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RESTON RESTON ASSOCIATION QUARTERLY PUBLICATION

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CONTENTS

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Digital version available online@www.reston.org

INSIDE

Are You Planning to Sell Your Home? Obtaining your resale disclosure documents is one of the first steps to take to ensure a seamless sale of your Reston property.

MEMBER SERVICES 40

Welcome to Reston and FAQ

WEBTRAC 43

Registration Info

POOL & TENNIS PASSES 42 42

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PROGRAMS & EVENTS

44 Aquatics & Safety 45 Camps 46 Events 50 Experience Tennis & Pickleball 52 Nature

Covenants Administration Works Side-by-Side With Homeowners

Covenants administration works with homeowners to assist in the design review process.

FACILITY RENTALS

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RA members Non-members

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

VOLUNTEER RESTON

64 Volunteer Opportunity 65 VOLGISTICS & VICNET 66 Environmental Opportunity 69 Corporate Team Building With a Difference

Design Review and Cluster Standards BY CATHY HUDGINS Guidelines and standards create architectural compatibility within Reston.

BOARD AND GOVERNANCE 70 71

Board Actions Board of Directors

INFO AND RESOURCES 72 73 74

On the Cover: The Covenants Team Photographer: Sean Bahrami

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PERSPECTIVES

ON THE STREET

08 Letter From RA CEO 10 Covenants Are Not New 12 My Door Is Always Open 14 Guarding Reston

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AROUND RESTON 36

Cluster Outreach Specialist to Work With Cluster, Condo Boards

RA Common Area Fishing and Boating Facilities and Map

HISTORIC RESTON 38

The Origin of Reston’s Covenants


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RESTON VOLUME 10 | NUMBER 4

PUBLISHER

DESIGN & PRODUCTION

Catherine A. Baum RA President Board of Directors

Long Nguyen long@reston.org

EDITORIAL

PHOTOGRAPHER

Mike Leone mike@reston.org

Sean Bahrami sean@reston.org Stefan Greene sgreene@reston.org

COPY EDITOR Leslie Siegmund

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Amanda Lowe, Charle Veatch, Colena Turner, Jim Kirby, Kristina Alcorn, LeRoy Wallin, 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, Ashleigh Soloff, Claudia Thompson-Deahl, Dan Merenick, Ha Brock, Jessica Puentes, Katherine Caffrey, Katie Shaw, Larry Butler, Laura Cutrona, Laura Kowalski, Rob Tucker, Willa Suter, William Peterson

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS Cathy Hudgins, Gerry Connolly, Ken Plum, Kim Casson, Marnie Schaar, 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 CEO

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eston makes a great first impression.

That initial feeling one gets when passing through our community is attributed largely to the look and feel of Reston. The visuals of Reston create a sense of cohesiveness and livability. But who is responsible for ensuring Reston’s aesthetics compare favorably with other places in Northern Virginia? Well, a lot of folks at Reston Association do their part in maintaining our architectural and design standards, but the bulk of the oversight and administration work is done by the RA Covenants Department, Covenants Committee and the independent volunteer group called the Design Review Board. In this edition of Reston magazine, we highlight the inner workings of those three important and distinct groups. We like to think of the relationship between RA members and our covenants team as a partnership in which everyone’s common goal is to maintain the integrity of community. Accomplishing this goal not only protects property values, but it also creates a desirable environment that prevents visual clutter and provides a better quality of life for residents. We also believe Reston’s design standards help attract first-rate businesses to our community. Along with its prime location and array of amenities, Reston offers corporations a sustainable, first-class environment to set up shop in the competitive Washington metro area market. In an area as large as Reston, it is no easy task for our 15 covenants employees to address various design or maintenance issues as quickly as we’d like. Therefore, RA encourages its members to be engaged on the front end of the process. Sometimes that simply means requesting guidance from the RA staff in a timely fashion. Whether preparing to sell or upgrade your property, the sooner you engage with the association, the better. In other scenarios, getting involved could mean serving as a volunteer on the DRB or on your individual cluster board. The DRB in particular is often seeking design professionals, such as architects and landscaping experts, to help establish guidelines. Reston remains a visually attractive community because of the work of a relatively small but dedicated group of career professionals at RA, community volunteers and the membership as a whole. It takes a tremendous amount of coordination and operational efforts to make Reston a place that creates a great first impression. It takes even more of an effort to make sure that impression is sustained for years to come. We hope you enjoy this issue of Reston magazine.

Hank Lynch, Reston Association CEO

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Covenants Are Not New I n 1607 investors in the Virginia Company were finally able to establish an English colony in the new world that they named Virginia after their Virgin Queen Elizabeth. Earlier attempts had failed. This successful venture into a new world got off to a very rocky start: Settlers faced a bitter first winter when more than half starved to death, and they endured raids by the indigenous people who had strong objections to their lands being taken from them by these aliens. The settlement that started at Jamestown Island did not offer up the gold that previous Spanish explorers had bragged could be found in the new land. Although the land was rich with trees and the rivers were brimming with huge oysters and fish, these were not viewed as offering the profits that this land venture had promised. It was not until new settler John Rolfe discovered that the noxious weed tobacco could be raised in Virginia that a way to make money off the land became clear. Rolfe’s other claim to fame was that he married Pocahontas, the teenage daughter of Chief Powhatan, whose land was being taken without compensation by the white men who arrived in the colony. That union brought about a short period of peace between natives of Virginia and the immigrants from England. The Virginia Company that underwrote the first settlements around the mouth

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BY KEN PLUM

WHAT HAPPENED AT JAMESTOWN BY NECESSITY IS MORE AKIN TO A HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION THAN IT IS TO MODERN DAY GOVERNANCE. of the Chesapeake Bay and up the major rivers was not well managed, resulting in this private company being taken over by the English government and becoming a royal colony as part of the imperialism of the English crown. The indigenous people, whose real name was ignored, were renamed “Indians” by the immigrants because they initially thought a shorter trading route had been found to India. Control of the new colony a far distance from the Mother Country, as England became known, resulted in an early form of self-governance. This

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year, Virginia is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the first meeting of a representative body at Jamestown that is recognized by historians as the first representative government in the western hemisphere and the beginning of representative democracy in America. Nearly two centuries later, after a revolutionary war freed them from colonial rule, that assemblage became the Virginia General Assembly. While a celebration of that beginning in 1619 is worthy of note and celebration, it is important to keep the event in perspective. What happened at Jamestown by necessity is more akin to a homeowners’ association than it is to modern day governance. Representatives of the big plantations or farms got together to figure out how they were going to live together in a land far from their formal government. They passed rules that first required approval in England to tax themselves to support their established churches. Other approved laws governed commerce and trade

and allowed the white settlers to keep slaves being brought from Africa to do the hard work on the plantations. Many of those early laws may seem like covenants that we know today. How we interact with our neighbors and maintain the values of our community are often put together by developers and agreed to by residents as neighborhood regulations when they buy into the community. While covenants can be controversial to those who may not like specific provisions, they are essential for orderly living in community for the common understanding of all. Covenants are not new; they are as old as our Commonwealth and make our community and our state a wonderful place to live, play and work! Delegate Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates.


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My Door Is Always Open S BY GERRY CONNOLLY

erving Northern Virginia, and Reston in particular, is one of the greatest privileges of my life, and I am grateful for the opportunity to assist our neighbors in any way I can. One of the most important things I do as a Member of Congress is assist constituents with issues or problems they are experiencing with federal agencies. I understand that it can be difficult to navigate the maze of the federal government or to determine the correct person or agency to contact for help with your issue. Since coming to Congress, my office has helped more than 16,000 constituents, and we have secured nearly $25 million in benefits. From issues with the Veterans Administration, Social Security, Medicare, Office of Personnel Management and IRS to delays in the immigration or security clearance processes, my door is always open to you. Here are just a few of our neighbors that we have been able to help.

GETTING SERVICES FOR A DISABLED VETERAN

My office was contacted by the spouse of a disabled veteran. The veteran was confined to a wheelchair and had been approved by the VA for a grant to assist with the purchase of a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. The constituents chose a vehicle in April 2018, providing the dealer with the

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grant approval letter as well as a personal check to cover the difference between the amount owed and the purchase price. Three months later, the VA had not remitted payment, and the constituents contacted our office for assistance. We contacted the VA and, within two weeks, the dealer had its payment.

HELPING WITH SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE

Ms. Marisa Ryan had been struggling for nine months to resolve problems with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Medicare. SSA mistakenly linked her name to two active accounts, which caused Medicare to issue her two different account numbers. As a result, she was mistakenly charged Part B premiums on both accounts for almost a year, and an incorrect income amount was reported to the IRS. Medicare also wrongly notified her Plan D insurer that she didn’t have Parts A or B, causing her Part D to be canceled. Ms. Ryan reached out to our office in June, and we immediately contacted the various areas of the SSA. Within two weeks, Ms. Ryan received a corrected tax form and a refund of the Part B premiums collected in error, and her Part D coverage was reinstated retroactively.

RECOVERING PENSION BENEFITS

Mary retired after a career in the federal government and

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was to begin receiving benefits in January of 2016. However, a backlog at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) delayed the calculation and processing of her payments. After months of trying to resolve the issue on her own, she came to our office for help. Our staff contacted OPM to inquire about the status of her application. They expedited the processing, and Ms. Thompson began receiving the benefits she earned after years of service to the nation.

