Welcome to Scottsville!

Join us for the James River Association’s Grand Opening of our new field office in Scottsville, Virginia!

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.

Open House March 27, 2019

Anne Marie Roberts

Anne Marie Roberts

Middle James Restoration Manager
Phone: (434) 286-7000
Email:  amroberts@jrava.org

Grand Opening Schedule
  • 2:00-3:30 PM – Conservation Talk and Walk, Meet at James River Brewery, 561 Valley Street, Scottsville.
  • 3:30-6:00 PM –  Open House Exhibit, Visit our new space at 531 Valley Street, Scottsville,  Meet our staff and Erin Root from Take Root Design Studio, LLC, enjoy light refreshments, and view the current exhibit “Mineral Medium”, works by Katherine Jenkins. 
  • 5:30 PM: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for James River Association and Take Root, LLC.
  • 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.

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

Nancy Gill

Mayor for the Town of Scottsville


Questions: Contact Amber Ellis, Senior Watershed Restoration Manager, at aellis@jrava.org.

All are invited to join the James River Association for a celebration at James River Brewery anytime from 2:00 – 9:00 PM, where 20% of the gross profits will benefit the James River Association!

Conservation Talk and Walk:

Join us at 2:00 to learn more about the importance of vegetated stream buffers and take a walking tour of our restoration efforts along Mink Creek.

  1. James River Brewery
  2. VanClief Nature Area
  3. Planting area behind the Exxon station

Open House Exhibit

The James River Association will be sharing office space with Erin Root from Take Root Design Studio, LLC. We each have a common goal of creating a space that celebrates our rivers, our landscapes, and our community through rotating exhibits and dialogue. Our combined space will feature exhibits throughout the year. Stop by and view the current exhibit “Mineral Medium”, featuring works by Katherine Jenkins. Katherine Jenkins is an assistant professor of landscape architecture at The Ohio State University and cofounder of the interdisciplinary design-research group, Present Practice. Her research applies theory, techniques, and media from contemporary art to the analysis and design of landscapes. Air and water entering abandoned coal mines in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania mix with pyrite exposed in the mineshafts and oxidize the iron found therein. When this acidic rust bleeds into adjacent streams it coats their beds in a thick layer of orange ochre known locally as yellow boy. The displacement and transformation of this vibrant mineral is the subject of this series of drawings.