Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

2019 Running from the Greenhead’s 5K Run/Walk May 5th.

Date Posted: Friday, March 8th, 2019

  The town will be hosting the second annual Running from the Greenheads 5K run/walk scheduled on Sunday, May 5th.  The theme celebrates our annual summer visitors, the infamous Greenhead flies but this year with a Cinco de Mayo twist.  Runners will start at 9:00 at the Pavilion and continue north along Bay Avenue, make […]




Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey Times and Training Session Set

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

2019 Annual Slaughter Beach Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey Volunteer Training Session Saturday, April 13, 2018 4:00 to 5:00 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 […]




July 4th Regatta Update

Date Posted: Friday, June 22nd, 2018

2018 is a 10 year anniversary year, much will be happening this year with The Sail Club. Looking forward to a great season and a great Regatta!   Let’s me get the important stuff out of the way: The tides are with us in 2018 and so we will be able to pull off a […]




New Osprey Nesting Platform Installed

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Another collaborative effort between Slaughter Beach, Delaware Nature Society and DuPont Nature Center has produced another Osprey nesting platform in the Marvel Saltmarsh Preserve.  Osprey usually return in March looking for nesting areas.  The platform was provided by DuPont Nature Center and volunteers from SB and DNS installed it on the north end of Town.  […]




Trash/Recycling Days are Changing

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Republic Services, Inc. (the Town’s trash and recycling contractor) notified us that for cost containment and efficiency purposes they are re-routing our trash pickups from Mondays to Fridays. We will have a normal trash pickup on Monday, January 28th and a second trash pickup on Friday, February 1st. Our recycling pickups are scheduled for Monday, […]




Delaware’s 2018 Coastal Cleanup, another year another haul

Date Posted: Saturday, December 29th, 2018

2018 DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Cleanup drew 1,100-plus volunteers who collected 2.7 tons of trash   DOVER (Dec. 14, 2018) – The DNREC-sponsored 31st annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup held Sept. 22 drew 1,115 volunteers, who collected 2.7 tons of trash and recyclables from 42 sites along more than 68 miles of Delaware’s waterways and coastline stretching […]




Boardwalk construction to start in January

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Links to press coverage on the groundbreaking: https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2018/10/19/slaughter-beach-marvel-saltmarsh-preserve-boardwalk/1647756002/ http://www.wboc.com/story/39316675/new-boardwalk-in-slaughter-beach https://delawarestatenews.net/news/marvel-tract-saltmarsh-boardwalk-project-in-slaughter-beach-to-begin/ SLAUGHTER BEACH – This morning, Delaware Governor John Carney joined DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin, DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan, state legislators, conservation partners, and the community of Slaughter Beach to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Marvel Saltmarsh Preserve Boardwalk project. The boardwalk and overlook will […]




Land Use Plan Update

Date Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018

The Town’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan has been revised after receiving comments from State Agency’s through Preliminary Land Use Service.  7-19-2018 Draft CLUP submission no markup  




Public Parking/Fire Company Parking Lot Paving Closure Update

Date Posted: Thursday, July 12th, 2018

The Town Council just wants to give a parking lot update; we will likely be closing the Fire Department and the Pavilion parking lots for several days at the end of the month. Both parking lots are being repaved and re-striped. Weather permitting, this should happen during the week of  August 13th. We apologize for […]




Town Election

Date Posted: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

There will be no Town election this year.  3 Council terms were up for election and only Ken Lewis, Kathy Lock and Bob Wood filed Letters of Intent by the deadline.