REUNITING A FAMILY

Eugene is a U.S. citizen living in Herndon. He filed an application with Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to sponsor his wife for immigration from El Salvador. She was interviewed at the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, but months passed without any action taken on the case. Mr. Sim contacted our office for

assistance. We reached out to our embassy to inquire about the status of their application, and within a week they completed their evaluation and granted permission for Mrs. Sim to emigrate and join her husband. These are just a few of the thousands of constituents we have been able to assist. We are also available to help schedule tours at the White House and House of Representatives, process a passport request and fly a flag over the Capitol. If you or someone you know needs help, please don’t hesitate to contact my office at 703-256-3071. My door is always open. 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 Committee on Oversight and Reform and Foreign Affairs Committees.


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Guarding Reston W BY CATHY HUDGINS

hen my family first moved to Reston, many aspects of the community were considered groundbreaking. The “Reston concept” espoused a new social and housing credo of an open community. In the unincorporated area of Fairfax County, a “new town” was established, inviting all to live, work and play in the community regardless of race, income or age. To ensure the visual character of Reston, protective covenants were formulated to guide and protect this first master-planned community in the United States. In the same way Reston covenants protect Reston, the Fairfax County Department of Code Compliance (DCC) protects the county. Each play a role in guarding Reston. The mission of DCC is to provide services that secure lives, property and environment. By providing a resource of trained professionals, DCC ensures the integrity of our neighborhoods. In essence, Code Compliance guides and enforces the Commonwealth codes and county ordinances’ mandated “covenants” for uses of property and how property use affects other properties. Each year, DCC responds to over 9,000 complaints related to outdoor storage, multiple occupancy, property maintenance, unpermitted construction and other zoning and building code violations. In bringing these violations into compliance, we enjoy a healthy and desirable living environment in Fairfax County. The Department of Code Compliance investigates neighborhood quality of

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EACH YEAR, DCC RESPONDS TO OVER 9,000 COMPLAINTS RELATED TO OUTDOOR STORAGE, MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY, PROPERTY MAINTENANCE, UNPERMITTED CONSTRUCTION AND OTHER ZONING AND BUILDING CODE VIOLATIONS. life complaints, involving most zoning, noise, property maintenance, building, fire, blight, grass and health codes. DCC is specifically responsible for the following: Animals & Pets Blighted Properties

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Home Childcare Facilities Commercial Vehicles Donation Drop-off Boxes Exterior Maintenance Freestanding Accessory Structures Food Trucks and Mobile Vending Grass Heights Hoarding Home Businesses Illegal Dumping Inoperable Vehicles Multiple Occupancy/Dwellings Non-Residential Use Permits Noise Pollution Outdoor Storage Property Maintenance Residential Fences and Walls Short Term Residential Rentals Sight Distance Signs Yard Coverage Unpermitted Construction Now that you know all of that, the benefits of bringing violations into compliance — be they Reston covenants or Fairfax County Code — must be evident. I believe

the responsive resolution of neighborhood concerns creates the healthy and desirable living environment we enjoy in Fairfax County. 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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2019 Reston Home Tour BY MARNIE SCHAAR AND KIM CASSON

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he 18th Annual Reston Home Tour will offer a chance to view five private residences, all with varying architecture, style and flair, as well as Reston’s newest luxury apartments — The VY/ Reston Heights — where there will be a “Taste of Autumn,” and Hunters Woods at Trails Edge, Reston’s cutting-edge retirement community, where you can purchase a $12 boxed lunch. (All proceeds will benefit the Reston Historic Trust and Museum.)

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Tickets to this oneday, self-guided event sell out quickly. To avoid disappointment, make your plans now. Marnie Schaar grew up in Reston and has been selling real estate with Long & Foster, Inc. for 18 years. This is her third year chairing the Reston Home Tour.

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Beacon Place — Carol O’Connell and Matt Benson

On a cloudy day in 1999, Carol was the last visitor of the day at the model home on Beacon Place, and the site manager was on her way out the door. Despite the lights being off and the cloudy sky overhead, the home had wonderful architecture and natural light that led Carol to draw up the contract the next day! In 2017, Carol and Matt decided to go through a major renovation on the main and upper levels to bring the home up to date. They moved into an apartment at Reston Town Center for seven months as their home was under construction. Carol and Matt love to cook and entertain, and their kitchen is the heart of their home. Lots of thought was put into the materials selected. It’s a true chef’s kitchen built to last and sure to inspire.

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Goldcup Lane — Beth Arbogast

It was love at first sight for Beth when she first saw Goldcup Drive. Built in the 1970s and still occupied by the original owner, this Michael Oxman designed home had great architectural appeal, but there was work to do! Renovations were not unfamiliar to Beth; after owning 17 homes in the last 27 years, she was experienced at remodeling and took on the challenge. Visitors will enjoy the finished product, including the remodeled kitchen and bathrooms and soothing paint colors. Modern and minimalistic furnishing and beautiful artwork collected over the years complement the natural Reston setting of the home.

Wedge Drive — Brandon and Shayda Power

As the first house seen on Brandon’s house tour in 2004 with his realtor, this Wedge Drive home ticked all the boxes. After viewing six to eight more, they circled back to Wedge Drive. This was the one! The previous owners were downsizing and relocating to an assisted living facility and were unsure how they would be able to keep their six-year-old beagle, Trouble. Being a dog lover, Brandon quickly offered to keep Trouble. The beagle conveyed! Marrying Shayda in 2013 and getting their dog day care and boarding business off the ground, they were able to start their major renovation in 2017. With the help of Brandon’s mother, a talented interior designer, and some skilled contractors, they have created a very functional yet exquisite home. Visitors will find amazing entertaining spaces inside and out and incredible use of cabinetry that maximizes storage potential.

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VY/Reston Heights One of Reston’s newest luxury apartments Open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

VY/Reston Heights is located at the highest point in Reston and designed and built around Robert E. Simons’ vision for Reston of Live, Work and Play. The chief architect of VY, Lee Quill, FAIA, met Simon in the early years of Reston and was inspired by his vision. Fast forward 54 years later and say Hi to VY! VY offers 97 different floor plans, onsite shops and cafés and vibrant places to socialize inside and out. They opened in January 2018 and plan to be at full capacity by 2020. The views are vast, but the building itself is only six floors. There is a focus on bringing the outdoors in with lots of windows and natural light and decor. VY promotes environmental stewardship in the design, culture and amenities for their tenants. They focus on reducing the need for a car and aim to make mass transportation easy for their tenants. The goal is to keep their carbon footprint small and help their tenants do the same.

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Wild Bramble Way — Tammy and James Edgemond

After seven years in their first home together as a family in Reston, the Edgemonds found their current house of 14 years just by coincidence when they received a letter by mistake. Being a good Samaritan, James delivered the letter to the next street over (which had the same house number as theirs). Noticing it was on the market, they took a peak and put in an offer! Providing more square footage and a larger yard for their growing family without going too far from their friends, the house was perfect for their needs. They sold their home, packed and moved in just four weeks — all just as school was starting. They have done major renovations in all five bathrooms, the kitchen, family room, a fabulous screened in porch (their favorite spot), sunroom, office and laundry room.

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Hunters Woods at Trails Edge — Cutting-edge Retirement Community Open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Nestled in a tranquil wooded setting right next to the convenience of the Turquoise Nature Trail, Reston Town Center and Reston Community Center, this cutting-edge retirement community gives Restonians an option to stay in the community they love. With four libraries, an aviary, Skype booth, activity room, gym, theatre room, hairdresser and seven different dining venues, what’s not to love about Hunters Woods at Trails Edge? The welcoming staff and management are dedicated to being part of the community. They feature artwork from local artists and serve local beer and wine at their onsite A. Smith Bowman Pub. You can enjoy their dining areas the day of the tour and purchase a $12 boxed lunch. All proceeds will benefit the Reston Historic Trust and Museum.

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Wedge Drive — Ray Fernandez and Kathleen Williams

With only two weeks to find a house and not much inventory to choose from, Kathleen settled for Wedge Drive. She honestly didn’t like the house at first but has since crafted an eclectic home that tells the story of all their travels and chapters in their life. Being a social worker for the Navy, Kathleen has many experiences to share. Each collectible, piece of furniture and artwork help bring the years together. The setting on the edge of Hidden Creek Golf Course among the trees and the garden that is in constant development all help tell the story. Visitors should not miss Ray’s garage, which is his sanctuary.

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Are You Planning to Sell Your Home?

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here are many things to consider when selling your property, and one of those is the Property Owners’ Association Act. The act requires that when selling a home within a property owners’ association, the owner must provide a potential purchaser with certain legally required information regarding the home, common areas and the association. When you are preparing to sell your home, you will need to order Resale Documents from the Reston Association. The document, called a disclosure packet or condominium resale certificate, is prepared by the association and delivered to the potential purchaser. All members of Reston Association need to order documents from RA; however, you may also belong to an additional association such as a cluster or condominium. Sellers are required to provide documents from each relevant association — if you pay dues to your cluster or condo, you need to request documents from them, too. Your documents will include the results of a recent inspection to determine whether your property has any approved or unapproved alterations and the overall exterior condition of the property. Keep in mind that any unapproved modifications

performed on the property may need to go through the Design Review Board (DRB) approval process, which could take up to 60 days. You might be thinking, there are so many things to coordinate when selling a property, how do I know when to order these documents? Properties are selling and closing quickly, so ordering your documents at the time of listing or even in advance of listing is a good way to get started. Waiting to order your disclosure documents until a property is under contract and has a scheduled settlement date can become stressful for sellers and buyers. As a property owner, you may order disclosure documents for your property at any time, or your real estate agent may request the documents on your behalf.

