon 10:00 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center Ages 5-12 $6 $8

Location: Snakeden Branch between Soapstone Dr. and Lake Audubon. Check-in near the 7-11 at 2303 Soapstone Dr. Please park along Soapstone Dr., Glade Dr. and the Glade Pool parking lot. Please wear shoes that can get wet and muddy, no sandals. Walk-ins accepted as rods and space allow. Volunteers are needed. See page 84 for details. Made possible by a partnership with Wetland Studies and Solutions, Northern Virginia Trout Unlimited, Reston Association, Friends of Reston, and the Virginia Wildlife eStore (www.ShopDGIF.com) Grant Program, a partnership of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Wildlife Foundation of Virginia.

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

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ADULT PROGRAMS RASER Presentation: Reston’s Annual State of the Environment Report

Reston’s Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) presents the findings and recommendations of the second annual RASER Report. RASER reflects more than 1,000 hours of research by volunteer scientists, citizen scientists and RA staff. As Reston continues to change, the report evaluates Reston’s air quality, water resources, wildlife, light pollution and more. Presenter: Doug Britt, Virginia Master Naturalist, EAC Committee Member, and RASER Project Director. 106201006 3/13 Wed 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Adults Free

BIRD WALKS

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.

February Bird Walk: Reston’s Lakes & Waterfowl Tour

Meet at Lake Newport and then caravan to the other Reston lakes. 2/24 Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 am Lake Newport — Park near the tennis courts, 11452 Baron Cameron Avenue Adults Free

16th Annual

NAture Center 5K Run & Walk

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

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.

March Bird Walk: Brown’s Chapel Park

3/17 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Park at 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Adults Free

Late April Bird Walk: Bright Pond

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

Early April Bird Walk: Lower Glade Stream Valley

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

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. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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NATURE ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES Co-presented by Friends of Reston

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

Evolution of Organic

This film tells the story of organic agriculture by those who built the movement--a motley California crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters who rejected chemical farming and set out to find alternatives. Now that organic has gone mainstream, peer into the exciting future of sustainable agriculture. Enjoy some organic nibbles as we kick off the 2019 season! Registration recommended by Jan. 24. (77 min.) 106201051 1/25

Jane

Using a trove of never-beforeseen footage, the film tells the story of Jane Goodall’s early explorations and research in Tanzania, focusing on her groundbreaking field work as well as her personal relationships with the humans in her life and the chimpanzees that were the subject of her study. Registration recommended by March 21. (90 min.) 106201051 3/22

Prints by Dana Ann Scheurer Limited Edition Prints Available for $125 Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive

The original watercolor, commissioned by Friends of Reston and created by the Reston artist Dana Ann Scheurer, is part of the permanent collection at the Walker Nature Center. Exclusive limited edition iris giclee prints are available. Scheurer’s works are highly recognizable. They include a mural of Reston’s founder, Robert E. Simon, located at the Reston Town Center. Before the Flood A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet. Actor and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio, travels the globe to witness the effects of impending environmental disaster. Registration recommended by April 25. (96 min.) 206201051 4/26

JOIN THE WALKER NATURE CENTER’S ELECTRONIC MAILING LIST! Receive the quarterly Bird of Prey newsletter, Branching Out, Wildlife cinematographer, Neil Rettig, embarks on the greatest challenge of his career: to film the rarest and largest eagle on the planet. The Philippine Eagle’s future is tied to the islands' last fragments of oldgrowth forest. As the film explores the vanishing world of this species, it reveals the heroes determined to save it. After the film, view the Audubon Photography Award Show exhibition on display at Nature House. Registration recommended by Feb. 21. (94 min.) 106201051 2/22

Reston’s Official Bird: The Pileated Woodpecker

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

All proceeds from the sales of the prints benefit Friends of Reston, dedicated to helping Reston Association bring charitable, scientific and educational projects to the community. Visit its website at www.friendsofreston.org.

Free

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

DATES & SITES:

Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ walkernaturecenter

Jan. 19-20 Lake Audubon Pool

Instagram at @walkernaturecenter

Feb. 16-17 Central Services Facility

Follow us on Twitter @ restonnature

March 16-17 Lake Audubon Pool April 20-21 Central Services Facility

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.

