Upcoming and Past Events

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Rescue Reston’s 2nd Annual Golf Classic, October 3, 2016

Join us for another great day of golf, dinner, awards, and prizes. There will also be a nature hike at Walker Nature Center sponsored by Reston Association.  Watch this space and upcoming newsletters for details and registration. If you’re interesting in being a sponsor, please contact


Rescue Reston’s 1st Annual Golf Classic, October 5, 2015

Come out for a great day and support Rescue Reston at the same time! Enjoy 9 holes of golf, dinner, awards, and prizes. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Rescue Reston Nature Hike at RNGC, October 5, 2015

A free nature hike will begin at 3 p.m., led by Ed Hass, who photographs wildlife in and around the golf course, and Bill Burton, who is a geologist, birder and amateur astronomer. Wear comfortable shoes and gather at the west end of the South Lakes Drive Park to start this two-hour hike around and on RA pathways through RNGC. Hikers may join the 5 p.m. dinner and clubhouse events with a minimum $20 donation. Reserve your spot for either the hike and/or the dinner here.

Join Us for a Live Webcast to Learn About the Appeal of the BZA’s Decision and How You Can Help!

LIVE WEBCAST – featuring an update on the appeal to the Fairfax County Circuit Court in defense of the permanent open space that Reston has always expected at the 166 acre Reston National Golf Course.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: by phone and/or internet

Rescue Reston’s Connie Hartke David Burns and John Pinkman plus Randy Greehan will provide an overview of the timeline of events, discuss the impact of the Board of Zoning Appeals’ (BZA) decision and provide information about the appeal filed with the Circuit Court. There will be an open Q & A as part of the webcast.

View the webcast at

This webinar is supported by IBM’s SmartCloud and Conference Call capabilities. Thank you to IBM for generously donating the use of the technology for this webinar to Rescue Reston.

Rescue Reston Group Photo
Sunday, March 22 at 9:30 am
Mercer Building at Reston Heights, 11760 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191 (map)

Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 9:00am
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035 (map)

Rally to Save Open Space

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 2:00-3:00pm
Hughes Middle School Cafeteria
11401 Ridge Heights Road
Reston, VA 20191 (map)

Growing Green: Lessons from Cities
on Creating and Sustaining Livable Communities

Tuesday, April 22, 7:00-9:00PM, Walker Nature Center

Click here for event details (PDF file).

Each Saturday through October 26, 2013
Volunteer to Collect Petition Signatures at the Reston Farmer's Market

Rescue Reston needs volunteers to collect signatures at each Saturday morning Reston Farmer’s Market. Even 30 minutes of your time helps to further our cause. Click Here to Sign Up.

Volunteer are needed each Saturday morning through October 26, 2013 at the Reston Farmer’s Market at Lake Anne to gain additional signatures on the Rescue Reston petition. We sit at a small table on the side with the other community non-profits, and as folks come by and ask what Rescue Reston is about, we give them our Frequently Asked Questions page and ask them to sign the petition. In the three weekends we’ve had coverage, we’ve gotten 125 signatures! More importantly, we’ve helped 125 more people understand the issue around saving the 166 acres of open space in Reston.

Can you help on an upcoming Saturday morning? Any time you can spend volunteering helps. If we can get 2-3 volunteers to split a morning, it is a lot easier than finding someone who can volunteer the entire morning. Beverly Barker plans to stop by occasionally to relieve whoever is working for a few minutes to get a drink or whatever. This will be helpful especially for anyone who signs up for a few hours! It is OK to leave the table if needed – just position the petition where folks can see it as they pass by.

You might want to wear your bright yellow Rescue Reston T-shirt to help grab attention. If you need to get one, they are available for $10 at two Village Square Cleaners locations: Plaza America near Whole Foods and at 11521 Sunrise Valley Drive in the strip center with dental offices and the golf course behind it.

If you visit the market this weekend, please stop by to see what we’re doing and let us know if you can help another time.

Remember — open space lost is open space lost forever.

We’ve set up a signup sheet, please click here to volunteer. Thank you for your continued support.

Lake Thoreau and Lake Anne Cleanups

Saturday, June 1, 2013

This volunteer event is held in conjunction with the 25th Annual Clean the Bay Day 2013. Join fellow boaters and lake enthusiasts on Saturday, June 1st for the 7th annual Lake Cleanup. RA is looking for volunteers to get on their boats and to walk the shorelines of each lake to collect as much trash as possible. Supplies will be available at each lake. When You Pitch In, Reston Lakes Win. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA volunteer & community outreach coordinator, at or 703-435-7986.

Visit RA’s Natural Resource Environmental Opportunities page for a full schedule of upcoming events.

Help RA Eliminate Invasive Garlic Mustard

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Help restore Reston’s natural areas by pulling Garlic Mustard. Garlic Mustard is a non-native, invasive plant that spreads by seed. Each plant can produce hundreds of seeds, spreading quickly into the natural areas and altering the soil chemistry. Volunteers will meet at the sign for Lake Anne Elementary School. Parking is available along North Shore Drive and volunteers will follow the path behind the school. Look for the RA truck on the pathway if you miss RA Staff at the parking lot.

Visit RA’s Natural Resource Environmental Opportunities page for a full schedule of upcoming events.

Spring into Action Event a Great Success

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Rescue Reston supporters enjoyed the Spring into Action Event last evening May 5, 2013 at Hidden Creek Country Club. Attendees feasted on BBQ, bid on auction items, and enjoyed the music of the Bank Street Band. Thanks to all who supported this great event, we’ll add more information and event pictures soon.

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