Roughly 1,400 individuals contributed 6,900 hours of volunteer time to community projects last year, according to the website. The Reston Association chose to recognise several individuals for their work in 2019 with the annual Reston Service Awards.
In 2019 Surekha contributed nearly 200 hours to the Reston Association and the Reston community. In addition to her work with Finance and Parks & Recreation, Surekha volunteers at many environmental events throughout the year. This work includes planting native trees and shrubs at Arbor Day and Earth Day events, tabling at the Nature Centre’s Spring Festival, inventorying wildlife at the Reston Association Bird Counts, and picking up litter at the Potomac River Watershed spring and fall clean ups. She supports several citizen science projects including monthly stream monitoring and weekly caterpillars count monitoring in spring and summer. She is an active member of the Environmental Advisory Committee, serving on the Litter Working Group and the Reston Annual State of the Environment Report Working Group. She is clearly committed to a more sustainable and beautiful Reston. She freely shares her time and talent during the week, weekends and evenings. She has even recruited her husband to volunteer (see photo).
Please join Reston Association (and Emission Impossible Ltd) in congratulating Surekha Sridhar, Volunteer of the Year.
[Abridged: Reston Association]