Thank You For Your Support of the Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association!

Want To Volunteeer?
Call Kay Lukac at 330-283-5771

You mail also mail your membership fees and donations by check to:
Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association
P.O. Box 19197 | Akron, OH 44319

PLX Purple Martins - Eric Tilson Photography

Next PLPMA Meeting:
Tuesday, May 14th @ 6:30p
Kiwanis Civic Center

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Acme Community Cash Back is HERE!

Save Your Acme Receipts Through February 1st and help PLPMA earn dollars!

Mail Your Receipts To: 
Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association
P.O. Box 19197
Akron, Oh 44319

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.

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.

Portage Lakes Advisory CouncilA very special THANK YOU to the Portage Lakes Advisory Council (PLAC) for their generous contribution to Portage Lakes Purple Martins Association recently. Their contribution will assist in our providing educational opportunities to schools, organizations and the general public.  We sincerely appreciate their support!

Twilight Boat Ride Purple Martin Migration Tour

Twilight Boat Rides On NimisilaEvery year from August through mid-September hundreds of Purple Martins flock to local Nimisila Reservoir in Green Ohio, to settle in the reeds overnight as they prepare for migration back to South America. The PLPMA offers Twilight Boat Rides from early August through Labor Day to experience this wonder of nature. Cost is $35 per person and Reservations are REQUIRED.

Our 2- 2.5-hour narrated tour will include the history of Nimisila with opportunities to see Eagles, Osprey, Herons, Cormorants, and many other birds and wildlife who call the area home. Nimisila offers spectacular sunsets to enjoy as you wait for the birds to gather. The aerial show is something you really need to see.

For any booking questions or problems, please call or text Greer Langkamp at 330-388-6820 or email at

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 donated and volunteered their time to make this a successful event!

We hope to see you soon on one of our Twilight Boat Rides! The link to ticket purchase is at the top of this page. HURRY! Seats are selling fast.

Conservation ~ Education ~ Preservation

Buckeye Maritnfest

How To Feed Purple Martins

Purple Martin Scrambled Egg Recipe

Thank You For Your Support of the Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association!