Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

Build it and they will come

Date Posted: Friday, April 10th, 2015

                                                                     Update: Over the weekend a pair of Osprey’s were seen starting to nest in the new platform.  Time to welcome our new temporary residents, may they produce healthy chicks. What happens when a Nature Center, a Town, a County and a State work together? Wildlife and ecotourism benefit. On April 9th volunteers from the […]

Delaware Launches Climate Change Plan for State Agencies

Date Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2015

On March 2nd, Govenor Markell held a press conference on the states efforts on Climate Change.  He is a good article on the press conference.   Have you noticed the effects of climate change or sea level rise. If so you can post your observations on this blog:  You can post what you’re seeing […]

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Restoration Update

Date Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Please read below and send a strong letter of support for this project.  Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Contact: Al Rizzo, 302-653-9345 ext. 102 Service invites public input to environmental assessment for Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge marsh restoration project Open house scheduled, public comment period through March 25, 2015 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

Delaware's Floodplain Management Newsletter (DNREC)

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Interesting information about FEMA can be found in the Delaware’s Floodplain Management Newsletter  The First State Watermark – January 2015

Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge Restoration Project

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is seeking a Federal Consistency Determination from DNREC.  Below is the Public Notice: DNREC – Delaware Coastal Programs PUBLIC NOTICE FEDERAL CONSISTENCY DETERMINATIONS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE DELAWARE COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE FOLLOWING: USFWS Prime Hook NWR Proposed Restoration Project (2015.0006) The US Fish and Wildlife Service is […]

S.B. Registered as a Community Wildlife Habitat

Date Posted: Friday, January 9th, 2015

Slaughter Beach has been registered by The National Wildlife Federation as a Community Wildlife Habitat.  The next step will is to achive all the required goals to be certified.  Here is the press release from NWF and Delaware Nature Society: Registered Community Also an article about the program from WDDE. Ten new Certified Habitat signs […]

Habitat Certification Initiative

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Check out the new Habitat Certification Initiative the Town is working on in cooperation with the  Delaware Nature Society.  You can find more information under the Programs/Initiative Tab, then click on the Habitat Certification Initiative.  Get involved.  Our Facebook back is up and working.  Don’t have to be on Facebook to check it out.  The […]

Smart911 Comes to Sussex County

Date Posted: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

We’d like to familiarize you with Smart911 & encourage you to sign up today. Please see the following information/links. It could save valuable time in an emergency- at home or away from home. At a September 11, 2014 news conference, Sussex County announced the launch of Smart911 – a supplemental data service that allows you […]

DNREC Beach Regulations

Date Posted: Monday, October 6th, 2014

Beach Regulatory Advisory Committee (RAC): Updates to Regulations Governing Beach Protection and the Use of Beaches   The Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Shoreline and Waterway Management Section is evaluating potential updates to the Regulations Governing Beach Protection and the Use of Beaches that will increase the effectiveness of the Coastal Construction Program and improve its […]

2014 Coastal Cleanup a Success

Date Posted: Thursday, September 25th, 2014

  The 28th Annual Coastal Cleanup was held on Sept. 20th. Over 170 volunteers signed in to help with the Clean Up at Slaughter Beach. Close to 300 pounds of trash/debris and recyclables were removed from the shoreline, preventing it from blowing/washing back into the Bay and potentially harming marine life. Volunteers included Slaughter Beach […]