Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

Council’s Corner



Although it’s a few days past the official beginning of spring, today I can really see the signs of spring at Slaughter Beach. I don’t know if spring is my favorite time of the year here but it seems like the most exciting. The days are starting to grow a little longer and the sun seems to somehow shine a little brighter. The beach is also taking on a little different look. Flowers and plants are starting to bud or shoot up from the ground. Although I know the Ducks and Geese will head north any time, they will soon be replaced by the Shorebirds and Horseshoe Crabs. The bugs are still not ready to attack and people are starting to focus on the coming season.

Even though we had 4 northeasters, I think we got away very lucky with little or no damage and little in the way of flooding so far this year. Hopefully, we can put that kind of weather behind us for now. In addition to the town wide flea market on Memorial Day weekend, the large item haul away and the regatta on the 4th of July, there is a new event this year. On May 6th, we will have the first annual Greenhead 5K Run/Walk. This will equally benefit both the Memorial Volunteer Fire Company and the Delaware Nature Society.  We will also have the groundbreaking of the new boardwalk that will extend into the marsh at around Marvel Avenue in the few next months. The DuPont Nature Center will have their 9th Annual Peace, Love and Horseshoe Crab Festival on May 19. The center will also soon have a couple of Webcams on their website. 

This last year has been really a busy one for the town Council. We seem to have a lot of different thing on our plate. From getting more sand on the beach, grants for water and sewer studies, work on the harbor, town safety and security measures, rewriting the towns Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and the boardwalk just to name a few, the projects seem to just keep rolling in.

Keep in mind, that the Town Council meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 7:00 PM at the firehouse and we always encourage the towns property owners to drop in.


Enjoy spring at the beach,


Bob Wood

Town Secretary