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

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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

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(Celastrus orbiculatus) Porcelain-berry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata) Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus) Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) Periwinkle and Greater Periwinkle (Vinca major and minor) 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.

Garden Plots Do you have a Green Thumb?

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

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.

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. Contact CSFstaff@reston.org or call

703-437-7658.

Pathway/ Recreation Area Bench: $1,000

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-Bench

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.

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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 for events.

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pirate and Princess Party

Ahoy, me hearties and fair ladies, ye all be invited fer a Pirate Parrrrrty and a Pretty in Pink Princess Party. This adventure will transform your child into a pirate or princess, complete with dress-up. Enjoy crafts, games and fun activities. All pirates and princesses are encouraged to dress up as their favorite pirate or princess. 107121013 2/12 Tue 10:30 am - 11:30 am RA Headquarters Ages 3-5 years $11 $15

Community Yard Sale SATURDAY, APRIL 27 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

(Rain date 4/28) 1900 Campus Commons Drive (Corner of Sunrise Valley Dr. & Wiehle Ave.)

Young Chefs – No Bake Cooking Class

Calling all young chefs! Join Ms. Katherine and cook your way through the ABCs! Young chefs will prepare and learn about foods, reading recipes, ingredient identification, proper measuring techniques and various kitchen tools. We will not be using an oven, but we will prepare NO BAKE recipes that you will be able to take home and add to the family cookbook. The young chefs will experience the joy of hands-on food preparation. Once all preparation is done, we will sit and enjoy our culinary delights! Please note that all food and allergy issues must be presented prior to the day of the class. 107131023 3/11 (early Release for FCPS) Monday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Lake House Ages 5-11 $20 $24

ADULT EVENTS

Ages 18 years and older. (unless otherwise noted)

Wine Tasting at the Lake House

Enjoy a special evening of wine tasting at Reston’s beautiful Lake House. Sample red and white wines along with a variety of meats, cheeses and crackers while overlooking Lake Newport. Bring a friend or meet a new one at this unique event. Co-sponsored by The Wine Cabinet. 107201018 1/24 Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm The Lake House Ages 21+ $20 $28

GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG TO REGISTER 207201304 $39/BOOTH SPACE, $49/BOOTH SPACE Eighty 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. TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6577 FOR MORE INFO.

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How to Make My Garden Grow

This program is a new offering in 2019. Do you want to get your hands in the dirt and learn how to grow your own fruits and vegetables? Participants will meet with a Fairfax County Master Gardener and learn about maintaining a compost pile, the benefits of all types of pollinators, planting seeds, and how to tend to your garden on a regular basis to make it thrive. Class and supplies are limited, so don’t delay in enrolling in this great program. It is a great way to get a jump start on harvesting the fruits of your labor. 107201024 3/9-3/30 Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am RA Headquarters Ages 18+ $40 $50

55+ EVENTS

Ages 55 years and older.

Jigsaw Puzzle & Lunch

Do you like to put together jigsaw puzzles? If so, RA’s Puzzle Day is an opportunity to challenge yourself with jigsaw puzzles made from beautiful, themed photos of Reston. You can work individually or as a member of a team. Enjoy coffee and conversation while doing one of America’s favorite pastimes. Lunch will be provided. 107221008 1/29 Tue 10:00 am - 4:00 pm RA Headquarters Ages 55+ $15 $18

Appraisal Roadshow

The Appraisal Roadshow delivers a treasure hunt experience in a fun, educational and rewarding forum. Bring one personal item 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 3/26 Tue 11:00 am - 1:00 pm RA Headquarters Ages 55+ $15 $18

This committee, made up of Reston Association (RA) members, was established by RA to advise the board on how to enhance the general welfare and well-being of the association’s older adults (55 and over) through advocacy and initiative. We are looking for new members and fresh perspectives. Give something back to your community by volunteering your time and join this active committee. Where: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive When: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m.

