Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

July 4th Regatta Results and Recap

Date Posted: Monday, June 6th, 2016

It’s been a week and our quiet little bit of paradise has reverted back to being a haven for solitude, birding, flippin’ crabs, cruising the beach in golf carts and of course, boating, when the tides and bugs permit. The keg is almost dead, the kids and grandkids are on their way to points west […]




Town of Slaughter Beach Public Notice – Election

Date Posted: Monday, June 6th, 2016

The Town of Slaughter Beach Election, scheduled for July 2, 2016 has been cancelled.  Three Town Council Seats were open and three candidates have completed paperwork to run for office.  The candidates are listed below:              Kathleen Lock            Amy J. Reed Parker            Robert Wood




PHNWR/Fowler Beach Update

Date Posted: Monday, June 6th, 2016

Restoration work continues in the refuge.  Fowler Beach Road is closed, prior to the bridge, for both car and foot traffic. There is no access to Fowler Beach at this time.  The road should be open in late July or August.  For further information about the restoration work you can go here – https://www.fws.gov/refuge/prime_hook/ or […]




Zika – be safe this summer

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Good information/link from Senator Gary Simpson on the Zika virus and staying safe.




Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival on May 21

Date Posted: Sunday, May 15th, 2016

DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to host Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival on May 21 SLAUGHTER BEACH (May 6, 2016) – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility, will host its seventh annual Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival, celebrating the spring spectacle of migrating shorebirds […]




They’re Back

Date Posted: Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Dawn and Willy have returned to their nest again this year.  They arrived several weeks ago and can be seen fishing in the area and adding to their nest.  This is the third year they have returned.     Purple Martins have also been seen scouting out housing for the season.  If you are a […]




Get the Shell Out of the Road

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Diamondback Terrapins Hatchlings are starting to move from the Bay over to the marsh.  As you are driving through Town, keep an eye out for them and move them over to the marsh if you can.  The wetlands act as there nursery.




New Marvel Saltmarsh Preserve Sign/Boardwalk

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Delaware Nature Society honors Marvel family donation & celebrates partnership with Town of Slaughter Beach   MILFORD, Del. (March 22, 2016) – Delaware Nature Society (DNS), a state-wide non-profit organization, in partnership with the Town of Slaughter Beach, would like to announce the installation of a new sign denoting our Marvel Saltmarsh Preserve as well […]




Slaughter Beach selected for DCP’s first annual Resilient Community Partnership

Date Posted: Thursday, March 17th, 2016

NEWS FROM THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL Contact: Melanie Rapp, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902 Slaughter Beach selected for DNREC Resilient Community Partnership DOVER (March 14, 2016) – DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs (DCP) announced today that the Town of Slaughter Beach has been selected for DCP’s first annual Resilient Community Partnership. This […]




Abbott’s Mill Nature Center to celebrate 35th anniversary May 20-21

Date Posted: Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Abbott’s Mill Nature Center to celebrate 35th anniversary May 20-21   Delaware Nature Society is celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, a hidden gem of southern Delaware four miles outside Milford. Abbott’s Mill encompasses 483 acres of upland forests, restored native meadows, pristine ponds and streams, Atlantic white cedar swamps and bogs, […]