QVAS was founded in 1971 by Gary Dunn, a Lyman Hall High School student, with his teacher Wilford Schultz. We are a chapter of the National Audubon Society. Support comes from National Audubon Society and donations made by individuals, corporations and foundations. It is recognized by the Connecticut State and Federal government as 501(c) (3) not-for-profit, charitable organization.
QVAS serves the towns of Cheshire, Hamden, Meriden, Northford, North Branford, North Haven and Wallingford.
The Mission of the Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society is to motivate our community to engage in conversation, restoration and enjoyment of nature focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats.