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Reston Association Publication | 2011 Spring Edition | www.reston.org

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CONTENT 2011 SPRING EDITION | VOLUME 2 | NUMBER 1

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Community Collaboration Improves Results BY SENATOR JANET HOWELL

With redistricting underway, there’s a call for your help to ensure that everyone is represented.

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The Little Big House BY CAPT. WILLIE BAILEY, JR.

Where once farms once stood, Fire Station 31 now stands. Its 24 firefighters and emergency medical team are on the ready to respond to your call for help.

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World Class Care In Your Own Back Yard BY JOANNA FAZIO

PERSPECTIVES

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Community Unity Community Collaboration Improves Results Reston: A Community is its People Metrorail In Reston Our Next Step To Car Free

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Weed Warriors Beautify Woodlands

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Reston Community Center Looking Ahead In 2011 She Walks With Water: Employee of the Year

On The Cover: The cover photo of Julie Shaheen, welcoming her newborn son, Jonathan at Reston Hospital Center was taken by David Madison, owner of David Madison Photography, located in the Reston community. David, who studied at the Hallmark Institute of Photography, serves commercial and private clients, including work for Volkswagen and the DNC. www.davidmadisonphotography.com.

The community hospital that grew as Reston has grown now boasts world-renowned health care professionals and the latest technology that allows patients to receive care close to home.

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Board of Directors Actions Board of Directiors Meet the Board: Joe Leighton

DIRECTORY & FACILITIES 119 Calendar 120 Directory & Facilities 121 Map 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 2010. All rights reserved.

Advertising rates are available upon request to chris@bluehouse.us or by phone to 202-337-1892. Articles and letters to the editor may be submitted via mail to Amelia Townsend, Reston Association at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404, 703-435-6530 . E-mail submissions may be made to Amelia@reston.org. Anonymous or incomplete information will not be published. Reston Association reserves the right to edit for length, style and clarity. Articles may be printed upon verification of authorship and availability of space.

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Volume 2 | Number 1 VISION: Leading the model community where all can Live, Work, Play and Get Involved™. MISSION: To preserve and enhance the Reston community through

outstanding leadership, service and stewardship of our resources. PUBLISHER: Reston Association, Kathleen Driscoll McKee, President Board of Directors EDITORIAL: Amelia Townsend, amelia@reston.org COPY EDITOR: Jennifer O’ Connor DESIGN & PRODUCTION: Long Nguyen, long@reston.org ASSISTANT LAYOUT: Sam Pallo, sam@reston.org PHOTOGRAPHER: Sean Bahrami, sean@reston.org CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS: David Madison, Charles A. Veatch, Jim Kirby, Linda Rutledge, Ha Brock, Mohamed Ali ADVERTISING: Chris Schriever, chris@bluehouse.us Aurelie Parisot, auerlie@bluehouse.us RA CONTRIBUTORS: Abby Stocking, Amy Wodatch, Arlene Whittick Ashleigh Soloff, Barbara Beaver, Claudia Thompson-Deahl, Ha Brock Katie Shaw, Laura Kowalski, Luciano Mijares, Mandy Nicholson Mary Conway, Nicki Bellezza, Patricia Greenberg, Sue Sims Willa Whitacre COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS: Senator Janet Howell (D-Va.32), Delegate Ken Plum, (D-Va.36) Supervisor Catherine Hudgins, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Kathleen Driscoll McKee, Leila Gordon, Reston Community Center, Capt. Willie Bailey, Fairfax Fire & Rescue, Joanna Fazio, Reston Hospital Center

MAIN OFFICE (Member Services) 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, Virginia 20191-3404 Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended Summer Hours: Saturdays April – July, 9 a.m. – Noon Phone: 703-435-6530 Fax: 703-435-6516 E-mail: member_services@reston.org ƒƒ Board & Management Services ƒƒ Administration ƒƒ Communications ƒƒ Financial Services ƒƒ Human Resources ƒƒ Assessment Questions ƒƒ Parks and Recreation ƒƒ Program information, reservations and registration for all camps, aquatics, tennis, special events and facility rentals ƒƒ Pool & Tennis Pass sales HOTLINES Tennis: 703-435-6502 Ball fields: 703-435-6530 COVENANTS ADMINISTRATION Phone: 703-435-6530 Fax: 703-673-2040 E-mail: member_services@reston.org ƒƒ Design Review Board applications and design guidelines for Reston properties ƒƒ Use and maintenance of property, covenants information and complaints ƒƒ Information resource for neighborhood association operations ƒƒ Disclosure documents ƒƒ Architectural Board of Review applications and design guidelines for properties subject to the Reston Center for Industry & Government covenants PARKS & RECREATION (Central Services Facility) Phone: 703-437-7658 Fax: 703-435-6555 E-mail: mikemc@reston.org ƒƒ Maintenance and facilities such as wildlife, ball fields, tot-lots, pavilions, pathways and open space (including lakes, natural areas and trees) ƒƒ Recreational Vehicle Central Park (RVCP) ƒƒ Garden Plot Program

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VOLUNTEERING Phone: 703-435-7986 Fax: 703-435-9481 E-mail: habrock@reston.org ƒƒ To volunteer for events and programs ƒƒ Volunteer to serve on RA’s Advisory Committees, which are organized to provide advice and assistance to the Board


COMMUNITY UNITY BY KATHLEEN DRISCOLL MCKEE

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t the risk of asking an indelicate question, I wonder whether you know how many legislative districts there are in Reston? You’re right. Of course, you do. But as I’ve written multiple times in the last year, we are facing many changes. One of them is the potential redistricting of the political boundaries of our community, which could change your answer as to how many Reston districts there are. This quarter the U.S Census Bureau will deliver the data needed to redraw district lines. One report in the Washington Post said that Virginia is facing hard choices because the state legislative districts need to be redrawn in such a short period. Then, after the General Assembly reapportions the districts within the Commonwealth, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will approve its own county redistricting plan in late April. In addition the county plan requires approval by the U.S. Department of Justice. That means redrawn districts will most likely not be official until June.

But what does the process mean for Reston? It means that if we want to stay together as a community, we need to say so. Back in December, the Reston Association Board of Directors approved letters to elected officials asking that our community remain intact as one district. We have enjoyed the strong, steady representation of Supervisor Catherine Hudgins, Senator Janet Howell, Senator Mark Herring and Delegate Ken Plum for sometime now. In the opinion of the Reston Association, the boundary

configuration that would serve our community best would be that each representative has the responsibility for the Reston community in its entirety. This would allow the RA Board to effectively advocate for the community, through our elected representatives, on a variety of issues. There are many changes coming to Reston in the next few years and it will be important to keep our community together. Last summer, when the Board approved the document, “Essential Reston” that listed the six planning principles necessary for retaining our quality of life, the foundation was and is the ability to speak with one voice. The boundary issue is another example of maintaining the integrity of Reston. Ours is a simple request. Please include the Reston Association and the surrounding Reston community together in the same magisterial, congressional and legislative districts.

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Community Collaboration Improves Results

BY SENATOR JANET HOWELL

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ecently we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Reston’s Town Center, lessons learned from its early development still hold true. Throughout the development process, the Reston community insisted on an open transparent and inclusive process. Fortunately, the developers and political leaders saw the value of such a process. As president of the community group that advised on planning and zoning issues, I was able to help guide and mold the outcome. The more the community gave input to the developers, the better Town Center became! Right now the importance of an open, transparent, and inclusive process is very much on my mind. I am chair of the Virginia Senate committee that is redistricting all the Senate districts as well as Virginia’s U.S. Congressional districts. My goal is to apply that Reston experience statewide. As you probably know, every ten years, after the U.S. Census, we must adjust all the districts so that each has the same number of residents. Because we are gaining in population, Northern Virginia will have additional representation while the more rural areas will have less. A change in one district impacts the others, so it is a very complex series of calculations with thousands of permutations and possibilities.

To make the process as interactive with the public as possible, we have begun many avenues for participation. By the time you read this we will have held more than ten public hearings across the state asking for suggestions on criteria to use and specific boundaries. We have published “Drawing the Lines” (available at http://dlsgis.state.va.us/Ref/2011Draw1.pdf) to provide information on the basic legal framework we must follow. All the Census data will be available on our legislative website, http://dlsgis.state.va.us/. You are encouraged to send in your redistricting plan to that web address for us to consider. Dr. Michael McDonald at George Mason University is providing free software to help the public create districts at http://www.publicmapping.org/. My committee and legislative staff will review all the plans submitted. Undoubtedly, some of the plans will have new and helpful aspects that will be part of our final redistricting plans. But hurry!

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We are working in a very tight time frame. Our plan has to be approved by the legislature, signed by the Governor, reviewed by the U.S. Department of Justice and possibly the courts – all in time for the election this November 8, 2011. Senator Janet Howell has been a Reston leader for 35 years. She has represented us in Richmond since 1992. Currently, she is chair of the powerful Privileges and Elections Committee and a Senate budget conferee.


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Reston: A Community is its People BY DELEGATE KENNETH R. PLUM

And these people come together to form a caring community.

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continue to meet people who live in other parts of the country who know about Reston because they studied about it in a college course or read about it in a publication. After all, we do live in the most successful planned community in the country! What I find very exciting about Reston, in addition to the planning concepts and goals that undergird it, along with its many amenities, are the people who have decided to live here.

Caring, open-minded, aware, involved – some of the terms I would use to describe Restonians. An open community from its very beginning, Reston was one of the first racially integrated communities in the Old Dominion. That integration has continued to today, resulting in a population of wondrous diversity of backgrounds, cultures, experiences, perspectives, cultures, and skin tones. Every neighborhood offers a case study of human diversity.

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p Lake Anne Fellowship House volunteer Vreni Weber leads the residents’ craft group. There are many more people than this column could ever have the space to list who are contributing to the quality of life of our community in many ways, large and small. Every year at the Best of Reston event I meet people who have been quietly working in the community: coaching youth sports, decorating transitional housing, providing school supplies and backpacks for children who cannot afford them, cooking hot meals for the homeless in the hypothermia shelter, walking and running to raise money to cure a dreaded disease, and contributing money and talent to help others.

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There continues to be many others who are unheralded who go about coaching, mentoring, supporting, and contributing to this truly warm and inviting place. Reston is historic in its development as a planned community, but it is also relevant and responsive to the people who live within its boundaries today. Restonians are the best. After all, a community is its people! Ken Plum represents the 36th District in the Virginia House of Delegates. He lives in Reston.


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Metrorail In Reston: Our Next Step To Car Free BY SUPERVISOR CATHY HUDGINS

KEEP UP WITH METRO TO DULLES

County websites: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/sam_study.htm http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/tdp.htm

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ast fall, Reston residents were encouraged to join others throughout the world in leaving their cars at home and celebrating September 22nd as a Car Free Day. I know a number who accepted that challenge and either carpooled or biked to get around that day. Several residents took the initiative to heart and accepted the challenge to try bus service for an entire week in September as part of Try Transit Week in Fairfax County. They enjoyed the few minutes to relax or read on the bus while getting to and from work, and helped to reduce congestion and save our energy resources. Probably many returned to “normal” life the following week, commuting solo to work every day. With the expansion of the Metrorail system to Wiehle Avenue and beyond we can envision Reston as a Car Free experience that lasts more than just one day of celebration. Bringing Metrorail service to Reston will be the next evolution in fulfilling the vision of Reston as a sustainable community and build upon its heritage. The transit seeds are already there. The Fairfax Connector bus service has served us well and will continue to be an important element in getting residents around the community and to the rail stations. As I take the Fairfax Connector bus from the Reston East Park and Ride to the West Falls

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Church Metrorail Station (and Metrorail to downtown every week), I marvel at the construction progress being made on the Wiehle Avenue Metrorail station. And the concrete pillars being erected down the Dulles Corridor, though long anticipated as part of connecting to the airport, are surprising to see nonetheless. After many years of planning, the residents in Reston can finally begin to envision taking Metrorail anywhere in the region directly from Reston to Tysons Corner through Arlington, into the District and beyond. We can begin to imagine how we can leave our cars at home and use transit to the east or west. The future will begin to arrive in 2013 when Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metorail project is expected to be completed. Phase 2 of the Dulles Rail project extending rail to Dulles Airport and into Loudoun County will come on line in 2016. The plan is to have more people able to walk and use transit, to and from home and work. Reston’s success as a liveable community has been based on its wide range of available housing, walkable neighborhoods, employment centers, and access to transit. Station access studies are underway now to promote viable access options to the MetroRail that support a Car Free existence. These include a variety of options – walking paths, bicycle paths and convenient bus

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routes. Challenges still remain as funding for Phase 2 is finalized and multi-model access programs developed. Will Reston be ready? Based on the attendance at the fall community input sessions, and the hard work of many citizen groups in preparing bike maps and recommending walking paths as viable access points, I think so. Countless hours of planning, evaluating, and mapping are going into the effort to make Reston even more transit friendly, and we continue to receive many good ideas from community members. Will you, the residents of Reston, be ready? I hope so. If you didn’t participate in either Try Transit Week or Car Free Day in 2010, I strongly encourage you to participate in the coming year. It’s a great opportunity to experience the benefits of getting around without your car – less stress for you, improved air quality and less congestion for our community – and to see what Reston’s future holds. 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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ON THE STREET

Fire Station 31 Firefighters from Left to Right: EMS Technician Max Price EMS Captain Scott Lison EMS Technician Todd Price EMS Technician Vernon Johnson Master Apparatus Technician James Wilkerson Captain II Norman Propst

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The Little Big House

FIRE STATION 31

BY CAPT. WILLIE BAILEY, JR. | PHOTOS BY DAVID MADISON

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hey used to call this the corn belt because that’s all that was here,” said Fire Captain Norman Propst as he gestured to the onestory brick station number 31. Propst, who is the station commander and leader of one of the three shifts at the station, has seen the area change since he arrived in 1984. Now, surrounded by homes, backed by the Fox Mill Shopping Center and bounded by Reston Parkway, there is no sign of the area’s agricultural past. In fact, there are dozens of neighborhoods of houses, townhomes, apartments, a shopping center, trails and a few office buildings in the station’s primary service area, which is bordered by Sunrise Valley Drive to the North, Bennett Road to the south, Twin Branches Road to the east and Monroe Street to the west. To keep up with the changes in the area, the firefighters and medics conduct what they call a “street drill.” Hand-drawn maps, with ribbons of roads, cul-de-sacs and landmarks are posted on a large white board. The catch is that firefighters must correctly fill in the names of each street,

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each “pipe stem” and each landmark. “We have to know the layout of the streets in our heads,” said fire fighter-medic Rickie Atkins. This is especially a challenge at night in Reston, where a long-standing Dark Sky Policy limits streetlights. “It’s a dark, different place then,” said Captain Propst. “We encourage residents to make sure the street addresses stand out and painting them on the curb is not the best way.” Propst describes his as the “small station” because it has one fire engine and one medic unit. Therefore, the station is dubbed “Little Big House.” The name is emblazoned on the dining table in the common room that houses the kitchen, a living room area and weights. Tucked along the sides of the open bays are quarters for women, men and offices for the EMS captain, the station captain and a radio room. Continued on page16.


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EMS Technician Vernon Johnson doing a daily check on the equipment

“You rely upon us, so help us help you.” FIRE STATION 431 BY THE NUMBERS ƒƒ 2610 Reston Parkway Herndon, Virginia ƒƒ Founded September 1979 ƒƒ 1 Engine ƒƒ 1 Medic Unit ƒƒ 24 firefighters and medics assigned to station ƒƒ 1 EMS Supervisor’s Unit ƒƒ 1 Special Hazard Respone Unit

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Drivers Takes Chances Propst, the firefighters and medics have seen drivers take unnecessary chances, too. He encourages drivers to follow the Virginia Code by yielding to fire trucks and ambulances. Other fire fighters agree. “I don’t know if our sirens are loud enough because car radios are louder,” Propst said. “ We see people texting, on the phone, not paying attention.”

Inside The Little Big House Station 31, which opened in 1979, houses both a fire engine and the area’s Emergency Medical Services captain as part of the battalion. Seven people work each shift – two medics, two firefighters, a master apparatus technician and a suppression officer. At a fire station, the shifts are 24 hours and firefighters work a 56hour tour of duty. This begins with an extensive, bumper-to-bumper check of the fire engine and medic unit. “Even though our medic unit is fairly new, we want to be fully prepared,” said Medic Vernon Johnson as he inventoried the supplies aboard the shiny vehicle. Meantime, firefighter Won Lee crouches on the floor of the station, peering beneath the huge fire engine, while master technician James Wilkerson opens doors along the side of the massive vehicle. “We have to check everything,” said Wilkerson. “In Fairfax County, we are blessed with top of the line equipment and we have good support for repairs and upkeep,” Wilkerson added. Even with all the equipment, the fire fighters of the Little Big House say the most important tool is support from the public. They encourage you to be ready to share information with them if they responsed to a call at your home. “It helps us and you alike, “said Propst. Capt. Willie Bailey, Sr., a 20-year veteran of Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, serves as Public Affairs/Community Outreach Officer.

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Weed Warriors Beautify Woodlands BY PATRICIA GREENBERG | PHOTO BY SHERYL POLLOCK

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ow do warriors beautify Reston you ask? No heat, no rain, no cold or even poison ivy will keep Weed Warriors from protecting Reston Association’s natural areas. Weed Warriors are restoring and beautifying Reston by removing the many invasive exotic plants that threaten the ecosystem balance of the forest.

Many have said, “Burning Bush (Euonymous alata) is an invasive exotic plant? But it’s so beautiful!” Burning Bush is sold in nurseries and is recommended by landscapers. Why not? It has intense fuchsia leaves in the fall and dazzling red berries. Yet the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation considers Burning Bush and other plants found in nurseries “invasive, alien” plant species.

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Invasives: Beautiful Environmental Threats What may be seen by many as a bright bush, bringing color into the woods, the Weed Warriors see as a threat to the health of the trees and hindrance of native food sources for wildlife. Before learning about the impacts of invasive exotic species, one might look at the woods and see green and think it’s all good. Is it good that the shrubs, vines and trees humans plant in landscape beds spread and take over the remnant woodlands, leaving birds and other wildlife with an unhealthy environment? One might choose these landscape plants because they spread quickly, are unattractive to bugs and produce lots of pretty berries. These are the same reasons why these invasive exotics aggressively overtake our native vegetation. Even the U.S. Department of Defense has taken an interest in the eradication of invasive exotics from the woodlands. Their training grounds have been so altered by heavy vines and dense patches of nonnative shrubs that the troops can no longer maneuver through the forests.

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Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping Pasture rose grows from 0.5-3’ in height. It has a pale pink flower (May - June) and a red berry (Aug. - Mar.). It grows in sun to partial shade in open woods, dry fields, and rocky banks and has a high wildlife value. It provides food for song birds and other wildlife.

Weed Warriors Restore Natural Areas So for the health of our natural areas, Reston’s Weed Warriors unwind the tight vines of Oriental Bittersweet and Japanese Honeysuckle that strangle and topple trees, remove the colonies of Bush Honeysuckle and Barberry shrubs that create a mangle of the understory and help give native plants a chance to thrive. When the Weed Warriors step back from the work they’ve accomplished, they can see the beauty their labor has helped create, opening the forest for native plants and wildlife. For example, RA’s environmental staff and AOL volunteers completed a large habitat restoration project. On May 20, 2010, almost 80 volunteers from AOL joined RA staff in a cooperative effort to restore the Old Westbury Recreational Area near the corner of South Lakes Dr. and Ridge Heights Road. The group worked vigorously to remove invasive exotic Burning Bush, Autumn Olive, English Ivy and more. A large dumpster was filled to the brim with the wood chipped shrubs and tangles

of English Ivy vines. At the end of the day, the group planted 100 native tree seedlings, various ground covers and native shrubs to help restore the site. RA is lucky to work with dedicated volunteers who put their hearts and backs into helping create healthy wildlife habitat by removing invasive exotic plants from the natural areas. Go native and choose plants that will give you color and beauty but will also provide a service to the wildlife that we have brushed out of the picture. Please join RA in this struggle to restore the natural areas. Weed Warriors join RA staff every fourth Saturday of the month. Patricia Greenberg is the Environmental Resource Supervisor for the Reston Association. She helps care for Reston’s natural open space. Patricia was born in Venezuela and grew up in Reston, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and Bethesda, Maryland.

To learn how you can become a Weed Warrior, contact Ha Brock, community outreach specialist at 703-435-7986 or send her an e-mail at habrock@reston.org.

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World Class Care In Your Own Back Yard

BY JOANNA FAZIO | PHOTOS BY DAVID MADISON

Srini Tummala, MD is one of Reston’s best and brightest. An interventional radiologist, Dr. Tummala performs procedures to treat aortic aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease and other vascular diseases, uterine fibroids, and certain cancers in the interventional lab.

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Tim’s Focus: ƒƒ Through his career, he has had a track record for improving

hospitals by focusing on driving a culture of strong quality outcomes and exceptional customer satisfaction.

Reston Hospital by the numbers (2009): Beds: 187 Staff: 1,200 plus Doctors: 800 plus Surgeries: 34,635 Emergency Room Visits: 43,390 Average ER Wait to See a Physician: 26 minutes Newborn Deliveries: 3,054

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our doctor says you need a complicated medical service, such as robotic surgery, or that you need to see an advanced medical specialist. Where do you go for the care? You may be surprised to learn that Reston Hospital Center will likely be able to provide all your care. Because it’s tucked onto a corner and doesn’t scrape the sky, many people think of Reston Hospital Center as a small facility providing the most basic services. However, the hospital that has been a fixture in Reston for a quarter century boasts a world-renowned staff, the latest treatments and technologies and an expansion plan. President Tim McManus recently answered some frequently asked questions.

What is your vision for Reston Hospital Center? The vision and strategic plan include several key areas: a greater focus on wellness and preventative healthcare efforts for all ages; enhanced and expanded clinical services, particularly tertiary care offerings and taking advantage of the latest technology and our exceptionally trained medical staff. Knowing that receiving healthcare can be an overwhelming

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experience, Reston has focused efforts on creating positive experiences which respect the time of the patient and family members. I understand that the hospital’s success is directly tied to the service it provides to the community.

What would you like the community to know about Reston Hospital Center? Reston Hospital Center has grown into a major healthcare provider in Northern Virginia. Today we offer many high-level tertiary care services such as neonatal intensive care, robotic and advanced minimally invasive surgery, neurosurgery and spine surgery, interventional cardiac catheterization, and the latest in cancer care, including radiation therapy with stereotactic radiosurgery, to name a few. Our quality outcomes are consistently second to none. We are very fortunate to have a large high-quality medical staff who work in concert with the hospital’s clinical and support teams to provide seamless care to our patients. u

Farid Gharagozloo, MD, FACS, seen here with his surgical partner, the da Vinci Si. Dr. G, as he’s known around the hospital, is one of the nation’s leading robotic surgeons, in fact, he wrote the definitive medical textbook on this advanced form of minimally invasive surgery.


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p Cindy Dowd, RN checks the vitals of our of the hospital’s smallest patients. She is assisted by

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Elaine, a George Mason School of Nursing student. Reston’s NICU can care for babies of just 26 weeks gestation; although, this baby boy didn’t need any extra levels of care, (He just wants his mommy in this picture).

“The hospital has long been an economic catalyst in our community as well as a superior corporate citizen. They are now preparing – as is the rest of our community – for the next development boom that will greatly impact all of us, Rail to Dulles. As we know all too well, the commercial and residential development that is planned will lead to tens of thousands of new residents and workers, all squarely in Reston Hospital’s service area.” Mark Ingrao, President and CEO Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

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What makes Reston Hospital Center unique? In our region, and nationally, hospitals generally function within regional healthcare systems. These systems tend to include a large, tertiary, trauma center and one or more community hospitals. Working as a system, the community hospitals are able to refer complicated cases to the larger facility, and patients who undergo major surgery or other tertiary treatments at the large facility can have follow-up care closer to home at the community hospital. Reston Hospital Center is unique in that while we are part of the state and the nation’s largest healthcare systems—in HCA Virginia and HCA respectively, in our region we are HCA Virginia’s only acute-care hospital. This has allowed Reston Hospital Center to develop advanced specialties while retaining the feel and comfort of a community

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hospital. In recent years, Reston has added heart attack care, including percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI, or stents), thoracic surgery, robotic surgery, a second linear accelerator with capabilities for stereotactic radiosurgery for our cancer program, neurosurgery, and many other capabilities. In addition to expanded capabilities Reston has recruited physicians from across the region to bring advanced practices to the region.

