A Washington Post reader last week asked columnist John Kelly why there is a granite plaque with Richard Nixon's name on it in the lobby of Reston's United States Geological Survey building.
Is it a time capsule? A cornerstone? Some other marker to honor the 37th president?
Turns out the piece was put in place in 1972 to honor the USGS' move to the Reston building. Read more about it in the Post.
Meanwhile, the USGS recently closed its Visitors Center due to sequestration cutbacks. That means Reston Association will not be able to hold it summer science camp on the premises. RA is looking for an alternative location for the camp.