Coastal Adventure Passports due July 31 for prize eligibility 

Pick up documents at Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival June 19
June 17, 2021

The deadline to turn in completed Coastal Adventure Passports has been extended to Sunday, July 31.

To obtain a copy of the Coastal Adventure Passport, visit the Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival on June 19 or stop by anytime at the Mercantile at 109 Union St. in downtown Milton.

Coastal Adventure Passport will direct people to some of Southern Delaware’s most beautiful, natural areas such as Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Slaughter Beach, and the Mispillion Harbor. Questions about each site must be answered on the passport. Completed passports can be turned in for a chance to win one of several prizes including outdoor adventure experiences and nature-related products.

Submit completed passports at the Mercantile or scan them and email to

The Friends of Prime Hook and DNREC have each provided multiple goodie bags, complete with nature-related, outdoorsy essentials. Other donated prizes include a guided kayak tour courtesy of Quest Kayaks, and gift cards from various local ecotourism businesses. Prize winners will be announced at a Milton Chamber event in early August.

Chamber team members hope locals and visitors of all ages come out to downtown Milton from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 19, for the Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival. The Milton Memorial Park playground is open, and the Milton Lions will be running their kiddie train in the park.

A documentary by local filmmaker, 302Stories, will be playing in the Milton Historical Society Museum. “A Meeting of Migrations” explains the connection between the horseshoe crab spawning season and the shorebird migration pattern.

There will be many opportunities throughout the day to win great prizes. Educational activities for kids will include exhibits provided by Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, the DuPont Nature Center, Brandywine Zoo, Delaware Sea Grant and more.

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