The hospital facility itself is expanding. Can you talk a little about that? The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved a master plan for Reston Hospital Center that paves the way for smart growth of the hospital over decades to come. The plan, which has been in development for two years, calls for the hospital to expand in phases to meet the community’s growing need for new health care services as they are defined.


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What are some of the partnerships Reston Hospital has with other medical centers? How do patients benefit from these? Washington Hospital Center- Our affiliation with Washington Hospital Center includes training and education for our heart and vascular care team of physicians and clinical staff. We also have access to Washington Hospitals’ cardiac cath lab training center, and most importantly, a transfer agreement for patients in need of cardiac surgery. With just one call, Medstar transport will send a helicopter to pick up the patient and bring him directly to Washington Hospital Center. If surgery is needed right away, the patient will be taken directly from the helicopter to the cardiac operating room where their medial team will be waiting. Washington Hospital Center is recognized as one of the nation’s top heart hospitals. It is consistently ranked in the top 20 by US News and World Report in heart and heart surgery.

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p Darren Lisse, MD at home in the busy Reston emergency room. In addition to his leadership

keeping wait times down at Reston, he serves as the Medical Director for the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority emergency medical services (EMS).

Children’s National Medical Centerprovides telemedicine support and consults for our littlest patients. This means if a Reston doctor would like the opinion of a sub-specialized physician from Children’s National, we have a system in place to facilitate sharing of ideas and opinions as easily as possible. Therefore, babies and mommies can stay close to home and have access to the nation’s best children’s care. George Washington University- Reston has formed a multi-pronged relationship with GW that includes a transfer privileges between the hospitals. Several physicians from GW have extended their practices

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to Reston Hospital Center—and several Reston physicians serve on the faculty of GW. Reston also supports the George Washington University Medical Center and their Loudoun Campus. Recently the virtual hospital at the School of Nursing at the Loudoun Campus was dedicated for Reston Hospital Center. Joanna Fazio serves as the Director of Communications for HCA’s Northern Virginia Market, which includes Reston Hospital Center, Dominion Hospital and the planned StoneSpring Medical Center.


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AROUND RESTON

Reston Community Center

Looking Ahead in 2011 BY LEILA GORDON | PHOTOS BY LINDA RUTLEDGE

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The beginning of the year marks a turning point for RCC.

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t Reston Community Center, our Board of Governors and staff are embarking on the crafting of a new Strategic Plan for RCC for the years 2011-16. We do so having successfully accomplished the goals and objectives of our current fiveyear Strategic Plan.

“It is the right moment to contemplate the future.” What will be our guiding principles as we craft a plan that will best serve Reston? As always, we will be seeking to serve our purpose as described in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the community and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors that governs Small District 5, or in other words, Reston. As the MOU states, we are “responsible for the development of policies and plans for the Reston Community Center’s operation, programming, personnel, and financial management…in accordance with established policies of Fairfax County.” Furthermore, our MOU states, “Small District 5 funds…shall not be disbursed for any purpose other than for RCC programs, services and activities (which may include programs, services or activities undertaken jointly with other community organizations) and …primarily for the benefit and/or use of constituents of Small District No. 5.” In addition to the above legal framework for our considerations, we will be thinking deeply about how we can continue the t

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collaborative approach we have taken to achieving great programs and opportunities for building community for our patrons. The Board and staff will review our Mission, Vision, and Values. The new Strategic Plan will consider the impact of coming residential and commercial growth in Reston and how RCC should best respond to that growth. Focusing on our customers, we will be seeking to serve a community with diverse interests, maximizing opportunities to participate, creating a reputation for excellence, and practicing environmental stewardship.

programming and facility needs related to leisure time, recreational and cultural pursuits.

Developing the Strategic Plan that best serves Reston will be a several months long process. Each year in the month of February, RCC Board members invite the public to join them in discussing the community

Leila Gordon became the RCC Executive Director in 2008, after serving for 24 years as the agency’s Arts and Events Director.

This February, we hope as many of you as possible will join us in providing your thoughts about the future of your Community Center. The challenges of growth we all face together can and will be met successfully with Reston’s capacity for creativity, collaboration, and concern for the well-being of everyone who lives, works, and plays here. We are excited about this effort and hope you will join us as we chart our journey toward our shared future.

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AROUND RESTON

PHOTO BY SEAN BAHRAMI

She Walks With Water “I decided to go into the environmental field where I could have a hand in making a positive impact from encouraging an organization to recycle to restoring eroded streams to more ecological balanced systems.”

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ake a walk down any of Reston’s restored stream reaches or join her on a ride along any of the community’s lakes and Nicki Bellezza’s passion for the health of Reston’s waters is evident and she uses that to help residents understand the critical balance of water and development. Keeping up with the water in Reston is a huge undertaking. By the numbers, there are four lakes that cover 125 acres and a dozen streams. Fourteen miles of those streams are undergoing restoration through a massive project that stretches across Reston. For the last four years, this effort has found Nicki Bellezza at the forefront of the public education and engagement effort. “I’m fascinated by streams and lakes, specifically what lives in them and how our actions affect the aquatic environment,” Nicki said. “The stream restoration project has been a unique challenge for me professionally and

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2010 Employee Of The Year

Nicki Bellezza Watershed Supervisor

has taught me that connecting people to their local stream or watershed is a key factor in making a difference for the better.” Her work never ends at 5 p.m. In fact, weekends often find Nicki guiding a group of residents along the streams to explain the restoration process and answer their questions. She’s just as happy to be tromping through the stream itself – if it means helping someone understand water better. In addition to the large task of the stream restoration, Nicki helped organize stream clean-ups, monitoring projects with volunteers and high school students and organized rain barrel workshops while attending the Environmental Advisory Committee and Reston Association’s Employee Advisory Committee meetings. For all these reasons, Nicki Bellezza was chosen as Reston Association’s 2010 Employee of the Year.

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ABOUT THE AWARD

The Employee of the Year award honors an employee who has shown initiative by investing time to go above and beyond in performing regular job responsibilities and service to the organization and all that Reston encompasses. The recipient may have shown excellence in one specific area, or in all-over performance. The employee of the year winner does not need to be a previous recipient of the employee recognition award program, REAP. The REAP Committee, made up of a cross section of Reston Association employees, makes the selection based on the nominations from staff and the community and feedback from the nominated employee’s supervisor.


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ANNUAL ASSESSMENT DUE BY MARCH 1

The RA Board of Directors set the 2011 annual assessment at $540. Please look for your invoice in your mailbox by the end of January. If you have not received it by then, please contact Reston Association Billing & Collections at 703-435-7991.

Value Of Your Assessment $112

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Capital Funding

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Board & Management Services

$30

Environmental Resources $73

$30 $45 $73

Recreational Programs

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Community Facilities

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Covenants

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Finance, Legal and Human Resources $45 $99 Support Services $112

$540

SAVE 20% ON YOUR ANNUAL POOL & TENNIS PASS

When you pay your assessment online and purchase your pool and tennis pass online, you will receive a 20% discount on your pool & tennis passes. To be eligible for the discount, you must pay your full assessment of $540 or your first installment of $110 online by March 1. You must purchase your pool and tennis passes online as well. Your passes will be mailed to you within seven business days.

To pay online:

 www.reston.org and click on the 2011 assessment button on the home page. For more information, contact Reston Association member services at 703-435-6530 or via e-mail at  member_services@reston.org

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MEMBER SERVICES

Come play in Reston Register Now for Classes and Activities Living in Reston is like living in a park. 1,300 acres of open space are maintained throughout the community and a wide variety of facilities and programs offer year-round opportunities for fitness, fun and exploration. 55 miles of paved pathways and natural surface trails connect our facilities, neighborhoods, schools and shopping, and are perfect for walkers, joggers and bicyclists. More than 700 acres of forest, 50 meadows and four wetlands provide beautiful vistas and important habitat for local wildlife. Aquatic habitats include four lakes, three ponds and 20 miles of streams, enjoyed by boaters and anglers. In Reston’s 15 community pools, patrons swim laps in the Olympic-sized pool, splash in the children’s interactive area, speed down a giant slide and relax in heated spas. Reston’s

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vibrant tennis community plays on 48 community courts, eight of which are clay and 26 of which are lighted. Friends and teams practice and compete on ballfields and multipurpose courts. Playgrounds, garden plots, picnic facilities and community buildings are popular places to gather and enjoy. Parks & Recreation staff conduct an exciting line-up of top notch programs and special events for all ages. From nature programs and summer camps to dive-in movies and festivals, there is something fun for everyone! Many activities are free while others require reservations and have fees. Let us help you get the most out of Reston’s parklands and facilities.

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Reston Association headquarters has moved. The new address is 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston 20191-3404.

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MEMBERSHIPS A current Reston Association Pool and Tennis Pass is required for every member (age 1 or older) visiting the pool & tennis courts. To protect your member privileges, adults may also need to present a current photo ID proving Reston residency. You must present your pass for entry to the pool or tennis courts. Sorry, we cannot accept an online receipt. RA Members may purchase Pool and Tennis Passes online or in person at RA Member Services, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404. The hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours are Saturdays, April – July from 9 a.m. – Noon. TWO EASY WAYS TO REGISTER. 1. Online – www.reston.org 2. Walk-In – Come to the Reston Association Member Services desk and RA staff will be happy to assist you. RA MEMBERS Cost for Pool/Tennis Pass: Adults 18 years & older $15 Children under 18 $10 Season Long Guest Pass for Members Only $35 Prepaid Pool Guest Pass $25 Prepaid Tennis Guest Pass $25 ƒƒ

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Members can only receive a 20 percent discount when the 2010 Assessment is paid through the RA Website, by 3/1/11. The discount will only be applied to online purchases completed prior to 4/30/11. Tennis Key Fobs are available at the Reston Association Member Services desk for $2 with the purchase of a Member or Non-member Pool and Tennis Pass.

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TO PURCHASE Passes are available online at the “Shop RA” link on www.reston. org or in person at RA’s Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 201913404. Replacement passes can only be purchased in person at the Member Services desk. REQUIREMENTS RA Members may purchase passes for themselves, one household member over the age of 22, two household members between the ages of 18 and 22, and immediate family members under the age of 18 online at www.reston.org or at RA Member Services if: 1. You are 18 years or older 2. Bring a current photo I.D. or 3. Bring proof of owning or occupying a Reston residence where the RA Annual Assessment account is current. NON-MEMBERS/CORPORATE Non-resident Pool and Tennis Memberships are also available. If you don’t live in Reston you’re still invited to come play. SPECIAL FOR NON-MEMBERS: $20 off if purchased prior to 4/1/11, excluding Corporate Memberships. Family Pool & Tennis Family Pool Only Family Tennis Only Couple Pool & Tennis Couple Pool Only Couple Tennis Only Individual Pool & Tennis Individual Pool Only Individual Tennis Only

$610 $580 $340 $525 $510 $295 $435 $350 $235

CORPORATE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP Must be employed in Reston. Proof required. Corporate memberships are limited to weekday use only and available for purchase at the Reston Association Member Services desk only. E-mail Member_Services@reston.org for more details. Individual Pool & Tennis Individual Pool Only Individual Tennis Only

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TO PURCHASE Non-resident passes are available online at the “Shop RA” link on www.reston.org or in person at RA’s Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191-3404. Corporate memberships can only be purchased in person at the Member Services desk, with proof of employment. REQUIREMENTS Non-members may purchase passes for themselves and immediate family members (1–17 years of age) online at www.reston.org or at RA Members Services if: 1. You are 18 years or older 2. All non-members are required to have a picture taken to obtain passes. If you have not taken the picture for 2010, you must come into the office to get your picture taken. Only then will the pass be issued to you. 3. For 2011: non-members who order passes online and have taken pictures in 2010 will NOT have to come into the office for a new picture.

GUEST PASSES Please remember that the RA host Member must accompany all guests, at all times while visiting the pools or tennis courts. UNLIMITED GUEST PASS Only RA Members (18 years or older) may purchase an unlimited guest pass for $35 (limit one per household). The pass is good for one (1) guest only per visit. The unlimited guest pass and the host RA Member’s pass must display the same address. Host Member must accompany guest to pools or tennis courts at all times. AQUATICS ONE-DAY GUEST PASS The option of a $5 one-day guest pass is also available at your local RA pool for additional guest(s). PRE-PAID GUEST PASS RA Members and non-members may purchase a pre-paid guest pass good for 5 pool entries. The pass is available for $25 online or at our Member Services desk. This convenient pass can be used for one or more guests at a time and eliminates the need to carry cash to the pools. TENNIS ONE-DAY GUEST PASS $5 Tennis Guest Passes can be purchased during Reston Association normal business hours in packs of five. You also have the option of paying the court monitor $5 at the tennis court. For more information, please refer to the Aquatics and Tennis sections, or email Member Services at member_services@reston.org. REFUND POLICY All pool and tennis pass memberships are non-refundable.

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RA CAMPS Treat your child to a true camp experience. See why the longest operating camps in Reston are the place to be. Generations of Restonians have grown up through the RA Camps tradition, from campers to counselors and directors to managers, even to an Executive Vice President. Safety and supervision exceeds the minimum standards for child day centers as required by the Virginia Department of Social Services, online or at Reston Association.

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Nature Tots (ages 3-5) Walker’s Rangers (ages 6-8) Hug-A-Tree (ages 5-7) Mini Camp (ages 5-10) Sportsters (ages 6-8) Skate Camp (ages 6-12) Day Camp (ages 7-11) Science Camp (ages 8-12) Adventure Links (ages 8-14) Teen Camp (ages 11-14) Guard Start (ages 13-15) Counselor-In-Training (ages 14-16)

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Best staff-to-camper ratios - at least one counselor for every seven campers. Lots of personal attention from fun and responsible staff. Park locations that are a great break from school. Bonding and lasting friendships made in small peer groups. Creative outlets for camper imaginations and abilities. Variety of activities within and across the camp programs. Daily schedules planned with camper and counselor input.

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Swimming in RA’s premier outdoor pools (often including non-public hours and camp pool parties). Travel to fun and interesting places around Reston and special field trips outside of Reston. Door-to-door transportation in air conditioned vans. Environmental education and hands-on science activities led by professional naturalists, scientists and teachers. Job skills training for teens.

Camp Themes At many RA Camps, there are designated session themes which promote creativity, imagination and enthusiasm at camp. General descriptions are provided. However, camp themes are interpreted and implemented by the camp staff and campers. Theme-related activities enhance the program’s core activities and may include special event activities, field trips, counselorinspired storylines, children’s literature, special snacks, songs, crafts, nature activities, group projects or contests. Not all activities at camp relate to the theme. Schedules and activities are subject to change at the discretion of camp management.

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Online registration is available for members and non-residents. Go to “Shop RA” at www. reston.org. A $75 non-refundable deposit per camper per session is required for all camps at registration time. Full payment for all sessions and services is required by May 1. Refunds, minus applicable deposits, may be recovered until June 1.

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Minimum age requirements must be met by Sept. 30, 2011. Maximum age requirements must be met by June 21, 2011.

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Nature Tots

Dates: Monday – Friday Four one-week sessions

Transportation: Not available

Session 1A: June 27 – July 1

Extended Care: Not available

Ever wonder why squirrels have such big, fluffy tails? Or how beavers can chew down enormous trees? Explore remarkable rodents from tiny mice to robust beavers and a few rascals in between like the raccoon. Search for their homes and discover what they like to eat. Become a nature detective and search the trails for animal clues. We’ll even have a visit from the nature center mascot Earl the Squirrel!

Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive

Ages: 3 – 5 by Sept. 30, 2011 Campers must be potty trained. Staff ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers

Fee: RA Members Session 1A, 3A & 3B = $80 Session 1B = $64/session (due to Holiday) Non-residents Session 1A, 3A & 3B = $105 Session 1B = $84/session (due to Holiday)

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Session 1B: July 5 – July 8 (No Camp on July 4th)

Puddle Play Explore nature’s little watering holes and learn how every drop of water can be some animal’s water fountain. Create and sail your own puddle boat and learn about all the critters that come to puddles to drink and play. After it rains, all sorts of creatures come out to muddle in puddles. Make a splash at the pool, look for tadpoles in the pond and search for watering holes along our trails. Session 3A: July 25 – July 29

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Discover nature through hands-on activities, special guests and exploratory walks. Use their five senses to experience music, movement, crafts and special snacks. Learn social skills through group games and learning centers. Have fun with puppets, drama and other imaginary play.

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Let your imagination run away with you as we explore great nature books. Authors like Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert will peak our curiosity and guide our adventures. Explore the gardens in search of a very hungry caterpillar. Learn about bats with the help of Stellaluna. Enjoy the bright, rainbow scales of fish as we dip net at Lake Audubon. Books will open the door to the world of nature around us. Session 3B: August 1 – August 5

Fantastic Forests The forest is a wonderful place. Meet our forest friends and learn about the trees they call home. Search for forest seeds like acorns, pretend to grow into a mighty oak, search for critters on the forest floor, and make a tree cookie necklace. Then take imaginary field trips to the rainforest, roccoli forest and the “land of no trees” to discover why trees are our friends.


Walker’s Rangers

Dates: Monday – Friday Four one-week sessions

Transportation: Not available

Session 2A: July 11 – 15

Extended Care: Not available

Hiking and camping can be a lot of fun, and it’s good to know the basics of each. Make a list of the tools every nature explorer should have. Learn the principles of “Leave No Trace” hiking and camping. Use a GPS unit to find hidden treasures. Practice what to do if you ever get lost in the woods. Build a campfire and make some yummy treats.

Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Ages: 6 – 8 by Sept. 30, 2011 Location: Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive

Staff Ratio: At least one staff member for every six campers

Fee: RA Members – $80/session Non-residents – $105/session

Nature Explorers

Session 2B: July 18 – 22

Green Gardeners Ever wonder what it means to have a green thumb? Find out during an exciting week of digging in the dirt. Grow plants from seeds, decorate a flowerpot and run plant experiments. Learn how to make compost and go on a search for nature’s “gardeners.” Play parachute games to show how seeds move around and visit the nature center’s gardens and meadows. Session 4A: August 8 – 12

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Discover nature through hands-on activities, special guests and exploratory walks. Use their five senses to experience music, movement, crafts and special snacks. Learn social skills through group games and learning centers. Have fun with puppets, drama and other imaginary play.

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Session 4B: August 15 – 19

Water Wonders Water is essential to life and it can be a lot of fun, too. Dip into a creek to find the critters that live in water. Cast a line into Lake Audubon to try to hook a fish. Sketch a watery scene and paint with watercolors. Have a water balloon toss and participate in water relays. Discover how “cool” water can be, especially during the hot days of summer.

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Hug-A-Tree

Dates: June 27– Aug. 19 Four two-week sessions Monday – Friday Time: AM groups 9 a.m. – Noon PM groups 1 – 4 p.m. Full-Day groups 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Brown’s Chapel Concession Stand – past the chapel, at the top of the park 1525 Brown’s Chapel Rd.

Camp shirts: $7/shirt, Required daily

Extended Care: Available – See Page 48 Ages: 5 – 7 by Sept. 30, 2011

Session 2: July 11 – July 22

Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers

Blast off into outer space and visit the final frontier. Our mission is to journey through space and explore the galaxy. We’ll learn about stars and planets, invent our own rocket ships and have an alien parade. Games, crafts and everything else will be out of this world!

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All the World’s a Stage Stories from around the world, past and present, provide the background for dramatic expression. From finger puppets to dancing to the beat of their own tambourine, campers will learn and interpret a variety of tales, myths and legends. Perform in the HugA-Tree Talent Show. Bring a new hero or heroine to life – You – by joining us for this action packed session.

Transportation: Available – See Page 48

Fee: Half-Day (AM or PM) RA Members – $165/session Non-residents – $190/session Full-Day RA Members – $375/session Non-residents – $425/session

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Space Rangers

Session 3: July 25 – Aug. 5

The Riddles of the Woods The woods are filled with many secrets and surprises. Learn the skills to solve some of the mysteries of our green world. Follow the trail of the golden acorn by solving the riddle of the day. Clues may lead you into a secret garden, Jurassic park or an enchanted forest. Session 4: Aug. 8 – Aug. 19

Wet and Wonderful Water is everywhere! Explore lakes, streams and oceans. Do the water cycle boogie, make an ocean in a bottle, look for frogs and fish, go puddle jumping and play water games. It will be a wonderfully wet experience.


Sportsters and Mini Camp LIMIT: 2 SESSIONS PER CAMPER

Camp shirts: $7/shirt, Required daily

Motor Skill Development made FUN builds CONFIDENCE that leads to a lifetime of SUCCESS!

Sessions: 1. June 27 – July 8 2. July 11 – July 22 3. July 25 – Aug. 5 4. Aug. 8 – Aug. 19

Transportation: Available – See Page 48

Sportsters is located at beautiful Lake Anne Park, featuring a multipurpose court, practice wall, tennis courts, sand volleyball pit, spray fountain, playground and pavilion, just minutes from baseball and soccer fields.

Dates: June 27 – Aug. 19 Four two-week sessions Monday – Friday

Ages: 6 – 8 by Sept. 30, 2011

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Time: 9 a.m. – Noon Location: Lake Anne Park 11301 North Shore Drive Fee: RA Members – $160/session Non-members – $185/session

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Improve coordination and confidence through fun and challenging age-appropriate games with playground balls, parachutes, jump ropes and more! Improve skills, such as fielding, throwing and dribbling through participation in non-intimidating drills, relays and instruction. Enhance their understanding of rules, procedures and strategies associated with a variety of sports and lead up games such as soccer, basketball, kickball and whiffleball. Enjoy pool days at nearby RA pools. Build social skills and team work through small group interactions. Enjoy daily snack and a final awards ceremony.

Mini-Camp Dates: August 22 – August 26 one-week session Monday – Friday Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Brown’s Chapel 1525 Brown’s Chapel Rd. Fee: RA Members- $185/session, Non-residents -$210/session Camp Shirts: $7/shirt, Required daily - See Page 48 Transportation: Available – See Page 48 Extended Care: Not Available Ages: 5-10 by September 30, 2011 Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member for every 6 campers

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Skate Camp

Dates: Two one-week sessions Monday – Friday Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Soccer Field Parking Area Fee: $220/session, RA Members $245/session, Non-members

Note: Instruction in different skate sports will run simultaneously during each session. Campers will receive instruction in only one skate sport per session. Indicate your choice on your registration form of skateboarding or rollerblading (inline skating). Skateboarders will be grouped apart from inline skills during instruction times.

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Learn to skate in an environment where safety and skills are a top priority. Increase their skills and confidence with American In-line’s fun, professional staff. Learn cooperative skills through group interaction. Provide their own equipment as listed.

“As always, Skate Camp was great time for my son. It is a very positive experience.”

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Extreme Fun For skateboard and rollerblade enthusiasts (inline skaters) Brought to you in partnership with American Inline Skating. SESSIONS AND SPORT OPTIONS

Skateboarding Ready, Set, Go. An extreme camp for skateboard riders of all levels. Whether you have never been on a skateboard and want to learn or you are an experienced skateboard rider who wants to improve your skills, this camp is for you. Learn to push, olly, ride ramps, drop in, grind, stall and get air while skating with an America Inline certified coach. Camp is held in the mobile skate park designed for skaters of all levels. Includes a new four-foot quarter pipe, threefoot mini half pipe, bank ramp, fun box, fly box, grind box, launch ramps, grind rails and ledges. Participants receive a camp tee shirt and stickers. Session 2B: July 18 – 22 Session 5: August 22 – 26 Required equipment: Skateboard, helmet, knee & elbow pads and wrist guards. Bring water and snack in labeled cooler.

Rollerblading (Inline Skating) Skate, turn, stop and go! This exciting skate camp is for beginning through intermediate rollerbladers(inline skaters). No matter how long you’ve been skating or your level of skill, this camp is filled with Extreme Fun and plenty of action. Campers learn how to gear up, stand up, avoid falling down, 3 ways to stop, turn, cross-over, skate backwards, learn cool tricks, play fun skating games and ride over small ramps in safe, positive environment. Participants receive camp tee shirt and stickers. Session 2B: July 18 – 22 Session 5: August 22 – 26 Required equipment: Inline skates, helmet, knee & elbow pads, and wrist guards. Bring water and snack in labeled cooler.