HOW TO REQUEST YOUR RESALE PACKAGE

You can visit the Reston Association website to order documents through our WelcomeLink ordering site. The cost of the documents will be displayed on the ordering site. Please note that fees for the documents are set by the Commonwealth of Virginia, not by Reston Association. It’s important to note that if you do belong to a cluster or condominium association, you will need to contact your board or management company separately to order documents through their ordering site. Documents are delivered within 14 calendar days. Disclosure documents are valid for one year before new documents are required. At any

time during the one year of the original disclosure request you may order an update package.

INSPECTIONS, VIOLATIONS AND RESOLVING VIOLATIONS

As part of the resale process, there is an inspection of the exterior of the property. But, why is there an inspection? Simply put, the Reston Association Governing Documents require that the property is kept in good order and repair and that some alterations, additions or modifications to the exterior of the property require approval. An inspection of the property is performed to determine if any violations of the protective covenants and restrictions exist. An easy thing to do beforehand is take some time

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IF YOU SEE THINGS THAT NEED SOME WORK, PERFORM THE NECESSARY MAINTENANCE AND REFER TO THE RESTON ASSOCIATION DESIGN GUIDELINES AND YOUR CLUSTER OR CONDOMINIUM STANDARDS IN CASE YOU NEED TO REPLACE ANY EXTERIOR ELEMENT OF YOUR HOME. to walk around your property and assess the condition of your home. If you see things that need some work, perform the necessary maintenance and refer to the Reston Association Design Guidelines and your Cluster or Condominium Standards in case you need to replace any exterior element of your home. The inspection report will document any noted design or maintenance violation(s). Some examples of maintenance violations are peeling or faded paint on siding, rotted or

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cracked wood trim, flaking or spalled stucco, refuse and debris, overgrown vegetation, etc. Some examples of design violations are exterior color changes on doors or shutters, major landscape enhancements including patios and walkways, fence extensions, security lights, deck modifications, window replacements, etc. Once you receive and have reviewed your disclosure documents, and if you have questions about any violations against your property, your Covenants Advisor will be available to assist or guide you with how to resolve the problems. Correcting violations could take some time and may require the assistance of a contractor. In some instances, it may be necessary to submit a Design Review Board application to remedy a design violation, which can take up to 60 days. Therefore, it is important that you build in this time in your schedule so you can settle on your home without delay. I ordered early, but I now have a pending sale on my home — what happens if I don’t fix everything before my scheduled closing? Will this stop the sale of my property? No, you can still proceed with settlement. However, any


violations before settlement to ensure a smooth settlement transaction for all parties.

I FIXED EVERYTHING!

When you have corrected all your violations, you can request a recheck inspection from your Covenants Advisor. If your Advisor can confirm that the violations have been corrected adequately, he/she will issue a close letter. Please allow a minimum of seven days for your property advisor to schedule a re-inspection. If you ordered your documents well in advance of settlement, correcting violations and meeting your settlement date shouldn’t be a problem at all. violations that are disclosed at the time of the sale remain with the property until they

are repaired or corrected. You can proceed with settlement if the new owners agree to

assume responsibility for fixing the violations. It is always best to plan on correcting all the

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Halloween Fun at the Walker Nature Center An Annual Tradition for Everyone

PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMANDA LOWE, LEROY WALLIN AND WILLIAM O'BRIEN

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Covenants Administration Works Sideby-Side With Homeowners F PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI or more than 50 years, homeowners have maintained Reston’s aesthetic value with the help of Reston Association’s Covenants Administration staff, the Covenants Committee and the Design Review Board (DRB). The Covenants Administration works side by side with homeowners to help them through the design review process when they want to make improvements to the exterior of their property, to prepare and produce resale disclosure documents and to coordinate maintenance of property exteriors. Anna Donato is the Director of the Covenants Administration. She manages a department of 15 full-time employees. The Covenants Administration is loosely divided into the Design Review team, Covenants and Legal Committee staff, Resale staff and Covenants Advisors. Covenants Advisors are an important part of the Covenants Administration, as

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THESE ADVISORS ARE PROPERTY OWNERS’ BEST RESOURCE FOR INFORMATION ON AND ASSISTANCE WITH GOING THROUGH THE DESIGN REVIEW PROCESS AND/OR MAKING REPAIRS TO THE EXTERIOR OF THEIR HOME. they are the first contact that property owners should make when they have questions about the process for making improvements to their home in Reston. Each Covenants Advisor is assigned a portfolio of clusters to manage, while

one advisor is responsible for all single-family detached homes in Reston. These advisors are property owners’ best resource for information on and assistance with going through the design review process and/or making repairs to the exterior of their home. Each advisor typically processes an average of 12 DRB applications per week. The Design Review team liaises between Covenants Advisors and the Design Review Board, ensuring that applications are complete and reviewed by the board in a timely manner. A Design Review Project Inspector follows up with property owners after they have gone through the design review process in order to ensure compliance with the DRB’s decisions. Covenants and Legal Committee staff process

member complaints and support the two committees. Covenants Administration staff are available Monday through Friday to answer any questions, respond to concerns and help property owners work through the design review process.

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Design Review and Cluster Standards T he community of Reston has established guidelines and covenants that protect and preserve the integrity, beauty and harmony of its neighborhoods. Within the context of the Reston Master Plan, residential areas were designed so the individual homes would be architecturally compatible with each other, displaying some differences while maintaining a visual and physical harmony of style, proportion, color and materials. Additionally, the original designs of residential, commercial and public use properties were reviewed and approved to fit within a deliberate program of architectural aesthetics. The Design Guidelines and review process assist in maintaining that harmony as exterior changes and updates are made to individual properties. Proposed changes are submitted to Reston Association’s Design Review Board (DRB) and should be compatible with each neighborhood’s overall architecture, site design, landscaping, topography and existing character. Long-term durability and appearance of proposed alterations are considerations, and the quality of the workmanship and materials should be equal to or better than originally used in the neighborhood.

Construction methods and materials are expected to comply with current industry standards and building codes, although the DRB does not enforce compliance with those codes. Once begun, projects should be completed in a timely manner so as to limit the impact of ongoing construction on the community. Projects must be started within six months and completed within 18 months of approval. Reston has many types of homes and a variety of other properties. There is great diversity in architectural design, location and surroundings. Some homes are part of housing clusters, which have their own neighborhoodspecific design criteria, known as Cluster Standards. Cluster Standards originate at the initial construction phase of the cluster; following site and grading approval, a builder presents a proposed plan for the cluster’s exterior elements to the DRB for review and approval. Once the exterior elements are approved, design standards are established for the cluster, i.e., the Cluster Standards. Cluster Standards offer design continuity throughout the cluster yet may be modified to offer some degree of flexibility. Cluster Standards allow cluster residents to take an active role in determining the direction and definition of

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PROTECTIVE COVENANTS & RESTRICTIONS DISTINCTION DESIGN DESIGN

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Focus on preserving the architectural integrity of the whole community

Focus on the ongoing upkeep, physical condition and specific use of properties within the community

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Harmony of the exterior appearance of the proposed improvement or alteration with the overall community design of the property Location of the proposed improvement or alteration, the character of the proposed use, and the effect upon surrounding real property and uses thereof… The character, aesthetics, and quality of the exterior materials and workmanship Cluster standards

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Use of property Maintenance of improvements/failure to maintain Vegetation Refuse and debris Obstructions Boats Erosion Harmful discharge More

The Covenants Committee (CC) is a committee of volunteers appointed by the RA Board of Directors (BoD). This committee presides over hearings regarding violations of the Use and Maintenance of Property covenants and will consider the condition of properties at its meeting if inspections show that the owner has not remedied cited maintenance conditions by the deadline, or if the conditions were cited as the result of a complaint inspection. standards for their cluster by working with the DRB to make design decisions. Standards also allow for quicker review of DRB applications for cluster members. Cluster Standards often need to be updated because replacement materials, styles and colors become out-ofdate or antiquated. In order to maintain its consistent look, clusters need design standards that are comprehensive and user friendly. These standards should always align with Reston Association Design Guidelines and DRB processes. Updating Cluster Standards is the responsibility of each cluster board. The process is simple, and Covenants Administration staff are available to assist to make the process as easy as possible. Any new or modified standard must be in the form of a specific DRB decision, so that there is a clear record and mutual understanding of its terms. Although the DRB may have approved certain items through specific applications from individual cluster residents, those approvals

While the Use and Maintenance Covenants administered by the CC focus on the physical condition of properties within the community as related to the ongoing upkeep and specific use, the Design Covenants primarily seek to preserve the architectural integrity of the community. The Design Review Board (DRB) is also composed of volunteers appointed by the RA BoD. This Board reviews applications for exterior design changes in accordance with the RA Design Guidelines and Cluster Standards. Most exterior changes/alterations to properties require review by the DRB.

do not constitute a Cluster Standard. Generally, new standards are proposed, or existing ones modified, through an application from the Cluster Board, signed by at least three Cluster Board officers. Such applications are initiated in several ways: ƒƒ A cluster may determine that a color or product is discontinued and apply for approval of an alternative. ƒƒ Several residents may want to have a particular type of addition or alteration and may petition the Cluster Board to seek DRB approval for a Cluster Standard. ƒƒ Covenants staff may observe repeated alterations of a particular type within the cluster

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and suggest to the Cluster Board that it apply to update the standard accordingly. The DRB may request that the cluster develop and submit a standard to assist in its review of a specific application.

wish to bring in a draft of the standard for preliminary review by DRB or staff. Staff also can assist in providing information and guidance throughout this process and can share examples of other clusters’ standards, as well as similar updates.

A Cluster Board or designated committee drafts the new standard, assembling any appropriate supplementary information, and submits its request to the DRB on a Design Review Board application form. The form must be signed by at least three officers of the Cluster Board to verify that the proposal comes with the knowledge and agreement of the Cluster Association. For complex Cluster Standard updates, the cluster may WWW.RESTON.ORG | OCTOBER 2019

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Cluster Outreach Specialist to Work With Cluster, Condo Boards M PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI

eagan Micozzi has recently been promoted to the position of Cluster Outreach Specialist. This newly created role within the Covenants Administration will serve as a liaison between cluster and condominium boards and Reston Association. Specifically, the Cluster Outreach Specialist will serve as the first point of contact for cluster standard updates, assisting with cluster walkthroughs, tracking cluster insurance, compiling cluster and condominium board survey statistics and data and generally assisting with and responding to any inquiries made by cluster and condominium boards. Micozzi previously held the title of Covenants Advisor. She received a master’s degree in urban and environmental planning from the University of Virginia.

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

The Origin of Reston’s Covenants O BY SHELLEY S. MASTRAN

PHOTOS PROVIDED BY RESTON RESTON HISTORIC TRUST & MUSEUM

ne of Robert E. Simon Jr.’s early achievements was obtaining the pioneering Residential Planned Community (RPC) zoning from Fairfax County in 1962. This zoning enabled Simon to create a master plan for the whole 6,750 acres of Reston with a mix of uses without being subject to typical county zoning constraints. However, in order to ensure that the community developed the way it was planned (so that residential lots had homes and not stores), some governing mechanism was needed. Simon hired a fleet of attorneys from New York and Fairfax County to put the pieces in place. First, the final subdivision plat of the development was recorded with Fairfax County. Then, a system of protective covenants and deed restrictions that applied to the land within the subdivision was developed. Finally, first one and then two homeowner associations were incorporated to enforce the covenants. One association governed the area north of the Dulles Access Road; the other governed the area south of the Dulles Access Road, but their covenants were identical. The covenants and deed restrictions were recorded in 1965, and their purpose was “… to conserve the natural beauty of the subdivided property, to

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insure its best use and most appropriate development, and to prevent the erection of poorly designed or constructed improvements ….” Essentially, no building, fence or wall could be constructed, no grading done, no large trees removed and no buildings altered without permission of the Architectural Board of Review. No clothing, laundry or wash could be aired outside if it could be viewed from another residential lot. No animals, livestock or poultry could be raised — except in areas so designated on the plat. The covenants also covered the use of Reston’s lakes, forbidding power boats (except those with electric motors) or any craft longer than 18 feet. Initially, the Architectural

Board of Review had six architects, including William Conklin, James Rossant and Chloethiel Smith, as well as two lay members. In October 1964, protective covenants and restrictions were also developed for The Reston Center for Industry and Government — land designated for “industrial, commercial, and government uses” — areas immediately north and south of the Dulles Access Road. The idea was to protect the area from “such potential nuisances as smoke, smog, obnoxious odors and noise.”These covenants ensured that no structure, sign or lighting could be erected without the permission of the Architectural Board of Review. This board consisted of two

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

architects and one lay member. Simon once wrote, “A New Town can develop in many different directions. It is the responsibility of the developer to accept a set of goals which make the direction explicit and … function as a guide for its realization. From these goals comes a program; from the program, the plans; and from the plans, the buildings, landscaping, and so forth, that comprise the new community.” Reston’s covenants and deeds of restriction are a key link between Simon’s program and the buildings and landscaping on the ground. Shelley S. Mastran is a board member of Reston Historic Trust & Museum.

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

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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.

UPDATING YOUR WWW.RESTON.ORG ACCOUNT

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS I just moved to Reston. When will I receive the next assessment and how can I pay it?

The next assessment will be mailed to homes in midDecember. There are many convenient ways to pay, including check, credit card or you can pay online through your www.reston.org account.

When do the tennis courts close for the season? The tennis courts are open year-round, weather permitting.

I want to repaint my house. Can I use any colors I want?

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 Financial_ Services@Reston.org or 703-435-7991

RA’s Design Covenants specify homes to be repainted in the approved cluster or neighborhood colors. To contact your property’s Covenants Advisor, go to www.reston.org and navigate to Property Owner Resources> Covenants Team & Appointments. You can also call Member Services to be put in touch with your advisor. Advisors have specific information on all of Reston’s homes and will happy to assist you in obtaining the correct color guidelines.

Who maintains the pathways and sidewalks in Reston? RA maintains 55 miles of pathways throughout Reston. Sidewalks are maintained by clusters if they are alongside cluster roads or by VDOT if they are along main, state-controlled roads. A few sidewalks are part of the pathway system.

Where is the Walker Nature Center and what’s there?

Does RA offer special events?

The Nature Center is located at 11450 Glade Drive. It provides a variety of educational and recreational programs and amenities. This beautiful, 72-acre wooded site features a one-mile loop trail, picnic tables and trailside benches, a picnic pavilion, a campfire ring, outdoor displays and interpretive signs, a pond, on-site naturalists, and much more. Parking is available year round. For more information, go to our website.

Does RA offer any wedding or special event venues?

Our newest facility, the Lake House, supported by Comstock (for more details see page 61) is a lovely setting for a wedding/ reception, engagement party, anniversary, birthday parties and more. The Walker Nature Center also has space available for rent. To search for availability and amenities for RA facilities, go to www. restonwebtrac.org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link.

RA offers over 100 events for all ages each year. Events include trips to local places of interest, monthly movies for seniors, a fun Halloween event, and wine tasting events. Email Ashleigh@ reston.org to be added to her email distribution list announcing upcoming events.

How do I get a job with RA?

All available positions are posted on RA’s career page at careers.reston.org. To apply for a position, visit our career page and complete an online application. Lifeguard positions open in late November.

RESTON ASSOCIATION 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191 HOURS OF OPERATION

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Email: member_services@reston.org Phone: 703-435-6530 Facility inquiries: reservations@reston.org


LOOKING FOR A HOLIDAY GIFT FOR EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY?

Reston Association gift cards are available online at www.restonwebtrac.org.

Member Services

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POOL & TENNIS PASSES

It’s not too early to save money on your Pool and Tennis Passes for next year! RENEW YOUR PASS

BEGINNING DECEMBER 15

Members Can Buy Early and Save 20%

Here’s how to renew your passes or purchase for the first time: ƒƒ Go to www.restonwebtrac.org, RA’s new online registration system, and log in to your account or create a new one if this is your first time purchasing RA passes. ƒƒ Renew or purchase your Pool & Tennis passes on or before March 1, 2020, and receive a 20% discount. (Discount applies to adult and child passes.)

Reminder: Passes are renewable online, so keep your current card.

Free shipping or office pick-up for all online orders. Passes will be available within seven business days. Member Services 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191 Email: member_services@reston.org Phone: 703-435-6530

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Hours of Operation Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. There’s still time to play tennis. The courts are open year-round, weather permitting. Passes are still available for the 2019 season.

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WEBTRAC RA’s Online Registration System for:

§§ Aquatics, Camps, Health and Wellness, Nature and Tennis programs §§ Pool and Tennis Pass renewals and purchases §§ Event and trip registrations §§ Community building, 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

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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 & SAFETY AQUATICS OVERVIEW

Please feel free to contact us to share your experiences from this summer, make suggestions for future years and report any lost and not-yet-found items (by Nov. 1). You can email us directly at aquaticsinfo@reston. org or call our Member Services department at 703-435-6530. We appreciate your feedback!

CERTIFICATION COURSES First Aid/CPR/AED Training

Reston Association is proud to be a Licensed Training Provider of American Red Cross Health and Safety and Aquatics courses. Courses are taught by certified instructors using the latest science in Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Fee includes take-home Quick Reference cards for both Adult and Pediatric conditions as well as textbook for use in class. Students will have option to purchase textbooks during class if desired. A 6 student minimum is required to hold class. Registration opens 30 days before each class online at www.restonwebtrac.org 401010203 Dates Available: 10/21 & 10/22 Mon & Tue 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm 10/26 Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 11/9 Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 12/21 Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm RA Headquarters $100 $120 Ages 13+

AQUATIC FACILITY OPERATOR (AFO)

Earn premier facility operator certification from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The AFO course is a two-day instructor-led training, with the exam administered on the second day. Candidates receive a copy of the AFO manual prior to arriving. Certification is valid for five years and can be renewed through CEUs or retesting. Potential AFOs are highly encouraged to review the manual content prior to arriving at the course. See www.reston.org for a fact sheet with additional details. Registration closes Dec. 13. 401010206 1/2/20 & 1/3/20 Thu & Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm RA Headquarters $250 $275 Adult

HIRING FOR 2020 OPENS IN NOVEMBER

Reston Aquatics begins hiring pool staff in late November. Review our Hiring process for new and returning staff at www.tinyurl.com/RAPools and find information on certification classes and trainings. Visit careers.reston.org to apply beginning Nov. 25.