Tai Chi

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. This once-weekly class for six weeks is taught by instructor Jeffery Edwards. 105200810 1/18-2/12 2/19-3/26 Tue 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Glade Room Ages 55+ $70 $90

55+ Advisory Committee

Senior Movie Day 25th Anniversary

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 Metro Station between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m. to receive a free T-shirt, enjoy light refreshments and be entered into a raffle for a free bicycle! Registration opens in March at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org. 5/17 Fri 6:30 am - 9:30 am Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station FREE

Senior Social: St. Patrick’s Day Style

It's never too early to celebrate the luck o' the Irish with friends while enjoying traditional Irish fare and beautiful Irish music and entertainment. Plan your social calendar while you learn about upcoming 55+ trips, classes and events. This event is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center. Registration required. 107221015 3/13 Wed 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm RCC at Hunters Woods Ages 55+ $8 $15

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The Reston Association, in cooperation with Reston Town Center Bow Tie Cinemas, and sponsored by Tall Oaks Assisted Living, present the 25th anniversary of Meet Me at the Movies on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Refreshments are provided, and door prizes are distributed prior to the movie. 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 canceled. Featuring: 'Operation Finale' 1/23 'The Old Man & the Gun' 2/27 TBD 3/27 Doors open at 9:15 am Showtime is at 10:00 am Bow Tie Cinemas Ages: 55+ FREE . PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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TENNIS 10 AND UNDER

ACES

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

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 with instructor approval.

MUNCHKINS TENNIS

Aces I

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. Once a week for four weeks: 208100901 3/23-4/13 4/27-5/18 Sat 9:00 am - 9:45 am 10:00 am - 10:45 am

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4/5-5/3 5/10-5/31 Fri 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 3-5 $60 $70

Once a week for four weeks: 208100902 3/23-4/13 Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am 10:00 am - 11:00 am North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $84 $94

Aces I

Once a week for six weeks: 208100902 4/2-5/14 Tue 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 4/5-5/17 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 4/27-6/1 Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am 10:00 am - 11:00 am North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 5-7 $126 $136

Aces II

Once a week for four weeks: 208100903 3/23-4/13 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 6-8 $84 $94

Aces II

Once a week for six weeks: 208100903 4/3-5/15 Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 4/5-5/17 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 4/27-6/1 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm North Shore Tennis Courts Ages 6-8 $126 $136

ORANGE BALL FUTURES

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

Orange Ball Futures I

Orange Dot Balls are a perfect way to get your young athlete involved in the game of tennis. They travel at half the speed of a standard tennis ball, giving it a lower bounce and making the game more accessible to children 8 to 10 years old. This course will include drills for footwork, shot preparation and recovery. Once a week for six weeks: 208100908 4/1-5/13 Mon 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Ages 8-10 $136 $146

4/5-5/17 Fri 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $136 $146

4/6-5/18 Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 am Barton Hill Tennis Courts Ages 8-10 $136 $146

Orange Ball Futures II

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

GREEN DOT

These classes are appropriate for 9 to 12-year-olds who have mastered the Orange Ball Court and for beginner and intermediate players ages 11-12. This class focuses on the fundamentals, including the ABCs of agility, balance and coordination, as well as court movement, with more focus on stroke production and tactical play. Once a week for four weeks: 208130921 4/2-4/30 5/7-5/28 Tue 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts Ages 9-12 $136 $146

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

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JUNIOR TENNIS

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

Level Two

Once a week for four weeks: 208100906 3/23-4/13 4/27-5/18 Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 10-13 $140 $150

TEEN TENNIS

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.

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 limited to six.

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

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

Level One

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

Level One

Once a week for four weeks: 208100905 3/23-4/13 4/27-5/18 Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 am Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 10-13 $140 $150

Level One

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 the RA instructor has approved moving up to Level Two. Once a week for four weeks: 208100912 4/4-5/2 5/9-5/30 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Hook Road Courts Ages 13-17 $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. Tryouts required for first-time participants. Twice a week for three weeks: 208100913 4/2-4/25 4/30-5/16 5/21-6/6 Tue & Thu 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 11-15 $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. Tryouts required for first-time participants. Twice a week for three weeks: 208100914 4/2-4/25 4/30-5/16 5/21-6/6 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Ages 12-17 $189 $199

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TENNIS ADULT TENNIS

18 years and older

Beginners

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

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

Intermediates

Advanced Beginners

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

Intermediate

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

TWICE A WEEK LESSONS Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks: 208200915 4/1-4/17 4/22-5/8 5/13-5/29 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks: 208200917 4/1-4/17 4/22-5/8 5/13-5/29 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

ONCE A WEEK LESSONS Beginners

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

Advanced Beginners

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

Intermediate

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

ADULT TENNIS LEAGUES

18 years and older.