Day Camp

Dates: June 27 – Aug. 19 Four two-week sessions Monday – Friday Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Fee: $380/session/RA Members $430/session/Non-members

Transportation: Available – See Page 48 Extended Care: Available – See Page 48 Ages: 7–11 by Sept. 30, 2011 Staff Ratio: At least one staff member for every six campers

Camp shirts: Required daily – See Page 48

Session 1: June 27 – July 8 (Camp carnival July 6th. No camp July 4th.)

Lights, Camera, Action! And the winner is…YOU! You are invited to perform at Day Camp’s Got Talent! Actors, musicians, set designers and costumes are all part of the show. We will also explore Reston’s talented critters. Compete in some Day Camp sports challenges. Cue the lights and roll the cameras – Day Camp is on stage. Session 2: July 11 – July 22

Space Campers Warp speed ahead. Take your favorite droid, and discover new life forms in the universe. Create planetary projects; communicate with aliens, and invent your own space culture. Intergalactic communications tell us that Day Camp has been chosen for alien contact. Are you listening? Session 3: July 25 – Aug. 5

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Take a romp through the rainforest and feel the jungle beat. Meet Tarzan and some real rainforest creatures. We’ve got woods and wetlands to explore, rain sticks to make and drums to play at the jungle jam party. Session 4: Aug. 8 – Aug. 19

Beach Party Bingo Join the Beach Bum Club – open only to Day Campers. Play group Twister, sand court volleyball and plenty of beach music with the Day Camp Band. Win a prize at bingo, boogie on your board. Sand art and other beach crafts to be created by all.

“We love that the day is packed with various activities and group play. Low stress and high fun factor day.”

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Science Camp

Science activities supplement this recreational camp program, brought to you in partnership with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Camp is based at the USGS facility. However, campers will spend a good portion of their day outside and in traditional camp activities. Dates: June 27 – Aug. 19 Four two-week sessions Monday – Friday

Fee: RA Members & USGS Employees – $380/session Non-members – $430/session Camp shirts: Required daily – See Page 48 Transportation: Available – See Page 48 Extended Care: Available – See Page 48 Ages: 8–12 years by Sept. 30, 2011

Time: 8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Location: USGS Visitors Center 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive

Staff ratio: At least 1 staff person to every 6 campers

Session 1: June 27 – July 8 (Camp carnival July 6th. No camp July 4th.)

Mapping It Where are the tallest mountains, the deepest valleys and the flattest plains? Search the world over and create our own virtual landmarks. Learn a thing or two about map making and explore the USGS collection. Map your way through Reston and learn some of the ways USGS scientists use maps to track land-use change, map our mineral resources, and show earthquake risk zones. Try your hand at a hightech treasure hunt using a GPS unit and take a trek to the National Geographic Society Headquarters. Session 2: July 11 – July 22

Geology Rocks Age old fun! Examine rocks and fossils in the USGS collection that are millions of years old – even a rock from the moon! Make tracks around Reston as we go on a rock hounding expedition. Learn how fossils are formed and recovered and make some of your own. Make your own crater or volcano and see if we can shake things up a bit in the science lab. Take a trip to the rocky landscape at Great Falls National Park. Session 3: July 25 – Aug. 5

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Take science to the cutting edge of fun through experiments and exploration. Practice new computer skills. Meet guest scientists and learn about careers in science. Go on field trips within Reston and to selected sites outside of Reston. Enjoy Reston’s pools, pathways and natural areas. Participate in swimming, crafts, games and drama.

“My camper enjoyed camp and will return next year!”

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Animal Safari USGS scientists go to all ends of the earth to monitor our animal neighbors. Scientists track wolves in the Arctic, study manatees in Florida and penguins in the Antarctic. Meet a biologist, go on a mystery animal scavenger hunt and do some searching of your own in Reston to see what animals we can find. Take your search globally in the computer lab and with a trip to the National Zoo. Session 4: Aug. 8 – Aug. 19

Wet and Wonderful Water Unleash the power of water. Rivers are great for canoeing and fishing but what happens when there is too much water or too little? Learn about floods droughts and landslides, and how scientists measure water flow and track storms such as hurricanes. How can you conserve water? Examine your water use and get up close and personal with some wading, swimming, boating, and wet experiments to keep you cool. Get an up close view of some water animals in Reston and on a trip to the National Aquarium.


Adventure Links

Dates: Aug. 22 – 26 Monday – Friday

Ages: 8–14 by Sept. 30, 2011 Ages: 8–10 & 11–14

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Location: Pick-up and drop-off at Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

Staff Ratio: At least one staff member for every eight campers

Our Ultimate Adventure Camp is designed as an active, engaging series of adventure activities that immerse your child in their camp experience. Caving, Rock Climbing, Paddling, Primitive Technology, and bonding on the Development Course are chosen for their unique ability to challenge each child in a fun way and bring youth together in a new environment, fostering friendships, life lessons and character growth. Even return campers will find this camp one they want to do over and over!

Fee: $460/session, RA Members $510/session, non-members

Order Of Activities Subject To Change Depending On Week Of Program

Transportation: Not available

Location: Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook – Clifton, VA

Extended Care: Not available

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Location: Carderock, MD

Outdoor Survival & Natural Living Skills Location: Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook – Clifton, VA

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Travel to a new destination outside of Reston each day. Interact with Adventure Links’ mature, fun and professional staff. Learn cooperative skills through small group interaction and team building activities. Receive instruction for all activities, beginning at an introductory level and progressing with the group. No previous experience is necessary and equipment is provided. Participate in an overnight campout to experience the thrill of camping and cooking together at the Adventure Links campsite in Clifton, VA. Campers will remain at camp on one evening of the week and return to their pick-up site after the program on the following day. The overnight will be on Wednesday night. Meals are provided for the duration of the overnight experience (dinner, breakfast & lunch). Cost is included in fee.

“She loved Adventure Links; came home a muddy mess everyday!”

Caving Location: Whitings Neck Cave (11-13) and Indian’s Head Cave (8-10), Shepherdstown, WV Session 5: Aug. 22 – 26

Ultimate Adventures Arrive at camp each day for a new adventure including: team challenge course, rock climbing, caving, kayaking/canoeing/rafting and primitive living skills. Our activities are specially designed to be non-competitive, to spark new perspectives and foster personal challenge. Youth discover the rewards of pushing beyond their self-imposed limits. Select sites are chosen for the adventures and one day is spent at the Adventure Links’ primitive camp area with activities such as shelter building, friction fire making and outdoor living skills. No previous experience is necessary and all technical equipment is provided.

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Teen Camp

Dates: June 27 – Aug. 19 Four two-week sessions Monday – Friday

Extended Care: Available – See Page 48

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., plus one extended road trip day each session (estimated dismissal time 10:00 p.m., see session schedule)

Note: On extended road trip days, all parents must pick up campers. No PM Transportation or Extended Care is available on these days.

Location: Glade Room, 11550 Glade Drive, above Glade Pool bathhouse

Ages: 11–14 by Sept. 30, 2011

Fee: RA Members – $425/session Non-residents – $475/session

Staff Ratio: At least one staff member for every seven campers

Transportation: Available – See Page 48

Session 1: June 27 – July 8 (Camp carnival July 6th. No camp July 4th.)

So You Wanna Be On a Stage! Interested in the entertainment world? You’ll love this session as we experiment with acting, comedy and improv. Let your dramatic side show when we put on a show and document it in our Teen Camp Video. You can even become a reporter on camera during our trip to the Newseum. Your talents will help to design a session yearbook and get you on the Teen Camp Walk of Fame. Whether you’re behind the scenes or in the limelight, there will be plenty of picture perfect moments and a trip to the movies! Join us as we see a show at a local theatre. Session 2: July 11 – July 22

Precious Planet Seen from space our planet looks like a blue-green jewel. This session journey from the frozen arctic, where we will go iceskating, to a desert at the D.C. Botanical Gardens, and on to the rainforest in Amazonia at the National Zoo. Make your own biosphere in a bottle. Visit the Science Museum in Baltimore and then see a Baltimore Oriole’s game. Session 3: July 25 – Aug. 5

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Down Under and Up Above The depths of the Earth contain many mysteries and treasures. Walk among the magnificence of Virginia’s caverns and create your own subterranean world. You’ll gain a new understanding of what flows, what grows and what lives beneath our feet. Climb to the heights on some of the mountains of Virginia. We’ll spend an evening star gazing with telescopes. Session 4: Aug. 8 – Aug. 19

Reach the Beach Spend some hot days in some cool water! Go paddle boating, have a beach party, play sand volleyball, explore a wetland and go creeking. We’ll make artistic crafts using materials from the beach, like shells and sand, and see some wild animals when we visit the Chesapeake Wildlife Sanctuary. Join us for swimming, stories and s’mores! Let’s be pool cool at Massanauten Water Park!


Guard Start and Seal Team For Kids Guard Start Have you ever wondered where some of our lifeguards got their start? You guessed it! Guard Start, the fun summer camp for teens ages 13 to 15, where you learn what it takes to become a professional lifeguard. Guard Start is back and ready for new, excited participants!

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Scuba Seal Team For Kids Seal team is back. This program is brought to you by Frank Wilson, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Your child will learn the fundamental skills to scuba dive and explore the underwater world at this one-week camp. Ages: 8 –12 by July 1, 2011 Dates: July 11 – 15, August 1 – 5, One week sessions, Monday - Friday Location: Various RA pools Fee: $585/RA Members, $650/ Non-members

“I appreciated that they are being prepared to take the certification.”

Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member per 4 seal team candidates Please Note: Medical history screening and basic swimming skills required.

Fee: RA Members – $230/session Non-members – $255/session

In addition, candidates are provided the highest quality SCUBA equipment to ensure their safety and comfort during the training.

Ages: 13–15 by Sept. 30, 2011

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This structured program, developed by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (the world’s leading diver training agency) blends science and sport to develop safe diving skills for a lifetime of under water adventure.

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Counselor-InTraining (CIT) Program Dates: June 27 – Aug. 19, 4 twoweek sessions, Monday – Friday

Transportation: Available – See page 48

Time: 8:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Camp Shirts: $9/shirt, required daily (CITs who attend a special June orientation will receive one FREE shirt.)

Location: In the mornings, CITs report to an assigned camp program (Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, Hug-A-Tree, Sportsters, Day Camp or Science Camp). In the afternoon CITs participate in skill building and recreational activities, then depart from Brown’s Chapel, 1575 Brown’s Chapel Rd.

Ages: 14 –16 by Sept. 30, 2011 Staff Ratio: At least one staff member for every seven CITs

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Learn how to be dynamite counselors. Share, teach and interact with our campers. Train side-by-side with a fun and caring staff. Develop leadership and communication skills. Go on field trips and recreational outings. Explore the natural world and learn how to share it with others. Practice good outdoor living skills. Gain experience for job and college applications. Join the excitement of our camps from a new and challenging perspective.

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Session Dates: 1. June 27 – July 8 (No Camp July 4th. Camp Carnival July 6th.) 2. July 11 – July 22 3. July 25 – Aug. 5 4. Aug. 8 – Aug. 19

Note to our applicants: The CIT program is fun but also goal oriented. The ultimate goal of the program is to prepare you to be counselors. You will have the opportunity to learn skills that will not only help you in camp situations but also life situations. You will be involved in hands on experience at different camps and you will have the opportunity to observe many counselors at work. The skills that this program focuses on are: ƒƒ Communication ƒƒ Leadership ƒƒ Teaching ƒƒ Character Development ƒƒ Environmental Education ƒƒ Job Skills You are essentially going to be working as counselors under supervision. You will be taking on many responsibilities and mostly you will be interacting directly with the campers. You get out of this program what you put into it. If you are motivated and enthusiastic as a CIT, you will have a rewarding experience and also be prepared to shoulder the responsibility of being a counselor. Enjoy!


RA Camps

Scholarships Scholarships are available for Reston youth whose families have a demonstrated financial need. To receive a scholarship application, visit www.reston.org or call the Camp Program Supervisor at 703-435-6567. Each year, donations from organizations, businesses and individuals make it possible for economically disadvantaged children of Reston to attend our valuable camp programs.

Special Thanks To Our 2010 Camp Scholarship Donors! Fairfax County Department of Social Services Friends of Reston for Community Projects, Inc. Reston Garden Club Reston Festival

If you would like to make a donation to the 2011 scholarship fund, please contact CampAdmin@reston.org or call 703-435-6567.

RA CAMP CALENDAR Jan. 31 Feb. 7 May 1 June 1

RA Member registration begins. Non-resident registration begins. Camp balances are due. Camper forms are due. Last day for refunds.

SESSIONS Session 1: June 27 – July 8 (No Camp July 4th) Session 1A: June 27 – July 1 (Nature Tots) Session 1B: July 5 – July 8 (Nature Tots) Session 2: July 11 – July 22 Session 2A: July 11 – July 15 (Walker’s Rangers) Session 2B: July 18 – July 22 (Walker’s Rangers, Skate Camp) Session 3: July 25 – Aug. 5

Session 3A: July 25 – July 29 (Nature Tots) Session 3B: Aug. 1 – Aug. 5 (Nature Tots) Session 4: Aug. 8 – Aug. 19 Session 4A: Aug.8 – Aug. 12 (Walker’s Rangers) Session 4B: Aug. 15 – Aug.19 (Walker’s Rangers) Session 5: Aug. 22 – Aug. 26 (Skate Camp, Mini Camp & Adventure Links)

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General Information

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Minimum age requirements must be met by Sept. 30, 2011. Maximum age requirements must be met by June 21, 2011. Maximum staff-to-camper ratio is one to seven. If your camper wants to be placed with a friend, request a Special Placement Form, due by June 1. This form is also on-line.

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Register online at www.reston.org. Save time and get immediate enrollment confirmation. If you prefer not to register on-line, you can mail or bring in your registration forms to Reston Association. No faxed registrations are accepted. An electronic version of the registration form is located on our web page at www.reston.org. A 24-hour drop box is located to the lefthand side of RA’s main office entrance. When mailing, use the following address: ATTN: Camps Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191-3404

Confirmation Letters and Forms In addition to your receipt, all registrants will receive a confirmation letter in the mail within two weeks of their registration. With this letter, you will also receive a Camp Handbook and a packet of camper forms, which must be completed and returned by June 1st. These forms include a physical and proof of identification. Camper forms are also available online.

Waiting List If your camper’s first choice is full, he/she will be placed into his/her alternate choice and automatically put onto the first choice’s waiting list. We will call you if a slot becomes available in your first choice.

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Transportation $40/Session 1 –4, a.m. $40/Session 1 –4, p.m. • Van transportation is available within RA boundaries only. • Transportation is available for all camps with the following exceptions: No transportation for Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, Skate Camp, Adventure Links and Guard Start. One-way only transportation is available for Sportsters (to camp) and AM Hug-A-Tree (to camp) and PM Hug-A-Tree (home from camp). • Transportation is not available between home and Extended Care. • Campers may be picked up and dropped off at two different locations. Locations must remain the same throughout the session. • Pick Up/Drop Off locations must be a home, place of employment or day care provider.

Extended Care $45/Session, AM (7:30 – 9 a.m.) $45/Session, PM (4 – 5:30 p.m.) Extended Care is provided at our Brown’s Chapel facility. AM Extended Care is available for all camps, except Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, afternoon Hug-A-Tree, Adventure Links Camp, Skate Camp and Guard Start PM Extended Care is available for all camps except Nature Tots, Walker’s Rangers, morning Hug-A-Tree, Mini Camp, Skate Camp, Adventure Links Camp, Sportsters and Guard Start.

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As part of the service, RA will transport campers to their appropriate camps in the mornings and get them from camp to Extended Care in the afternoons as needed. These campers will ride the same vans that provide AM and PM transportation from and to private residences and workplaces within RA boundaries. If your child attends Science Camp or Teen Camp, please drop them off at Extended Care by 8:15 a.m., and pick them up no earlier than 4:15 p.m. These recommended times are subject to change. Extended Care activities are less structured and more independent than regular camp activities. They may include cards, board games, crafts, reading, videos, etc. A snack and drink will be served.

Camp Shirts Campers at Hug-A-Tree, Sportsters, Day Camp, Science Camp, Mini-Camp and CITs are required to wear an official camp T-shirt each day. Shirts are sold at the RA office. $7 for youth sizes, $9 for adult sizes.

Payment & Refunds •

A $75 non-refundable deposit per camper per session is required for all camps at registration time.* Deposits may be transferred as a deposit to another RA Camps session within the same camp season. They may not be used toward a camp balance. Deposits are credited toward the total cost of the program. • Full payment for all sessions and services is required by May 1. • Refunds, minus applicable deposits, may be recovered until June 1. See Camp Handbook, also available online, for complete refund policies and procedures. • Transportation and Extended Care fees are refundable and transferable until two weeks before the start of the applicable session. • Returned checks will result in a $36 fee. * Exception: Nature Tots and Walker’s Ranger’s deposit is $40.


Community Buildings Rental COMMUNITY MEETING FACILITIES RA’s Glade Room and Brown’s Chapel are frequently used for group functions, including cluster meetings, scout meetings, wedding ceremonies and a variety of classes. Rental Fees Apply: $12.50 – $70 per hour (security deposit required) BROWN’S CHAPEL GLADE ROOM 11300 Baron Cameron Avenue 11550 Glade Drive Size: 914 square feet Size: 881 square feet Its tall ceilings provide excellent acoustics and its park-like grounds offer a lovely setting. The facility has chairs to seat 65 people, 3 tables, restroom facilities, heating, air conditioning and ample parking. It is perfect for church services, small meetings or classes.

Located above the pool bathhouse at the intersection of Glade and Soapstone Dr. This facility is equipped with chairs to seat 65 people, 4 tables, restroom facilities, heating and air conditioning. It is an ideal facility for preschool groups, dance classes, small meetings and club functions.

Picnic Pavilions

Available for rent 7 days a week April through October, a perfect place for private parties and group gatherings. Rental Fees Apply: $150/RA Members $300/Corporate & Non-members

HUNTERS WOODS PICNIC PAVILION (James “Jimmy” Wright Memorial Pavilion), at the corner of Steeplechase Drive and Reston Parkway. Size: 842 square feet The pavilion offers 4 picnic tables,1 grill and ample parking (shared parking at Hunters Woods Pool or Hunters Woods Park).

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION Center Harbor Road and North Village Road Size: 1,024 square feet North Hills Picnic Pavilion offers electricity, water, lights, 3 large brick barbecue grills, 2 portable restrooms, 6 picnic tables (under cover of pavilion), tot lot and ample parking.

BROWN’S CHAPEL PICNIC PAVILION Located next to Brown’s Chapel, 11300 Baron Cameron Avenue This pavilion is equipped with 4 picnic tables, 2 grills, and restrooms. The pavilion is near a basketball court, ball fields, an exercise trail, and a tot-lot. Lake Newport is close by for fishing off the dock/dam. Brown’s Chapel Picnic Pavilion is available on a first come, first serve basis at no charge.

PONY BARN Corner of Steeplechase Drive and Triple Crown Road Size: 2,006 square feet A wood-chipped tot-lot, equipped with swings and a jungle gym, is an inviting place for youngsters to romp and play. The Pony Barn contains 7 picnic tables, 2 grills and 2 portable restrooms. Water available.

LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION 11301 North Shore Drive Size: 900 square feet Lake Anne Park includes a tot-lot, 2 large grills and a restroom facility. Six picnic tables are situated under cover. Basketball court, tennis court, sand volleyball court, water, electricity, and ample parking also are available. Recreational courts are not included in private reservation.

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION Corner of North Shore Drive and Temporary Road Size: 892 square feet The pavilion is equipped with 10 picnic tables (8 of which are under cover), 1 large grill, 2 restrooms, swing set and 4 benches situated throughout the park. Parking is available in 16 marked spaces or at curbside. Water fountain available.

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TENNIS RA offers spring, summer and fall tournaments ranging from USTAsanctioned to friendly local round robins. The tennis program also features men’s, women’s and junior leagues as well as adult and junior individual and group lessons. Register for leagues, lessons and tournaments at Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive or online at www.reston.org. General tennis information can be found on our Website as well as on the tennis court bulletin boards at each of the tennis complexes. All registrations must be made online or at Reston Association. PHOTO BY PETE STAPLES

Tennis Online

Tennis Lesson Gift Certificates

Tennis Address

Info on our Reston Tennis News Facebook page www.facebook.com/RestonTennisNews

Tennis gift certificates are available at the Reston Association Tennis Office. Please call 703-435-6502 or visit our Website at www. reston.org

Autmnwood Courts 11950 Walnut Branch Road

Find the following up-to-date information in the tennis section on the Reston Association Website. www.reston.org ƒƒ RTT Score Board is listed at www.restontennis.org ƒƒ Tennis ladder is listed on www.tennisengine.com ƒƒ USTA Tournament and entry forms are listed on www.usta.com

Community Court Watch We have some of the best community courts in the Northern Virginia area. We are calling on you to help keep our courts in tiptop condition. If you see a broken net strap or a light out, please e-mail tennis@reston.org or call the tennis office at 703-435-6502.

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RA Tennis Scholarship Program

Dial-a-Match list. This will give you the names, level and availability of players along with their phone numbers. The list is updated once a month, so if you would like to add your name to the list, e-mail tennis@ reston.org.

RA Tennis provides scholarships to Reston youth whose families have demonstrated financial need, for example if the family resides in subsidized housing or participates in the school meal program. To learn more about the scholarship program, call 703-4356502.

Tennis Committee The RA Tennis Advisory Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Reston Association. All comments and suggestions are welcome. Send an e-mail to tennis@reston.org. To call or e-mail a committee member with suggestions, look them up on our Website www.reston.org

Tennis Key Tags Great for easy identification and your convenience. Key tags are available for $2. Come to RA to purchase one.

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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Barton Hill Tennis Courts Sunrise Valley Drive/Barton Hill Road Colts Neck Tennis Courts Colts Neck Road Glade Tennis Courts 11550 Glade Drive Hook Road Courts Fairway Drive/Hook Road Lake Anne Tennis Courts (with QuickStart lines) 11301 North Shore Drive Lake Newport Courts 11452 Baron Cameron Ave. Newbridge Tennis Courts 11718 Golf Course Square North Shore Tennis Courts 11515 North Shore Drive North Hills Courts 1325 North Village Road Shadowood Courts 2201 Springwood Drive Upper Lakes Tennis Courts Upper Lakes Drive/Sunrise Valley Drive Uplands Tennis Courts 11032 Ring Road

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Youth Tennis 10 and Under Tennis is a whole new ball game. Balls, rackets and courts sized right for kids. It’s all about the play. Children learn best when they have an opportunity to play and have fun. Reston Tennis Youth classes focus on practice, learn and play using the Quickstart format. Children will learn to play tennis by playing tennis. Reston Tennis implements the games-based approach to tennis, which means involving participants in tennis play within the first hour of the program. In addition, we will have a Team Tennis event at the conclusion of each session. Class size limited to six.

Once a week Session 1: April 8 – May 21 Session 2: June 3 – July 18 (No classes on July 4th weekend)

QuickStart Tennis For Munchkins (ages 3–4) This exciting new play format for learning tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring—all tailored to age and size. Kids enjoy a fun, motivating introduction to tennis emphasizing fun and play, It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. Parents or guardians must be present and join in the fun. Class size limited to six.

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Day & Time: Fridays 3 – 3:45 p.m., 4 – 4:45 p.m. 5 – 5:45 p.m. Location: Hook Road Courts Fee: $87/RA Members $97/Non-members Day & Time: Saturdays 9 – 9:45 a.m.,10 – 10:45 a.m. 11 – 11:45 a.m. Location: Hook Road Courts Fee: $87/RA Members $97/Non-members

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QuickStart Tennis For Aces (ages 5–7) This exciting new play format for learning tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring—all tailored to age and size. Kids enjoy a fun, motivating introduction to tennis emphasizing fun and play, It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. We encourage a parent or guardian to join in the fun to make this class a success. In addition, we will have a team tennis event at the conclusion of each session on the last day that will be a combined time slot. Class size limited to six. Once a week Session 1: April 4 – May 21 Session 2: May 30 – July 18 (No classes on July 4th weekend) Day & Time: Mondays 3– 4 p.m., 4 – 5 p.m. Team tennis event on the last class of the Monday session from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Location: Hook Road Courts Day & Time: Fridays 4 – 5 p.m., 5 – 6 p.m. Team tennis event on the last day of class of the Friday session from 4:30–5:30 p.m. Location: Hook Road Courts

Day & Time: Saturdays 9 – 10 a.m., 10 – 11a.m. 11a.m. – Noon Team tennis event on the last class of the Saturday session from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Location: Hook Road Courts Fee: $93/RA Members, $102/Non-members

Quickstart Tennis For Champions (ages 6–8) This is the next step for children who are committed to improving their tennis skills. A certificate from Tennis Aces is required for enrollment into this class. The Quickstart format will be implemented but there will be more of a focus on stroke production, foot movement and tennis skill development. In addition, there will be a team tennis event at the conclusion of each session. Twice a week Session 1: April 4 – April 29 Session 2: May 2 – May 20 Session 3: May 23 – June 10 (No classes on Memorial day weekend) Day & Time: Monday and Friday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Team tennis event on the last class on Friday from 5-6 p.m. Location: Hook Road Courts Fee: $93/RA Members $102/Non-members


QuickStart Tennis never too young to learn. Quickstart Tennis For Champions (ages 6–8) This is the next step for children who are committed to improving their tennis skills. A certificate from Tennis Aces is required for enrollment into this class. The Quickstart format will be implemented but there will be more of a focus on stroke production, foot movement and tennis skill development. In addition, there will be a team tennis event at the conclusion of each session.

Once a week Session 1: April 9 – May 21 Session 2: June 4 – July 16 (No classes on July 4th weekend) Day & Time: Saturday 10 – 11 a.m. Location: Hook Road Courts Fee: $93/RA Members $102/Non-members

TENNIS BIRTHDAY PARTIES Call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 to schedule your party. Let one of our professionally trained tennis pros lead the group in fun-filled instructional activities. Group size can range from six to 12 children. You supply the refreshments and we will supply the courts for 90 minutes, racquets, balls, staff and a prize for each child plus a free lesson for the birthday child to be arranged at a later date.

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Learn, Practice and Play for Juniors (ages 8 -12) Youth beginners and intermediates (participants will be divided into skill levels) can learn/review the fundamentals of tennis techniques and strokes using the USTA’s Quickstart method with modified courts and equipment. Emphasis is on fun, fitness and play. In addition, we will have a Team Tennis event at the conclusion of each session on the last day of the session. In the event of rain the Team Tennis Event will be held on Friday. Classes will meet twice a week for four weeks.Class size limited to six.

Twice A Week For Four Weeks Session 1: April 4 – April 28 Session 2: May 2 – May 26 Fee: $148/RA Members, $154/Non-members

Saturdays Once A Week For Four Weeks Session 1: April 9 – April 30 Session 2: May 7 – June 4 (No classes Memorial day Weekend) Fee: $74/RA Members, $80/Non-members

Level One Each session will include: stroke analysis, instruction, drills, tactics, footwork, conditioning, doubles and singles strategy. Session 1: April 4 – April 20 Session 2: April 25 – May 11 Session 3: May 16 – June 1 (No classes on Memorial Day weekend)

Futures Program For Junior Players with Chume Bertrand (ages 8 – 12) This program is for junior players previously involved in Reston junior tennis. Participants in this program must have the skill and desire to continue to improve their level of play. It is intended that these groups will develop over the years so that they are able to enter sanctioned USTA tournaments and be competitive once they reach high school. Players will be placed in a class with juniors of similar experience and ability.

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Day: Monday/Wednesday Time: 4:30 – 6 p.m. Location: Autumnwood Fee: $160/RA Members $166/Non-members

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This class is for players with little or no tennis background. DAY TIME LOCATION Monday/Wednesday 5– 6 p.m. Lake Newport Tuesday/Thursday 5– 6 p.m. Lake Newport Saturday 9 – 10 a.m. Autumnwood Team tennis event on the last class of the session 5 – 6 p.m. In the event of rain the Team Tennis Event will be held on Friday.

Level Two This class is for students who have taken Level One. DAY TIME LOCATION Monday/Wednesday 5– 6 p.m. Lake Newport Tuesday/Thursday 5– 6 p.m. Lake Newport Saturday 10 – 11a.m. Autumnwood Team tennis event on the last class of the session 5 – 6 p.m. In the event of rain the Team Tennis Event will be held on Friday.

Level Three This class is for students who have taken Level Two. DAY TIME LOCATION Monday/Wednesday 5– 6 p.m. Lake Newport Tuesday/ Thursday 5 – 6 p.m. Lake Newport Saturday 11a.m. – Noon Autumnwood Team tennis event on the last class of the session 5 – 6 p.m. In the event of rain the Team Tennis Event will be held on Friday. Lake Newport Courts,11452 Baron Cameron Avenue Autumnwood Courts, 11950 Walnut Branch Road


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Teen Tennis (ages 13 –16) PHOTO BY DAVID MADISON

Teens will enjoy tennis with their peers and learn the fundamentals of tennis techniques and strokes. Emphasis is on fun, fitness and play. In addition, we will have a Team Tennis event at the conclusion of each session on the last day of the session. In the event of rain the Team Tennis Event will be held on Friday. Classes will meet twice a week for four weeks. Class size limited to six.

Twice A Week For Four Weeks Session 1: April 4 – April 28 Session 2: May 2 – May 26 Fee: $148/RA Members, $154/Non-members

Level One This class is for players with little or no tennis background. DAY TIME LOCATION Monday/Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Lake Newport Team tennis event on the last class of the session 6 – 7 p.m. In the event of rain the Team Tennis Event will be held on Friday.

Level Two This class is for students who have taken Level One. DAY TIME LOCATION Tuesday/ Thursday 6 – 7 p.m. Lake Newport Team tennis event on the last class of the session 6 – 7 p.m. In the event of rain the Team Tennis Event will be held on Friday.

Level Three PHOTO BY DAVID MADISON

High School Tennis Innovations Development Program with Rob Tucker (ages 12 – 17) This program is for rising high school players and those already in high school. This match play program will develop competitive skills for both singles and doubles play under actual match conditions. Emphasis will be on strategy, conditioning and footwork. Players must already be competitive to enter this program. Session 1: April 5 – April 21 Session 2: May 3 – May 19 Session 3: May 24 – June 9 (No classes on Memorial Day weekend) DAY TIME LOCATION Tuesday/Thursday 4:30 – 6 p.m. Lake Newport Fee: $160/RA Members, $166/Non-members

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Teenage players advancing beyond level two should qualify for RA High School Tennis Innovations Development Program. See bottom left for more information.

For the latest Reston Tennis News go to:

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RA TENNIS PRO SHOP We have a great selection of the latest line of Dunlop Racquets available, as well as K-Swiss shoes and Gamma accessories. You now have the opportunity to sign out and demo Dunlop rackets before purchasing one. Please contact the Tennis department for further details at 703-435-6502. Also available are: tennis balls, dampers and grip tape. All at great prices.

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Adult Tennis

Twice A Week Group Lesson

One Day A Week Group Lesson

Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor twice a week for 2 weeks.17 years and older.

Session 1: April 4 – April 30 Session 2: May 2– June 4 (No classes on Memorial Day) Fee: $117/RA Members, $127/Non-members

One Day–A-Week Group Lesson Groups of three to five students meet with one instructor once a week for 4 weeks. Note: We cannot guarantee court preference. On some occasions, classes may be combined at one location or students may be asked to move from one level to another to maximize the ability for congenial class instruction.

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

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

Intermediate For those wishing to perfect their strokes through drills with an emphasis on consistency, singles and doubles strategy and match play. Autumnwood Courts 11950 Walnut Branch Road Hook Road Courts Fairway Drive and Hook Road Lake Newport Courts 11452 Baron Cameron Avenue Newbridge Tennis Courts, 11718 Golf Course Square

Beginners DAY TIME LOCATION Monday 7:30 – 9 p.m Lake Newport Wednesday 10 – 11:30 a.m. Newbridge Saturday Noon – 1:30 p.m. Autumnwood

Advanced Beginners DAY TIME LOCATION Monday 6 – 7:30 p.m. Lake Newport Wednesday 6 – 7:30 p.m. Lake Newport Thursday 10 – 11:30 a.m. Newbridge Saturday 10:30 a.m. – Noon Autumnwood

Intermediates DAY TIME LOCATION Monday 10:30 – Noon Hook Road Monday 6 – 7:30 p.m. Lake Newport Saturday 9 – 10:30 a.m. Autumnwood

Twice A Week Group Lesson Session 1: April 5 – April 14 Session 2: April 19 – April 28 Session 3: May 3 – May 12 Session 4: May 17 – May 26 Session 5: May 31 – June 9 Fee: $78/RA Members,$88/Non-members

Beginners DAY TIME LOCATION Tuesday/Thursday 6 – 7 p.m. Lake Newport

Advanced Beginners DAY TIME LOCATION Tuesday/Thursday 7 – 8 p.m. Lake Newport

Intermediates DAY TIME LOCATION Tuesday/Thursday 8 – 9 p.m. Lake Newport

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Adult Tennis

Drop In Tennis How it works: You must have your RA pass with you to participate. Bring a can of balls and your game. Doubles will be the format when people are waiting to play. Teams will play best of five games using NO-AD scoring. The winning team will stay on the same court but willsplit and no longer be partners. Losing team will slide to the next court down where a winning team will have split and will except 1 player each. If the court next to you has not finished, you are asked to wait outside the court or on a bench. This format will continue until nobody is waiting to play. Once people are waiting to play, you are asked to go back to the five

Stroke Of The Week (17 years and older) Three to eight players. Must register at least one week in advance. game NO-AD matches. Courts 1 and 2 should be used by players 3.5 and below when no line is present. Courts 5 and 6 should be used for 3.5 and above when no line is present. If court 3 has no lessons at 9 p.m., it will be reserved for drop in tennis. Call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 for details. Day & Time: Tuesday 7 – 10 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Tennis Courts: 1,2,5,6 *Drop in tennis is for Reston Association Members and tennis members only. Non-members must purchase an RA tennis membership to participate.

DAY TIME LOCATION Tuesday Nights 7 – 8:30 p.m. Hook Road DATE April 5 April 12 April 19 April 26 May 3 May 10 May 17 May 24

STROKE Serves Volleys and half volley Serve and volley-attack the net Forehands Backhands: one and two handed Overheads and lobs Approach shots Doubles strategy

Improve and enhance your Tennis Stroke of the Week with a coordinating and complimentary Exercise of the Week provided by Pfifer Fitness. When you register for the Stroke of the Week, come out at 6:30 to enjoy a warm-up exercise to develop better skills for your tennis game! Book four strokes and receive a 5 percent discount. Fee: $22/RA Members, $24/Non-members

Adult Serve & Return Lesson (17 years and older) Groups of up to four students meet once a week for four weeks to become masters of their serve. The serve is the most important stroke in tennis. It starts the game. Without being able to serve, you cannot play the game of tennis. In this class you will learn a kick serve, a slice serve and increase the pace and velocity of you flat serve. Let the games begin. Session 1: April 5 – April 26 Session 2: May 3 – May 24 DAY TIME LOCATION Tuesdays 6 – 7 p.m. Hook Road Fee: $78/RA Members, $88/Non-members

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Cardio Tennis (17 years and older) Once a week. Three to eight players. Must register at least one week in advance. Cardio Tennis is a new, fun group activity featuring drills to give players of all abilities an ultimate, high energy workout. Taught by a teaching professional, Cardio tennis includes a warm-up, cardio workout, and cool down phases. If you are looking for a great way to get in shape and to burn calories, you must try Cardio Tennis. Book four sessions and receive a 5 percent discount. Dates: April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23 Day & Time: Monday, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Dates: April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26 Day & Time: Thursday, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Autumnwood Fee: $22/RA Members, $24/Non-members

Private Tennis Lessons For those who prefer more individual instruction or for the player needing a flexible schedule. PRIVATE: $60–66 hour/RA Members $62–68 hour/Non-members SEMI PRIVATE: $33 person/hour/RA Members $34 person/hour/Non-members

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Adults Tennis Leagues Mixed Doubles Flight If you are looking to play more tennis with your partner, we invite you to join our Mixed Doubles Flight. All levels of play are welcome. Match results are used to sort the flight so everyone has a good, competitive match each week. You must have a partner to play in this flight; partners are not assigned. You are also responsible for finding a substitute to play with your partner when you cannot play yourself. (All substitutes must be RA residents or members.) However, if both team members must miss a week, you are not responsible for a substitute team if you notify the flight coordinator in advance. This flight runs into

the summer, so we expect that many teams will miss a week or two due to vacations and other activities. Specific guidelines on the flight are e-mailed to all registered participants before the first night of play. If you have any questions before then, please contact the tennis office or send an e-mail to tennis@reston.org. The flight will run for 10 weeks, beginning May 20 and running through July 22. Deadline to sign up is May 13, 2011. Day & Time: Fridays, 7 – 9 p.m. Location: Lake Newport Tennis Courts Fee: $36 per team/RA Members $40 per team/ Non-members

Senior Round Robin (ages 55 and over ) Still looking for competitive fun play? Join the senior inter-Reston league on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Lake Newport Courts. Register in advance at the tennis office 703-435-6502. The format will be doubles. Fee: $15 for six weeks of play per person Session1: April 22–May 27 (Rain date June 3)

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TENNIS RATINGS Reston Association tennis professionals will give free ratings. Please call 703-435-6502 to arrange a convenient time. These are Reston ratings and apply for play in the Reston Team Tennis League.

Greater Washington Tennis League (ages18 years & older) This is a women’s competitive league. All levels of players are invited to join one of our teams in the Greater Washington. Daytime doubles tennis league. League play occurs in the spring and fall. Reston Association sponsors four women’s teams in this league. (Teams: B-2, B-3, C-1, C-2 ) Locations: Women play at Lake Newport, Hook Road and Autumnwood on weekday mornings or travel to other area clubs. Fee: $17/RA Members $20/Non-members *Non-members must purchase a RA tennis membership to participate.

Reston Team Tennis (ages18 years & older) Reston Team Tennis, formally known as World Team Tennis, is one of our most popular leagues. There are 24 teams that play on Wednesday and Thursday nights. This is a social, yet competitive league. Please call the tennis office at 703-435-6502 if you would like to join a team or start your own. FORMAT ƒƒ Men’s and Women’s Singles, Men’s and Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles. ƒƒ Matches can be played with as few as four players or as many as ten players per team. Start Date: April 13 Days & Level: Wednesday 3.0 – 3.5, Thursday 4.0 – 4.5 Time: 7 – 10 p.m. Locations: Glade, Lake Newport, Hook Road, Shadowood, North Hills and Autumnwood Courts. Fee: $65/RA Members, $70/Non-members


Reston Tennis Court Rules and Tournament Dates PHOTO BY PETE STAPLES

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Players must place their membership card and a racquet (or racquet cover) on the numbered hooks on the courtside bulletin boards. Failure to display the racquet/cover and the membership card or key tag means the court is not reserved. Players reserving courts must remain courtside while waiting to play. Players may not reserve a court while playing. RA may reserve courts for lessons, tournaments, league play and court rentals.

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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 people are waiting. Players who have used the court for a fraction of the hour must vacate on the hour when others are waiting to play.

Singles (SE) April 15 – April 18, 2011 Entry Fee: $45 Deadline: April 10, 2011 Register at www.usta.com

USTA / MAS Men’s and Women Open Singles Championship Singles (SE) Cash Prize May 13 – May 16, 2011 Entry Fee: $50 Deadline: May 8, 2011 Register at www.usta.com

USTA Reston Junior Open B/G 18,16,14,12 and Under Singles and Doubles Aug. 8 – Aug. 12, 2011 Entry Fee: $45 Deadline: Aug. 2, 2011 Register at www.usta.com

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Membership cards and guest passes are available at the RA tennis office, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191-3404. Guest passes are also available from a court monitor.

Singles (SE) Cash Prize July 28 – July 31, 2011 Entry Fee: $50 Deadline: July 24 Register at www.usta.com

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Men’s and Women’s Singles June 3 – June 5, 2011 Entry Fee: $35 Deadline: May 30, 2011 Register at www.active.com

RA court monitors and staff will enforce the rules of court play. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in loss of court privileges.

USTA Singha Men’s and Women Open

Singles Compass Draw June 24 – June26, 2011 Entry Fee: $35 Deadline: June 19, 2011 Register at www.active.com

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Men & Woman Singles & Doubles Ladder PHOTO BY PETE STAPLES

New this year, we are offering both Adult Singles and Doubles Ladders. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the season. If you sign up for the doubles ladder with a partner, you can automatically enter the singles ladder at no additional cost. Upon completion of registering, you will receive a password to the online ladder. You must have a partner to join doubles ladder. Fee: $10 per person.

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The ladder listing is updated each time a new challenge match score has been entered. A player inactive for a period of four weeks is moved down in the rankings at that time, with additional penalties for each succeeding period of inactivity.

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The rules will be interpreted and disputes between members will be settled at the soul discretion of the ladder coordinator Rob Tucker at 703-435-6502.

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ADOPT-A-BENCH! Help increase seating capacity at Reston’s tennis courts. Select the bench’s court location, based on availability on a first-come, first served basis.

A match should be completed within seven days of the challenge. A person challenged who cannot play within seven days for any reason shall forfeit the match. A withdrawn or canceled challenge is a default loss for the challenger.

Cost: $235 per bench, includes brass name plate, if desired.

The standard rules of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) apply to ladder matches. The usual method of scoring is based on winning two of three sets, with a tiebreak at the end of any set that reaches a score of six games each. In the tiebreak, the first to win seven points wins the set, but must win by at least two points.

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The winner of the match is responsible for recording the results online within 24 hours of the match.

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“Adoptions” are 100% tax deductible. Call RA tennis office at 703-435-6534.

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MARY CONAWAY RA’s Tennis Manager has been involved in Reston since 1987. In 1998, Mary became certified as a PTR Instructor and taught lessons for Reston Association. Mary currently serves as chair of the USTA National Learning and Leadership Committee.

JILL GRAHAM RA Tennis is excited to have Jill on staff for the 2011 season. Jill teaches tennis to children of all ages and will be heading up the Saturday Munchkin classes for 3 & 4 year olds.

JAMES A. PHIFER, JR. James is an AAAI/ISMA Certified Personal Trainer, AAAI/ISMA Certified in Sports Nutrition, PTR Certified Tennis Instructor and CPR and First Aid Certified. James’ passions are fitness, exercising, and motivating others to reach their goals. His belief is that fitness is a lifestyle from which everyone can benefit.

MARY T. KINSTLE NSPA Certified Personal Trainer ACE Certified Fitness Instructor PTR Certified Tennis Instructor CPR Certified Her enthusiasm, knowledge and encouraging style brings out the best in her clients while pushing them to new levels of health and strength.

JIM ELDER Jim has been a USPTA-certified pro since 1997 and co-chairs the USTA Mid-Atlantic Adult-Senior Ranking Committee. He is the VP for the men’s division of the Northern Virginia Tennis League. In 2010, Jim was ranked in singles as high as #16 nationally in his age group, won the MAS Clay doubles, and was the finalist in one national and two MAS singles championships.

CHUME BERTRAND Chume is a PTR-certified associate instructor. She has been involved with tennis since she moved to the Reston area in 1991. Chume has been very active with USTA junior tennis. She plays tennis competitively in many local tennis leagues.

PETE STAPLES A native of Australia, Peter is a PTR certified Instructor, now living in Reston. He is passionate about tennis and loves to share his love of the game with high energy instruction. His other passion is tennis photography. Peter photographs the Pros at the Legg Mason Tournament as well as many other ATP tour events.

JESSICA KEENER Jessica is a recent graduate from the top 50 Division I tennis program, Marshall University, where she played on a full scholarship for her collegiate career. She loves to work with upcoming juniors, helping them to develop their game.

ROBERT TUCKER Robert is a certified PTR tennis instructor who lives in Reston. With two decades of experience in tennis sales, he is the “go to” guy when you’re trying to find the right equipment for your game.

DYANNA DELANEY Dyanna loves to inspire younger children through tennis. She teaches them games that make them want to learn tennis and sportsmanship.

ROD PAOLINI Rod particularly enjoys working with young children. He employs various activities and games that develop the skills needed for tennis. He invites parents to be involved in the lesson in order to learn and play together. Rod is a PTR-certified instructor.

MARK STEEDS Mark is a USPTA-certified instructor. He has experience teaching women’s team practices, junior programs, adult programs and private lessons to children and adults of all ages and levels.

| SPRING EDITION 2011 FOR MORE INFORMATION CALLWWW.RESTON.ORG 703-435-6502

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AQUATICS The mission of the aquatics department is to provide Reston residents with an array of aquatic facilities and programs. Members can participate at all levels – including learn-to-swim programs, safety training and exercise classes or relaxing by the pool – and do so at well-maintained, clean facilities under local health department standards and managed by a well trained staff.

Reston Association pools will open in midMay. Look for the Pool Schedule in the summer edition of the Reston magazine or online at www.reston.org. Membership and Admission See page 33 Dogwood Renovation Update See page 68 Group Swim Lesson Preview See page 76 Lifeguard Training See page 70 CPR Re-certification See page 72

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS The Reston Association Aquatics Staff would like to thank Dr. Stephan Tisseront, a Reston specialist in orthodontics for children and adults, for supporting our lifeguards by providing them with towels this season. The Reston Association Aquatics Staff would like to thank Vocelli’s Pizza and Italian Catering for co-sponsoring our Annual Lifeguard Olympics, donating free pizza to our lifeguard staff, and offering our patrons discounts on pizzas ordered at our facilities (see your neighborhood RA pool for more details).

New In 2011 We will have a designated location for lost and found items throughout the summer so please keep an eye out for this new policy in the Reston magazine summer edition. Our water stays blue but the pools are going green – look for recycling containers at your local pool and please remember to discard your recyclables appropriately.

Is Your Profile Up To Date? Go online to update your profile so we can let you know if there’s a change to one of the programs or events for which you’ve registered.

Just follow these simple steps. 1. Go to www.reston.org 2. Click on ‘login’ in the top right corner of the screen. 3. Enter your username and password. If you have forgotten your password, just click “forgot password “ and it will be e-mailed to you. 4. Once logged in, click on ‘My Account’ in the orange bar across the top of the screen and select ‘Profile’ from the drop down menu. Within your profile you can: ƒƒ Add household members. ƒƒ Edit phone numbers and e-mail addresses. If your birthdate is wrong: Contact Member Services at member_services@reston.org or 703-435-6530.


 The Reston Association Aquatics Staff would like to thank All In Stitches for providing our lifeguards with uniforms, and co-sponsoring our Annual Lifeguard Olympics.

Why Do You Need to Provide Your Birthdate? Many of our programs and classes are only available to individuals within a certain age bracket so this must be filled in correctly in order to register. Questions? Need Help? Contact Member Services at member_services@reston.org or 703-435-6530.

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Maintenance Update

We’ve Made Changes Keep your eyes peeled for improvements at some of your favorite pools around town. Some pools will have new floor mats, fresh paint, and updated front entrances.

Dogwood Pool Renovations Dogwood Pool Facts ƒƒ 2460 Green Range Drive, Reston ƒƒ The current facility is a small, shallow pool with no modern features. ƒƒ The bath house is not ADA compliant. ƒƒ A reserve study, conducted by RA in 2005, noted the pool would need to be replaced in eight years (2013.) ƒƒ Only aquatic facility in the medium to high density neighborhood of mostly town homes and multifamily housing. Renovation Plans-Overview ƒƒ Creates more vibrant and valued community facility. ƒƒ Part of Reston Association’s long-range pool renovation strategy. ƒƒ 65 percent of 2.6-acre site remains in open space.

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Storm water management will be handled through onsite detention. BMP’s will be handled through dedication of conservation easement on site.

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ƒƒ Renovations Feature ƒƒ Additional parking. ƒƒ Improved pathway for pedestrian circulation. ƒƒ A picnic pavilion with grills and an arbor with bench seating. ƒƒ Grass picnic area with selective under story removal. ƒƒ Accessible spray & play water feature available April-October outside the pool fence, with consideration for a commissioned art-piece fountain through the Initiative for Public Art Reston (IPAR) process. ƒƒ New ADA accessible bath house with solar collectors. ƒƒ Exterior bathroom entrance for pavilion patrons. ƒƒ Underground cistern to collect water/gray water for irrigation. ƒƒ Future children’s tot lot. ƒƒ Large shade structures. ƒƒ Zero depth entry with spray features and small fountain.

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25-meter lap pool with diving well and board. Play pool with bench seating. The proposed capacity will be increased by approximately 10%. Required and enhanced landscaping with native materials.

Timeline ƒƒ 2010 Design and permitting. ƒƒ 2010-2011 Final DRB reviews and approvals (with neighbor notification.) ƒƒ 2011 Final permits, demolition and construction beginning in August. ƒƒ 2012 Final construction and grand re-opening. History 2008 – 2010 ƒƒ Community input & information gathering ƒƒ 1,000 nearby residents notified of community meeting to discuss renovation. ƒƒ September: community meeting held at Southgate Community Center.

2008 – 2010 Pool Season ƒƒ Pool patrons invited to make comments at the pool via Dogwood Pool customer comment cards placed at the pool along with concept drawings of the redesign. ƒƒ Advertisements in local newspapers and Reston Association publications and website. ƒƒ The RA Board of Directors and Full Design Review Board (DRB) received renovation updates with conceptual plans. 2010 ƒƒ January the RA DRB approved the conceptual layout and program. ƒƒ October Reston Planning and Zoning Committee.


Thinking About A Summer Party? The word is out on Reston Association pool parties. Reston Association pools hosted over 40 parties in 2010 and look forward to more festivities in 2011. The pools are available for private rental during hours that they are not open or being used for other types of rentals. The best nights fill up fast so plan now and bookings begin April 4 for parties May 28 – August 19. From child parties with 10 guests to company events with over 300 we will find a pool to suit your needs and please your guests! Special discounts available from Vocelli’s Italian Catering.

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Lifeguard Training

New to Lifeguarding? Students who pass the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training class will earn the following certifications: ƒƒ Lifeguarding (valid 3 years) ƒƒ CPR/AED for Lifeguards (valid 1 year) ƒƒ Standard First Aid (valid 3 years)

Fee for Lifeguard Training course: $100 RA Members $220 Non-members Please Note: All participants will receive a $100 refund pending participant attends all classes and completes course pass or fail. NEW for 2011 – There are evening/weekend classes AND weekday classes. Please look carefully at the dates and times for your class. All classes will be held at the Reston Association main office and various pools.

Class # 1

Class # 5

Dates: May 27 – June 5 Times: Fridays 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Dates: July 8 – 17 Times: Fridays 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Class # 2

Class # 6

Dates: June 10 – 19 Times: Fridays 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Dates: July 18 – 22 Times: Daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Class # 7

Dates: June 22 – 26 Times: Daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates: July 29 – August 7 Times: Fridays 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Class # 4

Class # 8

Dates: July 5 – 9 Times: Daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates: August 8 – 12 Times: Daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Already certified?

Review # 1

Review # 4

Reston Association offers a two-day Lifeguard Training review course for persons already certified by the American Red Cross.

Dates: May 7 – 8 Times: Daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: RA main office and various pools

Dates: July 23 – 24 Times: Daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: RA main office and various pools

Review # 2

Review # 5

Dates: May 14 – 15 Times: Daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: RA main office and various pools

Dates: August 13 – 14 Times: Daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: RA main office and various pools

Having these American Red Cross certifications makes a student eligible to apply as a lifeguard with Reston Association as well as many other local pool management companies. Taking a class from RA does not guarantee employment.

Students who pass the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training review class will earn the following certifications: ƒƒ Lifeguarding (valid 2 years) ƒƒ CPR/AED for Lifeguards (valid 2 years) ƒƒ Standard First Aid (valid 2 years) Fee for Lifeguard Training review: $65 RA Members $75 Non-members

Class # 3

Review # 3 Dates: June 28 – 29 Times: Daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: RA main office and various pools

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Need A Fun Summer Job? Reston Association Aquatics is looking for applicants with a strong work ethic, a passion for being outdoors, and good customer service skills. Hiring for seasonal aquatics positions will begin on February 1. Please visit our website to apply – http://careers.reston.org

Positions Include ƒƒ Lifeguard ƒƒ Pool Manager and Assistant Manager ƒƒ Water Safety Instructor ƒƒ Water Aerobics Instructor ƒƒ Lifeguard Instructor ƒƒ Seasonal Maintenance Personnel Please call the aquatics office at 703-435-6532 if you have questions about the required certifications or the application process. Returning employees can apply now online at http://www.careers.reston.org Be sure to check the expiration date on your certifications and sign up for a class if you need one. Details of classes are on pages 70 and 72.

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CPR Training For Lifeguards Only need CPR? If you only need to renew your “CPR/AED for Lifeguards” certification you have 2 different options; Review or Challenge. Both types of class include the written and practical test.

The difference between the two types is that the review includes video screening and practice under the supervision of a certified instructor while the challenge does not include any practice or video screening.

CPR Review #1

CPR Review #8

Date: March 6 Time: Noon – 5 p.m. Location: RA main office

Date: May 26 Time: 5 – 9 p.m. Location: RA main office

CPR Review #2

CPR Review #9

Date: March 13 Time: Noon – 5 p.m. Location: RA main office

Date: May 27 Time: 5 – 9 p.m. Location: RA main office

CPR Review #3

CPR Review #10

Date: May 12 Time: 5 – 9 p.m. Location: RA main office

Date: June 11 Time: Noon – 5 p.m. Location: RA main office

CPR Review #4

CPR Review #11

Date: May 21 Time: 3 – 8 p.m. Location: RA main office

Date: June 12 Time: Noon – 5 p.m. Location: RA main office

CPR Review #5

CPR Review #12

Date: May 23 Time: 5 – 9 p.m. Location: RA main office

Date: July 2 Time: Noon – 5 p.m. Location: RA main office

CPR Review #6

CPR Review #13

Fee for CPR Review Class: $35 RA Members $45 Non-members

Date: May 24 Time: 5 – 9 p.m. Location: RA main office

Date: July 17 Time: Noon – 5 p.m. Location: RA main office

Fee for CPR Challenge Class: $30 RA Members $40 Non-members

CPR Review #7

CPR Review #14

Date: May 25 Time: 5 – 9 p.m. Location: RA main office

Date: August 3 Time: 2 – 7 p.m. Location: RA main office

CPR Challenge #1

CPR Challenge #5

CPR Challenge #9

CPR Challenge #13

Date: March 6 Time: 3 – 5 p.m. Location: RA main office

Date: May 23 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Location: RA main office

Date: May 27 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Location: RA main office

Date: July 17 Time: 3 – 5 p.m. Location: RA main office

CPR Challenge #2

CPR Challenge #6

CPR Challenge #10

CPR Challenge #14

Date: March 13 Time: 3 – 5 p.m. Location: RA main office

Date: May 24 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Location: RA main office

Date: June 11 Time: 3 – 5 p.m.. Location: RA main office

Date: August 3 Time: 2 – 7 p.m. Location: RA main office

CPR Challenge #3

CPR Challenge #7

CPR Challenge #11

Date: May 12 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Location: RA main office

Date: May 25 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Location: RA main office

Date: June 12 Time: 3 – 5 p.m. Location: RA main office

CPR Challenge #4

CPR Challenge #8

CPR Challenge #12

Date: May 21 Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Location: RA main office

Date: May 26 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Location: RA main office

Date: July 2 Time: 3 – 5 p.m. Location: RA main office

Students who pass the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Lifeguards review or challenge class will earn the following certification: ƒƒ CPR/AED for Lifeguards (valid 1 year)

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Water Aerobics Instructors Wanted Excellent wages, flexible schedule and a fun atmosphere Nationally recognized certification required Also looking for American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors (WSI) and Lifeguard Instructors (LGI) Questions about certification classes? Please contact Willa at 703-435-6532.

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Family Dive-in Movies Community Cookouts Hot Tub Parties July 4 Celebration Ice Cream Socials Popsicle Mania And more.

Check out the Special Events on page 95 for more details.

Guard Start Have you ever wondered where some of our lifeguards got their start? You guessed it! Guard Start, the fun summer camp for teens ages 13 to 15, where you learn what it takes to become a professional lifeguard. Guard Start is back and ready for new, excited participants! Check out the Camps section page 45 for more information.

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Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA) (Ages 6 – 18 years) The RSTA is an independent swim team working in cooperation with the Reston Association Aquatics Department. With nine teams in the community, swimmers of all levels are invited to participate. General Information and Registration: Please contact RSTA at 703-326-0526 or www.RSTA.org.

Reston Masters Swim Team (RMST) The 2011 Reston Masters Jim McDonnell 1-Mile and 2-Mile Lake Swims Date: TBA Reston Masters Swim Team is holding its annual lake swim at Lake Audubon. Proceeds from the swims are donated to the Lymphoma Foundation of America. For more information on the 1 or 2-mile swim, visit www.restonmasters. org. Practice Lake Swim will be at Lake Audubon pool from 7:30 – 11 a.m. Participants, please park on Twin Branches Road

Reston Sprint Triathlon Date: June 5 Location: Lake Newport Pool See www.restonsprinttri.org for details or to volunteer at the event.


Scuba Certification Courses (age 12 and up) Taught by a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, these classes will lead to certification as a PADI Open Water Diver. The course consists of three phases: ƒƒ Knowledge Development (Dive Theory) ƒƒ Skill Development (Pool Training), and ƒƒ Open Water Evaluation (Check-out Dives) Class Times: Fridays, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Saturdays, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sundays, 2 – 7 p.m. Location: RA main office and various pools

Knowledge and Skill Development Weekends Dates: June 4 – 5, July 9 – 10, July 30 – 31, August 6 – 7, September 10 – 11 Fee: $300/RA Members, $330/Non-members

Open Water Evaluation Weekends Dates: July 16 – 17, August 27 – 28, October 29 – 30 Fee: $200/RA Members, $220/Non-members Please Note: Medical History Screening and watermanship skills (200-yard swim and 10-minute survival tread/float) are required.

HOW TO REGISTER Pick up a registration packet from the Reston Association main office or any Reston Association pool. Complete the packet and contact PADI MSDT Frank Wilson at 571-437-5189 or deep_blue_scuba@excite.com to turn in the registration materials.

Scuba Seal Team For Kids Ages: 8 –12 by July 1, 2011 Dates: July 11 – 15, August 1 – 5 One-week sessions, Monday - Friday Location: Various RA pools Fee: $585/RA Members $650/ Non-members

PADI Seal Team Members will receive ƒƒ The Seal Team video ƒƒ The Seal Team Activity Book ƒƒ Logbook ƒƒ Membership certificate ƒƒ AquaMission completion decals ƒƒ A Seal Team emblem

Staff Ratio: At least 1 staff member per 4 seal team candidates Please Note: Medical history screening and basic swimming skills required.

In addition, candidates are provided the highest quality SCUBA equipment to ensure their safety and comfort during the training.

Seal team is back. This program is brought to you by Frank Wilson, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Your child will learn the fundamental skills to scuba dive and explore the underwater world at this oneweek camp.

This structured program, developed by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (the world’s leading diver training agency), blends science and sport to develop safe diving skills for a lifetime of under water adventure.

Provide your own personal gear – and bring them every day! ƒƒ Towels ƒƒ Fins ƒƒ Mask ƒƒ Snorkel

Seal Team Candidates will… ƒƒ Develop the skills for scuba diving. ƒƒ Earn Seal Team Membership. ƒƒ Participate in exciting, activity-filled Aqua Missions. ƒƒ Learn different activities that involve scuba skills. ƒƒ Receive recognition for each successful Aqua Mission. ƒƒ Enjoy swim time in RA pools.

If you need assistance finding this equipment, please consult your instructor.

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Swim Lessons

Reston Association is happy to offer both group and private swim lessons at our facilities throughout the summer. All instructors are American Red Cross-certified Water Safety Instructors (WSIs) and classes are taught in accordance with the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level Guidelines on page 77.

Water Test Day Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011 Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location: Ridge Heights Heated Pool 11400 Ridge Heights Road For people needing assistance with level placement, please join our water safety instructors for a fun evaluation of skills.

Member Registration Date: Monday, May 9, 2011 Time: starts at 8:30 a.m. Location: Online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services department, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

Group Swim Lessons Reston Association offers 5 two-week sessions. Each session is held Monday through Thursday for the full two weeks. There are no classes scheduled on Fridays unless a make-up lesson is scheduled, by the instructor due to inclement weather. Parents & Infant and Parent & Toddler classes are held every two weeks, but parents may opt to purchase all 8 lessons or to purchase 4 lessons and attend any 4 lessons within the two-week session. All group lessons are 35 minutes in length, except Levels 4 – 6, which are 40 minutes. To Register for Group Lessons: 1. See the chart on page 77 to determine what level your student is ready to take. Children must be the required age by the first day of class and we always recommend that returning students repeat the last level they took in the previous summer. If you are unsure of your student’s abilities please attend the Water Test Day. 2.

See the Group Swim Lesson Schedule on pages 78 and 79 to select classes in your level that fit your schedule. Classes fill up fast so please make your selections before your registration day and be prepared with alternate choices.

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Register online or in person or your appropriate registration date.

Non-member Registration Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Time: starts at 8:30 a.m. Location: Online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services department,12001 Sunrise Valley Drive An online account is necessary for online registration. Online accounts can be set up at any time by visiting www.reston.org and clicking ‘New User’.

Group lesson fee: $61/RA Members, $78/Non-member Parent & Infant or Parent & Toddler fee: (per 4 lessons) $30.50/RA Members, 39/Non-members

Private Swim Lessons Private, or semi-private, swim lessons offer more individualized instruction and a flexible schedule. To join the waitlist for a private swim instructor, please contact our Swim Lesson Coordinator at swim@reston.org starting May 9, 2011.

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COURSE OBJECTIVES

*PARENT & INFANT

Instructor helps parent and child to become comfortable in the water by emphasizing fun in the water. Develops swimming readiness by teaching water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration & basic water safety skills. This class requires parental involvement.

Prerequisite: 6 –18 months

*PARENT & TODDLER

Prerequisite: 18 – 36 months

PARENT & PRESCHOOL

Child will be introduced to all level 1 skills. Perfect for a reluctant learner who has difficulty separating from a parent. This class requires parental involvement.

LEVEL 1: Introduction to Water Skills

Helps participants feel comfortable and safe in the water. • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose (3 seconds) • Bobbing (3 times) • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects (3 times in shallow water) • Front and back glides (2 body lengths–with support) and floats (3 seconds–with support) • Rolling over from back to front and front to back (with support) • Tread water using arm and hand actions (in chest deep water) • Alternating, simultaneous, and combined arm and leg actions on front and back (with support–2 body lengths)

LEVEL 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Gives participants success with fundamental skills. • Fully submerge and hold breath (5 seconds) • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects (2 times in chest deep water) • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats (5 seconds) • Front and back glides (2 body lengths) and back floats (15 seconds) • Rolling over from back to front and front to back (without support) • Tread water using arm and leg actions (15 seconds in shoulder deep water) • Combined arm and leg actions on front (5 body lengths) and on back (5 body lengths) • Finning arm action on back (5 body lengths)

LEVEL 3: Stroke Development

Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water. • Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions • Rotary breathing (10 times) • Survival float on front (30 seconds in deep water); back float (30 seconds in deep water) • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back (in deep water) • Tread water (30 seconds) • Kicks: Flutter, scissor, dolphin kicks on front (3-5 body lengths) • Front crawl (15 yards) and elementary backstroke (15 yards)

LEVEL 4: Stroke Improvement

Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills. • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions • Swim under water (3-5 body lengths) • Feetfirst surface dive • Survival swimming (30 seconds in deep water) • Front crawl and backstroke open turns • Tread water using 2 different kicks (modified scissors, modified breaststroke, or rotary– 2 minutes) • Front crawl (25 yards), back crawl (15 yards), elementary backstroke (25 yards), breaststroke (15 yards), sidestroke (15 yards), and butterfly (15 yards) • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back (3-5 body lengths)

LEVEL 5: Stroke Refinement

Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes over greater distances. • Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke • Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely • Front crawl and backstroke flip turns while swimming • Tread water (5 minutes) • Front crawl (50 yards), backstroke (25 yards), elementary backstroke (50 yards), breaststroke (25 yards), sidestroke (25 yards) and butterfly (25 yards) • Sculling (30 seconds)

LEVEL 6: Personal Water Safety

Participants will refine strokes to swim with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness and over greater distances. Also focuses heavily on personal water safety. • Front crawl (100 yards), backstroke (50 yards), elementary backstroke (100 yards), butterfly (50 yards), breaststroke (50 yards), and sidestroke (50 yards) • Open turns and flip turns • Demonstrate HELP and huddle positions (2 minutes) • Demonstrate survival and back floats in deep water (5 minutes); survival swimming (10 minutes) • Treading water without kicking (2 minutes) • Discuss basic safety rules for open water environment and boating

Adult Beginner

Focuses on water adjustment, floating, front and back crawls, and rotary breathing. Designed to improve swimming skills and boost confidence in the water for the beginner swimmer.

Prerequisite: 3 – 5 years old

Prerequisite: Function well in a group setting. Child must be able to leave parent willingly.

Prerequisite: Child must be able to successfully demonstrate all course objectives described in Level 1.

Prerequisite: Child must be able to successfully demonstrate all course objectives described in Level 2.

Prerequisite: Child must be able to successfully demonstrate all course objectives described in Level 3.

Prerequisite: Child must be able to successfully demonstrate all course objectives described in Level 4.

Prerequisite: Child must be able to successfully demonstrate all course objectives described in Level 5.

Prerequisite: 13+ years old

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GUIDELINES FOR THE LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM

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2011 SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE: SESSIONS 1– 3 Parent & Infant 6-18 months

Parent & Toddler 18 - 36 months

Parent & Preschool Age: 3-5

Level 1 Age: 3-5

Level 1 Age: 6-12

Level 2 Age: 3-5

Level 2 Age: 6-12

Level 3 Age: 3-5

Level 3 Age: 6-12

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6 & Adult Beginner

SESSION 1: JUNE 6 – JUNE 17 DUE TO EARLY SEASON COOL WATER TEMPERATURES, RIDGE HEIGHTS AND NORTH SHORE WILL BE HEATED FOR THE DURATION OF SESSION 1.

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NORTH SHORE

10:15 AM 11 AM 11:45 AM 12:30 PM

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SESSION 2: JUNE 27 – JULY 8 LESSONS WILL NOT BE HELD ON MONDAY, JULY 4. THEY WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, JULY 1.

10:15 AM 11 AM

HUNTERS WOODS

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LAKE NEWPORT

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NORTH HILLS

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LAKE AUDUBON

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NEWBRIDGE SHADOWOOD UPLANDS

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SESSION 3: JULY 11 – JULY 22 HUNTERS WOODS LAKE NEWPORT

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2011 SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE: SESSIONS 4– 5 Parent & Infant 6-18 months

Parent & Toddler 18 - 36 months

Parent & Preschool Age: 3-5

Level 1 Age: 3-5

Level 1 Age: 6-12

Level 2 Age: 3-5

Level 2 Age: 6-12

Level 3 Age: 3-5

Level 3 Age: 6-12

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6 & Adult Beginner

SESSION 4: JULY 25 – AUGUST 5 HUNTERS WOODS

10:15 AM

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All classes run Monday through Thursday for two weeks with the exception of the Parent & Infant and Parent & Toddler classes. For the classes, parents may opt to register for all 8 lessons or for any 4 lessons during the two-week session. There are no classes scheduled on Fridays unless a make-up lesson is made by the instructor due to an inclement weather cancelation. Children must be the required age by the start of the course. All classes are 35 minutes in length with the exception of Levels 4 and 6, which are 40 minutes in length. Schedule Exception For Session 2: The first week of lessons will meet Monday -Friday in order to make up for the July 4 holiday. There will be NO LESSONS on July 4. The second week of session 2 will meet Tuesday-Thursday with Friday reserved for inclement weather make-up.

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NATURE Reston is a community founded on the preservation and appreciation of natural areas. To this day, a strong environmental stewardship ethic is nurtured in the community. Over 1,300 acres of open space are maintained by Reston Association, including more than 800 acres of woodlands, four lakes, three ponds, four wetlands, 50 meadows, and 20 miles of stream. Environmental education programs are provided by the Walker Nature Education Center, and ample opportunities exist for volunteers to help care for our local environment. Explore, protect and enjoy the nature of Reston. PHOTO BY CHARLES A. VEATCH

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All Ages Programs, pg 82 Children’s Programs, pg 84 Adult Programs, pg 86 Bird Walks, pg 87 Brush Chipping Dates, pg 87 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities, pg 87 Natural Areas Guidelines, pg 88 Fishing and Boating, pg 89 Invasive Exotic Plant Prohibition, pg 90 Stream Restoration Project Update, pg 91 Spring Festival, pg 93 5K Fund Run & Walk, pg 93

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

Walker Nature Education Center Reston Association’s Walker Nature Education Center, located at 11450 Glade Drive, provides a variety of educational and recreational resources, programs and facilities. 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.

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1 mile of trails. Nature House Interpretive Building. Picnic pavilion. Picnic tables and trailside benches. Campfire ring. Outdoor displays and interpretive signs. Demonstration gardens and meadows. Pond. Glade Stream Valley. Snakeden Branch stream’s entrance to 44-acre Lake Audubon.

Nature House Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays CLOSED Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sunday 1 – 4 p.m. Check holiday schedule for additional closings.

Nature House: So Green, It’s Gold Did you know that the nature center’s education building, Nature House, is LEED Gold Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council? LEED® stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is the nation’s premiere program for the certification of high performance green buildings. Here are some “cool” green facts about Nature House: ƒƒ Nature House is 37% more energy efficient than a standard building of its kind. ƒƒ Nature House offsets 70% of its energy consumption with Green Power credits that support renewable wind power. ƒƒ Nature House has 9 geothermal wells that are 320 feet deep. ƒƒ Nature House reduces its carbon dioxide emissions by 129,698 pounds per year. ƒƒ Nature House reduces its water consumption by 42%. ƒƒ Nature House manages 100% of its stormwater on-site.

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Nature House conserved 99% of the nature center site as forested open space. Nature House is a demonstration of a commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

Protecting the Parkland 2011 You can help protect Reston’s natural areas this spring by planting native Virginia plants. For a shrub, consider the Maple-leaved Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium) and Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica) or if you’d like an evergreen, a Southern Bayberry (Morella cerifera) or a Great Laurel (Rhododendron Maximum). Want more flowers? Plant Milkweed to provide food for the Monarch butterfly. You can also protect the parkland by removing English Ivy from your trees and cutting invasive exotics plants from your yard. Find more information about environmental activities on our website. Please join us on Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day on May 7, 2011, at Old Trail Drive natural area. See page 105.

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Nature Programs: Programs may be cancelled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. For nature program reservations, call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

BABES IN THE WOODS

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

Animals in Love Date: Monday, February 7 Time: 10 – 11 a.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: February 2 Fee: $5/RA Members $8/Non-members Love is in the air. Even our animal friends are celebrating Valentine’s Day. Play an animal matching game, decorate a valentine for someone special and listen to a story about animal love.

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Busy Beavers Date: Monday, March 7 Time: 10 – 11 a.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: March 3 Fee: $5/RA Members $8/Non-members Beavers are nature’s builders, and they are active all year long. Build a beaver dam and sing a beaver song. Meet “Buster” the beaver and get your own set of beaver teeth.

Spring Splash Date: Monday, April 11 Time: 10 – 11 a.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: April 6 Fee: $5/RA Members $8/Non-members Splash into spring. Go in search of jumping frogs and other pond creatures. Squish your fingers through some “pond mud”, try your luck at our frog bean bag toss and make your own frog to take home.

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ALL AGES All ages welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Owl Prowl Date: Thursday, February 10 Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: February 7 Fee: $5/RA Members $8/Non-members Meet a wildlife rehabilitator from the Raptor Conservancy for an up close look at some live owls of Virginia. Then prowl along the trails in search of the nature center’s resident owls. It will be a hootin’ good time.

