Oil spill culprit still sought, will pay for cleanup if found

SLAUGHTER BEACH — If identified, the source of a significant oil spill affecting Delaware’s shoreline will face a cleanup bill from the federal government that continues to grow. That’s according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which is utilizing the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to pay for costs that continued to rise as operations progressed […]

More than 55 tons of oiled debris cleared on Delaware beaches

SLAUGHTER BEACH — As cleanup to a widespread oil spill continued Monday, officials urged the public not to handle any affected material or try to assist wildlife along the Delaware coastline. The Delaware Department of Environmental Control said about 55 tons of oiled debris had been removed from beaches as of Sunday afternoon in a […]

Carney surveys oil spill’s impact at Slaugher Beach

SLAUGHTER BEACH — Gov. John Carney walked up and down Slaughter Beach Friday with a little container of oil collected from the Delaware Bay. “It’s a jar of these little tar balls that float up on the beach here from the spill,” he said. “You can see just how ugly and grimy and gritty it […]

Cleanup of Delaware Bay oil spill continues

SLAUGHTER BEACH — As an oil spill cleanup continued Wednesday, at least 24 affected seagulls had been seen during a response that included state and federal resources and more than 75 contractors, officials said. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control also said that roughly two tons of oil sand and debris were […]

Slaughter Beach officials not interested in becoming a ‘party town’

SLAUGHTER BEACH – The annual Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival that takes place every spring at the DuPont Nature Center is about as “wild” a party as the sleepy fishing town of Slaughter Beach is accustomed to. So, after a group decided to hold an impromptu, raucous unauthorized party of more than 150 people […]

Morning Light

Dave Tally of Camden took this photo titled ‘Morning Light’ on Jan. 6 at Slaughter Beach.

Scenic Delaware: Cedar Creek Canal

Dave Tally of Camden took this photo of Cedar Creek Canal at Slaughter Beach on Jan. 1.

Scenic Delaware: Slaughter Beach

Dave Tally of Camden took this photo at Slaughter Beach on Jan. 1.

DuPont Nature Center to reopen April 1

DOVER — The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility, will reopen for the 2020 season Wednesday, April 1. The center will be open in April from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. The center’s 2020 schedule through September can be found on […]

Carper opposes changes to Migratory Bird Treaty Act

SLAUGHTER BEACH — Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., highlighted the importance of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act on Thursday following the release of President Donald Trump’s administration’s proposed rule to weaken the century-old act. Sen. Carper was joined by Jeff Gordon, president of the American Birding Association, and Anne Harper, executive director of the Delaware Nature […]