SWIM TEAMS Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA)

RSTA is an independent developmental league for swimmers 6-18 years old and offers multiple summer teams and a Winter Swim Program. Info: www.rsta.org or email winterswimcomm@rsta.org

Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST)

The RMST is an adult (18 and older) swim league for Reston area residents. We have something for everyone – a mixture of fitness swimmers, triathletes and highly competitive swimmers. RMST operates under the Potomac Valley Local Swimming Committee, which is part of United States Masters Swimming (USMS). Info: www.restonmasters.com

BOAT RENTALS

Navigate historic Lake Anne in a canoe, single or tandem kayak, or pedal boat. Rental tickets are sold on site on the Lake Anne Dock by RA staff. Hours of Operation Sat: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 per boat for 1-hour rental. Cash only.

Frequent renter? Consider a pre-paid punch pass on sale now at www.restonwebtrac.org

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CAMPS

Reston Association and Friends of Reston would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous support of the RA Camp Scholarship Program in 2019. Robert Diehl Kerry Frey Glory Days Grill- North Point Janine & Ralph Greenwood Karen Hass Bonnie & Bob Haukness Derrick Lawson Colleen Lockard Long & Foster- Reston David Loughran

Marcus Luczak Shelley Mastran Paramount Condominiums - Residents Katelyn Reineberg Reston Kids Triathlon Ed Robichaud Sweet Frog- North Point Joanne Taylor John Warga

If you would like to help send more children to RA camp next summer, please consider making a year-end, tax-deductible donation to FRIENDS OF RESTON. A $250 donation will send a child to camp, between the ages of 5-12 for a week. Donations can be made online at www.friendsofreston.org or mail a check to Friends of Reston, 11450 Glade Dr. Reston, VA 20191.

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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. Interested in what is happening in your community? Join our email list of upcoming events by contacting Ashleigh@Reston.org go keep up to date on the fun things RA is planning.

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Apple Picking at Stribling Orchard

Spend the afternoon picking apples in beautiful Markham, Virginia. There will be plenty of time to explore all the apple varieties that Stribling Orchard offers. Plan the perfect family day: Pack a picnic, pick pumpkins and shop at the Harvest House. 307011617 9/15 Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Bus pickup: RA Headquarters All ages $8 $12 (Ages 6+) Free (ages 0-5)

Corn Maze in the Plains

This 5-acre corn maze with a new, fun theme every year has been voted a top fall attraction in Northern Virginia. Besides the incredible fun of the maze itself, Corn Maze in the Plains has entertaining outdoor activities including hayrides, pumpkin slingshot, animal petting zoo, obstacle courses, slides for the kids and more. 307011617 10/13 Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Bus pickup: RA Headquarters Ages $18/Adult (13+) $12/Child (3-12) Free (ages 0-2)

Young Chefs–No Bake Cooking Class

Calling all Young Chefs! Join Ms. Katherine and cook your way through the ABC’s! 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; these will be NO BAKE recipes that you will be able to take home and add to the family cookbook. The children will experience the joy of preparing food hands on. Once all preparation is complete, 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. 407131023 10/14 Mon 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Lake House $20 $24 Ages 5-11

Parks & Recreation Internship (Spring 2020)

The intern provides administrative support and customer service to the Parks and Recreation Department; assists the Community Events Supervisor in planning, implementing and evaluating a variety of trips, events and programs for all ages throughout the Reston community; also assists with projects, research, planning activities and ordering supplies for both the Aquatics and Camp departments. February through April. Minimum Qualifications: • Must be working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in Parks & Recreation or a related field. • Must be at least 18 years old • Must be able to lift 20+ pounds. • Must be able to work 10-20 hours per week. • Should be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and enjoy working with the public. A $500 stipend is paid at completion. Applications are available at https://careers.reston.org. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577 for more information.

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Be here when Santa makes his first stop in Reston! Join the holiday countdown with a cookie jar full of fun and see Santa Claus before he embarks on his annual journey around the world! With many personal photo opportunities, crafts, and activities to create a jumpstart to the holiday season, you can make sure you’re on the right list and that he checks it twice before it’s too late. 407011025 12/14 Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House $15 $20 Ages 2-12 Free (ages under 2)

ALL AGES

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Trip to the Holiday Music Festival at Constitution Hall

Kick off your holiday with a chartered bus trip to Constitution Hall to enjoy sounds of the holiday season. This annual concert is performed by the talented musicians of the U.S. Army Band, Pershing’s Own. The halls will be decked, holiday musical favorites will abound, and you never know what characters might show up to help celebrate the season with the U.S. Army Orchestra, Herald Trumpets and Army Band vocalists. All sales are final. Show is 90 minutes. 407011613 12/8 Sun 1:15 pm - 5:15 pm Bus pickup: RA Headquarters $38 $46 All Ages

Want a Great Summer 2020 Job? Community Events Assistant Dates: May to August

The successful candidate will assist the Community Events Supervisor in planning, implementing, marketing and evaluating a variety of local trips, events and programs for all ages throughout the Reston community. This is a great job for a college student who is comfortable working independently and available to work some evenings and occasional weekends. Must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license, good driving record and able to lift 25 pounds. Applications are available at https://careers.reston.org. Contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or 703-435-6577 for more information.

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ADULT EVENTS

Ages 17 years and older. (unless otherwise noted)

Sunset Wine Tasting at the Lake House

Virginia has some of the most beautiful sunsets, and there is no better way to enjoy them than with wine. Come enjoy a wine-filled evening overlooking Lake Newport. We will be offering samples of red and white wines along with tastings of a charcuterie board. Bring a friend or meet a new one and join us for the beautiful view and tastes of Reston! 407201018 10/10 Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm The Lake House $23 $28 Ages 21+

55+ EVENTS

Ages 55 years and older.

Senior Movie Day: 25th Anniversary

TBD 12/18* (*one week early due to the holiday) Doors open at 9:15 a.m. Showtime is at 10:00 a.m. Bow Tie Cinemas Ages 55+ FREE

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. Private appointments with the experts may be scheduled after the show. 407221002 11/5 Tue 11:00 am - 1:00 pm RA Headquarters $15 $18 Ages 55+

The Reston Association, in cooperation with Reston Town Center Bow Tie Cinemas, and sponsored by Tall Oaks Assisted Living, presents the 25th anniversary of Meet Me at the Movies on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Refreshments are provided, and door prizes are distributed prior to the movie. Poms 10/23 Tomorrow Man 11/20* TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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EVENTS Ages 55 years and older.

Jigsaw Puzzle & Lunch

Do you like to put together jigsaw puzzles? If so, Puzzle Day is an opportunity to challenge yourself with jigsaw puzzles made from beautiful, themed photos of Reston. Depending on your level of interest, there are two different sizes of puzzles, 500 and 750 pieces. You can work individually or as a member of a team to see if you can complete the puzzle in the time allotted. Enjoy coffee and conversation while doing one of America’s favorite pastimes. Lunch will be provided. 407221008 11/13 Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm RA Headquarters $15 $18 Ages 55+

55+ TRIPS AND TOURS Ages 55 years and older.

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

Tour of the Building Museum and the Portrait Gallery

Explore two of the great museums in our nation’s capital. The Building Museum, constructed of more than 15 million bricks and inspired in part by Roman palaces, contains some of the largest Corinthian columns in the world and has been the site of 17 presidential inaugural balls. Walk a few blocks over to the Portrait Gallery, where you could spend hours enjoying portraits of those of people present and past. Enjoy lunch in the café and shop in the museum’s gift shop. 407221606 10/22 Tue 9:15 am - 3:15 pm Bus pickup: RA Headquarters $32 $40 Ages 55+

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LUNCH BUNCH

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

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55+ EVENTS

within the first four rows of the balcony level. They are extrawide, plush seats and include in-seat wait service, lounge access and spectacular views. 407221623 11/14 Thu 6:15 pm - 10:45 pm Bus pickup: RA Headquarters $130 $140 Ages 55+

Nutcracker Ballet at the Warner Theatre

Join us for a bus trip to experience the magic of The Washington Ballet's The Nutcracker. This celebrated production is set in historic 1882 Georgetown with George Washington, King George III, and other historical figures. Choreography by Septime Webre. Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. 407221625 12/14 Sat 5:45 pm - 9:45 pm Bus pickup: RA Headquarters $95 $105 Ages 55+

55+ Advisory Committee

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

Frankie Valli at the Warner Theatre

Oh, what a story! Frankie Valli, the street corner Jersey kid who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Join us to enjoy such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Premium seating is located

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

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LET US HELP YOU

REACH OUR MEMBERS

Advertise today and be seen by 21,000+ households

Call and begin your successful marketing campaign today. TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

Mike Leone Advertising Sales . PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH RA MEMBERS AND mike@reston.org NON-MEMBERS E-mail: Direct: 703-435-657949 WWW.RESTON.ORG | OCTOBER 2019


EXPERIENCE TENNIS & PICKLEBALL RA TENNIS COURT RULES Who May Use the Courts

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

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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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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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COURTS ARE TO BE USED FOR TENNIS ONLY. Players are required to use tennis shoes when using the courts. (No jogging or soccer shoes.) Bicycles, skates, skateboards, baby carriages, playpens, strollers, radios and pets are not allowed on the courts. Children who are not playing tennis are not allowed on the courts. Please dispose of trash in proper receptacles.

