Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

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 […]

Prime Hook Restoration Update

Date Posted: Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Prime Hook Refuge restoration is projected to start in 2015. Here is an article from the Cape Gazette with the latest.

Horseshoe Crabs Saving Lives

Date Posted: Thursday, September 4th, 2014

An article about the Horseshoe Crab’s blood being used to test medicine for impurities from CNN.

Hurricane Preparedness

Date Posted: Sunday, August 10th, 2014

With Hurricanes in the news in the Pacific, here is a good article from the Cape Gazette about hurricane preparedness, from an insurance specialist. Also, under the Emergency Preparedness tab are links to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) for additional information.

Bill Signed into Law Prevents Flood Insurance Rate Hikes

Date Posted: Thursday, August 7th, 2014

President Obama signed a bill into law which now prevents Flood Insurance rate hikes.  Here is a link to an article about it.

July 4th 2015 Regatta Update

Date Posted: Friday, July 18th, 2014

So, the Scheduling and Venue Committees have finalized the locale and schedule and a preview of the racing schedule follows, but remember, all times are approximate and subject to change. The line up looks like this: July 4th is a Saturday Location is at Delaware Avenue, North High tide at 11:30 AM Boogie board race […]

Shorebirds Starting to Return

Date Posted: Saturday, March 29th, 2014

(Photo by Chris Bennett) As Spring finally arrives and the water begins to warm, the sounds of Slaughter Beach will be filled with calling shorebirds as they arrive from southern wintering grounds on their journey to the Arctic. Beginning in late March, flocks of Dunlin will appear on the flats at low tide, growing in […]

S.B. a Research and Educational Beach

Date Posted: Monday, February 24th, 2014

In 2013, the Delaware Nature Society – Abbotts Mill – hosted 1,179 kids and others through school and public programs. These will be the next generation of “Stewards of Slaughter Beach”. The Delaware Shorebird Project is gearing up for the season.  Here is the link for additional information about the project. Interesting video on cannon […]

S.B. Tourists Returning

Date Posted: Monday, February 24th, 2014

In the coming months our “tourists” will be returning to our shores.  Diamondback Terrapin hatchlings will be moving from their nesting areas on the beach to the marsh which puts them in harms ways as they cross Bayshore road. Please give them a helping hand on there dangerous journey by returning any you find to […]