Save Your Receipts! ACME Community Cash is BACK

Every time you shop at Acme now through December 25th is an opportunity to earn Community Cash for PLPMA. Please save and mail your receipts to :

Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association
P.O. Box 19197
Akron, Ohio 44319

Thank Your For Your Supporting Our Twilight Boat Rides!

Our Twilight Boat Rides for 2021 have concluded. We appreciate all who supported our program to view the Purple Martin migration, and hope you all enjoyed your tour with us!

Please go to our Twilight Boat Ride Page  for updates and more information on the tours.

We Look Forward to Seeing You in 2022!

Welcome to the Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association!

Purple Martin Picture - Audobon SocietyThe Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association is an organization dedicated to helping the Purple Martins feed, breed, and interact with the environment to the best of their bird ability. We’re happy to have them in Portage Lakes,  Ohio and do our best to make them feel welcome.

Many groups help us in our objectives. We have a large number of gourd homes maintained by our members.

With assistance from community groups, we:

Buckeye MartinFest 2019

  • feed the birds when the weather is inclement and they’re unable to fend for themselves
  • we band them when appropriate
  • we have a number of activities and lectures throughout the year.

Benefits for members include opportunities to help us educate the public about the Purple Martins of the Portage Lakes, what they do for us and how we encourage public enjoyment of these beautiful birds.

We are VERY GLAD to have seen all of you at Buckeye Martinfest! There were OVER 250 PEOPLE in attendance throughout the 3 hour event. Many thanks to all who participated in helping get our birds banded! We were able to band over 100 birds!

We hope to see you soon on one of our Twilight Boat Rides! Sign up is above.
HURRY! Seats are selling fast. 
PLPMA – We Make Memories

Buckeye Maritnfest
Gather at the Lakes Event Venue

Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association Meeting
Tuesday, October 12th @ 6:30 pm @ Gather at the Lakes
*Optional Dinner at 5:00 pm @Lala’s*
4315 Manchester Rd.
New Franklin, OH  44319

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How To Feed Purple Martins

Purple Martin Scrambled Egg Recipe