Geocaching for All Date: Saturday, March 26 Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: March 23 Fee: $4/RA Members $6/Non-members Geocaching is high tech treasure hunting using a handheld GPS unit. Join NoVAGO (Northern Virginia Geocaching Organization) for a quick lesson, then look for caches hidden on the nature center property.

Crackling Campfire Date: Friday, April 1 Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m. Location: WNEC Campfire Ring - On Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road Reserve by: March 29 Fee: $5/RA Members $8/Non-members Ring in spring with some fun around the campfire. Sing silly songs, play fun games and roast some yummy marshmallow treats.

23rd Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup Coordinated by the Alice Ferguson Foundation and Reston Association Date: Saturday, April 9 Time: 9 a.m. – Noon (rain or shine) Rain date: under extraordinary circumstances - Sunday, April 10 See page 106 in the Volunteer section for details.


RENT SPACE AT THE NATURE CENTER Looking for the perfect spot for a community meeting, family gathering or business retreat? Affordable and attractive rentals are available at the Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

Nature House Multipurpose Room

664 square feet of space in new Nature House, capacity 94 people, seats 44 people with tables and chairs. Parking and restroom access. RA Member or Reston not-for-profit fee $30/hr. Non-member or Non-Reston not-for-profit fee $50/hr. For profit/corporate fee $75/hr.

Nature Center Pavilion 576 sq. ft. pavilion with picnic tables and bench seating in a beautiful woodland setting. Parking and restroom access. RA Member fee $20/hr. Non-member fee $30/hr.

Campfire Ring Campfire pit with bench seating, small pavilion and picnic tables. Roadside parking. No restroom. RA Member fee $10/hr. Non-member fee $15/hr. Renters must supply their own wood and water to extinguish the fire.

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Nature Programs: Programs may be cancelled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. For nature program reservations, call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS 5 to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wacky Weather Date: Monday, January 31 Time: 7 – 8 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: January 26 Fee: $5/RA Members $8/Non-members Interested in weather – come to our lab for a winter weather extravaganza. Get messy and make it snow indoors, and cool down with some ice experiments. Make a snow stick or rain gauge to keep track of the wet stuff falling from the sky. Will there be any snow days in your future? Build a barometer and get a jump on the weather to come. Help us bring weather indoors!

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An Evening with the Lorax Date: Monday, April 4 Time: 7 – 8 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: March 31 Fee: $5/RA Members $8/Non-members It’s Earth Month. Come view Dr. Seuss’s classic nature film, The Lorax, on the big screen surrounded by colorful Trufulla trees. Explore a touch table of nature objects, make a trufulla tree to take home, and learn how we can all be local Loraxes. We’ll provide popcorn and drinks.

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

Footprints in the Snow Date: Saturday, January 22 Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: January 19 Fee: $5/RA Members $8/Non-members People and animals make footprints everywhere they go. Compare your footprint to that of a fox, rabbit or squirrel. Read a story, make a stamping craft, and weather permitting, look for animal tracks and leave some footprints of your own.

Nature ABCs Date: Thursday, February 17 Time: 10 – 11 a.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: February 14 Fee: $5/RA Members $8/Non-members “A” is for acorn, and “B” is for bird. Take a short walk in the woods to see how many letters you can find. Spot a “V” in a tree and an “O” in the ground. Sing the ABCs and make an alphabet craft.

Spring Celebration Date: Sunday, March 20 Time: 2 – 3 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: March 17 Fee: $5/RA Members $8/Non-members Welcome the first day of spring with a special celebration. Take a walk to look for signs of the changing season. Make a spring wreath for your home. Decorate a cupcake and eat it, too.

Ribbit, Ribbit (Pond Explorers) Date: Thursday, April 14 Time: 10 – 11 a.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: April 11 Fee: $5/RA Members $8/Non-members See what’s croaking at the nature center. Bring your listening ears as we hear some sounds of spring. Make your own floating frog, listen to a frog story and explore what’s hopping at the pond.


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The Walker Nature Education Center can help your organization to earn patches & badges. Make a Date with a Naturalist to...

Lead a fun and educational program in an achievement area such as:

Forester, Naturalist, Wildlife, Eco-action, Earth Connections, Earth is Our Home, Earth and Sky, Water Everywhere, Senses, Animals and more. Fee: $4 per participant (minimum charge $40), RA Members. $6 per participant (minimum charge $60), Non-members.

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-hour pavilion or room rental, 45 minutes of activities, party favors, table setting and all paper products. 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 4 – 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 gets a Myrtle the Turtle key chain.

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, nature picture frames, and wildlife masks or puppets. Older crafters will try their hands at leather craft, building a bird feeder and making beaded accessories.

Lead a Campfire Fun or Campfire Cookery program. Fee: $5 per participant (minimum charge $50), RA Members $8 per participant (minimum charge $80), Non-members

Note: The Campfire Ring can also be rented for self-use. Fee: $10/hr. for RA Members and $15/hr. for Non-members. You bring the wood and the water.

Lead a Community Service Project with your group. FREE. Activity kits are also available on loan for Birds, Trees and Watershed requirements. Call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or e-mail naturecenter@ reston.org for details and reservations.

Parties may be booked up to three months in advance

We recommend that reservations be made no later than two months prior to your desired date. Limited party opportunities are available. Call 703-4769689 and press 3 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org. Fee: $175/RA Members $200/Non-members Maximum: 15 children per party.

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Adult Nature Programs Nature Programs: Programs may be cancelled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. For nature program reservations, call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

Stream Monitoring Workshop for Volunteers

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Learning to Live with Coyotes Date: Friday, February 4 Time: 7 – 8 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: February 1 Fee: $5/RA Members $8/Non-members Want to know more about coyotes and how they may impact Reston? Spend an evening learning about coyotes in the Washington, D.C. area with Shannon Pederson of the Wildlife Society. Ms. Pederson has studied coyotes and written about living with coyotes in the metropolitan area. Get all your questions answered by an expert.

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Date: Wednesday, February 16 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: February 9 See page 107 in the volunteer section for details.

Environmental Film Night: The End of Suburbia Date: Friday, March 11 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: March 8 Fee: $5 suggested donation The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream is an award-winning documentary that examines the history and wisdom of distinctly American, suburban life. A post-World War II concept, suburbia attracted droves of people, giving rise to sprawl and all that comes with it — good and bad. How

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has the environment been affected by this lifestyle, and is it sustainable? Director Gregory Greene dares to ask all the tough questions in this thought provoking film. After the film, participate in a discussion about how the film relates to life in Reston in 2011 and beyond. Brought to you in partnership with Sustainability Reston, a Committee of the Fairfax Coalition for Smarter Growth.

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Environmental Film Night: The Green House

Date: Saturday, May 21 Time: 10 a.m. – noon Location: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Fee: $50 for a 52-gallon black barrel and supplies. Rain barrels are a great way to help capture and control stormwater from your roof, prevent erosion, improve water quality, and conserve water. If you are looking for a fast and inexpensive way to get a rain barrel, come out and make your own!

Date: Friday, April 15 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: April 12 Fee: $5 suggested donation The Green House: Design it. Build it. Live it. is a documentary about the construction of the first carbon-neutral show house in the Washington, DC area. It also captures the unique process of creating a “green show house” in which interior designers are challenged to create luxurious spaces based on progressive environmental standards. After the film, participate in a discussion about making our own Reston homes “green”. Brought to you in partnership with Sustainability Reston, a Committee of the Fairfax Coalition for Smarter Growth.

Date: April 20 Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Fee: $8/RA Members $12/Non-members Ages: 55 and over See details on page 98 in Special Events section.

Make Your Own Rain Barrel

Reservations required. Workshop fills fast! To register visit: http://www. arlingtonenvironment.org/ barrel.php


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Bird Walks 16 years to adult. FREE. No reservations required. Beginning and expert birders are invited to search for birds in some of Reston’s most beautiful natural areas. We will visit a variety of sites. Our collaborative efforts usually produce a good variety of local birds, and we always have a great time. These walks are jointly sponsored by Reston Association and its Environmental Advisory Committee, the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store. There are no fees and registration is not required.

February Bird Walk: Reston’s Lakes – Waterfowl and Raptors Tour Date: Sunday, February 20 Time: 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. Location: 2070 Twin Branches Road. Meet at the Lake Audubon Boat Ramp. Participants are invited to gather at the South Lakes Shopping Center Starbucks later in the morning to warm up, and then check for birds on Lake Thoreau. If the birding is especially good, we may caravan or carpool to other Reston sites. Leader: Kevin Munroe

March Bird Walk: Snakeden Stream Valley Date: Sunday, March 13 Time: 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. Location: 11450 Glade Drive. Park at the nature center. We will walk down to the Snakeden Stream valley and head upstream to the west. Leader: Gavin Small

April Bird Walk: Stratton Woods Park and Polo Fields Date: Sunday, April 10 Time: 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. Location: 2431 Fox Mill Road. Meet in the Stratton Woods Park parking lot. Leader: Bill Brown

Early May Bird Walk: Bright Pond and the Beaver Swamp Date: Sunday, May 1 Time: 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. Location: Park at the cul de sac at the end of Bright Pond Lane off Reston Parkway. Leader: Andy Rabin

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 four 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.

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Environmental Volunteers Needed Details in the Get Involved Section on page 102. Potomac River Watershed Cleanup – April 9, 9 a.m. to noon with pizza lunch, see page 106. Spring Festival Volunteers – help out at the nature center festival, April 30, 1– 5 p.m., see page 101. Storm Drain Marking – help mark storm drains that flow to local streams, see page 107. Stream Monitors – help monitor local stream health by inventorying macroinvertebrates, see page 107 . Weed Warriors – help combat invasive exotic plants in our natural areas, see page 104.

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Rules for the Use of Reston Association Common Area

5. Horseback riding shall be confined to designated bridle paths.

1. 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.

6. 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 services 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.

2. 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. 3. RA meadows in the Common Area shall be mowed annually by RA staff only. 4. 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 ball fields, multi-purpose courts, garden plots or garden plot Areas; and on or within tot-lots or tot-lot areas. This smoking ban is also in effect for up to a 25-foot perimeter around these buildings or facilities, to the extent that the 25 feet, or any portion thereof, comprises RA Common Area.

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7. 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)] 8. No invasive exotic plants or animals (especially invasive plants such as bamboo and English ivy), shall be introduced to the RA Common Area. 9. 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)]

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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 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 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 10 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. 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.

Species of fish that may be caught include: large mouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, blue gill and sunfish. Public docks for fishing include: the Lake Anne Village Center dock and the dock by the Lake Thoreau Pool at Sunrise Valley Drive. •

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

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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 (May 27 – September 5), ample opportunities exist to get on the water. We suggest taking your favorite book out, having a floating picnic or fishing for large mouth bass. •

Lake Thoreau: Along 80 feet of shoreline near Thoreau pool, along dam, along bridge near golf course, and along timber wall at Purple Beach • Lake Audubon: Along bottom of Lake Thoreau dam, at boat ramp at Twin Branches Road and along shoreline for 150 feet near Nature Center (Docks are private.)

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 litter. Please do not feed ducks, geese or other waterfowl.

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

Other general access points for hand-carried boats include: • On Lake Thoreau, the grassy area by the underpasses at the intersection of South Lakes Dr. and Ridge Heights Road. • On Lake Anne, the area at the north end of the dam at the intersection of Wiehle Ave. and Inlet Court. • On Lake Newport, at the east end of the dam at the wooden dock. Abandoned Boats: If you see a boat floating around or have lost your boat on our lakes, call Watershed Specialist Brian Petty at 703-435-6535 to help track it down. Boat Reminders • 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 3 horsepower may be used. • Inflatables must have 3 separate compartments and sidewalls. • All boats are required to have a wearable flotation device for each passenger on board. Please Note: All boats left in the water between November 1 and March 31 require a permanent mooring permit.

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Natural Resource Management

Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard is a herbaceous plant that is native to Europe. It was first recorded in Long Island, New York in the mid1800’s. It is one of the worst invasive plants in the MidAtlantic region. The insects and fungi that feed on it in its native habitat are not present in North America, increasing its seed productivity and allowing it to out-compete native plants. A single plant can produce hundreds of seeds, which scatter as much as several feet from the parent plant. Garlic mustard has become the dominant under-story species in many woodland and flood plains. It is a threat to both the West Virginia White Butterfly and the Mustard White Butterfly. Adult butterflies of both species lay their eggs on our native Toothwort plants, but they often confuse garlic mustard plants with Toothwort plants and lay their eggs on garlic mustard, because they have similar flowers. The eggs and young butterflies cannot live on the garlic mustard, because it has chemicals that are toxic to the larvae and eggs. Another nasty feature of this plant is its allelopathy, or a biological phenomenon in which the plant produces chemical compounds that inhibit the growth of other plants and mychorrizal fungi that are vital for the survival and healthy growth of many trees and seedlings. How to remove: Garlic mustard can be easily hand pulled, especially when soils are wet, but make sure you pull out the whole plant with all its roots to avoid re-growth. Spring is by far the best time to remove garlic mustard.

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Eight Prohibited Plants in Reston Invasive exotic plants are non-native to North America. They spread quickly and outcompete our native vegetation. Often, invasive exotic plants get their start in yards and gardens where they can become a serious problem for the property owner and adversely affect neighboring private property as well as RA natural areas. The proliferation of these plants decreases plant diversity and harms the wildlife that depends on native plants for food and shelter. Many invasive exotics 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. We are grateful for the many volunteers who have worked diligently to remove invasive exotic plants and educate our members about their harmful effects. By resolution of Reston Association’s Board of Directors, the Use and Maintenance Standards for all properties that fall under the Reston deed were amended in May of 2008 to include the eight invasive exotics. If you would like to learn more about invasive exotic plants, visit “Plants” on the “Natural Resources” page in the “Nature” section of our Website, www.reston.org. If you would like to volunteer to help control invasive plants in Reston, contact Ha Brock via e-mail at habrock@reston.org. Please direct questions to our environmental resource staff at 703-437-7658 Thank you for your cooperation in not planting any of these species in Reston.

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Flowering Pears (Pyrus calleryana cultivars) Winged Burning Bush (Euonymus alata) Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) Exotic Bush Honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.) Exotic Bamboos (Bambusa spp.) Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda) English Ivy (Hedera helix) Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)


Stream Restoration If you have walked the pathways near Uplands Pool off of North Shore Drive, you may have noticed that the stream restoration project in the Colvin Run watershed is underway. Beginning in mid December, crews began working to restore the stream to a less eroding, more stable channel. Orange fencing outlines the boundaries of the stream restoration project. The first section of active construction is located below North Shore Drive, named Forest Edge South. Another construction crew will be working in the stream section between Forest Edge Cluster and Hillcrest Cluster called Forest Edge North beginning in mid January. It is expected that the construction will continue through April, 2011. There will be noise associated with the project. The construction crews will follow the Fairfax County Noise Ordinance that says operations will be kept between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. during the work week. Realistically, the crews will be working until it gets dark. Split fire wood from the project is available at the Brown’s Chapel upper parking lot.

Moving forward, construction is approved for the stream that runs from Baron Cameron Avenue to Lake Anne through Hickory Cluster and additional meetings are scheduled for the Lake Anne West section of stream that runs through Sunderbriar and Waterview Clusters.

For more information on the project, visit http://reston.wetlandstudies.com or www. reston.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicki Bellezza, RA’s Watershed Supervisor, at 703-435-6560 or by email at Nicki@reston.org.

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 hard-bound volume.

$30 All proceeds from the book sales go to the Walker Nature Education Center. Available At: Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive

Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive

Reston Historic Trust Lake Anne Plaza

Limited Edition Prints by Charles A. Veatch If you loved The Nature of Reston, you’re going to love these limited edition prints. Here’s your chance to admire the elegant heron in Great Blue, the adorable ducklings in their Morning Line Up, and the aquatic turtles Logging On in your own home or office. Each photograph was taken in Reston. Each print is signed and numbered. See all eight prints at The Business Bank, 1900 Centennial Drive and select prints at the Nature House, 11450 Glade Drive. Cost: $150 per print, $1,000 for the complete set. To order, contact Katie Shaw, kshaw@reston.org or call 703-476-9689 ext. 6510. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SPRING EDITION 2011

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ADOPT A BENCH

TENNIS BENCH

CHOOSE FROM TWO BENCH OPTIONS.

Tennis Benches

Increase seating capacity at Reston’s tennis courts. Select the court location (based on availability on a first-come, first-serve basis). Cost includes an engraved plaque if desired.

Donation Amount: $215

PATHWAY/RECREATION FACILITY BENCH

Pathway/Recreation Facility Benches Locations based upon need and your preference. Benches are made of recycled plastic with heavy duty steel supports. Cost includes an engraved plaque if desired.

Donation Amount: $750 Bench donations are tax-deductible by making your checks payable to the “Friends of Reston”. For more details about tennis benches, contact tennis@reston.org or call 703-435-6534. For more information about pathway/ recreation facility benches, contact csfstaff@reston.org or call 703-437-7658.

ADOPT A RECYCLING BIN Help Reston increase recycling in the community. Attractive recycling bins are needed at Reston’s tennis courts. Select the court of your choice. Reston Association will manage the recyclables. The bins are made of 100% recycled plastic lumber, fastened to a sturdy, recycled, cast-aluminum frame. The cost includes an engraved plaque if desired.

Donation Amount: $475 Make checks payable to Friends of Reston, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston VA 20191-3404

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Spring Festival

Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive

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Entertainment Live Animals Fishing Activities Craft Making for Kids Displays and Information from Environmental Groups Festival volunteers needed. ƒƒ Canoe and Kayak Rentals on Lake Audubon ($3) Call 703-435-7986.

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8th Annual 5K Fund Run & Walk To Benefit Nature House Date: Saturday, April 30 Time: 8 a.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive Fee: $25 prior to April 16, $30 after April 16 Walk-in registration is also available on race day, starting at 7 a.m. Register at www.active.com. Contact Larry Butler at 703-435-6501 or email lbutler@reston.org for more information. Race and festival volunteers needed, see page 101. Contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email habrock@reston.org to volunteer.


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SPECIAL EVENTS Reston Association has something for everyone, including trips to local places of interest, monthly movies for seniors and a bicycle safety rodeo, just to name a few. Join us at one of Reston Association’s many facilities and see what’s in it for you. For more information on these or upcoming events, or to receive email notices of upcoming events, contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 or visit the Parks, Recreation & Events section at www.reston.org.

CHILDREN’S EVENTS Carnival Fun Day Ages: 6 – 12 years Date: Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 (student holiday) Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Fee: $10/RA Members, $15/Non-members Today is a student holiday and we have arranged a fun day for the kids on this cold winter day. We will have a movie marathon, pizza, popcorn, carnival games and crafts. Registration required as space is limited. Payment due at the event. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6530 to register.

Intern for a Day Ages: 12 - 15 years Date: Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 (student holiday) Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Fee: $5/RA Members, $8/Non-members Schools are out so what are you planning to do with your pre-teen? Send them to RA for the day and we will put them to work and have a little fun too. They will be assigned to a staff member to work in the office half the day and then enjoy a pizza lunch and a movie in the afternoon. Dress appropriate for an office. Registration required as space is limited. Payment due at the event. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6530 to register.

Kids Play

ALL AGES

Ages: 3 - 5 years (Children must be accompanied by an adult) Date: Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 Time: 10 – 11 a.m. Location: Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Fee: $3/RA Members, $6/Non-members Andy’s Parties staff will cosponsor a morning of fun with the Reston Association. We will have a variety activities, crafts and games. Great event for a mom’s group, play dates and stay-at-home parents. Registration required as space is limited. Payment due at the event. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6530 to register.

All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Bicycle Safety Rodeo Ages: 5 – 12 years (Children must be accompanied by an adult) Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011 Time: Ongoing from 1 – 4 p.m. (stop by anytime. Course takes 20 minutes to complete) Location: Lake Newport Pool Facility 11601 Lake Newport Road Fee: FREE Join the Reston Association, State Farm Insurance Co., and The Reston Bicycle Club for our Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo. Children will complete 8 safety stations and earn their bicyclist’s license. Children must bring their own bicycles and helmets. No registration required. This event is cancelled in the event of rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

Reston Presents Series Date: Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Location: Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Fee: FREE Reston Presents is a bi-monthly lecture and presentation series that highlights the multifaceted talents of local residents. Topics include anything from cooking demonstrations to stories from war veterans and book signings with local authors. Reston Presents…is sponsored by the Reston Association and the Reston Community Center. This month features, “Sweets for my Sweetheart” by Chef McKeon from Tall Oaks Assisted Living, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He will showcase how to make an extra special dessert as we gear up for Valentine’s Day. Registration requested. For more information or to register to attend, contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577.

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All Ages Events

Newcomers’ Night

Reston Presents Series

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011 Time: 7 - 9 p.m. Location: Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive New or not so new to Reston? Come learn more about Reston Association (RA) and its many services, amenities and programs. Meet RA Board members and staff and find out how you can get involved in Reston. Light refreshments will be available and door prizes will be awarded. Please RSVP to Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org

Date: Monday, April 11, 2011 Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Location: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Fee: FREE Reston Presents is a bi-monthly lecture and presentation series that highlights the multifaceted talents of local residents. Topics include anything from cooking demonstrations to stories from war veterans and book signings with local authors. Reston Presents…is sponsored by the Reston Association and the Reston Community Center. This month features…How the 2010 Heath Care Reforms Affect Older Adults. Certified Elder Law Attorney Peggy O’Reilly describes the impact of the 2010 Health Care Reform on older adults, including changes in Medicare, insurance coverage, long-term care, Medicaid, and nursing homes. Learn how these changes in the law might affect your benefits and access to care. For more information or to register to attend, contact Ashleigh@reston.org or 703-435-6577.

Want a great summer job?

SPECIAL EVENTS Assistant Position Dates: Mid-May to Mid-August Assist in planning, implementing and evaluating a variety of programs throughout the Reston Community. Must be comfortable working independently and available to work evenings, some weekends and July 4th. Must be at least 18 years old with good driving record and able to lift 20 lbs. This job will be open for applicants to apply online beginning in February under Jobs at RA at www.reston.org. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 to find out details on this great summer job!

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Community Yard Sale Ages: Adults Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011 (Rain Date, Sunday, May 15) Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: Parking lot, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Fee: $24 booth space/RA Members $30 booth space/Non-members (Booth space = 2 parking spaces) Registration for vendor space opens March 1, 2011. Spring Cleaning? Sign-up to sell the surplus in your basement, garage or attic or just come by to browse for bargains. 100 families will be selling a variety of items so this event is a great opportunity to find things for a new home or a college dorm. Sign up to have a booth or stop by to browse for great bargains. Vendors must pre-register with payment to secure space. Tables are not provided. All sales are final. No refunds unless cancelled due to rain. Registration required. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

Community Yard Sale – May 14, 2011 Please complete the form below and return this portion with payment to: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404 in order to secure your space. Your Name(s) Street Address

Daytime Phone State

City

Zip

E-mail Fee Enclosed: $

q Check q Visa q Mastercard

Charge Number *Card Security Code:# *Typically a 3 digit code is located on back of credit card, to the right of the signature strip.

Expiration Date

Cardholder’s Signature

All sales are final. No refunds unless cancelled due to rain. For office use only: Code: SE-YARD SALE WWW.RESTON.ORG | SPRING EDITION 2011

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Senior Events

Senior Movie Day

SENIOR EVENTS

Dates: Wednesdays: Jan. 26, 2011, Featuring, TBD Feb. 23, 2011, TBD March 23, 2011, TBD April 27, 2011, TBD Time: Doors open at 9:15 a.m., Showtime is at 10 a.m. Location: Reston Town Center Cinema Fee: FREE The Reston Association, in cooperation with the Reston Town Center Cinema, presents “Meet Me at the Movies”. Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Refreshments are provided and door prizes distributed prior to the movie. For upcoming movie titles, contact Ashleigh@reston.org, call 703-435-6577 or check our website at www.reston.org. This event follows Fairfax County Public Schools for winter weather cancellations.

Ages 55 years and older

Seniors Advisory Committee This committee, established by the Reston Association, is charged with developing and implementing programs to benefit Reston’s senior adults. If you have visited Reston Town Center’s theater recently to see a movie and enjoy coffee and pastries with friends, then you have seen the work of the Seniors Advisory Committee first-hand. We are looking for NEW ideas and FRESH perspectives. Give something back to your community by volunteering your time and join this active senior committee. Where: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive When: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2 – 3:30 p.m.

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Senior Social Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Time: 1:30 – 3 p.m. Location: Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road Fee: FREE Plan your social calendar while you learn about upcoming senior adult trips, classes, and events that are facilitated by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Enjoy a sampling of treats while meeting new people and catching up with friends. Door prizes will be awarded during the event. This event is cosponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association. Contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or call 703-435-6530 for information.

Container Planting Date: Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2011 Time: 1– 2:30 p.m. Location: Nature House 11450 Glade Drive Fee: $8/RA Members $12/Non-members Have the perfect window sill or patio to enjoy a container plant? Join the Nature House staff as they show you what plants/herbs grow best in this environment. Listen to a brief presentation then there will be supplies for you to create your own container plant to take home. Registration required as

space is limited. Payment due at the event. Contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or call 703-435-6530 to register.

Write your Memories into Memoirs Dates: Thursdays March 10 – May 19, 2011(no class May 5) Time: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Fee: $15/RA Members $25/Non-members For those who have begun writing their memoirs and those who are just starting out, this 10-week class will focus on capitalizing on your life experiences by turning your memories into fascinating life stories. The class leader guides weekly discussions of writing topics with participants in a supportive and lively setting. A serious desire to write your life story and the ability to write down thoughts is essential for those wishing to take the course. At the end of the program your stories will be bound in a book format and given to you as a keepsake. Give a priceless gift to your children and grandchildren that only you can give. Reservations are required as class size is limited to 10. Registration forms can be found on our website at www. reston.org or by contacting Ashleigh@reston.org or calling 703-435-6577.


PHOTO BY ANTHONY SANTORE

Reston Festival 2011 Saturday & Sunday, July 9th & 10th Reston Town Center The festival is an opportunity for the people of Reston to come together and celebrate the birthday of their community in a convivial and entertaining atmosphere. The concept is to provide participatory experiences for the whole family where everyone can have fun and find something to learn, do, see, buy, hear, or taste.

A virtual festival will kick off online several months prior to the live event to solicit suggestions, contest entries, and program voting. Many of these social media activities will then culminate in live events during the festival weekend.

This year’s theme: “Reston Through the Decades”

Each decade area will be sponsored exclusively by a major sponsor. There will be other opportunities to contribute in-kind in the areas of telecommunications, logistics, and prizes.

This year’s festival will celebrate Reston through the decades. The grounds will be organized into four color coordinated areas representing the 60s, the 70s, the 80s, and finally the 90s and beyond. Each decade will have an assortment of theme-coordinated activities including historical displays, kids´ corner, street performers, contests, food vendors, local organizations, a featured charity and various merchants.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on becoming a vendor or to join the planning committee, check out www.restonfestival.com, call 703-435-7989 or email info@restonfestival.com

The Pavilion will serve as the Festival’s main stage and focus point. The festival’s primary musical concert will take place there on Saturday night, as well as the wrap-up costume party and award ceremony on Sunday night. Throughout the weekend, the stage will host a variety of events and the pavilion will serve as the main social gathering area. WWW.RESTON.ORG | SPRING EDITION 2011

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Senior Trips & Tours

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

SENIOR TRIPS & TOURS Ages 55 years and older

Museum of American History Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Bus pick-up locations: 8:30 a.m. – Ledo’s Pizza at Hunters Woods Shopping Center 8:45 a.m. – Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 9 a.m. – Lake Anne Fellowship House, 11450 North Shore Drive Fee: $25/RA Members, $31/Non-members Join us for a trip to the recently renovated museum. The building is brighter, more open, and more inviting. See the state-of the-art gallery for the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the national anthem, see Julia Child’s gourmet kitchen and learn about Abraham Lincoln. Also, enjoy the cafes and stores within the museum. Reservations are required. Registration forms can be found on our website at www.reston.org or by contacting Ashleigh@reston.org or calling 703-435-6577.

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Atlantic City Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Time: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Bus pick-up locations: 7 a.m. – Ledo’s Pizza at Hunters Woods Shopping Center 7:15 a.m. – Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 7:30 a.m. – Lake Anne Fellowship House, 11450 North Shore Drive Fee: $44/RA Members, $50/Non-members Join us for a chartered bus trip to an Atlantic City hotel and casino. Patrons will be dropped off at the casino and be on their own to explore the area. Reservations are required. Registration form can be found on our website at www.reston.org or contact Ashleigh@reston. org or call 703-435-6577 for a registration form and to find out what casino package is included in this price.

National Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal Date: Thursday, Apr. 7, 2011 Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (The concert is from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) Bus pick ups: 8 a.m. – Hunters Woods Shopping Center (Ledo’s Pizza) 8:15 a.m. – Thoreau Place, 1951 Sagewood Lane 8:30 a.m. – Lake Anne Fellowship House, 11450 North Shore Drive Fee: $28/RA Members, $33/Non-members Attend an open rehearsal of the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Conducted by Christoph Eschenbach Dawn Upshaw, soprano WEBERN: Im Sommerwind GOLIJOV: She Was Here, Four Songs by Schubert MAHLER: Symphony No. 4 in G major Bring a lunch for the bus ride home. Reservations are required. Registration forms can be found on our website at www.reston.org or by contacting Ashleigh@reston.org or calling 703-435-6577.


5K Fund Run & Spring Festival Volunteers Needed

April 30, 2011 Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive, Reston, VA Volunteer Hours: 5K Fund Run/Walk: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Spring Festival: 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

The Walker Nature Education Center need volunteers to help with the 5K Fund Run/Walk and Spring Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2011. The festival will feature musical performances, local non-profit organizations, educational displays, hands-on nature activities, carnival style games, service project planting, canoe and kayak rentals on Lake Audubon, a native plant sale, food and a whole lot of FUN. We need at least 15 race marshals for the 5K Fund/Run Walk. Race Marshals are positioned along the trail/pathway. Volunteers direct runners/walkers through the course, assist runners, and shout encouragement. There will be a mandatory volunteer orientation for Race Marshals on Friday, April 29 from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Walker Nature Education Center. In celebration of Reston’s Tree City USA Certification we’re also looking for Scout Groups to help us with a service planting from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

For more information or to volunteer contact Ha Brock, RA community outreach specialist II, at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org.

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VOLUNTEERS Community involvement is an important key in staying active, keeping current and making a difference in the lives of those around you. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities in Reston throughout the year to participate in community events, programs and activities.To learn more about how you can get involved in Reston, you can call Ha Brock at 703-435-7986, or via e-mail at habrock@reston.org and she can help provide ideas and options that are well suited for your talents. You can also visit the RA website at www.reston.org and click on “Get Involved” tab for more information.

Getting Involved and Suiting Your Own Style You could say the ways to get involved in Reston are as unique as you. For example, if you have a special knack for gardening and like to beautify natural spaces, then the Weed Warriors program might be for you. This group is out and about in Reston, removing invasive exotic plants from our forested areas, which can grow rapidly, eventually taking over the native ferns, wildflowers and tree seedlings. Or, maybe you like to slosh around in a streambed, checking water quality, identifying wildlife and collecting data on your findings. As a stream monitor, you can actively help to assess the health of our local watersheds. There are several monitoring sessions per year, with training given by the watershed staff. A two-year commitment is encouraged for this project. But there are also shorter-term endeavors that will allow even the busiest person the opportunity to make a difference in the community they live. These include festivals or events such as Halloween Trail or Potomac Watershed Clean Up Day.

Volunteer for Your Passion Our advisory committees are where you can really immerse yourself in a cause or area that suits you. These include: ƒƒ The Reston Neighborhood Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Environmental Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Parks and Planning Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Pedestrian and Bicycling Advisory Committee

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The Seniors Advisory Committee The Tennis Advisory Committee The Transportation Advisory Committee The Communications Advisory Committee

Each committee is comprised of up to 15 members and 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.

Many Opportunities, One Goal At Reston’s volunteer appreciation party, at every regular Board meeting of the Association, at our annual meeting and at other events throughout the year, we have the opportunity to recognize and thank our amazing volunteers—from those who have served on committees, on a special project or even just a one-time event. From scout groups, business leaders to active retirees, all share one common goal. They want to give back to the community with their time, talent and unwavering energy.

Our Volunteers Really Dig Us. Some say it’s the tree planting they like the best. Some like the fact that they can cultivate an idea and watch it flourish. In some cases, RA volunteers actually do “dig” into the dirt to plant a few seedlings. You can make a difference in your community, be involved in something you like, and meet some interesting people and learn some new skills in the process. Planting trees may not be what you’re into, but there are plenty of other areas in which to “grow.”

RA is seeking volunteers to help enhance the community in a variety of areas. There are many opportunities available in such areas as environment and ecology, the Walker Nature Education Center, recreational programs and facilities, special events and many more.

Do You Need Service Hours for School? Often times we find that individuals (such as middle and high school students) are required to perform a specified number of community service hours. If this is the case, then you may be able to complete up to 8 hours of community service by working one of our department’s special events, such as festivals, Weed Warriors and watershed cleanups to name a few. We cannot guarantee that you’ll be able to complete all of the hours you need during one special event. Each special event will have a limited number of spots available for volunteers, so it is very important you notify us well in advance of your desire to work a special event.

What’s the Program About? The RA volunteer program consists of about 500 active volunteers working in a variety of capacities and settings. Ha Brock, RA’s community outreach specialist II, takes special care to make sure that there is a good match with the volunteer and the job.

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Weed Warriors

Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive exotic plants like English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle and Bamboo. That is why we need warriors like you to join us in rescuing Reston’s beautiful parkland from these aggressive plants. These fast growing, invasive plants escape from people’s yards and seriously threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife populations. Please, spend a couple hours in our parkland protecting our forests every

4th Saturday of each month as we help restore Reston’s forests to their natural state. With new RA guidelines stating that certain invasive exotic plants may not be installed on Reston Association member property, we have more support than ever in this rigorous battle. Please join us. All Project Time: 10 a.m. – Noon Please wear long sleeves and long pants if you are allergic to poison ivy. RA will provide tools, gloves, snacks and water.

“Weed Warriors is such a beneficial program that gives residents a hands-on chance to help the community keep a healthy environment. I’ve learned so much about our native plants and how they are essential for maintaining the biodiversity. Now I can even identify poison ivy so I know which plants to avoid!” – Avanthi Jayaweera Weed Warriors Volunteer

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March 26, 2011 Wainwright Restoration Come save the trees at the Wainwright Drive natural area. Weed Warriors in the past had a great fight at this weedy battle ground and we shall have another successful battle in 2011. English Ivy is rampant in this natural area but if you prefer removing Burning Bush and other aggressive invasive shrubs, there is plenty to go around. Join us and help create a more healthy wildlife habitat. Meet on Wainwright Drive near the recreational field, look for the RA truck. There is poison ivy at this site.

April 23, 2011 Protect the Stream Restoration - Remove invasive plants in our newly restored stream Garlic Mustard has quickly spread along this beautiful stream. We need you to join RA staff to help remove this easy to identify and easy to pull plant. We will meet at Colts Neck Tennis Courts and walk down the natural trail along the stream. There is poison ivy at this site.

May 21, 2011 Restoring Old Trail Drive Following-up on the VA Invasive Plant Removal Day, the Weed Warriors will continue to pull the Garlic Mustard that invades the Old Trail Drive natural area. Garlic Mustard has an allelopathic chemical that alters the soil chemistry and prevents native plants from thriving. We must remove Garlic Mustard before its hundreds of seeds per plant disperse. Meet at the Glade Pool parking lot at the corner of Glade and Soapstone Drives. There is poison ivy at this site.


Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day May 7, 2011 | 9 a.m. – Noon Activity: Volunteers will pull Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) in the woods near Snakeden Branch, which is the site of a recent restoration project. Volunteers will also work along the asphalt path that starts at the Glade Pool and loops around the Old Trail Drive neighborhood. Water, gloves, snacks and tools will be provided.

Directions: Please park at Glade Pool or along Glade Drive. We will meet near the the tot-lot next to the pool parking lot and head down the asphalt path behind the pool into the woods behind the houses.

From Fairfax County Parkway 7100 Take the Sunrise Valley exit east (make a right if you are coming from the south). Make a right at the first light onto Glade Drive, cross over Reston Parkway and continue on Glade Drive until you reach the Glade pool on your left.

From Dulles Toll Road 267 Take the Wiehle Avenue Exit #13, heading south (make a left at the light if you are coming from the east). Make a right onto Sunrise Valley Drive and a left at the next light onto Soapstone Drive. Glade pool will be on your right at the corner of Glade Drive and Soapstone Drive. Please wear long sleeve shirts and long pants. There is poison ivy at this site. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Ha Brock, RA community outreach specialist II, at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

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Environmental Volunteers Kids Trout Fishing Day Date: April 23, 2011 Time: 9 a.m. Location: Snakeden Branch stream along between Soapstone Drive and Lake Audubon Volunteer Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. RA is hosting a Reston Kids Trout Fishing Day in partnership with Northern Virginia Trout Unlimited, VA Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries, and Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.

Snakeden Branch will be stocked with approximately 200 trout. Please bring your kids aged 12 and under to join in the fun. Volunteers are needed to help kids learn how to fish and to help filet the fish caught. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA community outreach specialist II, at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

23rd Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup Coordinated by the Alice Ferguson Foundation and Reston Association Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011 Time: 9 a.m. – Noon (rain or shine) Rain date: Sunday, April 10, 2011(under extraordinary circumstances) Please sign up by April 1, 2011. All are invited. Join thousands of volunteers in a multi-state effort as we do our part in cleaning up the Potomac Watershed. Reston Association is hosting several sites along Snakeden Branch, Colvin Run, and The Glade, all tributaries to the Potomac River. Come learn about our watersheds and see what “interesting” artifacts end up in our streams. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring work gloves. Come prepared to get a little wet and dirty. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Join us at the Walker Nature Education Center afterwards for a pizza lunch. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA community outreach specialist II, at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

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23rd Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup Site Leaders Needed Date: Saturday, April 9 Volunteer Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. If you are at least 21 and can supervise a large group of people, complete data sheets and walk in wooded, floodplain areas then you could be a great site leader. Site leaders are responsible for: 1. Picking up all of their groups’ supplies from RA Central Services Facilities. Supplies include: bags, gloves, signs, first aid kit, vest, haz-mat bottle, clipboard, waiver forms, data sheets and a list of their volunteers for their site the day before (Friday). 2. Attending a 1-hour evening training session hosted by RA Watershed Supervisor. 3. Arriving at their clean-up location by 8:30 a.m. to meet and register their volunteers who should arrive by 9 a.m. 4. Giving a short safety speech (this will be provided) and hand out all supplies (trash bags, gloves, water bottles, etc.) 5. Leaders make sure that volunteers behave responsibly and safely. 6. Leaders must have a functioning cell phone to report any problems or emergencies to RA staff or request additional supplies, if needed. 7. Finally, Leaders should return any unused supplies to RA following the event, along with their volunteer sign-in sheet marked with the items their team recovered from the cleanup site. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA community outreach specialist II, at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.


Storm Drain Marking Project What can you do to protect our local streams, lakes and the Chesapeake Bay? One way is to participate in the Storm Drain Marking Project. Our storm drains prevent flooding of roads and neighborhoods by carrying rain and snowmelt away from streets and sidewalks. Unlike water from our taps and tub, water flowing into our storm drains is not treated. Storm drains connect directly to our streams and empty into our lakes. Trash, pet waste, motor oil, paint and other materials dumped or washed into storm drains pollute our watersheds and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. Markers on each storm drain remind all of us to keep storm drains and our streams clean. By contacting Nicki Bellezza, Reston Association’s watershed supervisor, you can be a part of the Storm Drain Marking Project. Since there are over 4,000 storm drains in Reston, many volunteers are needed to mark the storm drains and to help educate the community about the connection between the storm drains and our streams and lakes. Everybody is encouraged to participate. To get your project started or for more information, contact Nicki Bellezza at 703-435-6560, Nicki@reston.org or visit the County’s Storm Drain Marking website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ nvswcd/stormdrained.htm. The Storm Drain Marking Project in Reston is sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, the Northern VA Soil and Water Conservation District, the Virginia Department of Transportation-Northern VA District, and Reston Association.

Stream Monitoring Volunteers Needed

Become a volunteer stream monitor and help RA assess the health of our streams. RA is in need of volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations throughout Reston during all seasons. If you are willing to learn, can work with a partner, enjoy data collection, insect identification, and are interested in the health of Reston’s streams, this is the job for you. Volunteering consists of four monitoring sessions of 3-4 hours each for a total of 12-16 hours per year. Training and practice are required and a two-year commitment is encouraged.

Stream Monitoring Workshop Date & Time: Feb. 16, 2011 from 7 – 9 p.m. Location: Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reserve by: February 9, 2011 Come learn about Reston’s stream monitoring program and gain hands on experience in identifying insects that live in the stream. To register, contact Ha Brock, RA community outreach specialist II, at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

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Business and Corporate Volunteers Volunteers Needed for the 2011 Reston Festival Planning Committee

Volunteer Opportunities for Businesses and Corporations

If you Live, Work, Play and Get Involved™ in Reston, then this is the committee on which you will want to serve. The 2011 Reston Festival committee is looking for energetic volunteers to help plan this great community event, which will be held at Reston Town Center on Saturday, July 9 & Sunday, July 10, 2011. This committee offers you the opportunity to make a difference in your community and have a lot of fun in the process.

Are you looking for team building projects for your employees? Then Reston Association is the place to be. Reston Association is eager to form partnerships with businesses and corporations in the Reston area to strengthen our community. We have various ways in which businesses and groups of all sorts can contribute. Some of our volunteers prefer short-term projects while others work weekly or monthly.

Volunteers are needed to serve on the following sub-committees:

Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Children’s Entertainment – This committee is responsible for recruiting quality entertainers, shows, and activities for children, while providing a safe area for them to operate. They work with, and act as liaisons between the groups managing the children’s area.

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Co-sponsor an event with Reston Association - There are many types of events within Reston Association. Choose one that is right for you, be it community wide, or ones that focus on target audiences like seniors or families.

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Provide in-kind services – we are only limited by our imagination. We often use donations of door prizes, food, and expertise in certain areas.

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Carry out a service project in our natural areas. From plant saves to watershed clean-ups, our events are guaranteed to bond groups and increase civic pride.

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Food – This committee is responsible for recruiting a variety of quality food vendors. They work with the Health Department and Fire Marshall to ensure the food vendors are in compliance with all the rules of setting up an off-site food booth. Publicity Sponsorship – This committee is responsible for all pre-event sponsorship and must work in advance of the festival to acquire the funds needed to put on this event. Festival committee meets at the Reston Association office. Contact Ha Brock, community outreach specialist II, at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org for more information. You can find out more about the festival by visiting our website at www.restonfestival.com.

For more information on how your business can get involved, contact Ha Brock, RA community outreach specialist II, at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org.

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Q&A LUDO VAN VOOREN

Reston Festival Chair

Q: How long have you lived in Reston? I moved to Reston in 2001 from Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to that I lived in Denver, Colorado. Q: Where are you from originally? I was born and raised in Belgium. I moved to the United States for a three-month temporary work assignment in 1987. I never moved back! I remember clearly the day in June 2007 when I actually had lived in North America longer than I ever lived in Europe. Many of my friends back home think I am very American now, but I’d rather think that I am a mix of what is best from each side. Q: What do you do as a volunteer for RA?  What sort of projects have you worked on? I have mostly contributed to the Reston Festival. I have done many fun jobs, including being Myrtle the Turtle and Earl the Squirrel. I also participated in the Halloween Trail at the Nature Center. I have recently been asked to chair the 2011 Reston Festival. Q: How long have you been an RA volunteer and what is it that you like about volunteering? I started volunteering in Reston shortly after I moved here. I always thought that this was a great way to meet new friends and to be connected to people in the community. But most of all, I like to have fun and, trust me, volunteering around Reston can be a lot of fun! Do you know someone who has given much to the Reston community through volunteering with Reston Association? Send your nomination to Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org.

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Q: What is one of your proudest accomplishments as an RA volunteer? I want to think that I helped contribute a tiny bit to what makes Reston such a great place to live. A lot of people think that volunteering is hard and “inconvenient”, but when you see what a difference a few volunteers make to projects such as festivals at the Nature Center, it makes you think that if everyone contributed just a few hours a year, great things could happen. I am proud to be part of that. Q: Do you volunteer with other organizations in Reston? I volunteer with Friday Night Live in Herndon for their 16-week concert series. I am good at helping with beer gardens (my Belgian heritage!) so I also get asked to help in a number of other events, such as last year’s Reston Oktoberfest. Q: What do you do for fun? I go through life trying to collect experiences rather than things. It means that I spend a lot of time in the company of my friends and loved ones around concerts, festivals, shows, sporting events, movie theatres, or other social gatherings. And since an experience is only as good as how well it can be shared and recounted, good meals are often on my agenda.

Q: What’s the last book you read and last movie you saw? I really enjoyed The Lost Symbol because it takes place around town so it is so easy to get connected with the story. I rely heavily on the Internet for all aspects of my life, so I was facinated by “The Social Network.” It was not just a great story but also a very good movie. Q: Aside from what you do now, what would be your ultimate dream job? I have said for a long time that my ultimate job would be to become mayor of Key West, Florida. That town completely fits my personality and I would love to be part of it. That is, unless I keep loving Reston as I do now and I am unable to move South. Then, I would have to come up with another dream job! Any suggestions? Q: What would you say to someone who was considering volunteer opportunities with RA based on your experiences with RA? I would say to get on the volunteer list and make a goal for yourself. Start small. For example, decide that in 2011, you will spend 8 hours volunteering with RA. When the call comes out, sign up for a couple of hours. Get your toe in the water. Once you experience it and work with the RA team, I guarantee you will have fun, meet great people, and get hooked.

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Understanding Cluster Standards BY RESTON ASSOCIATION COVENANTS STAFF

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luster standards are important in a planned community such as Reston. With areas of closely spaced housing, a degree of consistency and continuity in the appearance of cluster housing enhances its overall appearance and maintains individual property values. Predetermined cluster standards can help to mitigate the physical impact of changes within the neighborhood. Cluster standards are design specifications for certain exterior elements of the cluster architecture that usually define basic requirements or limitations. They could range from specifications for windows and doors to decks. Often they describe an acceptable solution which will allow the applicant to proceed with staff approval, but they do not preclude Design Review Board review of alternative solutions. The cluster’s standards originate from the builder who must submit the essential exterior elements of the project for DRB review and approval at the time of construction. Records of initial approvals for colors and materials, doors, fences, decks light fixtures, or other items are kept by RA. If you want to know the standards for your cluster, there are a couple of ways to get information . First, check with your cluster board, which should maintain “the standards”. Cluster standard books, including any subsequent changes, are also available for reference by cluster residents at Reston Association headquarters in the Covenants Department. This information, and any subsequent changes, is assembled in notebooks for each cluster. Clusters are encouraged to review their standards files regularly to be sure their information agrees with RA’s records, and that all product information is correct and the products are still available.

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How To Modify Standards 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 by specific applications from individual cluster residents, those approvals do not constitute a cluster standard. Cluster boards can’t approve design alterations for its own residents because the Deed does not grant that authority to the clusters. Only the DRB is empowered to review and approve exterior alterations and additions. Generally, new standards are proposed, or existing ones modified, by a properly signed application from the cluster when: ƒƒ A cluster determines that a color or product is discontinued and apply for approval of an alternative. ƒƒ Several residents 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 Staff observes repeated alterations of a particular type within the cluster and suggest that the cluster apply to make it a standard. Or ƒƒ The DRB requests that the cluster develop and submit a standard to assist in its review of a specific application. The cluster board or a designated committee drafts the new or modified standard, assembling any appropriate supplementary information, and submits its request to the DRB on a regular application form. The form should be signed by at least three officers of the cluster board, one of which must be the President or Vice President, to verify that the proposal comes with the knowledge and agreement of the cluster association. For complex standards, the cluster may wish to bring in a draft of the standard for preliminary review by DRB or staff. Staff also can assist in providing information

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and guidance for this process and can share examples of other clusters’ standards.

