Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

Proud Parents

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

For the third year in a row, Dawn and Willy had eggs successfully hatch.  This year they have produced two chicks.  The chicks will be tagged short.     

Town of Slaughter Beach – Notice of Election

Date Posted: Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Town of Slaughter Beach  – Notice of Election The election will be held on July 1, 2017, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon at the Slaughter Beach Memorial Volunteer Fire Company. The candidates for Town Council are Patricia Catanzariti, Rebecca W. Craft, Ed.D, and Harry R. Ward. To be qualified to vote, […]

Shorebirds and Horseshoe Crabs

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Haven’t been able to make it to the DuPont Nature Center located near Slaughter Beach, to see the arrival of shorebirds and horseshoe crabs? No worry, check out the Center’s live nature cam at the newly restored harbor beach. Take a look at the restoration work in the harbor: The second Saturday of the […]

Thank you Milford Central Academy FFA chapter

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

A big thank you goes out to the Milford Central Academy FFA chapter who came out on Sunday May 21st to flip Horseshoe Crabs and pick up trash on the beach.  The crabs didn’t show up, but the kids did.  4 Horseshoe Crabs were put back into the bay and 60 pounds of trash was […]

Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Date Posted: Saturday, May 13th, 2017

DuPont Nature Center presents Peace, Love and Horseshoe Crab Festival on Saturday May 20th from 10am to 3pm – rain or shine.  See the flyer for more details: 2017-plhsc-flyer

Feast on the Beach: The Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Shorebird Connection

Date Posted: Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Shorebird and horseshoe crab connection highlighted in new film from the Delaware Shorebird Project Feast on the Beach: The Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Shorebird Connection film educates, entertains and encourages ecotourism The Delaware Shorebird Project today premiered Feast on the Beach: The Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Shorebird Connection, a film produced to raise awareness and […]

Public Restrooms

Date Posted: Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The public restrooms located at the pavilion are now open for the season.

DNREC offers new flood planning tool for determining risk for home and business development projects

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

DOVER (March 15, 2017) –  DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section now offers an interactive Flood Planning Tool with up-to-date information for helping to determine flood risk for homes and businesses and for designing development projects in accordance with floodplain codes. The Flood Planning Tool website is designed to provide residents, […]

SB Seals at the 2017 Lewes Polar Bear Plunge

Date Posted: Sunday, February 26th, 2017

The Slaughter Beach Seals, led by Jackson Gingrich, raised a total of $2576 for the Special Olympics.  The Seal team ranked 31st out of 289 teams in terms of fundraising.  Team members were Jackson, Harry, Gail, Becky, Kelly and Ken. The Plunge helps 4,000 Special Olympics athletes!!!  3,602 Bears raised $900,000 and counting …   […]

Volunteer Opportunities for Horseshoe Crab Spawning and DuPont Nature Center Opening

Date Posted: Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Interested in lending a hand.  Delaware Nature Society will once again be conducting the Horseshoe Crab Spawning at Slaughter Beach.  A training session will be help for in April.  Here is information about training and also the spawning dates: training-flyer-word-format-2017-1 Dupont Nature Center will be open April 1st.  In March they will be holding a […]