Welcome to Bentana Woods West

Developed by Bennett of Virginia in the 1970’s, our Cluster of 108 ‘California Townhomes’ at the Southern end of North Shore Drive is in the Tall Oaks section of Reston. The community lies on a total of 17 acres, 10 of which are common areas with open grass, tot lots and stands of trees which are certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. Please come and visit us.

COMING SOON: 2020 Board of Directors Election

Have you ever wondered how things get done for the cluster? Do you want to get involved in make change in your community?

Well, now is your chance! Consider joining the BWWCA Board of Directors and help make a difference in the cluster.

The Bentana Woods West Cluster Association Board of Directors elections will be held on a date to be determined. It will likely be held with the budget meeting in October.

What qualifications do I need to have? Live in the cluster either as an owner or a renter.
How much time is involved? One meeting a month!
Sounds awesome. How do I apply? Write a short election statement (bio) and email it to the Board at bod@bwwca.org.

This is your chance to put your ideas into action!

September 2020 Board of Directors Meeting (Online!)

The upcoming meeting of the Board of Directors will be Tuesday, September 8th at 7:30 pm. Due to the current health situation, we will be holding the meeting online via the Zoom platform.

Everyone is welcome to attend! If you decide that you’d like to attend, please email the Board (bod@bwwca.org) and we will send you the Zoom meeting link.  As always, we start each meeting with a members’ forum in which neighbors are free to address the board.

August 2020 Board of Directors Meeting (Online!)

The upcoming meeting of the Board of Directors will be Tuesday, August 11th at 7:30 pm. Due to the current health situation, we will be holding the meeting online via the Zoom platform.

Everyone is welcome to attend! If you decide that you’d like to attend, please email the Board (bod@bwwca.org) and we will send you the Zoom meeting link.  As always, we start each meeting with a members’ forum in which neighbors are free to address the board.

July 2020 Board of Directors Meeting (Online!)

The upcoming meeting of the Board of Directors will be Tuesday, July 14th at 7:30 pm. Due to the current health situation, we will be holding the meeting online via the Zoom platform.

Everyone is welcome to attend! If you decide that you’d like to attend, please email the Board (bod@bwwca.org) and we will send you the Zoom meeting link.  As always, we start each meeting with a members’ forum in which neighbors are free to address the board.

June 2020 Board of Directors Meeting (Online!)

The upcoming meeting of the Board of Directors will be Tuesday, June 9th at 7:30 pm. Due to the current health situation, we will be holding the meeting online via the Zoom platform.

Everyone is welcome to attend! If you decide that you’d like to attend, please email the Board (bod@bwwca.org) and we will send you the Zoom meeting link.  As always, we start each meeting with a members’ forum in which neighbors are free to address the board.

May 2020 Board of Directors Meeting (Online!)

The upcoming meeting of the Board of Directors will be Tuesday, May 12th at 7:30 pm. Due to the current health situation, we will be holding the meeting online via the Zoom platform.

Everyone is welcome to attend! If you decide that you’d like to attend, please email the Board (bod@bwwca.org) and we will send you the Zoom meeting link.  As always, we start each meeting with a members’ forum in which neighbors are free to address the board.

Need Lawn Mowing Help?

Cardinal Landscaping, the Cluster’s Lawn Maintenance contractor, will mow your lawn this season for a fee of $155 per house. If you have not already signed up and want to take advantage of this offer please call Cardinal directly at 703-444-3311.

April 2020 Board of Directors Meeting (Online!)

The upcoming meeting of the Board of Directors will be Tuesday, April 14th at 7:30 pm. Due to the current health situation, we will be holding the meeting online via the Zoom platform.

Everyone is welcome to attend! If you decide that you’d like to attend, please email the Board (bod@bwwca.org) and we will send you the Zoom meeting link.  As always, we start each meeting with a members’ forum in which neighbors are free to address the board.

Yard Waste Collection Suspended

Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, Fairfax County Collections is suspending the requirement to collect yard waste. This means that our collection provider, Republic Services will not be collecting yard waste on Wednesdays, until further notice.

The Purple Can Club (glass recycling) has also been suspended:

  1. Collection of glass dropped off at purple, glass-only containers is suspended. Containers will be removed from existing locations throughout Fairfax County.
  2. Residents can bring glass to containers at the I-66 transfer station and I-95 landfill complex, or glass can be placed in the trash.

You can find the official Fairfax County announcement here.

Stay safe and please reach out to the board if you have any questions.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Keeping Safe

It’s important that neighbors look out for each other as we navigate through this Coronavirus situation together. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Board or your neighbors if you need help.

STAY INFORMED: To make sure you have the most up-to-date information, check the CDC site regularly or sign up for the CDC newsletter here.

BE PREPARED: Make sure to have enough food, household supplies, water, vitamins and medications for each person (and pet) in your home. If you run out of supplies, let neighbors know so they can share or direct you to available supplies at businesses in your local area. Should you become ill, it is important to have health supplies on hand including pain relievers, cough and cold medicines, and fluids with electrolytes.

GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS: Talk with your neighbors (particularly the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions) about emergency planning and let them know you’re there to help. According to the CDC, older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. Localized community response can be critical during times when federal, state and local authorities are overwhelmed. 

CREATE AN EMERGENCY CONTACT LIST: Ensure your household has a current list of emergency contacts for family, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, health care providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.

RESOURCES FROM FAIRFAX COUNTY:

  1. First, in all interactions, follow proper social distancing protocols.
  2. Find out (and document) if anyone has specialized equipment or expertise that might help.
  3. Decide who will check/call elderly or disabled neighbors and their needs.
  4. Emergency response is one of the most important responsibilities of local government, but government alone can’t prepare/respond. Families, neighborhoods, businesses, houses of worship and many others in our large, diverse community should prepare, too.
  5. Our Community Emergency Response Guide features quick documents to help you and your neighbors prepare. Click on the links below to download a printable copy in multiple languages:

STAY INFORMED VIA FAIRFAX:

RESOURCES:

  • Fairfax County Coronavirus Hotline: 703-267-3511, open weekdays 9:30am-9:00pm, weekends 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Peapod (groceries)
  • Amazon Fresh (groceries)
  • Amazon (household products)