Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

No Town Election This Year

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Two letters of intent to run were filed with the Town for the two seats up for election.  Becky Craft and Harry Ward submitted their letter of intent so they will retain their seats on Council.




Town Wide Yard Sale Saturday May 25th.

Date Posted: Monday, May 20th, 2019

The annual Memorial Day town yard sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 25th, 2019.




DOS DELAWARE BIRD-A-THON to Raise Funds to Protect Mispillion Harbor

Date Posted: Monday, April 29th, 2019

DOS DELAWARE BIRD-A-THON to Raise Funds to Protect Mispillion Harbor I am so excited to share the local opportunity to support conservation! The annual DOS DELAWARE BIRD-A-THON on May 4-12, 2019. Funds raised will be matched by THE CONSERVATION FUND to purchase the last remaining bay front property on the Mispillion Harbor!  Pledge your local […]




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://portal.hdontap.com/s/embed/?stream=de_dupont_center-osprey_cam-CUST&ratio=16:9 The Horseshoe Crab/Shorebird cam is now live: https://livestream.com/DNClivecam/events/8665285  




This years “Running from the Greenheads” 5K is scheduled for Sunday Sept 18th.

Date Posted: Friday, March 8th, 2019

Annual 5K Run/Walk Registration/Donations The annual Slaughter Beach 5K is next Sunday, September 18th at 9 a.m.  This event is held as a fundraiser for our fire company, which is facing an ever-increasing demand for its resources. You can register for the 5K at www.trisportsevents.com.  Even if you are unable to participate you can still […]




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 and Training Set

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey and Training Session has been set.      Saturday, April 23, 2022 1:00 to 2:00 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 […]