The objectives of the Ontario Purple Martin Association are to encourage interest and improvement in the Purple Martin Species by:
- holding meetings respecting the theory and practice of ornithology as it relates to the PUMA;
- promoting enthusiasm and appreciation of purple martins in the local community and throughout Ontario;
- encouraging the installation and management of Purple Martin housing, with the aim of increasing nesting accommodations and successful breeding of purple martins throughout their nesting range in Ontario;
- arranging field trips, workshops, and displays;
- assist new and existing purple martin landlords by providing advice, guidance and education to improve the success of their sites;
- monitor population trends from year to year by surveying the number of fledged young from purple martin houses and reported by Ontario landlords and association members.
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Our Directors at Large and Volunteers
John Balga Website manager/Advisor
Fern Bellevance Lending library
Richard Carr Vice-chair
Audrey Festeryga Board member at large
Paul Hamel Chairperson
Al Hamill Treasurer
Marieanne Knapp Board member at large
Carolyn Recker Good Will Ambassador
Dennis Shady New Member Advisor
Mary Wilson Secretary/Newsletter
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