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Volunteer Opportunities

<b>Reston Association’s Weed Warriors Project</b>

The Reston Association’s Weed Warriors Project needs volunteers on Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m. - Noon. Volunteers will meet at the natural area on Running Cedar Road, just past Foxcroft Way, next to 11425 Running Cedar Road. Look for the RA truck.

Area residents are invited to spend a couple hours in parkland protecting forests every fourth Saturday of each month and help restore Reston’s forests to their natural state. Children under 13 must be supervised by an adult. Wear long sleeves and long pants if you are allergic to poison ivy. RA will provide tools, gloves, snacks and water.

Contact Ha Brock, RA community outreach specialist, 703-435-7986, or at habrock@reston.org

<b>Stream Monitoring</b>

Stream Monitoring, Summer monitoring session, is July 1-Aug. 31. One volunteer per season is needed to help monitor two sites in Reston. To learn the dates and class information, e-mail bpetty@reston.org with the message, “add me to the stream monitors list.”

Reston Association 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.

<b>Reston Association’s 2011 Volunteer Appreciation Pool Party</b>

The Reston Association’s 2011 Volunteer Appreciation Pool Party will be held on Friday, July 29 (Rain date is Thursday, Aug. 4), 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Hunters Woods Pool, 2501 Reston Parkway, Reston. Enjoy food, music, door prizes and giveaways.

RSVP by July 25 to Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or via e-mail habrock@reston.org.

This pool has a children’s splash area, diving board and large spa. So bring your family and enjoy a relaxing evening. Volunteers will have a chance to win one of three $50 Visa Gift Cards courtesy of First Virginia Community Bank.

<b> Reston Kids' Triathlon </b>

Volunteers are needed for the Reston Kids’ Triathlon on Aug. 14 from 6 a.m. to Noon at Ridge Heights Pool. This is an opportunity to get involved in the community and encourage youth to be healthy and active. Volunteers are crucial in helping ensure the safety and success of the event by providing support to the race organizers and to the young athletes. Duties include assisting race organizers in different areas and assisting young athletes in any of the three events: swimming, biking and running. Contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org if you are interested in helping out with this event.

<b> Meals on Wheels </b>

Fairfax County’s Volunteer Solutions needs Meals on Wheels drivers in Reston. Meals are delivered between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Commitment can be one time a month or several times a month. Contact Volunteer Solutions at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/volunteer-solutions.htm or 703-324-5406, TTY 703-449-1186. Search for Fairfax County Volunteer Solutions on facebook.