Whisperwood Cluster Association

Whisperwood Cluster Association The Whisperwood Cluster is located south of the VA-267 Toll Road off of South Lakes Drive in Reston, Virginia, a suburb of Metropolitan Washington DC.

07/16/2020

Hi Whisperwood -
I have 8 FREE Green Chef meal box credits to give away. Please let me know if you are interested.

They have several meal plan options including Keto, Palea, Balanced Living, Plant Powered and Family Plan.

-Sally

06/21/2020

Hello Whisperwood!

You will see "Trash" and "Recycle" signs located at the designated collection areas throughout our neighborhood.

Ideally, each location would have one of each sign, and in the near future, will! The printer was short about 15 sign posts. So we improvised and many locations only have one of the two signs, for now. Please place applicaple materials near corresponding sign and place the alternate materials for collection in a separate area.

Due to many instances of trash not being collected due to being buried/surrounded by recycle materials. We ask that all residents separate into two collection sections of trash and recycle. This will result in improving the collection experience for our drivers which should result in improved collections throughout our neighborhood.

Pleease Remember..
1. No trash/recycle prior to 6pm Sunday & Wednesday!

2. Recycle collection only occurs on Monday!

3. All items must be contained in proper trash/recycling containers!

4. All containers are to be returned to your home the same day collection occurs!!

Thank you!!

Your Board of Directors

Have you seen this amazing artwork on the path between Whisperwood Glen Ln and Silentwood Ln?
06/10/2020

Have you seen this amazing artwork on the path between Whisperwood Glen Ln and Silentwood Ln?

06/07/2020

Whisperwood Stands in solidarity.

Sunday, June 7 at 5 PM

Join your neighbors for a peaceful
demonstration in solidarity for George
Floyd and equal justice for all. Meet at
the entrance to Whisperwood and walk to
the high school where we will spread out
on the sidewalk along South Lakes Drive.
(There is more room for others to pass
at that point of the sidewalk.)

Please bring your signs, wear your
masks, and practice social distancing.

Note: sidewalks abutting public schools
are considered pubic forums so it is OK to
demonstrate there, per the ACLU of
Virginia.

Thank you to Leslie Hurdle for suggesting!

MISSING ... ROPE!Hello whisperwood!  My pups favorite toy, Rope, is missing.  Last seen this past weekend, in her fort (...
06/04/2020

MISSING ... ROPE!

Hello whisperwood! My pups favorite toy, Rope, is missing. Last seen this past weekend, in her fort (aka under our Japanese Maple). Please let me know if you see or have seen it!!

Thank you in advance!
Sally & Talulah

URGENT! - Needs Attention - Trash Around Our NeighborhoodDear Whisperwood - Walking around our neighborhood yesterday ev...
06/02/2020
American Disposal Services | Dumpster Rental | Waste Management Services | FAQ

URGENT! - Needs Attention - Trash Around Our Neighborhood

Dear Whisperwood -
Walking around our neighborhood yesterday evening I noticed the following..

2 office chairs
1 rug
1 weight bench
2 tables
1 gas fire pit
1 small trash can
a bunch of other misc. items.

None of the above are considered regular household trash. Therefore they were not collected today by American Disposal.

No Trash should be placed curbside unless it is secured in a trash can or trash bag

If you placed any of these items curbside please recollect them and make arrangements to dispose of properly.

If the items are near your home and are not taken care of, however, you know who placed them there, please feel free to contact the board and we will contact the home owner/resident.

We aim to keep Whisperwood a community that we can all be proud to call home, keeping our neighborhood free of trash is one small way to do accomplish this goal.

We also aim to NOT administer fee's to those that do not follow the cluster rules & regulations. Please help us prevent having to take this measure by properly following trash procedures.

If you have any questions, including alternate means of disposing of furniture or other items deemed not appropriate for regular trash collection, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Please visit American's website for very helpful FAQ's on how to determine what is regular household trash and how to dispose of items that are not considered regular household trash. https://americandisposal.com/customer-support/faq/

Do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions!

