Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

DuPont Nature Center’s Osprey and Horseshoe Crab/Shorebird is live

Date Posted: Monday, April 15th, 2019

DuPont Nature center is now back live streaming.  There are a pair nesting again this year.  You can view the live stream from this link: https://livestream.com/DNCnaturecam/events/8164142 The Horseshoe Crab/Shorebird cam is now live: https://livestream.com/DNClivecam/events/8665285  




2019 Running from the Greenhead’s 5K Run/Walk May 5th Results and Pictures

Date Posted: Friday, March 8th, 2019

   Harry Ward (right) Mayor of Slaughter Beach, DE presents the proceeds from the town sponsored “Run from the Greenheads” 5K race and Cinco de Mayo festival to Bill Tobin, Chairman and Treasurer of the Slaughter Beach Memorial Fire Company Slaughter Beach DE: The 2nd annual “Run from the Greenheads” 5K race and Cinco de […]




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.  […]




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 […]




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 […]




July 4th Regatta Update

Date Posted: Friday, June 22nd, 2018

    All, Just a short note of reminder regarding the 11th annual Slaughter Beach Sail Club Regatta as well as a couple of other great notes: Remember, the Regatta is on Thursday, July 4th beginning at 10:00 AM. It is at Delaware Avenue, North. Lots of fun stuff for the kids and adults who […]