Annual Invasive Species Cook-off Fundraiser

WHEN: Saturday, August 11th, 2018, 5-8 pm

WHERE: New Location! The beautiful Harris Bridge Vineyard near Philomath, Oregon

WHY: We eat 'em to beat 'em! IAE encourages eradication of invasive species to help give native species a fighting chance.

HOW: Tickets will be on sale in advance this year beginning June 1.

WHAT:  Invasive Species Cook-off contest, catered buffet dinner, live music, local libations, beverage competition, and kid activities including lawn games, face painting and piñata! 

CLICK HERE to watch a great video about our Cook-Off on Oregon Field Guide.  Thank you OPB!


So what is an invasive species? When plants and animals are introduced to areas without their natural enemies, they can crowd out our native species. We want to fight back by encouraging the use (eating) these invasive plants and animals. (Oregon Noxious Weed list here, more information on invasives here). 

Cook-off Contest: If you make a mean blackberry pie, dandelion wine, crayfish etouffee, nutria stew, knotweed IPA, fried bullfrog legs or anything else that contains invasives, then you could win an award! More information coming soon!  

Need recipe ideas? Check out They’re Cooked, our invasive species cookbook, for some delicious dishes!

This event is a fundraiser for the Institute for Applied Ecology, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Your donations are tax-deductible and directly support IAE's on-the-ground habitat and species conservation programs.

Thanks for taking a bite out of invasive species!

Cook-off Tickets will be available online June 1, 2018

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