Thank you very much for your attention and cooperation.
Sally Mueller

American Disposal Services | Dumpster Rental | Waste Management Services | FAQ | American Disposal Services

A neighbor alerted us that she spotted a black bear on the Snakeden Branch Trail this morning at 11:40.
05/14/2020
Reports: Bear Spotted in Reston

A neighbor alerted us that she spotted a black bear on the Snakeden Branch Trail this morning at 11:40.

A bear -- or bears -- has been spotted in the Reston area. Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn says that several reports of bear sightings. It's not uncommon to spot bears this time of year as they wander into residential areas in search of food. County officials say that bears may be

Hooray!!!
05/11/2020

Hooray!!!

Glass recycling is back! 💜 Purple recycling bins are available again as of today at locations throughout the county.

📍 Map of drop-off sites for your clean glass: https://bit.ly/2Mbcg09

Please follow social distancing guidelines if other residents are at a location, too.

04/07/2020

8:00-8:30PM Go Outside & HOWL

So..I heard some of you howling last night from all directions of our community. Let's do this again tonight & every night as a fun effort to join each other in isolation.

Howl like the wolf inside you is trying to escape!

04/06/2020

HEY NEIGHBORS: I SAW THIS ON NEXTDOOR PAGE:

"How about an 8:00 pm howl?"
We could come out front of our houses and howl. Other neighborhoods are doing it also so let's set how loud we can be.

Let us know if you have creative ideas to get us all through this difficult time.

Hi Whisperwood - This furniture was improperly placed curbside.  If it originated from your home, please make proper arr...
03/30/2020

Hi Whisperwood -
This furniture was improperly placed curbside. If it originated from your home, please make proper arrangements do have it removed and discarded. If you know who it belong(s)ed to please feel free to contact the board so we may contact the proper resident.

Rule of thumb - if it's too big to fit into your trash can or a trash bag it is NOT suitable to be placed curbside for regular trash collection!!

Thank you!

03/26/2020

URGENT ATTENTION TO WHISPERWOOD RESIDENTS!!!

Fairfax County accidentally hit Whisperwood’s sewar line today while working on stream project, therefore all of our water and waste is currently pouring into the stream that feeds into Lake Audobon.

Fairfax County has requested that we, as much as possible, curtail all water related usage such as dishwashers, washing machines, showers and baths until a minimum of 9pm this evening while they work to resolve.

Please pass the word to your neighbors and thank you for your cooperation!

03/20/2020

From RA News letter...

Practice Safety While Walking the Pathways

The National Recreation and Park Association recommends the following for keeping safe social distancing when in parks or on trails during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to trails

***wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use trails if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.

***Observe at all times CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike.

***Warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance and step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times.

***Signal your presence with your voice, bell or horn.

***Note that trail and park users may find public restrooms closed — be prepared before you leave and time outings so that you are not dependent on public restrooms.

***Bring water or drinks — public drinking fountains may be disabled and should not be used, even if operable.

***Bring a suitable trash bag. Leave no trash, take everything out to protect park workers

03/16/2020

March HOA Meeting Cancelled

Hello Whisperwood,
In light of COVID-19, the Board has opted to cancel our March HOA meeting. We continue to be in touch via email and phone and will continue to monitor the situation and report on future meeting status updates.
Please stay well.
Your Board of Directorrs

Reston Association
02/08/2020

Reston Association

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I love knowing my glass is truly being recycled.  Don't mind the extra trip to a purple bin at all!
02/08/2020

I love knowing my glass is truly being recycled. Don't mind the extra trip to a purple bin at all!

Glass recycling (in purple bins) has been a smashing success so far:
💜 4 million pounds collected
💜 Glass-to-glass recycling now happening
💜 New market not possible without your voluntary support
💜 98% of glass is clean/usable

North America’s largest glass recycler has begun transporting glass from our processing plant in Lorton to one of its recycling facilities. There, the glass will be processed and sold to manufacturers of a wide range of glass products, including one that produces 3.6 million bottles a day at its bottle manufacturing plants in Danville and Toano, Va.