Greater Washington Tennis League

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

Northern Virginia Tennis League

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

Advanced Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks: 208200916 4/1-4/17 4/22-5/8 5/13-5/29 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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Reston Team Tennis (RTT)

Reston Team Tennis, formerly known as World Team Tennis, is one of our most popular leagues. There are 18 teams that play on Wednesday and Thursday nights. This is a social, yet competitive league. Please call the tennis office at 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 April 10 Wed 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $90 $95 (without shirt) 3.0-3.5 208200806 April 10 Wed 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $100 $105 (with shirt) 4.0-4.5 208200806 April 11 Thu 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $90 $95 (without shirt) 4.0-4.5 208200806 April 11 Thu 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm RA Tennis Courts $100 $105 (with shirt)

Senior Round Robin

Still looking for competitive fun play? Join the senior interReston league. The format will be doubles. Registrants commit to play for 6 weeks (or get a sub). Sub list provided. Play is 2 hours/week with some play in the sun. For more information, contact the Tennis Office 703-435-6534 Once a week for six weeks: 2082200807 4/19-5/24 Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 am Uplands Tennis Courts Ages 55+ $25 $30

Drop-in Tennis

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

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Open Play Tennis or Pickleball may be played following the posted rules.

3 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.

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.

Drop-In Pickleball

Mondays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Colts Neck Tennis Courts: 1 & 2 How it works: Drop-in Pickleball is for Reston Association (RA) Members holding a current Pool & Tennis pass. Non-Members holding a Tennis, Pool & Tennis or Pickleball pass may participate. Passes can be purchased online at www.reston.org or at RA Headquarters.

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Equipment Outdoor Pickleballs and Paddles are available for purchase at the RA Pro Shop.

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TENNIS household. Instructor and student passes must display matching addresses and Guest Passes shall not be valid for this exception.

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COURT CHANGES ARE MADE ON THE HOUR. Please show your pass when entering the court. Play is limited to one hour for singles and two hours for doubles when other players are waiting. Players who use the court for a fraction of an hour must vacate on the hour when others are waiting to play.

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

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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.

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

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Racquets, Shoes, Strings, Grips, Great Prices and Customer Service

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FACILITY RENTALS

Have Your Next Event at a Reston Picnic Pavilion

Plan outdoor private parties or weddings, group and corporate gatherings or family picnics at one of our seven affordable pavilions. Available for rent seven days a week from April through October. 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 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 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 NEW

Available for Half-Day Rental: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. or 3-10 p.m. Fees: $100 $190

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

North Hills

Center Harbor Road and North Village Road Size: 1,024 square feet ƒƒ 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

Temporary Road

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 Four benches and a swing set 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, whiteboards, markers, ƒƒ podiums and easels ƒƒ Free parking Rates: $40-$120/hr. ƒƒ On-site support staff ƒƒ Buffet serving area in rooms Contact: To arrange a venue tour or to discuss your specific Accommodates meeting needs, contact Member ƒƒ Small groups of 35 or less Services at reservations@reston.org ƒƒ Large groups up to 170 or call 703-435-6530.

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

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Advertise today and be seen by 21,000+ households

Call and begin your successful marketing campaign today. Mike Leone Advertising Sales E-mail: mike@reston.org Direct: 703-435-657977 WWW.RESTON.ORG | JANUARY 2019


FACILITY RENTALS

RA COMMUNITY BUILDINGS

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

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Brown’s Chapel

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

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

BROWN'S CHAPEL

GLADE ROOM

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

THE LAKE HOUSE


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

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

Nature House Multipurpose Room

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

Nature Center Pavilion

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

Fire Ring

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

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED VOLUNTEER RESTON

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

CONNECT WITH VOLUNTEER RESTON ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

WHY VOLUNTEER?

Volunteers play a critical role in helping Reston grow. Whether you are hoping to meet new people, spend time with friends, learn new skills, make a positive impact in your community or complete school service hours, Volunteer Reston has something for everyone. Regardless of the motive, Reston Association volunteers all have one thing in common — they are all helping to make Reston a better place to live, work and play. RA volunteers have a variety of ages, skill levels and personalities. Volunteers include senior citizens, corporate teams, faith-based groups, families, college students, retirees, scouts and youth. There are several ways to get involved. Some events happen frequently, whereas others happen on an annual or even one-time basis. Our recreational, environmental and administrative projects enable volunteers to meet other locals and learn more about Reston’s growing community.

