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Reston Association Working Group Kicks of Meetings on Lakes, Docks and Boats

by RestonNow.com June 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm 13 Comments

A Reston Association working group created to analyze rules governing lakes, docks and boats kicked off it meetings on June 13 (Wednesday).

RA’s board of directors formed the group on March 22 in response to residents’ concerns about outdated boating policies, enforcement issues and overall usage of local lakes. The group will provide recommendations to the board in November.

During the first meeting, members received information on Reston’s lakes, as well as the type and number of boats and docks currently allowed.

The group’s objectives include identification of the environmental impact of docks and boats, a review of current rules and policies and whether or not rules infringe on lakeside property owners’ use of their properties.

The presentation given to the working group is linked here.

Flickr pool photo by vantagehill

  • Operation Lake Hut

    To improve upon the latter two of our WORK LIVE PLAY philosophy its imperative we expand on the boating master plan to allow for airbnb experiences on our fleet of houseboats measuring 19 feet or less; this in combination with replenishing our lakes with fish and crab as well as related licensing venues.

    • 30yearsinreston

      I would support a iconic floating 20 storey apartment building
      Win, win all round

      • Operation Lake Hut

        Approved, if its less than 19 feet in length.

  • Arielle in NoVA

    To live up to WORK PLAY LIVE, they need to clean up the lakes so they’re great for swimming in.

    • Operation Lake Hut

      If the fish and crab do well so will you.

    • 30yearsinreston

      The lakes are full of goose poop

      • Chuck Morningwood

        Maybe so, but they’ve probably got less urine in them than North Shore Pool.

      • Operation Lake Hut

        “Goose poop” 》 crab 》 fish 》vacationers

        The food chain complete$. The end.

        • 30yearsinreston

          Goose poop is only good for breeding bacteria and causing algae blooms
          The lake house would make a great crab shack and dog park

    • John Higgins

      I’ve never understood the “no swimming” rule, in light of RA regularly allowing a variety of swimming events in our lakes (triathlons; Police&Fire World Games, polar dips, etc.) Can someone explain?

      Off topic, but not covered anywhere else: what’s up with the RA election to fill the one vacant board seat? Silence on RestonNow and RA’s website. Only owners of apartment building get to vote, but once elected this individual votes on issues related to all of us. And this ninth vote is likely to decide who will be RA president for the next ten months. Of all recent elections, this one deserves the most light and air.

    • Why do you bother?

      I wish they could, but I don’t think it’s possible.

  • Greg

    Kicks off, not of.

  • 30yearsinreston

    LIVE, WORK,PAY demands that everyone subsidize the Lake property owners real estate values
    They should solely pay for it

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