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Volunteers Needed

Stream Monitoring Workshop: Become a volunteer stream monitor and help Reston Association (RA) assess the health of our streams. Assist RA 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, wildlife 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

Thursday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. at 1930 Isaac Newton Square Main Conference Room. To sign up, contact Ha Brock, RA Volunteer Specialist, via email habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986

Fall Stream Clean Up: Tons of trash ends up in the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay every year from our watersheds. Litter is harmful and an eyesore in our neighborhoods and open spaces. Let’s do our part.

Saturday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Locations:

Snakeden Branch (Upper) – meet at Hunters Woods Village Center; Snakeden Branch (Middle) – meet at Soapstone Road; Nature Center – meet at pavilion; Colvin Run - meet at Tall Oaks Pool; Stevenage Road – meet at Reston North Park.

To sign up, contact: Ha Brock, RA Volunteer Specialist, via email habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986. Sign up by Oct. 9, 2009.

Training and supplies are provided.

Fall Clean Up Site Leader Needed: Site leader volunteers are needed for the Fall Stream Clean Up.

Saturday, Oct. 17, 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 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.

To sign up contact Ha Brock, RA Volunteer Specialist, via email habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986

Weed Warriors Projects: Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive exotic plants like English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle and Bamboo. Join the efforts to rescue Reston’s \ parkland from these aggressive plants.

Putter Lane, Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

Soapstone Fire Ring, Saturday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

To sign up, contact Ha Brock, RA Volunteer Specialist, via email habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986

Winter Bird Count: Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, 7 a.m. – 12 noon, Nature House – 11450 Glade Drive.

Join the annual winter bird count throughout Reston’s natural areas. Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping us obtain important information to help our feathered friends.