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Reston Association and staff, court monitors and Reston Tennis Association officers will enforce the rules of court play. Failure to adhere to the rules will result in loss of court privileges. RA cards are available at Reston Association headquarters or online at www.reston.org. Guest passes can be purchased from court monitors. For further information, call 703-435-6530.

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.

TENNIS KEY TAGS TENNIS INFO

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.

Colts Neck Hook Road

PICKLEBALL

Tennis courts lined for Pickleball Tennis. ƒƒ Autumnwood Courts ƒƒ Colts Neck

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

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

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

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

Head Graphine 360 Instinct MP $199.95

Men’s Hypercourt Express $104.95

Wilson Blade 98 v7 $219.00

Wilson Clash 100/100 Tour $249.00

Women’s Hypercourt Express $104.95

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

Dunlop CX 200 $219.00 Dunlop CX 400 $199.00

Women’s Ultrashot 2 $119.95

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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Radical Tour Pickleball $89.95 NON-MEMBERS

WWW.RESTON.ORG | OCTOBER 2019 For details call 703-435-6502 or email tennis@reston.org.

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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.

Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Start your holiday season with this festive workshop. Make a beautiful centerpiece with native plant materials and four simple napkin rings for your Thanksgiving table ($1 per additional ring). Enjoy mulled cider and seasonal music as we work. All supplies provided. When making reservations, include the number of people and how many centerpieces you wish to make. Register by November 13. 406011012 11/16 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Walker Nature Center $25/centerpiece All Ages $30/centerpiece

Turkey Trail

Let’s get moving after your big Thanksgiving meal. Sharpen your skills of logic as you follow clues from a “wild” turkey to see where they lead you. Discover more about these fascinating birds. Register by November 27. 406011008 11/30 Sat 11:00 am -12:00 pm Walker Nature Center $5 $7 All Ages

Winter Wreath Workshop

Start your holiday decorating by making a festive wreath for your home. Listen to seasonal music and enjoy mulled cider and cookies. All supplies provided. When registering, please indicate the number of people in your party and how many wreaths you would like to make. Register by December 4. 406011012 12/7 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Walker Nature Center $25/wreath All Ages $30/wreath

Winter Night Hike

Crisp nights can be the perfect time to enjoy a woodland hike. Look and listen for nocturnal animals. Gaze at stars and look at the moon through binoculars. Then warm up with some hot chocolate. Register by January 14. 106011008 1/17 Fri 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Walker Nature Center $6 $8 Adults and Ages 5+

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

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Check holiday schedule for additional closings.

Want to rent space at the Walker Nature Center? See page 63 for details. TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-476-9689 FOR MORE INFO.

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Holiday Open House 10-Year Celebration Sunday, Dec. 8, 1 - 4 p.m. Walker Nature Center FREE Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of Nature House. Bring a favorite Nature Center photo from the last decade to add to our memory wall. Photos can also be emailed to naturecenter@reston.org. Festivities include: • Live music by MSE Productions • Photos with mascots Walker the Woodpecker and Myrtle the Turtle • Ornament making with natural materials • Sale items in the Nature Center gift area • Handmade, reusable shopping bags from the Virginia Green Baggers

Enjoy the refreshments

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

Gather for special remarks and a cake cutting at 1:15 p.m.

Join us for a special sing-along and a visit from Santa at 3:00 p.m.

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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NATURE BABES IN THE WOODS

PRESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

Ages 18 months through 35 months. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are applied per child.

Ages 3 to 5 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are applied per child.

Nutty for Nuts

Going Batty

In fall, many animals are on the hunt for nuts. Learn why nuts are important to our furry neighbors while they prepare for winter. Make a craft and go on a short hike to see the variety of nuts we can find. Register by November 9. 406111001 11/12 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am OR 11/13 Wed 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center $7 $9 Ages 18-35 months

Everlasting Evergreens

Evergreen trees keep their leaves all year long. Go on a walk looking for evergreens and learn why these trees are important to animals. Smell the scent of pine and use evergreen needles to create a masterpiece. Register by November 27. 406111001 12/2 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am OR 12/3 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center $7 $9 Ages 18-35 months

Learn why bats are important, what they eat and where you can find them. Make a bat craft. Play a fun game to learn about echolocation. Then, take a stroll through the forest to find some pretend bats. Register by October 16. 406121008 10/19 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center $8 Ages 3-5 $6

Fur, Feathers and Fins

As people pull on warm clothes, animals also need to stay warm as temperatures drop. Feel furs and feathers and discover what else keeps an animal from getting cold. Make a feathery craft and look for animals in the woods and around the pond. Register by November 6. 406121008 11/9 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center $6 $8 Ages 3-5

Winter Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers search the trees for food, even during winter. Learn about woodpeckers and other birds that peck on trees. Take a short hike to look for their homes and make a fun craft. Register by January 10. 106111001 1/13 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am OR 1/14 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center $7 $9 Ages 18-35 months

Animal PJ Party

Did you know that some animals are just waking up when it’s time for you to go to bed? Wear your pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal from home. Learn which animals roam at night and how they find their way in the dark. Enjoy a snack and listen to a bedtime story. Make a nocturnal animal craft. Register by January 8. 106121008 1/11 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center $9 Ages 3-5 $7

Puppet Show — How Turtle Tried to Fly South

Do you ever wish you could leave town for the winter and go some place warmer? Enjoy a fun puppet show adapted from a Sioux legend about how turtle tried to do just that. After the show, learn about turtles and meet a real one up close. Register by December 30. 106101011 1/2 Thu 10:00 am - 10:45 am Or 11:15 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center $6 $8 Ages 3-8

The Mitten

Where do animals stay on a cold and snowy day? Snuggle in for story time and listen to Jan Brett's classic book. Make a mitten craft. Weather permitting, bundle up and take a walk to search for animal homes. Reservations required by December 7. 406121008 12/10 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center $6 $8 Ages 3-5

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

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

Nature Detectives Ages 3-7

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

Dinosaurs Ages 3-9

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

Nature Crafts Ages 3-12

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

Kids’ Candle-Making Workshop

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are applied per child.

STEAM Workshop— Halloween Science

Get ready for Halloween by learning some science tricks and thrills that will impress your friends and family. Make a fizzing pumpkin and a candy pumpkin catapult. Discover how to bend a bone and bounce an egg. Launch a ghost rocket and look for creepy critters on a walk through the woods. Register by October 11. 406131012 10/14 Mon 10:00 am - 11:30 am $7 $9 Ages 5-12

STEAM WorkshopCornucopia of Science

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

Turn the Thanksgiving table into a science experiment with some new activities! Make popcorn right off the cob and shake up some homemade butter. Learn why some corn is colorful and meet a Corn Snake. Engineer a cranberry structure. Form stamps out of potatoes and create a festive masterpiece. Register by November 1. 406131012 11/4 Mon 10:00 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center $7 $9 Ages 5-12

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

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

Bring a little glow to your winter. Learn where wax comes from and discover how candles are made. Dip a pair of candles and decorate a pillar candle with natural materials. Keep your candles or give them as gifts. There will be music and refreshments while we work. All supplies provided. Register by December 10. 406131012 12/13 Fri 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Walker Nature Center $12 $16 Ages 5-12

BIRD BACKPACKS— CHECK ONE OUT Free

On loan for day use at the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Kids will love borrowing our bird backpacks to use on the trails. Loaded with fun and cool tools of discovery like: • Binoculars • Bird Call Machine • Flash Cards • Field Guides • Bird Bingo Sheet • Take-home Bird Sleuth Explorers Guidebook Made possible by a grant from Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and Friends of Reston.

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NATURE ADULT PROGRAMS

BIRD WALKS

Adults. No registration required. Free

Design Workshop with Mayflowers

Join this exclusive opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop with professional floral designer, May Bernhardt of Mayflowers at Reston Town Center. Using natural materials, create a stunning arrangement for your home with her expert guidance. All materials provided. Register by November 27. 406201012 12/4 Wed 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center $50 $65 Adults

Winter Bird Count

Join us for a half-day annual bird count throughout Reston’s natural areas. Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping obtain important information about our feathered friends. Volunteers enjoy a free lunch, tally results and swap stories at Nature House after the count. Register by January 2. 106201205 1/4 Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free

Beginning and expert birders are invited to help find birds in some of Reston’s most beautiful natural areas. Co-hosted by Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store. In December and January, we encourage you to participate in one of the area’s bird counts.

Bird Walk: Bright Pond

10/13 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Bright Pond Lane, park at the end of the cul-de-sac. Adults Free

Bird Walk: Lower Glade Stream Valley

11/17 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Park on Glade Drive near Twin Branches Road Adults Free

JOIN THE WALKER NATURE CENTER’S ELECTRONIC MAILING LIST!

Receive the quarterly newsletter, Branching Out, as well as announcements of upcoming special events. To subscribe, email naturecenter@reston.org. You can also email nature questions to this address. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ walkernaturecenter Instagram at @walkernaturecenter Follow us on Twitter @ restonnature

Reston’s Official Bird: The Pileated Woodpecker Prints by Dana Ann Scheurer Limited Edition Prints 16"x20" $275 (framed), $100 (unframed) Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive The original watercolor, commissioned by Friends of Reston and created by the Reston artist Dana Ann Scheurer, is part of the permanent collection at the Walker Nature Center. Exclusive limited edition iris giclee prints are available. Scheurer’s works are highly recognizable. They include a mural of Reston’s founder, Robert E. Simon, located at the Reston Town Center. All proceeds from the sales of the prints benefit Friends of Reston, dedicated to helping Reston Association bring charitable, scientific and educational projects to the community. Visit its website at www.friendsofreston.org.

