Founded in 1965, the Venice Area Audubon Society (VAAS), is a chapter of Audubon Florida and serves Venice, Nokomis, Osprey, North Port, and Englewood, Florida.
VAAS' mission is to promote an understanding of and interest in wildlife and the environment that supports it, and to foster the cause of conservation with emphasis on birds and their habitats. VAAS fulfills its mission through birding field trips, educational presentations, programs for children in coordination with local schools, community science projects, and other activities.
Second grade students on a field trip to the Venice Area Audubon Rookery - By Lynne Pedlar
.Venice Rookery Park visitors observe nesting birds at sunset.