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Week in Reston

<sh>Working on Governing Documents

<bt>Though few changes were made to Reston Association’s proposed governing documents amendments at a board work session Monday night, the Board of Directors tried to explain further what it was trying to do by updating the documents. Rick Beyer, president of the RA board said the proposed amendments, on which RA members will vote in a November referendum, are fundamentally necessary to ensuring Reston’s quality of life is maintained. "We’re really talking about the next 10, 12, 15 years of Reston," he said. Beyer said the board must seriously think through the major components of the amendments before giving final approval. RA’s Board of Directors will hold another work session on the governing documents on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

<sh>Reston Named Tree City USA

<bt>For the 11th year in a row, Reston has been designated a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day foundation for its efforts to preserve trees and open spaces. "It shows the people of Reston value trees for the beauty, grace, comfort and practical blessings they bring," said foundation president John Rosenow in a statement. Reston Association’s preservation efforts are responsible for the national honor, particularly RA’s planting of thousands of native trees, seedlings, shrubs and wildflowers.

<sh>Race to Benefit Nature House

<bt>A 5k "fund run" will be held Sunday morning to benefit the Reston’s future Nature House. The race will begin and end at the nature house site at 11450 Glade Drive. Runners will race along both paved and natural terrain. The $20 entrance fee will go toward funding the project to construct a nature education center at the site this summer. The race starts at 8 a.m. For current details, call 703-435-6501 or visit www.reston.org.

<sh>Relay for Life This Weekend

<bt>Reston Relay for Life, one of Reston’s largest annual fundraisers, will be held this weekend at South Lakes High School to benefit the American Cancer Society’s efforts to find a cure for cancer and to provide services to cancer victims. The event is a 24 hour walk/jog/run around the high school’s track, with teams of volunteers raising money via sponsorships. Reston founder Robert E. Simon will start the race Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.

<sh>Calendar

<lst>* Reston Association Board Work Session on Governing Documents. Monday, May 17 at 6:30 at Reston Association headquarters at 1930 Isaac Newton Square.

* Full Design Review Board Meeting. Tuesday, May 18 at 7:30 at Reston Association headquarters at 1930 Isaac Newton Square.