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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: October 20-21 Central Services Facility November 17-18 Lake Audubon Pool December 15-16 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)

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English Ivy (Hedera helix) Oriental Bittersweet (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)

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.

Additional banned plants can be found at www.dcr.virginia.gov/ natural-heritage/invsppdflist. If you would like to learn about alternative native plants, visit the RA website at http://bit.ly/2qwjRbH. If you would like to volunteer to help control invasive plants in Reston, contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston. org. Please direct questions to our environmental resource staff at 703-437-7658.

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

Pathway/ Recreation Area Bench: $1,000

Adopt-A-Bench

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

Tennis Bench: $600

Adopt-A-Recycling Bin

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

Recycling Bin: $1,000

Adopt-A-Bike Rack

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

Bike Rack: $750

Contact CSFstaff@reston.org or call 703-437-7658. TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

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FACILITY RENTALS

Have Your Next Event at a Reston Picnic Pavilion

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

Dogwood

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

Golf Course Island

North Shore Drive and Links Drive Size: 775 feet ƒƒ Four picnic tables and one grill ƒƒ Parklike setting with tot lot and a playground, both equipped with swings ƒƒ Near a basketball court, trail, and plenty of open space ƒƒ Pool restrooms available during open pool hours (Pool access is not included in pavilion reservation.)

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 FULL DAY RENTAL

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HALF-DAY RENTALS

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

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

North Hills

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

Pony Barn

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

Temporary Road

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

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FACILITY RENTALS

Reston Association

Conference Center

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

HOLD YOUR NEXT MEETING CLOSE TO HOME Ideal for

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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

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

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

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Host your wedding, special event or corporate meeting while overlooking beautiful Lake Newport in Reston, Virginia. Attractive Rates: $100-$275/hour Available for members and non-members year round. 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 the reservations team at: reservations@reston.org or 703-435-6530. 11450 BARON CAMERON AVENUE, RESTON, VA 20190 WWW.RESTON.ORG | OCTOBER 2019 61


FACILITY RENTALS

RA COMMUNITY BUILDINGS

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

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Brown’s Chapel

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

Glade Room

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

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The Lake House

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

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 | OCTOBER 2019 press 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED VOLUNTEER RESTON

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

WHY VOLUNTEER?

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

CONNECT WITH VOLUNTEER RESTON ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

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

Facebook.com/VolunteerReston Instagram@Volunteer_Reston Twitter@VolunteerReston

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

Volunteer Reston Manager, at ha@reston.org with your interest.

but they will also be able to grow individually and make a significant impact.

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

We cannot guarantee that all service hours can be completed at one event, but we welcome student participation regardless. Each event has a limited number of spots available and can reach capacity. Please be mindful of upcoming dates/times, and sign up in advance to secure a spot. To have your hours approved by Volunteer Reston, you must have a volunteer record on file in Volgistics. (refer to “VOLUNTEER INFO PORTAL (VOL/VICNET)”, page 65)

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

MAKE A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL NEED SERVICE IMPACT HOURS FOR Reston is often praised for its trails, lakes and landscape. SCHOOL? 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,

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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,

All opportunities are found in Volgistics/VicNet, x2VOL and the RA website at www.reston. org. We also frequently update our pages on VolunteerMatch, Volunteer Fairfax, Idealist and Mason Gives Back.

Contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at ha@reston. org with any questions.


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION PORTAL

(VOLGISTICS/VICNET)

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

APPLICATIONS & INSTRUCTIONS

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

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

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

STEP 2: CREATE YOUR VICNET ACCOUNT

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

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

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

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED HABITAT HEROES

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

Stop the Choking, Save the Natives

Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-noon We need your help to remove the English ivy vines, multiflora rose, autumn olive, and bush honeysuckle and give the native wildflowers, trees and shrubs a chance to thrive at the Ridge Heights Pool. We will meet at Ridge Heights pool parking lot.

Purple Beech Tot Lot

Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 am-noon Volunteers will work with RA environmental resource staff to remove English ivy and bush honeysuckle at Purple Beech tot lot. Meet at 11457 Purple Beech access down the path. Volunteers will work with Reston Association environmental staff to remove honeysuckle vines and burning bush that have taken over the natural areas. These fast growing, aggressive plants escape from people’s yards and threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife. Removal involves pulling the vines by hand and using weed wrenches, shovels and hand saws to remove the shrubs.

Key Responsibilities: ƒƒ Removing invasive, exotic plants from our community ƒƒ Identifying whether plants are native vegetation or invasive ƒƒ Replanting natural areas with attractive and important native ferns, wildflowers, shrubs or trees Age Requirement: All ages are welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents must complete a Volunteer Minor Application for each child participating. Volunteer Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/VRVicNet and click on the date. New volunteers should refer to the Volunteer Information Portal (VOLGISTICS/VICNET) on page 65. Contact: Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, ha@reston.org, 703-435-7986

STREAM MONITORING

Fall Monitoring: Oct. 1-Nov. 30

Try stream monitoring: Saturday, Oct. 19, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

To register for this event, visit VicNet and locate the date. Refer to page 65. For your safety: Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect you from biting insects, thorns and poison ivy. There is poison ivy at almost all sites. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. RA will provide some tools, gloves, snacks and water.

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Fall brings cooler weather and beautiful colors. What better way to enjoy fall than to get your feet wet in one of Reston’s streams? RA welcomes new volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations. The fall season occurs between October 1 and November 30. Get involved with a small team to collect data and

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identify insects with the goal of assessing stream health. Not only do you learn about streams, you also have an opportunity to make new friends.

and click on the date. New volunteers should refer to the Volunteer Information Portal (VOLGISTICS/VICNET) on page 65.

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.

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

If interested, join our volunteer monitor email distribution list to receive notices of upcoming monitoring dates. Email Garrett Stewart, Reston Association’s Watershed Specialist, at gstewart@ reston.org with the message “add me to the stream monitors list” to begin receiving emails. Age Requirement: All ages are welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents must complete a Volunteer Minor Application for each child participating. Volunteer Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/VRVicNet

STORM DRAIN MARKING PROJECT

What can you do to protect our local streams, lakes and the Chesapeake Bay? One way is to participate in the Storm Drain Marking Project. Our storm drains prevent flooding of roads and neighborhoods by carrying rain and snowmelt away from streets and sidewalks. Unlike water from our taps and tubs, water flowing into our storm drains is not treated. Storm drains connect directly to our streams and empty into our lakes. Trash, pet waste, motor oil, paint and other materials dumped or washed into storm drains pollute our 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. We are looking for volunteers to utilize Reston’s ArcGIS mapping software to update storm drain marker locations. This is a great way to complete community service hours for students. Many storm drains in Reston are on private roads. In order for volunteers to mark the drains, clusters need to grant permission first. Contact your local cluster board member and get your neighborhood involved today.

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

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,

FALL STREAM CLEANUP Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-noon

RAIN OR SHINE There are three potential worksites. RA will be hosting cleanups at Hunters Woods Village Center, Soapstone Drive and the Southgate Community Center. Age Requirement: All ages are welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Tons of trash end up in the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay every year from our watersheds. Litter is harmful and an eyesore in our neighborhoods and open spaces. Let’s do our part. It is amazing what a group of people can accomplish in a few hours. Help keep Reston looking beautiful by joining RA for the Fall Stream Cleanup! By simply clearing out litter from our watersheds, your contributions will have a significant impact on restoring Reston’s streams. Volunteer Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/VRVicNet and click on the date. New volunteers should refer to the Volunteer Information Portal (VOLGISTICS/VICNET) on page 65.

HALLOWEEN HOUSE & TRICK-OR-TREAT TRAIL Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 5-9:30 p.m., Walker Nature Center

The Walker Nature Center’s Halloween event is one our most exciting volunteer opportunities of the year. We’re looking for more than 50 fun-loving, energetic volunteers to bring this event to life. This is a great opportunity for adults, teens, civic organizations and college groups.