Learn more in the link below:
♻️ Glass-to-Glass Recycling Now Happening
♻️ Key to Success: Clean Glass
♻️ Where to (Voluntarily!) Bring Your Glass
♻️ Quick Refresher on this Change

➡️ LINK: http://bit.ly/2utmaDJ

12/17/2019

Hello Whisperwood -
As we probably all suspected, mother nature is not cooperating with our concrete project start date of 18 Dec.

We are currently in a holding pattern, should we have a period of 5-7 days of expected weather above 45 degrees, we will be able to move forward.

This may not occur in Dec, it may be early in 2020 but will take place when mother nature allows.

We will do our best to let you know as far in advance as possible when the next attempt will be.

Thank you!
Your Board of Directors

12/13/2019

Hello Whisperwood -
You may have noticed some pinkish red arrows on MANY sections of the sidewalks throughout our community, this arrows mark concrete that will be replaced during our upcoming concrete project.

Edge Concrete, the contractor for this project in in process of placing the attached notices on the doors of the homes in our neighborhood. The notice mentions driveways and aprons, which clearly we do not have and all the work is being done on sidewalks so you don't need to worry about moving your car to another location for 3 days.

That said, any section of concrete that is replaced cannot be walked on. Please do not remove/relocate any of the cones placed by Edge Concrete. PLEASE do NOT use ANY salt or de-icing material on the fresh concrete and up to 2 years following.

Please take note of the sidewalks near your home, near where you park, if there are pink/red arrows on any section be sure, come 18 Dec, you are parked a minimum of 50 feet away from any marked concrete. Vehicles within 50 feet of work areas will be towed.

Obviously, mother nature can be a bit temperamental this time of year, if this project is delayed we will do our best to keep you informed.

Thank you,
Your Board of Directors

11/27/2019

There is NO TRASH COLLECTION, this Thursday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Trash collection will resume on our regularly scheduled Monday pick-up.

Please do not place any trash or recycle materials curbside prior to 6pm on Sunday!

Thank you and have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Hello Whisperwood! One of our neighbors is hosting a fall festival, information listed below!  "I’m throwing a harvest f...
10/12/2019

Hello Whisperwood!
One of our neighbors is hosting a fall festival, information listed below!

"I’m throwing a harvest festival for the neighbor on Sunday October 13 starting at 4pm. We will have Face painting, games, some small prizes and if you carve a pumpkin bring it for judgment to win a prize! Please bring your own drink and Foods to share. Hope to see you there!"

09/27/2019

Recycle Your Glass at the Purple Can
Now Open in Reston
As part of Fairfax County’s recycling efforts, the new purple dumpster strictly for glass recycling is now open at the Reston South Park and Ride lot. All colors of emptied glass bottles and jars are acceptable. Food residue from jars should be rinsed out before placing glass in bins. Items that are not accepted include food, plastic bags, lamps or light bulbs, ceramics, porcelain, mirrors, windows, and glass sheets. The collected glass will be brought to the County’s “Big Blue” processing plant where it will be recycled for use in a variety of projects. Your glass recycles are still accepted for collection in curbside recycle bins.

Why take these extra recycling steps? Glass collected in curbside recycling bins is sent to recycling facilities where it eventually ends up in landfills. During the transportation process to the recycling facility, glass is broken and becomes mixed with recycling residue as part of the sorting process, making it unrecoverable. The glass-only drop-off containers allow the collected glass to be repurposed for other uses.

Reston South Park and Ride is located on Reston Parkway, just north of the intersection with Lawyers Road. The purple bin is in the southeast corner of the lot. Nearby: a purple dumpster is also available at the Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax.

If this is something you feel passionate about - attend the meeting on 25 Sep, 2019,   Let your voice be heard!  https:/...
09/23/2019
6,462 MORE CARS

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Reston Association
08/03/2019

Reston Association

This Sunday, August 4th, is the 9th Annual Reston Kids’ Triathlon at Ridge Heights Pool. This swim, bike and run event for kids ages 6-14 is a partnership between RA and the Reston YMCA.