MAKE A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

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

Facebook.com/VolunteerReston Instagram@Volunteer_Reston Twitter@VolunteerReston

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

To get involved, complete a one-time Volunteer Application found online at www.reston.org, and contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@ reston.org with your interest.

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JOIN THE COMMUNITY

Reston Association frequently hosts community events throughout the year. These events allow Reston locals to meet, network, share stories and work together with camaraderie and stewardship. Events include the Multicultural Festival, Halloween House & Trick-orTreat Trail, Community Yard Sale and Spring Festival. To learn more about upcoming opportunities, complete a onetime Volunteer Application found online at www.reston. org, and contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@reston.org with your interest.

by Volunteer Reston, you must have a volunteer record on file in Volgistics. (refer to “VOLUNTEER INFO PORTAL (VOL/VICNET)”, page 81) All opportunities are found in Volgistics/VicNet, x2VOL and the RA website at www.reston. org. We also frequently update our pages on VolunteerMatch, Volunteer Fairfax, Idealist and Mason Gives Back. Contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@ reston.org, with any questions.

RESTON’S ARBOR DAY Friday, April 5 9 aM-Noon (Rain or shine)

NEED SERVICE HOURS FOR SCHOOL?

Many students in Reston and the surrounding area are required to perform a specific number of community service hours for school. Volunteer Reston is a great way to fulfill these hours. Students may be able to finish their service hours by handling shifts at special events, monthly service projects and workday cleanups. We want all our volunteers to enjoy their time participating at such events. Not only will volunteers be prepped and trained for each opportunity, but they will also be able to grow individually and make a significant impact. We cannot guarantee that all service hours can be completed at one event, but we welcome student participation regardless. Each event has a limited number of spots available and can reach capacity. Please be mindful of upcoming dates/ times, and sign up in advance to secure a spot. To have your hours approved

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 flag-raising ceremony will take place at noon followed by a free pizza lunch for volunteers. Our special guest will be Jim McGlone of the Virginia Department of Forestry. Registration: Visit http://bit. ly/VRVicNet and click on the date. (refer to “VOLUNTEER INFO PORTAL (VOL/ VICNET)”, page 81)


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION PORTAL

(VOLGISTICS/VICNET)

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

APPLICATIONS & INSTRUCTIONS

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

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

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

STEP 2: CREATE YOUR VICNET ACCOUNT

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

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

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

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED ENVIRONMENTAL WORK

Out of all the volunteer opportunities Volunteer Reston offers, environmental work is the most laborious. However, this makes it one of the most meaningful.

Work may include removing weeds, identifying invasive vegetation, planting seedlings, clearing trails, collecting trash and handling tools. Supplies are provided and are often used. With training, volunteers might be tasked with using wheelbarrows, brooms, trowels, shovels, rakes, pruning shears, gardening tools, hand picks, pitchforks, weed wrenches and hand saws. Workdays range from two to eight hours on any given day. Training is provided onsite by RA staff. Supplies, snacks and water are also available.

GUIDE TO FIELD SAFETY

Safety is our top priority, especially when volunteers are working in various parts of Reston’s woods. RA staff will provide volunteers with a safe work environment by identifying any potential hazards at any given work area.

POTENTIAL HAZARDS

Ticks: Ticks are common carriers of Lyme disease. Please check your clothes and body after working outdoors. Take a shower to wash away any bugs or ticks.

Poison Ivy: Poison ivy is typically onsite. The oil in poison ivy can cause a severe rash, especially for those who are allergic. RA staff will provide preventative and cleansing poison ivy wipes. Washing off with soap within three to four hours will help prevent a rash from forming. Tools/Back Safety: Some tools will require extra precaution to prevent any injury. Make sure you know the correct way to hold, use and transport them. Keep space around yourself and maintain space between you and other volunteers. Use your legs when lifting or pulling heavy weeds and other objects.

