Nature Overview

Nature Overview

Nature in Reston

Reston is a community founded on the preservation and appreciation of natural areas. To this day, a strong environmental stewardship ethic is nurtured in the community. Over 1,300 acres of open space are maintained by Reston Association including:

  • 800 acres of woodlands
  • Four lakes
  • Four wetlands
  • Three ponds
  • 50 meadows
  • 20 miles of streamPrograms are provided by the Walker Nature Center, and ample opportunities exist for volunteers to help care for our local environment.Explore, protect and enjoy the nature of Reston.

Programs are provided by the Walker Nature Center, and ample opportunities exist for volunteers to help care for our local environment. Explore, protect and enjoy the nature of Reston.

 

Contact Us

General Nature Questions - Walker Nature Center

naturecenter@reston.org
703-476-9689 (main line)

 

WNC Special Request Programs & Rentals

Idalina Walker, Naturalist
naturecenter@reston.org
703-435-6518

 

WNC Preschool & School Programs

Abby Stocking, Environmental Education Specialist
enviroed@reston.org
703-435-6509

 

Natural Areas Management & Wildlife Issues

Claudia Thompson-Deahl, Sr. Manager of Environmental Resources
claudia@reston.org
703-435-6547

 

Tree Issues on RA Property

Keith Kanzler, Arborist
keith@reston.org
703-435-6559

 

Natural Areas Violations & Garden Plots

Patricia Greenberg, Environmental Resource Supervisor
pgreenberg@reston.org
703-435-6552

 

Lakes, Ponds & Streams

Nicki Bellezza, Watershed Manager
nicki@reston.org 
703-435-6560

 

Nature Resources