Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

Delaware Bay Beaches in the News

Date Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2023

Press Release   Federal, state and local dignitaries as well as members of the public were in attendance to hear about the passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 (WRDA 22) this morning. U.S. Senator Tom Carper, Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, is the main author of WRDA 2022, […]

This years “Running from the Greenheads” 5K is scheduled for Sunday Sept 18th.

Date Posted: Friday, March 8th, 2019

Annual 5K Run/Walk Registration/Donations The annual Slaughter Beach 5K is next Sunday, September 18th at 9 a.m.  This event is held as a fundraiser for our fire company, which is facing an ever-increasing demand for its resources. You can register for the 5K at  Even if you are unable to participate you can still […]

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING February 13, 2023 7:00PM

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

TOWN OF SLAUGHTER BEACH NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING     A public hearing will be held on February 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm at the Memorial Volunteer Fire Company Station 89 located at 359 Bay Ave, Slaughter Beach, Delaware, for the purpose of receiving public comments on AMENDING THE SLAUGHTER BEACH ZONING ORDINANCE TO CLARIFY […]

Santa Claus is Coming to Town Saturday Dec. 10 at 6PM

Date Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2022

Cedar Creek Bridge Replacement Meeting to be Held on Nov. 2

Date Posted: Saturday, October 29th, 2022

The meeting will be held Memorial Fire Company Station 89 359 Bay Ave. Slaughter Beach Milford Wednesday 11/02/2022 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM   More information can be found here:

Recap of the Meeting with Rep. Shupe and DelDot on Flooding

Date Posted: Saturday, October 29th, 2022

Here is the recap of the meeting about flooding in and around Slaughter Beach: 10-17-22 SB Shupe SB Rd Floods FINAL

Spotted Lanterfly Spotted in Sussex County

Date Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2022

  Spotted Lantern Fly: Five years after the first confirmed spotted lanternfly was found in New Castle County in 2017, the spotted lanternfly has made its way to Sussex County, creating a statewide quarantine for this invasive pest. The spotted lanternfly is a destructive invasive planthopper that attacks many hosts, including trees, shrubs, orchards, grapes, and hops. […]

State News Article About SB and Ecotourism

Date Posted: Sunday, June 26th, 2022

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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. 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. 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 – – 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. This is a good video to learn more about the Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird connection. Feast on the […]