HOW TO STAY SAFE

Dress appropriately: Wear clothes that can get dirty. Long-sleeved shirt, long pants, closed-toed shoes and layers/ rain gear for changing weather are required for your safety. Hydrate: Bring a personal water bottle for hotter days. Drink plenty of water throughout the workday to prevent dehydration and overheating. Water will be supplied. Remain attentive: Natural hazards are frequent in this kind of work. RA staff are trained and will determine what procedures are necessary when handling tools and navigating through these areas. Report an injury: Notify an RA staffer if any injury occurs.

Yellow Jackets: Yellow jackets’ nests are commonly found in trees and on the ground in natural areas. They can be difficult to spot, but if you see one, try not to follow it back to its nest. Clear the area immediately and warn others. If you are allergic, please take extra precaution.

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

Free the Trees from Oriental Bittersweet

Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.-Noon The heavy vines of Oriental bittersweet strangle trees and take over shrubs in the natural area at Stone 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 and Stones Throw Drive, across the street from 11300 Stones Throw Drive. Look for the Habitat Heroes sign and white RA truck.

Let the Sun Shine In – Take Out Bush Honeysuckle

Saturday, April. 27, 10 a.m.-Noon Celebrate Earth Day and help restore Reston’s natural areas by yanking out bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard from Sunrise Valley Rec Areas. Bush honeysuckle has taken over the natural beauty of the Reston woods. We need your help to remove the invasive plants and protect the native species. Come prepared for a fun morning to celebrate Earth Day. Meet at the Sunrise Valley Rec Area, adjacent to 10805 Oldfield Drive. Look for the Habitat Heroes sign and white RA truck. For your safety: Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect you from biting insects, thorns, and poison ivy. There is poison ivy at almost all sites. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. RA will provide some tools, gloves, snacks and water. (refer to Guide to Field Safety) Key Responsibilities: ƒƒ Removing invasive plants from our community ƒƒ Protecting native vegetation from invasive plants ƒƒ Replanting natural areas with attractive and important native ferns, wildflowers, shrubs or trees Age Requirement: All ages are welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents must complete a Volunteer Minor Application for each child participating. Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/VRVicNet and click on the date. (refer to “VOLUNTEER INFO PORTAL (VOL/ VICNET)”, page 81) Contact: Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986


STREAM MONITORING

The areas around our streams are starting to thaw out, and the thaw is bringing plenty of macroinvertebrates to find. RA welcomes new volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations. 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. If you are interested in assisting with stream monitoring for more than one or two sessions, training and practice opportunities are offered by seasoned volunteers and RA staff. You can earn a Virginia Save Our Streams stream monitoring certification by successfully demonstrating your ability to identify macroinvertebrates. Each monitoring session lasts two to three hours. Any interest and commitment levels are appreciated. If interested, join our volunteer monitor email distribution list to receive notices of upcoming monitoring dates. Email Will Peterson, RA’s Watershed Specialist, at wpeterson@reston. org with the message,“add me to the stream monitors list” to begin receiving emails. Upcoming Dates: Saturday, Feb. 2, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Age Requirement: All ages are welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents must complete a Volunteer Minor Application for each child participating. Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/ VRVicNet and click on the date. (refer to “VOLUNTEER INFO PORTAL (VOL/VICNET)”, page 81) Contact: Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager habrock@reston.org 703-435-7986

STORM DRAIN MARKING PROJECT

What can you do to protect our local streams, lakes and the Chesapeake Bay? One way is to participate in the Storm Drain Marking Project. Our storm drains prevent flooding of roads and neighborhoods by carrying rain and snowmelt away from streets and sidewalks. Unlike water from our taps and tub, water flowing into our storm drains is not treated. Storm drains connect directly to our streams and empty into our lakes. Trash, pet waste, motor oil, paint and other

materials dumped or washed into storm drains pollute our watersheds and, ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. Markers on each storm drain remind all of us to keep storm drains and our streams clean. 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 about volunteering, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@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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ANNUAL

All are invited! Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, April 13 9 a.m.- noon (rain or shine)

