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 […]




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. […]




Cedar Creek Drawbridge is Closed

Date Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2022

The Cedar Creek drawbridge is closed until further notice.    




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.  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, […]