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Thursday, March 25, 2010

'Generation Next' Must Either Be About a) Pepsi or b) New Blood in Reston Leadership

Given all the abuse that's been flung around of late, we're not sure why anyone would want to be a "future Reston leader," but if that's your bag, here's something that just might help.

Generation Next: Reston Leadership Development Dialogue

Thursday, March 25, 2010
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
RCC Community Room
2310 Colts Neck Road, 20191
Hosted and sponsored by Reston Community Center in cooperation with Reston Historic Trust.

Come take your place in Reston's Future!

Representatives of Reston’s civic and community organizations will be discussing leadership and getting involved. This is an opportunity to learn about how different types of organizations groom their boards, elect representation, or otherwise select people to guide their efforts toward making Reston the special place it is.

Young people are encouraged to attend and share the challenges they confront in giving their time and expertise to organizations. Lively discussion and question/answer segments will offer you a chance to match your time and talent to the right approach to service. Government, Educational, Cultural/Arts, Human Services and Sports are among the types of community efforts represented.
Refreshments will be provided.
We're guessing that the official refreshment of Generation Next is none other than Pepsi. And a personal shout out to a regular commenter -- BiCO, you might want to check this out.


  1. Broke in Charter Oak (BiCO)March 25, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    A personal shout-out? Wow! I feel so honored! :-D Actually, if it wasn't for this "filthy web-log" I'd have no idea about half of what was going on in this community. To my knowledge I had no other plans lined up tonight, so maybe I'll head on down (assuming I survive the rest of a rather stressful workday! Thanks for letting me know! Maybe I'll run this by friends to see if there is any other interest as well amongst we crazy early-20-somethings.

  2. Given all the abuse that's been flung around of late, we're not sure why anyone would want to be a "future Reston leader,"

    You have to wonder.

    I was speaking to one lady today who said Reston had spent a million dollars (one million) to either label or number all the trees in Reston. Meanwhile half of them have fallen down! If actually elected I hope to set up a special committee to both identify ways to save money AND to identify some of these past boondoggles as well as how they came about and who if anyone profited. One area I hope to identify is why the lake can't just be lowered and front end loaders just be used to scoop out all of the sediment instead of the cute but no doubt costly little tug boats. I wonder who owns that company?

  3. Rod... you sure she wasn't talking about Stream Restoration Project... while the effort is many, many, many millions of dollars in total (including the tree regiostration process)...Reston is not paying the bill.

  4. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonMarch 25, 2010 at 10:21 PM


    I think Anon 9:58 is right. WSSI did a thorough inventory of every tree within or near the construction zones of all the streams that they are working on -- and because it involves some transfer of credits, Reston is not paying for the stream restoration (whatever one thinks of that effort). This is NOT all the trees in Reston, or even all the trees in the open space along the Glade, Snakeden, etc.

    I picked up one of their tree inventory print-outs when I participated in last year's March of the Hobbits through Reach 5 just east of Soapstone; that inventory listed the tree's diameter and the type of tree for each of the approximately 2,500 trees in that stretch.

    But I do agree with you about the need to stop bona fide boondoggles.

  5. Broke in Charter Oak (BiCO)March 26, 2010 at 6:20 AM

    In regards to the tree issue can anyone give a rough timeframe as to when they plan to start clearing all of the snapped/fallen trees? The community has looked absolutely trashy since early-February, and now here we are almost in April and most roads are lined with snapped trees. It's embarrassing to take a drive along many parts of North Shore Drive or Wiehle Avenue when most other communities have already cleaned up their storm damage.

  6. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonMarch 26, 2010 at 12:04 PM


    For what it's worth, I did see an RA crew working on Soapstone last week between Sunrise Valley and South Lakes to clear away the fallen trees alongside the road.

    If you want some hands-on involvement in beautifying our fair town, you might want to consider volunteering for the annual Potomac watershed clean-up on Saturday, April 10, between 9:00 a.m. and noon. There are several sites in both north and south Reston where volunteers will be working. Send an E-mail to Ha Brock at the RA for more information.

  7. Why was RA clearing what is VDOT (or if you believe some of the ignorant idiots posting here, private) property?

    Once again, do we have to pay twice to get even minimal service after a storm? Disgusting!

    Were was Hudgins to advocate for getting Reston cleaned up? She's just wasting her time and our money keeping the disaster called "Metro" bungling along and harming more and more people.


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