DRB And Cluster Collaboration The relationship between cluster and DRB is a cooperative one, with mutual benefits. Generally, the DRB will not establish a cluster standard, or modify one, without first notifying the cluster and seeking input from the board. If the cluster does not respond, however, the DRB may, on its own volition,; take action to develop and approve a cluster standard. The cluster’s input provides the DRB valuable information and insight from the residents’ perspective. The DRB carefully considers these comments, together with its own observation and analysis, and evaluates all aspects of the matter within the context of its established policies of design review. This cooperative process results in standards that meet the unique needs of the individual cluster and are compatible with the community’s overall design. In most cases, the DRB will not approve a proposed cluster standard that violates a Design Guideline. If the proposed standard is unusually restrictive, the cluster must show that there is strong general support among its residents. However, the approved cluster standard will take precedence over the Design Guideline in matters of design review and enforcement.


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By participating in the development of a cluster standard, the cluster is aware of those applications which may be reviewed by staff and the alterations which do not require an application. Conversely, the cluster preserves its right to be informed of, and participate in, DRB review of applications that are not covered by cluster standards or general guidelines. The signature of the cluster board officer on the application form lets the DRB know that the cluster board has been made aware of the application and of the cluster’s choice to register as an Affected Party. The signer must be an officer of the cluster board and is regarded as its representative.

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The cluster board may wish to designate one or two board officers to sign DRB applications for better communication between residents, board, staff and DRB. However, it is the responsibility of the cluster to implement its policy and inform its residents. DRB and staff will only require the signature of an officer of the cluster board and cannot enforce any internal cluster policy as to who is authorized to provide the signature. The cluster must register in writing in order to be an Affected Party. As such, a cluster board has the same rights as an individual: to appear at, and participate in, the DRB meeting at which the application is reviewed; to file an appeal; and to be notified of any future review of that application.

Cluster standards also assist residents with planning alterations that may receive easy staff approval or that do not require an application.

For more information, call Reston Association Member Services 703-435-6530 and ask for your covenants property advisor.

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Design Guidelines BY RESTON ASSOCIATION COVENANTS STAFF

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ou wouldn’t drive without knowing the rules of the road, so why make design changes without knowing the guidelines? The Design Guidelines are the ‘rules of the road’ to guide you through the process of making exterior design changes to your home. These changes can range from a major addition to tree removal. The Reston Association Design Review Board (DRB) develops design criteria with the following objectives in mind: ƒƒ Preserving the design integrity, architectural quality and aesthetic character of Reston’s properties that make Reston a desirable place to live ƒƒ Encouraging environmental responsibility ƒƒ Promoting the continued physical vitality of neighborhoods in order to enhance property values for all residents Preserving excellence in design within a great diversity of property types and architectural styles requires essential design principles. The Design Guidelines are based on the following principles:

Harmony with overall community design Within the context of the Reston Master Plan, neighborhoods and clusters 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 an overall context, or balance, of architectural aesthetics. The Design Guidelines and review process assist in maintaining that harmony as exterior changes are made to individual properties.

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Two other considerations that may be important to property owners are safety and security: ƒƒ Safety can be maintained within the context of acceptable design and construction. Fairfax County, through its building code, administers safety standards. Neither Reston Association nor the DRB has authority or responsibility for enforcing safety standards. ƒƒ It is the property owner’s responsibility to provide the needed security without offending neighboring property owners or the community. In almost all cases, you can provide security items within the parameters of good and acceptable design.

Effect on neighboring properties The proposed change should be compatible with the neighborhood’s overall architecture, site design, landscaping, topography and existing character.

Workmanship and materials 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.

Timing of completion Once begun, projects should be completed in a timely manner so as to limit the impact of on-going construction upon the community. Projects must be started within six months and completed within 18 months of approval.

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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, while others are not. Residential units include single family detached homes, townhouses, apartments, patio homes and condominiums. There are also commercial properties, schools, churches, parks and recreation facilities. It follows that the guidelines and the review considerations differ in accordance with the type of property involved and its context. For example, a design solution that may be appropriate for a contemporary-style single family home on a wooded lot may not be appropriate for a cluster of traditional-style townhouses. Achieving the objectives of the Design Guidelines while balancing the rights and expectations of property owners with those of their neighbors in a community as diverse as Reston requires guidelines that are appropriate for the situation. The next time you plan to make an exterior change, let the Design Guidelines serve as your road map to guide you in the right direction.


HOUSE PARTS WORD FIND CORNER BOARD CORNER TRIM COVENANTS DORMER DOWNSPOUT FASCIA GUTTER METAL CAPPING PANEL PARTY WALL RAKEBOARD RESTON ASSOCIATION SIDING SOFFIT TRIM

DEFINITION OF HOUSE PARTS Courses – Horizontal rows of items such as

Pitch – The number of inches of vertical rise in a

shingles, tiles, bricks, concrete blocks, etc.

roof per 12 inches of horizontal distance.

Eaves – The lower edge of a roof (often

Rakeboard – A board extending down from

overhanging beyond the edge of the house).

the gable edge (peak side) of a roof.

Fascia – A decorative board extending down

Ridge – The slanting edge of a gable roof at the

the wall of the house from the roof edge at the eave or a horizontal board that spans the width of the elevation.

end wall of the house.

Flashing – Sheet metal or other material used

Soffit – The area that encloses the underside of the portion of the roof that extends out beyond the sidewalls of the house (eaves).

at various planes on a roof to prevent water leakage, usually bent up at the edge of a chimney or wall.

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GETTING TO KNOW

ANNE DELANEY Executive Director Initiative for Public Art - Reston (IPAR)

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What brought you to Reston?

What is your profession?

I had read about Reston and was very interested in visiting it. On our first visit we discovered Lake Anne Village Center and later on Reston Town Center. We were impressed by the vision and the art that we saw at Lake Anne Village Center and Reston Town Center. Given my background in the arts, I am always interested in communities and cities that integrate art into their planning. I was impressed by the wide variety of activities, community programs, and facilities placed in Reston. Reston’s diverse community also impressed me. When a position became available with the Initiative for Public Art – Reston (IPAR), it stimulated my interest and I thought clearly this would be an excellent opportunity to work in a community environment that values art and culture.

I am the Executive Director of the Initiative for Public Art – Reston (IPAR). I have a background in the arts and administration. I graduated from McGill University with a BA Honors in Art History and I have a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. I also have achieved certificates in translation and international trade. As a result, I have worked in museums, art galleries, and with a diverse group of cultural organizations in other cultural disciplines. I was a diplomat for the Canadian government at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. in charge of the cultural program and facilities.

What do you like about Reston? I like the fact that Reston is a community that is conscious of the environment and offers facilities for recreation, education and relaxation. I also like the fact that the Reston community offers a wide variety of cultural stimulation, such as visual arts, performances, workshops, and lectures. I also like the strong attention towards nature and beautification of the Town area for people to enjoy.

Where are you originally from? I am from Montreal, Canada.

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What Reston people and places have become meaningful to you in your work or personally? Joe Ritchey, President and Chair of the Initiative for Public Art – Reston (IPAR) because of his vision, his dynamic approach and support. I respect and have high regard for the many thoughtful and significant organizations that bring the high quality of commitment and culture to Reston. Town Center because of the fountain and the plaza, and Town Square park located across from the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE), where IPAR has its office and where sculptures by Mike Shaffer were recently presented as part of the juried show “gaps” organized by GRACE in collaboration with IPAR and the Washington Sculptors Group.

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What is your favorite not-so-local place, either a vacation spot or another location you have visited? Every place large or small, has things of interest: nature, architecture, public art, local character, and the people. From the smallest town they all offer to me points of interest. A constant favorite is Charleston, S.C. for its historic significance, architecture, nature, the color palate and pace of the city.

What do you do for fun? My husband and I enjoy visiting museums, art galleries, and antique stores. I also enjoy yoga and hiking.

What would you like your long-term to Reston be? I would like to see public artwork expanded and blossom throughout Reston and inspire excitement and commitment to public art.

Is there anything else you would like to add? I look forward to my continued association with IPAR and the Reston community and I want to continue contributing to the development of public art in Reston.


Reston Association

BOARD ELECTIONS Interested in guiding the direction of the Reston community? Then consider running for the Reston Association Board of Directors.

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IMPORTANT DATES: Candidates’ Briefing: Feb. 10, 2010, 7 p.m. Candidates’ Forum: Feb. 26, 11 a.m. & Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Voting Period Begins: March 7: Ballots mailed to homes/Internet Voting opens, 5 p.m. Voting Period Ends: April 1, 5 p.m. Results Announced: Annual Members’ Meeting April 12, 2010, 7 p.m.

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Two seats open this spring:

ƒƒ Hunters Woods/Dogwood District- must be a resident of the district ƒƒ One At-Large Director

To qualify you must:

ƒƒ Be a Member of the Reston Association ƒƒ Complete a Statement and a Petition of Candidacy

Details or questions: Cate Fulkerson cate@reston.org • 703-435-6512 Forms must be filed by 5 p.m., Feb. 4, 2011. Candidacy forms and other election information can be found online at www.reston.org. The election is open to property owners and renters within Reston Association.

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BOARD & GOVERNANCE

Board of Directors Actions September – October 2010 September 2010 ƒƒ Denied a hearing request appealing the Covenants Committee decision concerning the property located at 11649 Newbridge Court during the next Regular Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 28, 2010. ƒƒ Appointed: -- Mark Steppel to the Board Fiscal Committee for a term of two years, ending September 2012. -- Ed Robichaud to the Elections Committee for a term of three years, ending September 2013. -- Lisa Bader to the position of Chair of the Communications Advisory Committee for a term of one year ending September 2011. -- Bonnie Elliott to the Seniors Advisory Committee for a term of three years, ending September 2013. ƒƒ Reappointed Ellen Graves and Sam Stalcup to the Elections Committee for terms of three years each, ending September 2013. ƒƒ Approved the Transportation Advisory Committee’s 2010 Work Plan, as amended. ƒƒ Authorized the establishment of a commercial credit card account with SunTrust Bank, as per the SunTrust Corporate Resolution and Certificate of Incumbency, identifying the maximum spending credit limits and naming the following individuals who shall have the

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authority to utilize such card accounts as outlined below: 1. Milton Matthews, Chief Executive Officer – $25,000 Maximum Limit 2. David Hopkins, Chief Financial Officer – $25,000 Maximum Limit 3. Brian Murphy, Deputy Director of Maintenance – $10,000 Maximum Limit ƒƒ Approved the report of the Legal Committee and authorized action to be taken on the cases reviewed during its meeting of Sept. 1, 2010. ƒƒ Amended Committees Resolution 5: Board Advisory Committee clarifying the responsibilities and composition of the Reston Neighborhood Advisory Committee.

October 2010 ƒƒ Granted permission to the Thai Tennis Organization of America (TTOA) to hold a Tennis Tournament Friday, July 29, 2011 through Sunday, July 31, 2011 and an Asian Festival on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Reston Association’s Lake Newport Tennis Court Complex and Brown’s Chapel Park subject to Board approval of the proposed agreement between TTOA and RA outlining the responsibilities of each party. ƒƒ Approved the proposed letter to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority that provided recommendations regarding Phase II development of the

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Dulles Metrorail Project, as amended. ƒƒ Adopted the Following Elections & Referenda Resolutions 1. Elections Committee Administration & Operations which defines meetings, the administrative and operation procedures for the conduct of meetings of the Elections Committee, composition of the Committee, responsibilities of the Committee and, the process to request rulings of the Committee, as amended. 2. Candidate Filing Procedures & Orientation delineating the rules for filing for candidacy for Board elections, the manner in which candidacy forms will be certified by the Elections Committee and a description of the informational sessions (orientation, briefings, and forums) to be held by the Elections Committee, as amended. 3. Campaign Rules & Standards of Conduct delineating the rules to be followed by the Elections Committee, Reston Association Board, Board Candidates, Reston Association employees, and Members during the election period which covers the months of February, March and April of any calendar year, as amended. 4. Member Voting Rights, Form of Ballots, Ballot Tabulation & Reporting Procedures for Board Elections, as amended.

ƒƒ Added the phrase “and the unique User Name and Password for electronic voting” to Section VIII of proposed Elections & Referenda Resolution 4: Member Voting Rights, Form of Ballots, Ballot Tabulation & Reporting Procedures for Board Elections; and added to Section XII.c.i.6 the text “whereby either the Member’s Property Address, Property Identification Number (PID), Voting District Number, and ownership type have been obliterated and the unique User Name and Password for electronic voting have been obliterated.” ƒƒ Approved -- The remaining portions of Elections & Referenda Resolution 4: Member Voting Rights, Form of Ballots, Ballot Tabulation & Reporting Procedures for Board Elections. -- Amendments to Elections & Referenda Resolution 5: Election Districts and Elections & Referenda Resolution 6: Referenda Procedures which updates the numerical titles of these Resolutions. -- The 2011 Board of Directors Election Schedule, which includes setting the Record Eligibility Date for Members to participate in the Election as January 21, 2011 and the deadline for returning the Elections Ballots to the Counting Agent’s office and online voting booth closes which is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011.


Board of Directors Kathleen Driscoll McKee, President South Lakes District Representatives Kathleen.driscoll.mckee@gmail.com

ƒƒ Vacated and revoked RA’s Committees Resolution 6: Reston Planning & Zoning Committee. ƒƒ Authorized staff to enter into a one-year agreement with the Reston Planning & Zoning Committee whereby the RA will provide certain administrative services to the Reston Planning & Zoning Committee including but not limited to meeting space at the Association’s Headquarters Facility, staff support for minute taking and general record keeping. ƒƒ Approved amendments to Use & Maintenance Standards Resolution 12: Hunting, thereby granting the Board of Directors, in its discretion, the authority to waive any condition or review requirement as it deems appropriate under the circumstances or for good cause shown. ƒƒ Waived, as part of the final hunting agreement with the owner of the property located at 1916 Buckthorn Lane, the 50 yard to an occupied residence distance requirement as delineated in Section 3(a)iii., of Use & Maintenance Standards Resolution 12. ƒƒ Approved the report of the Legal Committee and authorized action to be taken on the cases reviewed during its meeting of October 6, 2010.

ƒƒ Appointed: -- Director Ken Knueven to serve as the Reston Association representative on the Reston Planning & Zoning Selection Committee. -- Ellen Graves as the Chair of the Elections Committee for a one year term, ending October 2011. -- Sam Stalcup as the Vice Chair of the Elections Committee for a one year term, ending October 2011. -- Virginia Vennett and Marie Potter to the Reston Neighborhood Advisory Committee for three year terms, ending October 2013. -- Melissa Knueven to the Communications Advisory Committee for a three year term, ending October 2013. ƒƒ Reappointed Lloyd Bartoszek to the Reston Neighborhood Advisory Committee for a three year term, ending October 2013. ƒƒ Tabled action on the reappointment of Ben Perchick to the Reston Neighborhood Advisory Committee until December 2010 to allow the Staff Liaison the opportunity to inform Mr. Perchik of the changes made to the role of the committee and determine his continued interest in supporting the new responsibilities of the committee.

Paul Thomas, Vice President At-Large Representative pabloreston@gmail.com Joe Leighton, Secretary At-Large Representative Joe_Leighton@comcast.net John Higgins, Treasurer Reston Association Member john.higgins@fairfaxcounty.gov Tim McMahon, Board Director Apartment Owners’ Representative tim.mcmahon@restoninterfaith.org Cheryl Beamer, Board Director Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Representative cherylbeamer@verizon.net Richard Chew, Board Director At-Large Representative hrc@c2va.com Tom Vis, Board Director At-Large Representative tvisrasoc@hotmail.com Ken Knueven, Board Director Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District Representative kknueven@hotmail.com Mike Collins, Board Director North Point District Representative mike4ra@gmail.com Milton Matthews, Chief Executive Officer matthews@reston.org

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BOARD & GOVERNANCE

Meet The Board JOE LEIGHTON Joe Leighton, elected secretary by his fellow directors in 2010, has been on the Reston Association board longer than any of his fellow directors. He ran for and was elected to two consecutive three-year terms for his district. After a mandatory year off, Mr. Leighton ran as an at-large candidate and is serving his second, three-year term.

What are your top two goals for this year?

What are your interests or hobbies?

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Better bus service. Make Reston more walk able, more street lights, more sidewalks and pathways. Numerous improvements to her facilities.

What have you learned from your fellow Board members? ƒƒ

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Need to be more transparent in announcing the election results. Have a different policy on reserve funding than the current one. Need to establish a policy for members of the covenants committee to do a walkthrough with staff.

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Duplicate bridge. Playing tennis. Bowling league. Taking long walks. Watching major league baseball. Watching NFL. Watching college football. Talking to people about Reston Association problems, Wethersfield Cluster association problems. Working with others in volunteer organizations.

What brought you to Reston? ƒƒ

Spouse employment.

Let’s switch topics a bit now. What are you reading? Why? I read multiple books at one time, not at the same time, of course. ƒƒ New York Times, Washington Post to keep up-to-date on current affairs. ƒƒ Chris Colston’s Hokie Football Annual. It was written by my son-in law. The cover was designed by my son.

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DIRECTORY & FACILITIES

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS (outside Reston Association) TRANSPORTATION Fairfax Connector/ RIBS Bus 703-339-7200 LINK-Transportation 703-435-5465 METRO 202-637-7000

COMMUNITY

Reston Association Member Services 703-435-6530 Reston Community Center 703-476-4500 Reston Historic Trust 703-709-7700 Reston Regional Library 703-689-2700 Reston Town Center 703-689-4699 Reston Visitors Center/ Chamber of Commerce 703-707-9045 YMCA 703-742-8800

PARKS

Fairfax County Parks 703-324-8702 Fairfax County Ball fields 703-324-5533 Lake Fairfax Park 703-471-5415 Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority 703-352-5900

SPORTS

Reston Soccer Association 703-859-6268 Reston Swim Team Association 703-326-0526 www.rsta.org Reston Youth Baseball 703-860-4400 Reston Youth Basketball 703-391-8533 Reston Youth Football 703-620-2019 SkateQuest 703-709-1010

RESTON ASSOCIATION FACILITIES

RESTON ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERS (14) 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, 703-435-6530 NORTH HILLS POOL (1)  1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD 703-707-9367 Depth: 2 – 5 ft Length: 25 meters ƒƒ Wading pool with fountain ƒƒ Spa ƒƒ ADA access and hydrolift chair to main pool ƒƒ Grass area and picnic tables ƒƒ Tennis within walking distance

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AUTUMNWOOD POOL (2)  11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD 703-437-3847 Depth: 3.5 – 5.5 ft Length: 25 meters ƒƒ Wading pool with fountain ƒƒ Covered picnic area ƒƒ Grass area ƒƒ Tennis and playground within walking distance DOGWOOD POOL (24) 2460 GREEN RANGE ROAD 703-860-9890 Depth: 2.5 – 5.5 ft Length: 20 meters ƒƒ Diving board ƒƒ Wading pool ƒƒ Large grass/picnic area GLADE POOL (29) 11550 GLADE DRIVE 703-860-9765 Depth: 3.5 – 12.5 ft Length: 25 meters ƒƒ 1-meter diving board ƒƒ Spa ƒƒ Zero-depth wading pool with fountains ƒƒ Picnic tables ƒƒ Tennis and playground within walking distance ƒƒ 20-foot slide GOLF COURSE ISLAND POOL (12) 11301 LINKS DRIVE 703-437-9792 Depth: 3 – 12 ft Length: 25 meters ƒƒ 1-meter diving board ƒƒ 2 Grass areas ƒƒ Wading pool ƒƒ Picnic tables ƒƒ Playground and pavilion within walking distance HUNTERS WOODS POOL (26)  2501 RESTON PARKWAY 703-860-9763 Depth: 3.5 – 8.5 ft Length: 25 meters ƒƒ In-water basketball and volleyball ƒƒ Diving board ƒƒ Children’s splash area ƒƒ Large spa ƒƒ ADA ramp into main pool ƒƒ Picnic tables ƒƒ Playground, tennis and pavilion within walking distance LAKE AUDUBON POOL (22) 2070 TWIN BRANCHES ROAD 703-620-9801 Depth: 3 – 5 ft Length: 25 meters ƒƒ Diving board ƒƒ Grass area ƒƒ Picnic tables ƒƒ Wading pool ƒƒ Boat ramp to Lake Audubon within walking distance LAKE NEWPORT POOL (3) 11601 LAKE NEWPORT ROAD 703-689-9862 Depth: 3.5 – 5.5 ft Length: 50 meters ƒƒ 2, 1-meter diving boards ƒƒ Wading pool ƒƒ Covered picnic area with grills ƒƒ Sand volleyball area ƒƒ Playground ƒƒ Softball and basketball within walking distance

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LAKE THOREAU POOL (19) 2040 UPPER LAKES DRIVE 703-860-9843 Depth: 3 – 5 ft Length: 25 meters ƒƒ Diving board ƒƒ Spa ƒƒ Wading pool ƒƒ Grass area and picnic tables ƒƒ Lake overlook NEWBRIDGE POOL (17) 11718 GOLF COURSE SQUARE 703-860-9713 Depth: 3.5 – 12 ft Length: 25 meters ƒƒ 1-meter diving board ƒƒ Wading pool ƒƒ Picnic tables ƒƒ Tennis and playground within walking distance TALL OAKS POOL (13) 12025 NORTH SHORE DRIVE 703-437-9854 Depth: 3 – 12 ft Length: 25 meters ƒƒ 1-meter diving board ƒƒ Wading pool ƒƒ Picnic tables ƒƒ Tall Oaks Shopping Center within walking distance UPLANDS POOL (7)  11032 RING ROAD 703-437-9784 Depth: 3.5 – 8.5 ft Length: 25 meters ƒƒ Separate zero-depth (0-3 ft) children’s pool with interactive fountains ƒƒ Interactive sand pit ƒƒ ADA ramp into main pool ƒƒ Picnic tables NORTH SHORE POOL (8) 11515 NORTH SHORE DRIVE 703-437-9888 Depth: 3 – 11 ft Length: 25 meters ƒƒ Main pool heated ƒƒ Parking only on North Shore Drive ƒƒ Spa ƒƒ Shaded upper deck with picnic tables ƒƒ Lake Anne Plaza and tennis within walking distance ƒƒ Wading pool ƒƒ Diving board RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL (21) 11400 RIDGE HEIGHTS ROAD 703-860-9767 Depth: 3 – 5 ft Length: 25 meters ƒƒ Main pool heated ƒƒ Diving board ƒƒ Wading pool ƒƒ Grass areas with picnic tables SHADOWOOD POOL (23) 2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE 703-860-9708 Depth: 3 – 5 ft Length: 20 meters ƒƒ Small slide ƒƒ Wading pool ƒƒ Grass area and picnic tables

LAKE NEWPORT TENNIS COURTS (5) 11452 Baron Cameron Avenue NEWBRIDGE TENNIS COURTS (17) 11718 Golf Course Square SHADOWOOD TENNIS COURTS (23) 2201 Springwood Drive NORTH HILLS TENNIS COURTS (1) 1325 North Village Road HOOK ROAD TENNIS COURTS (9) Fairway Drive/Hook Road AUTUMNWOOD TENNIS COURTS (2) 11950 Walnut Branch Road BARTON HILL TENNIS COURTS (20) Sunrise Valley Drive/Barton Hill Road COLTS NECK TENNIS COURTS (27) Colts Neck Road GLADE TENNIS COURTS (29) 11550 Glade Drive LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (6) 11301 North Shore Drive NORTH SHORE TENNIS COURTS (8) 11515 North Shore Drive UPPER LAKES TENNIS COURTS (18) Upper Lakes Drive/Sunrise Valley Drive UPLANDS TENNIS COURTS (7) 11032 Ring Road BROWN’S CHAPEL PARK (4) Baron Cameron Avenue HUNTERS WOODS PICNIC PAVILION (25) Steeplechase Drive LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION (6) 11301 North Shore Drive NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION (1) 1325 North Village Road PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (28) Triple Crown/Steeplechase Drive POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (15) Thunder Chase Drive RESTON ASSOCIATION CENTRAL SERVICES FACILITY (10) 12250 Sunset Hills Road, 703-437-7658 TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION (11) Temporary Road/Northshore Drive WALKER NATURE EDUCATION CENTER (30) 11450 Glade Drive, 703-476-9689 WALKER NATURE EDUCATION CENTER CAMPFIRE RING (31) Soapstone Drive & Lawyers Road


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