November 29, 2016

After Thanksgiving, the nation focuses on welcoming the holiday season and preparations begin on the 5-day stretch that includes Black Friday. That’s the day traditional retailers move out of ‘the red’ for the year, which is followed by Cyber Monday – the day online re...

November 1, 2016

Enjoy a meal at Not Your Average Joe’s at any time on November 9th, 2016 to benefit Friends of Reston and our efforts to support Helping Homes! Helping Homes is a community partnership project, which provides exterior home repair assistance to Reston Association (RA)...

October 10, 2016

On September 16th, Better Said Than Done storytellers once again hosted a night of true, personal stories at the Walker Nature Education Center.  The theme of the night was "Wild Life," and we got to hear some wild stories. 

The night was hosted by Friends of Resto...

March 14, 2016

Did you know that “what goes around, comes around”?  That bottle or can that you throw on the pathway will come back to haunt you, either in your lakes or in the soil that produces your food.  It is time for us to get serious about reusing the plastic, glass and metal...

November 12, 2015

By Cindy L. Beyer, Cindy L. Beyer Design


Did you know that Reston has an official bird?  It is the Pileated Woodpecker, the largest woodpecker in North America. It is one of the biggest and most striking birds on the continent.  At 15 inches, the size of a crow, its co...

October 20, 2015

A few weeks ago, Friends of Reston once again hosted a night of true, personal storytelling led by Northern Virginia storytelling troupe Better Said Than Done.


Not only do these storytelling shows - this one was the 9th at Nature House - make for an entertaining evenin...

Reston, VA – Friends of Reston has announced that out of five birds nominated to be the Official Bird of Reston, the Pileated Woodpecker has received the most votes. In an election conducted online and by paper ballot, 2,748 total votes were counted and verified this w...

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