Please sign up by April 11. To register for this event, visit http://bit.ly/ VRVicNet and locate the date. Refer to page 81. Free pizza lunch afterward at Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods at noon. Join thousands of volunteers in a multi-state effort as we do our part in cleaning up the Potomac Watershed. Reston Association is hosting several sites along Snakeden Branch and Colvin Run, two tributaries to the Potomac River. Come learn about our watersheds and see what “interesting” artifacts end up in our streams. Reston Sites: ƒƒ Snakeden Branch Upper - meet at Hunters Woods Village Center ƒƒ Snakeden Branch Middle - meet at Soapstone Drive ƒƒ Colvin Run - meet at Tall Oaks Pool ƒƒ Hidden Creek - meet at Unitarian Universalist Church off Wiehle Avenue Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and come prepared to get a little wet and dirty. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. For more information, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED KIDS’ TROUT FISHING DAY

Let’s Go Fishing

NATURE CENTER 5K RUN & WALK Saturday, April 13, 8 a.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston

Volunteer Hours: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Volunteers Must be at least 14 years of age.

March 23, 8 a.m.-noon Location: Snakeden Branch Stream between Soapstone Drive and Lake Audubon. Snakeden Branch will be well stocked with hundreds of trout. All necessary equipment will be provided to make your day a success. Plus, Trout Unlimited and Wetland Studies staff will help clean the fish you catch. Registration is required*. Volunteers will be on hand to teach you how to bait, cast, hook and cook your freshly caught dinner. Please wear shoes that can get wet and muddy. No sandals.

The Walker Nature Center needs volunteers to help with the Nature Center 5K Run & Walk. We need at least 15 Race Marshals to be positioned along the trail/pathway. Volunteers direct runners and walkers through the course and shout encouragement. There will be a mandatory orientation for Race Marshals on April 12 from 6-7 p.m. Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/ VRVicNet and click on the date. (refer to “VOLUNTEER INFO PORTAL (VOL/VICNET)”, page 81)

All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Teens and adults ages 16 & up 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. Volunteers are needed to help kids learn how to fish and help with registration. Volunteer Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/VRVicNet and click on the date. (refer to “VOLUNTEER INFO PORTAL (VOL/VICNET)”, page 81)

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VOLUNTEER RESTON SERVICE AWARDS APRIL 18, 6:30-9 PM 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. RSVP to: Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@reston.org


CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING WITH A DIFFERENCE

CORPORATE SERVICE PROJECTS

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

Who Are We?

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

How It Works

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

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

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

Serve on Boards and Committees

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

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

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BOARD & GOVERNANCE | ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS | DIRECTORS BOARD ACTIONS

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

August 20, 2018 Special Board Meeting and Work Session

ƒƒ Approved August 20, 2018 Special Board Meeting and Work Agenda ƒƒ Approved Reston Association Letter to Fairfax County on Small Work Groups/PRC Ordinance

September 27, 2018

ƒƒ Approved September 27, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Agenda ƒƒ Approved July 26, 2018 Regular Board Meeting and August 20, 2018 Special Board Meeting Minutes ƒƒ Approved Design Review and Covenants Administration Resolution 5: Covenants Committee Administration and Operations ˚˚ Appointed Ellen Hughes to the 55+ Advisory Committee ˚˚ Appointed Fran Lovaas to Friends of Reston ˚˚ Appointed John Bowman to Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee ˚˚ Appointed Vice President Ganesan and Director Baum to Board’s Lease Committee ˚˚ Appointed Director Baum to CEO Search Committee ƒƒ Directed Staff to draft a letter on behalf of the Reston Association Board to Fairfax County asking for a red line version or table of the PRC Zoning Ordinance Amendment that walks between the old and new versions of the PRC Zoning Ordinance (zMOD)

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ƒƒ Awarded the Lake Newport bath house renovation to Mayflower Construction LIC after a competitive bidding process in accordance with Assessments and Finance Resolution 7 ƒƒ Awarded Butler Pond Tree Removal Project to TDS after a competitive bidding process in accordance with Assessments and Finance Resolution 7

October 25, 2018

ƒƒ Approved October 25, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Agenda ƒƒ Approved September 27, 2018 Regular Board Minutes ƒƒ Approved Lake and Facility Use Request for 7th Annual Runners Marathon of Reston ˚˚ Appointed Lloyd Kinzer to Elections Committee ˚˚ Appointed Ed Abbott to Elections Committee ˚˚ Appointed Charlie Hoffman to Covenants Committee ˚˚ Appointed Mark Ryan to Covenants Committee ƒƒ Approved $50,000 to be included in the 2019 Capital Budget for architectural, engineering, and design work for the Hook Road Master Plan and to develop design and construction estimates for the prioritized improvements. ƒƒ Approved credit card convenience fees as negotiated by RA, contingent upon Finance Department being able, to implement the fee to the Members and NonMembers effective 1/1/2019. ƒƒ Approved Reston Association reduction of the Employer portion of the Health Insurance Contribution for 2019 to 85% Employees and 80% for families

