Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

Sen. Carper and Rep. Blunt Rochester Kick off Coastal Protection Week at Slaughter Beach

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Kathy Lock, Mayor, greeted Sen. Carper, Rep. Blunt Rochester along with DNREC Sec. Shawn Garvin, Major General William “Butch” Graham, and Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Brigantti both from the USACE. Mayor Lock was also invited to testify at the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee field hearing at Bethany Beach Town Hall. The hearing was […]




With Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds Returning Please Lend a Hand

Date Posted: Sunday, May 1st, 2022

When walking the beach this year please lend our our wildlife a hand.  Please flip Horseshoe Crabs.  It’s easy and they are harmless.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnK32MoXtwU&feature=youtu.be Also please keeping a distance, when possible, from feeding shorebirds. The shorebirds  have traveled thousands of miles and need to fatten up on horseshoe crabs eggs to migrate north.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOVtf5mC_vw This […]




Sussex County to host all-hazards plan meeting May 2nd

Date Posted: Sunday, May 1st, 2022

Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting: Due to the unexpected high interest in the HMP Meeting Sussex County has decided to hold two separate meetings.  Today’s meeting (April 22nd) will be a meeting for the Steering and Work Group and will not allow for public comment. They will hold an additional meeting on May 2, 2022, from 1:00 […]




With Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds returning please lend them a hand.

Date Posted: Monday, April 25th, 2022

Please lend a hand – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnK32MoXtwU&feature=youtu.be – by flipping horseshoe and keeping a distance from feeding shorebirds. The shorebirds  have traveled thousands of miles and need to fatten up on horseshoe crabs eggs to migrate north.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOVtf5mC_vw This is a good video to learn more about the Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird connection. Feast on the […]




Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey and Training Set

Date Posted: Thursday, April 7th, 2022

   Saturday, April 23, 2022 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Marvel Drive Slaughter Beach Since 1990, surveys have been conducted of horseshoe crabs spawning in Delaware Bay. Despite the horseshoe crab’s importance to the ecology of the Delaware Bay, little is known about its population status. Spawning surveys give scientists an index of the population to […]




May 28th U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Safety Check Station

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is hosting a Vessel Safety Check Station on May 28th.  See flyer for more details:  VSC 5-28-22  




Running from the Greenheads raises Money for the Fire Company

Date Posted: Saturday, January 22nd, 2022

               Another Successful Fun-Raiser for Slaughter Beach Memorial Fire Co.                                            Presented by Penn-Jersey Building Services   The town of Slaughter Beach enjoyed fantastic sunny weather for the third annual “5K Run/Walk from the Greenheads & Family Fun Day” on Sunday, September 19, 2021.  The race benefited the volunteer Slaughter Beach Memorial Fire Department, […]




Guide for Seniors: Home-Proofing for COVID-19 and the Flu

Date Posted: Monday, January 17th, 2022

Guide for Seniors: Home-Proofing for COVID-19 and the Flu https://www.theseniorlist.com/research/home-proofing-coronavirus-flu/  




Access Roads Closed South of Slaughter Beach Road Until Further Notice

Date Posted: Monday, November 1st, 2021

The town has closed the access roads located south of Slaughter Beach Road until emergency repairs can be made to our dune system.   The purpose, because of the escarpments, is for safety reasons. As soon as we have something definitive to report from DNREC regarding emergency repairs we will post and update.  Until then, […]




Sussex County Rehabilitation Program

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

  COMMUNITY NOTICE                 Sussex County Rehabilitation Program: Sussex County Community Development & Housing Department has funds for housing repairs and housing rehabilitation needs.   Funds are limited and we provide services on a first-come first-serve basis.   Applicants must: Own their home and be a permanent resident of Sussex County Meet income guidelines Be […]