Please note that one lane (school sides) of Ridge Heights Road, South Lakes Drive and Soapstone Drive will be coned off for the bike route. In addition Ridge Heights Road will be blocked between Terraset Elementary School and Turtle Pond Drive to make it safe for the participants.

Also, there are no parking signs being placed on the school side of Ridge Heights Road from Soapstone to South Lakes Drive. Please ask your neighbors to have their cars moved from this area for the safety of the kids. The race starts at 8 am and should be finished around 10 am.

#Reston #EnjoyReston #RestonKidsTri

UPDATED with Saturday 2PM - SUNDAY 7AMFYI: for possible increased traffic and noise during the night & early morning:REL...
05/16/2019
Relay For Life | Cancer Walk | Cancer Fundraising Events

UPDATED with Saturday 2PM - SUNDAY 7AM

FYI: for possible increased traffic and noise during the night & early morning:

RELAY FOR LIFE is this weekend at South Lakes HS, Saturday 2 p.m.- SUNDAY 7 a.m.

http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=91199&pg=informational&sid=212807&name=event-details

Relay For Life events are life-changing cancer fundraising events that help communities across the globe fight back against cancer. http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=91199&pg=informational&sid=212807&name=event-details&s_locale=en_US&s_locale=en_US

https://coveringthecorridor.com/2019/05/fairfax-county-american-disposal-board-matter/The Fairfax County Board of Superv...
05/13/2019
County fed up with trash pickup problems

https://coveringthecorridor.com/2019/05/fairfax-county-american-disposal-board-matter/

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, frustrated with repeated or late trash pickups by American Disposal Services, said last week it will look into taking legal action against the company if the situation doesn’t improve soon.

Braddock District Supervisor John Cook (R) and Sully District Supervisor Kathy Smith (D) co-sponsored a May 7 board matter on the trash problem, which by all accounts has worsened in the last few weeks. Cook called the chronic missed pickups “a significant health, safety, and community enjoyment problem” for the county.

“Trash is left on street corners, or in overflowing HOA dumpster,” Cook said in the board matter, which can be read in full here. “This open trash attracts rats and other vermin, it smells, and is ugly. The people of Fairfax County deserve better.”

About 90 percent of residents — including the majority of those in Lee District — are serviced by private trash pickup. The rest, including much of Mount Vernon District, have their waste picked up by the county.

American, the primary company contracted for the private pickups, has blamed the recent service issues on a staffing shortage, Cook said. The county’s Department of Public Works and Environmental Services has been working with American to mitigate the problem, and Cook said county staff has gone “above and beyond the call of duty to help American.”

Cook said the county will continue to work with American on the issue, but on May 21 the Board of Supervisors will have a closed door meeting to discuss where the problems stands. If American is still failing to make pickups, Cook said the county will take legal action against the company.

“[The May 21 briefing] should include an analysis of all applicable consumer protection statutes, potential claims of fraud, or other legal issues potentially arising out of American’s failure to meet its commitments to our residents, and any options for the county to seek legal remedies,” Cook said. [T]his is American’s problem, and we expect the company to solve it in the next two weeks, or else the County will be prepared to take whatever legal action may be available. “

Residents, meanwhile, have taken to Nextdoor.com and Facebook to vent their frustrations, and many have indicated they have switched or are planning to switch to new companies for their pickups. Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay said he’s been hearing this from residents as well, but noted that the switching of companies has led to other consequences.

“So in some neighborhoods now they have different vendors coming in on the same street every day of the week tearing up the roads,” McKay said, noting a single street could have 5-6 different companies picking up trash or recycling. “This is one of the real bad environmental and infrastructure components [of this problem].”

Fairfax County residents who rely on American Disposal for their trash and recycling pickup have dealt with increased service issues lately.

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Reston, VA
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Whisperwood Cluster Association is a community located in Reston, Virginia. With 231 units, it is the largest cluster association within Reston Association. Please visit www.whisperwood.us for more information.

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