November 8, 2018 Special Meeting — Public Hearing

ƒƒ Approved November 8, 2018 Special Meeting — Public Hearing Agenda ƒƒ Approved Draft Reston Association 2017, 990 Tax return

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November 15, 2018

ƒƒ Approved November 15, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Agenda ƒƒ Approved October 25, 2018 Regular Board Minutes ˚˚ Appointed Michael Wood to Design Review Board ˚˚ Appointed Gene Zapfel to Covenants Committee ˚˚ Appointed Elizabeth Knapp to Elections Committee ˚˚ Appointed Scott Leary to Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee ƒƒ Approved the 2019 Operating and Capital Budgets ƒƒ Approved the utilization of $104,000 from the operating (cash) reserve to offset the assessment-related credit card expenses forecasted in the 2019 budget. ƒƒ Approved the utilization of $17,545 for staff recruitment and market rate adjustments for difficult to fill positions ƒƒ Approved proposed amendments to Assessment & Finance Resolution 2; Assessment Rates & Collection Procedures thereby establishing the proposed base of $693.00 for the 2019 Annual Assessment Rate, as well as Installment Plan Fees, Collection Fees, and respective due dates for 2018 as delineated in the amended Assessment & Finance Resolution 2; Assessment Rates & Collection Procedures


MEET THE BOARD & OFFICERS / BOARDOFDIRECTORS@RESTON.ORG

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ven Iyer At-Large Director BODIyer@reston.org

Julie Bitzer South Lakes District Director BODBitzer@reston.org

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

Hank Lynch

Chief Executive Officer hlynch@reston.org

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INFO & RESOURCES | GUIDELINES | FACILITIES | MAP

Reston Association Common Area 1.

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

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

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

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Horseback riding shall be confined to designated bridle paths.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Fishing in Reston

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

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

Places to Fish

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

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

Boating in Reston

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

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

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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

11601 LAKE NEWPORT ROAD

12001 SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE 703-435-6530

AUTUMNWOOD TENNIS COURTS (1) 11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

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

LAKE NEWPORT TENNIS COURTS (14)

COLTS NECK ROAD

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

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11452 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

11400 RIDGE HEIGHTS ROAD

UPLANDS TENNIS COURTS (28)

LAKE THOREAU POOL (15)

SHADOWOOD POOL (24)

11032 RING ROAD

2040 UPPER LAKES DRIVE

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

UPPER LAKES TENNIS COURTS (29)

NEWBRIDGE POOL (16)

SHADOWOOD TENNIS COURTS (24)

UPPER LAKES DRIVE/SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE

11450 GLADE DRIVE 703-476-9689

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

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

NEWBRIDGE TENNIS COURTS (16)

TALL OAKS POOL (25)

11718 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

12025 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION (17)

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION (26)

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

TEMPORARY ROAD/NORTH SHORE DRIVE

DOGWOOD POOL (5) 2460 GREEN RANGE ROAD

WALKER NATURE CENTER (30)

UPLANDS POOL (28) RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL (23)

11768 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

COLTS NECK TENNIS COURTS (3)

THE LAKE HOUSE (27) 11450 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

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GLADE POOL (6) 11550 GLADE DRIVE

NORTH HILLS TENNIS COURTS (17)

GLADE TENNIS COURTS (6)

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

11550 GLADE DRIVE

NORTH SHORE POOL (18)

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GOLF COURSE ISLAND POOL (7) 11301 LINKS DRIVE

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HUNTERS WOODS PICNIC PAVILION (9)

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STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

HUNTERS WOODS POOL (10)

POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (19)

2501 RESTON PARKWAY

THUNDER CHASE DRIVE

LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (11)

PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (20)

11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

TRIPLE CROWN/ STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION (11) 11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

RESTON ASSOCIATION CENTRAL SERVICES FACILITY (21)

LAKE AUDUBON POOL (12)

12250 SUNSET HILLS ROAD 703-437-7658

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