Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

Senator Carper Announces an Additional $10 million in Federal Funding for Bay Beach Restoration and Improvement

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

The funding, secured by Sen. Carper through Congressionally Directed Spending, will support the restoration of 29 miles of beaches and the development of storm protection systems, including dunes, aimed at safeguarding the communities along the bay. These dune structures safeguard our precious habitat and the inland farmland. The Town of Slaughter Beach thanks Senator Carper and his […]




History of the Town Park

Date Posted: Sunday, March 31st, 2024

Town Park Before The Memorial Park   In 1975, the then Mayor, Ms. Clare Russell, received funds from a grant awarded to the town to create a tennis court and a basketball court for public use. She did not have the property on which to place these recreational facilities, so she contacted the Draper Family, who […]




Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey and Training Set

Date Posted: Thursday, April 7th, 2022

2024 Annual Slaughter Beach Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey Since 1990, surveys have been conducted of horseshoe crabs spawning in Delaware Bay. Despite the horseshoe crab’s importance to the ecology of Delaware Bay, little is known about its population status. Spawning surveys give scientists an index of the population to assist them in the management of […]




Annual Town Council Meeting June 1, 2024 at 10:00AM

Date Posted: Saturday, May 25th, 2024

Town of Slaughter Beach Public Notice  Annual Town Council Meeting – June 1, 2024, 10:00 AM  The Town Meeting will be held in person at 359 Bay Avenue, in the Slaughter Beach Fire Department Dining Hall, and via Zoom.  The agenda can be found here: 06-01-24 SB Annual TC Agenda FINAL




Special Meeting To Be Held On May 8, 2024 at 7PM

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

The meeting is to discussion and vote on a resolution regarding Town Charter. The specific clause is adding an annexation clause, previously not contained within the Town Charter. The agenda can be found here: 05-08-24 SB TC Special Meeting ANNEX The amendment can be found here: Charter amendment_annexation_4_15_24  




Red Knot Festival At Slaughter Beach May 25th.

Date Posted: Sunday, April 14th, 2024

This year’s upcoming Red Knot Fest will be hosted by Upstream Alliance, in partnership with American Littoral Society, Delaware Audubon, Delaware Nature Society, Delaware Ornithological Society, Dupont Nature Center, and the town of Slaughter Beach. Red Knot Fest is a family-friendly festival aimed at promoting the conservation of migratory shorebirds, such as the red knot. Attendees can look forward to […]




Sewer Project UpdateMeet the Sussex County Engineer Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

Date Posted: Monday, February 5th, 2024

Sewer Project Update – Rescheduled Date Meet the Sussex County EngineerSaturday, March 16, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in person at the Memorial Fire Company – Dining Room andvia ZoomMeet the Sussex County Engineer working on the Slaughter Beach Sewer Project.  A Q&A session will follow a presentation. This is a great opportunity to […]




2023 National Household Survey on Disaster Preparedness

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

Consistent with the Town’s implementation of numerous resiliency and preparedness strategies such as the Sea Envoy Program and Smart 911, the accompanying report from FEMA provides valuable insight into nationwide preparedness levels in specific hazard events.  This data is useful, individually and collectively, as it provides us a data point for comparison to our self-assessments […]




Governor Carney is proclaiming the week of November 27 to December 1 as “Winter Weather Awareness Week in Delaware.”

Date Posted: Sunday, November 26th, 2023

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency, Delaware Department of Transportation, National Weather Service, and county emergency agencies are teaming up to share important information to help residents and visitors to prepare and stay safe in the coming months. Learn more at: www.weather.gov/phi/dewinterweek Winter can bring extreme cold, ice, snow, and high winds—knocking out power and heat […]




Town Park Renovations Complete

Date Posted: Monday, November 6th, 2023

The town Council approved the use of ARPA funds to revitalize the park.  After a Request for Proposals was sent out and vendors were selected the work began. The basketball and tennis courts were resurfaced and stripped, and the large tree overlooking the courts was professionally trimmed. The ground these facilities are on was donated […]




Shockley Park to Close for Renovations

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 16th, 2023

The Town Council of Slaughter Beach wishes to advise all parties that Shockley Park, containing play equipment next to the basketball courts and across the street from Memorial Fire Company Station 89 will be CLOSED from August 19 to September 1, 2023 inclusive. This area will be getting some needed upgrades to equipment and landscaping […]