JOBS

Characters: Do you have a theatrical streak? Are you a Halloween enthusiast? You might have what it takes to be one of our Halloween characters that delight and educate visitors. All costumes, props and scripts will be provided. Costumed characters should be people who enjoy Halloween and will really “get into” their role. You do not have to memorize the script. Each station is based on a theme with key talking points and sample dialogue. You will ad-lib comments that fit with the mood of the station and have fun! Mascots: Kids love the Nature Center mascots, Walker the Woodpecker and Myrtle the Turtle. They love having their picture taken with them, too. We need volunteers to wear these adorable head-to-toe, furry costumes. Mascots need excellent people skills and should be able to animate their character without talking. Mascot Escort: We need volunteers to help the mascots get into costume and escort them around the event. This job requires standing and walking. Face Painting: Paint simple animals and designs on children’s faces or hands. Sample designs will be provided. Minimal artistic skill necessary. Supplies provided. Carnival Activities: Help children to play quick Halloween-themed carnival games. Distribute prizes and candy to children. Hands-on Crafts: Help children to make Halloween-themed take-home crafts. All supplies provided.

trail and hand out trick-or-treat bags. Trick-or-Treat Trail Assistant (End): Pass out candy and collect flashlights from patrons finishing the trail. Direct new patrons to the trail entrance. Breakdown: Help clean up the event at the end of the night. Many hands make for light work. Volunteers: Must be preregistered to volunteer for this event. Please do not sign up until you are sure you can commit to the date and position. Please specify which day and shifts you would like to work. New volunteers must attend orientation. Returning volunteers have the option to attend orientation, but it is highly recommended. Volunteer Orientation: Wednesday, October 16, 6-7 p.m. Age Requirement: Ages 13 and up are welcome. Volunteers between the ages of 13 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult who volunteers at the same station. Parents must complete a Volunteer Minor Application for each volunteer participating. Volunteer Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/VRVicNet and click on the date. New volunteers should refer to the Volunteer Information Portal (VOLGISTICS/VICNET) on page 65. For more information, please contact: Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager ha@reston.org or 703-435-7986

Trick-or-Treat Trail Assistant (Start): Welcome patrons to the trail and check for hand stamps. Explain the rules of the

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED CUSTOM CORPORATE DAY OF SERVICE

Volunteer Reston coordinates customized days of service for corporate teams year-round. Your investment will directly return to you in increased employee satisfaction, productivity, and engagement. This is a unique team-building opportunity for your employees and clients to make an impact in Reston. We love working with our corporate partners to create days of service that are meaningful and fun for your company. We provide the project, training and tools; you provide the team. This is a great opportunity for engaging your clients, employees and their family members. Custom Corporate Projects: Reston Association staff are skilled and experienced in volunteer project management. Custom day(s) of service are typically hosted on weekdays, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. As our partner, you can select from a variety of opportunities: Community Forestry: Assist Reston Association as we plant trees during spring and fall months. Habitat Restoration: Clear invasive plants to increase biodiversity in Reston’s natural areas and improve urban habitats. Beautification Projects: Beautify Reston facilities and roadways by mulching and planting native plants and trees; spread wood chips to line the trails at the Walker Nature Center. Financial Commitment: As committed members of our business community, your support is vital to helping Reston Association provide a nurturing environment for our residents to Live, Work, Play

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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 custom day of service projects. and Get Involved. To achieve that goal and to create more opportunities for your company and employees to interact with the association and its members, we’ve established the community partner program. Custom Corporate Projects start at $500 for the production and supplies of a custom halfday of service engaging up to 25 volunteers. We ask that as a Custom Day of Service partner, your company make a financial commitment. Sponsorship levels depend on group size. In addition to a high-impact day of service and team-building, your company will receive valuable brand recognition through a diverse stream of

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marketing and promotion channels, as well as invitations to Volunteer Reston’s annual Volunteer Service Reception. Your projects and funds will go through the Friends of Reston (FOR), a 501c3 supporting organization established in 1999 to support RA in bringing valuable projects to the community. FOR supports Reston Association (RA) in preserving and enhancing Reston for the benefit of 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.

We would love to design a special day of service customized specifically to meet your company goals! To get started on your Corporate Custom Day of Service, go to www.reston. org and complete a corporate volunteer application. For more information, contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at ha@reston.org.


CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING WITH A DIFFERENCE

CORPORATE SERVICE PROJECTS

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

Who Are We?

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

How It Works

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

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

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

Serve on Boards and Committees

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

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

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BOARD & GOVERNANCE | ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS | DIRECTORS BOARD ACTIONS

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

December 13, 2018

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

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January 2, 2019 Work Session Meeting

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

January 24, 2019

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

February 21, 2019

ƒƒ Approved February 21, 2019 meeting agenda ƒƒ Approved January 24, 2019 Minutes ƒƒ Approved Use and Maintenance Standards Resolution 16: Common Area Violations and ƒƒ Encroachments ƒƒ Approved Design review & Covenants Administration Resolution 8: Design Review and Application ƒƒ Procedures

March 21, 2019

ƒƒ Approved March 21, 2019 agenda ƒƒ Adopted the Consent Calendar to include February 21, 2019 Board minutes, Committee Volunteer Appointments, Common Area Rules and Regulations: Resolution 1 Common Area Use, Committee Resolution 2: Committee and Member Chair Appointments, and Committee Resolution 4: Board Committees

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April 10, 2019

ƒƒ Elected new Board Officers (President- Cathy Baum, Vice President - Julie Bitzer, Secretary – John Mooney, Treasurer – Eric Carr) ƒƒ Adopted Board Committee Assignments

May 23, 2019

ƒƒ Approved May 23, 2019 Meeting agenda ƒƒ Appointed new At-Large Director, Doug Britt ƒƒ Approved Consent Calendar items as follows, April 10, 2019 minutes, Committee Volunteer Appointments, Lake Use Requests: Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta; Lake Anne Stand-Up Paddleboard Triathlon, Fairfax County Easement/Dedication Request: North Shore Sidewalk, Assessments and Finance Resolution 12; HOA/PUD Questionnaire Response to Lenders, Committee Resolution 5: Board Advisory Committees, 2020-2021 Budget Calendar, and Environmental Advisory Committee Workplan

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ƒƒ Removed the 55+ Advisory Committee from the Consent Calendar indefinitely ƒƒ Adopted the May 23, 2019 Consent Calendar as amended, including the following motions ƒƒ Adopted the June 27, 2019 Consent Calendar as amended, including the following motions, with the exception on Item 8: 1. April 10, 2019 Board Minutes as amended 2. Committee Volunteer Appointments 3. Lake Use Requests: Lake Anne cardboard Regatta; Lake Anne Stand-Up Paddleboard Triathlon 4. Fairfax County Easement/ Dedication Request: North Shore Sidewalk 5. Assessments and Finance Resolution 12: HOA/PUD Questionnaire Response to Lenders

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6. Committee Resolution 5: Board Advisory Committees 7. 2020-2021 Budget Calendar 8. Assessment and Finance Resolution 7: Procurement and Purchasing – Exception to Consent Calendar approval, placed in Action and Informational Items for discussion 9. Environment Advisory Committee Workplan Approved Resolution 7 with instructions from Counsel to incorporate Secretary Mooney’s changes Accepted the 2018 Audit Ratified the decision reached in Executive Session direct from the CEO to take all steps necessary to enter into a mutually acceptable settlement agreement with Harbor Point as it pertains to mooring spots. Ratified decision reached in Executive Session directing the CEO to take all steps necessary to bring non-compliant Members into compliance as it pertains to over-sized boats. Ratified the decision reached in Executive Session to adopt the May and June Legal Committee’s reports and affirm the decisions reached. Approved the lease amendment with AGR Reston One Owner, LLC as presented in Executive Session. Approved the Network and Security upgrade contract with CWPS as presented in Executive Session Approved the execution of the renewal of the Reston Association’s insurance policies as presented in Executive Session Directed CEO to move forward with Brand Market study with Brand Consultancy


MEET THE BOARD & OFFICERS / BOARDOFDIRECTORS@RESTON.ORG

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

Julie Bitzer, Vice President South Lakes District Director BODBitzer@reston.org

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

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

Tom Mulkerin At-Large Director BODMulkerin@reston.org

Doug Britt At-Large Director BODBritt@reston.org

Aaron Webb Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District Director BODWebb@reston.org

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

Ven Iyer At-Large Director BODIyer@reston.org

Hank Lynch

Chief Executive Officer hlynch@reston.org

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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

11032 RING ROAD

11452 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

11400 RIDGE HEIGHTS ROAD

UPLANDS TENNIS COURTS (28)

LAKE THOREAU POOL (15)

SHADOWOOD POOL (24)

11032 RING ROAD

2040 UPPER LAKES DRIVE

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

UPPER LAKES TENNIS COURTS (29)

NEWBRIDGE POOL (16)

SHADOWOOD TENNIS COURTS (24)

UPPER LAKES DRIVE/SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE

11450 GLADE DRIVE 703-476-9689

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

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

NEWBRIDGE TENNIS COURTS (16)

TALL OAKS POOL (25)

11718 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

12025 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION (17)

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION (26)

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

TEMPORARY ROAD/NORTH SHORE DRIVE

DOGWOOD POOL (5) 2460 GREEN RANGE ROAD

WALKER NATURE CENTER (30)

UPLANDS POOL (28) RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL (23)

11768 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

COLTS NECK TENNIS COURTS (3)

THE LAKE HOUSE (27) 11450 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

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GLADE POOL (6) 11550 GLADE DRIVE

NORTH HILLS TENNIS COURTS (17)

GLADE TENNIS COURTS (6)

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

11550 GLADE DRIVE

NORTH SHORE POOL (18)

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GOLF COURSE ISLAND POOL (7) 11301 LINKS DRIVE

HOOK ROAD TENNIS COURTS (8)

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HUNTERS WOODS PICNIC PAVILION (9)

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STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

HUNTERS WOODS POOL (10)

POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (19)

2501 RESTON PARKWAY

THUNDER CHASE DRIVE

LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (11)

PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (20)

11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

TRIPLE CROWN/ STEEPLECHASE DRIVE

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION (11) 11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

RESTON ASSOCIATION CENTRAL SERVICES FACILITY (21)

LAKE AUDUBON POOL (12)

12250 SUNSET HILLS ROAD 703-437-7658

2070 TWIN BRANCHES ROAD

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Reston magazine October 2019 edition. A Reston Association publication.

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Reston magazine October 2019 edition. A Reston Association publication.