Friday Morning Notes

Invasive Plant Removal this Weekend — Join Habitat Heroes this Saturday, May 6 to help remove invasive plants from around the Glade Recreation Area (11550 Glade Dr.). Members say, “Reston’s native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive plants like English ivy, Japanese honeysuckle and bamboo. These fast-growing, aggressive plants escape from people’s yards and threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife populations.” No expertise is needed, members will teach you anything you need to know to help. Reston Association will provide some tools, gloves, snacks and water, but you can bring your own gardening gloves if you have some. [Habitat Heroes/SignUp Genius]

Lyft Offering Local Sober Rides Friday Night for Cinco de Mayo — Lyft is partnering with the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) to offer free rides of up to $15 Friday night for adults enjoying cocktails in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. The first 1,500 D.C.-area customers to enter the promo code “CINCODC” will get $15 free toward a ride. Good for both new and existing customers. Must be 21 and older. Promotion offered between 7 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday. [WRAP/Sober Ride]

Herndon Man Charged With Sexually Abusing Teen For Four Years — Eric W. Judy, a 54-year-old Herndon man, has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a teen boy over a period of four years. The boy, now 17 years old, recently told authorities that the man had been abusing him since May of 2013, when he was 13 years old. According to police, the man was a “family friend” who regularly spent time with the boy and took him on trips. Fairfax County police arrested Judy on Wednesday night. He is being held without bond in Loudoun County. [WJLA]

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