March 8, 2019

Amber Ellis
Senior Watershed Restoration Manager
804-788-8811, ext. 205

James River Association opens field office in Scottsville

New office will support program to install vegetated stream buffers on farmland

The James River Association has opened a new field office in Scottsville, VA. This office will serve as homebase for Anne Marie Roberts, Middle James Restoration Manager, whose primary focus will be creating a vegetated stream buffer program for landowners in Albemarle, Amherst, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, Nelson, and Powhatan counties of the middle James River basin. Diverse and healthy vegetated stream buffers play a large role in pollution reduction, stream health, and provide vital wildlife habitat.

“The James River Association is proud to have a presence in Scottsville,” said Amber Ellis, Senior Watershed Restoration Manager at the James River Association. “This quintessential river town is the perfect place to open a field office. It will enable us to connect with local landowners who support our work to reduce sediment pollution and improve water quality in the James River.”

“I cannot express how gratifying it is to have the James River Association open a field office in Scottsville,” said Nancy Gill, Mayor for the Town of Scottsville. “The James River is an integral part of our town’s history and economy. Thank you James River Association for joining us.”

Join the James River Association on March 27, 2019 between 2:00-9:00 PM for the following activities:

Open House at 531 Valley Street, Scottsville

  • 3:30-6:00 PM – The James River Association will be sharing the space with Erin Root from Take Root Design Studio, LLC. Each has a common goal of creating a space that celebrates our rivers, our landscapes, and our community through rotating exhibits and dialogue.  Meet our staff, enjoy light refreshments, and view the current exhibit “Mineral Medium”, works by Katherine Jenkins (MLA, University of Virginia, BA Yale University).
  • 5:30 PM: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for James River Association and Take Root, LLC

Community Tap Night at James River Brewery, 561 Valley Street, Scottsville

  • All are invited to join the James River Association for a celebration down the street at James River Brewery anytime from 2:00 – 9:00 PM, where 20% of the gross profits will benefit the James River Association.  
  • 2:00-3:30 PM – Conservation Talk and Walk: Join James River Association for a vegetated stream buffer talk and walking tour of restoration efforts along Mink Creek.
  • 6:00-9:00 PM: Enjoy storytelling from James River lovers in the region, share your story, and enjoy live music with Eric Adams and Friends.

For more information, visit www.jamesriverassociation/scottsville-grand-opening or contact Amber Ellis, Senior Watershed Restoration Manager for the James River Association, at or (804) 788-8811, ext. 205.


The James River Association is a member-supported nonprofit organization founded in 1976 to serve as a guardian and voice for the James River. Throughout the James River’s 10,000-square mile watershed, the James River Association works toward its vision of a fully healthy James River supporting thriving communities. With offices in Lynchburg, Richmond and Williamsburg, the James River Association is committed to protecting the James River and connecting people to it. For more information visit